Design and Themes
There are many themes and design styles available. A major selling point of Big Cartel is that its creators are all artists themselves. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the customizable themes available are creative and attractive. There are 18 themes in total, from which edits can be made to suit your own style.
Apps and addons
Several apps can be used in conjunction with the online store:
- Marketing apps like Instagram, Mailchimp, and Lucky Orange
- Manufacturing apps like Printful, Art of Where and Pirate Ship
- Store management apps like Google Analytics, LiveChat and Pulley
- Big Cartel app for mobile use
Sadly, there isn’t a built-in tool to edit language. To do this, customers need to translate code themselves or embed a translation widget.
Social integration and sales channels
It’s possible to contact and connect with customers through various sales channels, such as: -
- Mailchimp - Adds a newsletter subscription to the checkout page
- Zapier - Automates the posting of products to social feeds
With each package, some optimization is done automatically, such as search-engine-friendly URLs, appropriately labeled alt tags on images, and valid HTML markups.
It also offers guidance on what you can do to enhance your own URL ranking when creating a website.
By adding the Power.io / Elfsight to your page, customers can leave product reviews and testimonials.
- Dashboard options - Gain information on statistics including orders, visitors, conversion rates, trends and more
- Google Analytics Integration - Find out where people access your store from, what people search to find you, what browser they use, etc.
Settings can be modified so that customers and their purchase data are synchronized with a Mailchimp account, which enables targeted campaigns. For example, after a customer purchases a dress, use Mailchimp to recommend shoes to match.
Importing and exporting products
If you’re importing or exporting products and data, it can be done easily via the ‘general settings’ tab as long as they’re provided in a valid format.
- Platinum - $9.99pm
- Diamond - $19.99pm
- Titanium - $29.99pm
The larger the package, the more products and images that can be added, and the greater freedom there’ll be to edit storefront themes. Consider the scale of your business and growth ambition before selecting a plan.
PayPal, Venmo, Stripe
Domains are fully encrypted with SSL
Shipping profiles can be created to apply to all products
What is easy for the users?
What is hard for the users?
- Language translation
Examples of Big Cartel users
- Color Code Printing - https://shop.colourcodeprinting.com/
- I&You Ceramics - https://www.iandyouceramics.com/
- The Feebles - https://shop.thefeebles.com/
Alternatives to Big Cartel
If you need a wider scope for integration, you’re in luck. BigCommerce can provide this and so much more.