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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
Looking to launch your own eCommerce store? In Colin's hands-on BigCommerce review, we'll help you decide whether this popular eCommerce platform is right for your needs.
Overall, BigCommerce is flexible for a hosted eCommerce platform, especially as compared to some other hosted tools. It also offers a multi-channel approach that's great if you want to also sell on eBay, Amazon, and other platforms.
Want to learn more? Keep reading and we'll go hands-on.
Check out our BigCommerce Review
Cenario has put together an extremely comprehensive resource of detailed eCommerce case studies from around the web.
I appreciated the three bullet points under each with the biggest learnings from each report. Super handy when scanning.
There's a lot to learn from here, especially from other businesses in a similar niche to your own. Definitely one to bookmark and come back to again and again.
Check out 40+ eCommerce Case Studies
I enjoyed the (re)launch of Courier - which has joined the MailChimp family and is now free in digital form for everyone to enjoy. Courier’s mission is to help modern small business founders and entrepreneurs work smarter, realize your dreams, and live life on your terms.
It aims to include advice on everything from opening a shop and managing staff to mastering cash flow, plus cover dispatches from the frontlines of modern businesses around the world.
Take a look at Courier
If you use WooCommerce to power your online store, you probably already know that, out of the box, the e-commerce platform treats each product individually.
The problem with this is that it doesn’t provide a user-friendly way for customers to mix and match products to create product bundles.
Maria wrote an excellent article for Barn2 explaining how to create product bundles in 3 different ways.
Start making Product Bundles
I came across a nice service this week called Oh Dear. It monitors uptime, checks your SSL certificates, reports on broken pages and links, and gives you a daily performance report so you'll know right away when anything is wrong.
It looks like it'd be a very useful app for many people running eCommerce stores who struggle to stay on top of everything. There's a 10-day free trial to check it out.
Take a look at Oh Dear
Latest Shoptimizer updates
If you've been using our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme, we pushed a minor release this week in version 2.2.1. See everything on the theme's changelog page.
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus