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  1. Purchase Order System

    I would like a purchase order system so that I can create professional purchase orders to send to my vendors for inventory restock orders. It would be nice to just be able to select my store items via check box or filters and then enter in the quantity I would like to order and then enter in my vendor's information to send it to via email or print to a pdf . We could go one step further in the automation and enter vendors to link with the products. Then every item that I would like ordered will automatically be…

    30 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Improve the look of store.com/blog page by using images and categories

    The new blog functionality could be improved in terms of styling/design by using images in the post list. At present the default store.com/blog page simply lists the blog post titles and a short excerpt. To make the page look more like a 'real' blog, an option to pull in a thumbnail image from the blog post itself to the list would improve the look of the list page. The addition of categories for posts would also give the page more of a blog feel.

    21 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Pay for new features that I'm desperate for!!

    I know this probably goes against the whole ethos of BC but when I have submitted an idea that I really need (and some other users) and after a time it's obvious that it's not going to get done, I need another way to get it implemented.

    I would rather have the chance to pay for (or share the cost with other users that want it) the feature, than have to change to another platform.

    3 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Better Option/Option Set and Variation System with Parent/Child Products

    To me, the Product Option/Option Set feature as it stands right now is a bit of a nightmare. I appreciate what they were trying to accomplish when they developed it, but in reality to me what was supposed to make it easier, in reality makes it harder and very redundant.

    I used to just have every color, size, or variation of a product have it's own product page and didn't mess around a lot with options.

    However, I think it is better SEO to have all your variations under one "Parent Product" or sku, so I started messing around more…

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. I would like to be able to issue Gift Certificates to my customers without having to actually purchase one from myself.

    I like to hold giveaways and contests and often they are for Gift Certificates for my online store. I need to be able to issue gift certificates to people without having to actually purchase one myself.

    9 votes
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  6. Integrate Square payment or POS system with Big Commerce

    I sometimes have to sell my products at local trade shows or community events with my Ipad. Shopify already offers a POS system but they charge $49/month. It will be really really helpful!!!

    12 votes
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  7. 41 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Store Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Option rules that let you multiply number fields

    some of us need to sell per sq ft. it would be nice if there were rules that cold calculate sq. footage by entering width, (number range) height(number range) and then have the result be multiplied via a rule which would spit out a total. IN a nutshel, I'm suggesting the addition of rules that will let us add, subtract, divide to be able to create formulas that will spit out custom pricing. The application would be any product sold by sq ft such as prints, murals, vehicle wraps, etc.

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Google Analytics on Dashboard

    Hi All,

    Why not put Google Analytics up font on the BC Dashboard?

    This appears to be the preferred analytic system and the one most store owners reference for the stats.

    The numbers we see from the the baked in stats for visits to our store don't come close to matching that provided by GA (they did match when we used interspire until the end of last year).

    Why re-invent the wheel when there is a perfectly good Google wheel out there already?

    Paul.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Working support for Google Universal Tracking

    Dudes, this is a fundamental for Ecom sites and you're lagging behind. I have no choice but to use GA Universal (and many of my clients) and I just can't shift their ecom sites over to your platform until you have even BASIC support for GA Universal I've been asking for months now and this is getting crazy.

    I've been getting orders on my own bigcommerce site and running blind from adwords. I'd even pay for you to fix it asap. Every day we don't have it is a day that you're not helping me 'sell more'

    Pretty please with…

    65 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Option for Showing Percent Savings vs Price Savings on Product Listings

    I sell a variety of items, some are low value and some are higher value. In certain situations it would be more beneficial to show a percent saved from MSRP over the price saved over MSRP.
    Example: a $10 item that is discounted to $9.
    What actually triggers a sale better; "You save 10%!" or "You save $1.00!"? I'll argue that 10% will trigger more sales.
    I do feel that it needs to be an option for each product though because if you have 10% off a $500 item, "You save $50.00!" would probably trigger more sales than "You save…

    5 votes
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  12. Add the ability to add the site admin (if its not the owner) to be able to login to the forms

    Since the forums are limited with a one user per site (the owner), it often happens that the site owner does not even touch the forums (and the back-end), and only the website admin does, and he is the one who needs access to that.
    So if the owner would be able to add even one user to the forum it would be really great.

    8 votes
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    good idea, give it some votes  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow mobile devices to access full admin area

    I would like to be able to access the full admin area on my phone or tablet. Currently I am only able to access orders. The mobile app is limited also, so a "few full site" feature should be added when accessing from a mobile browser. I'd like to be able to help a customer when I'm away from my desk, but with the app and mobile site set up like it is, I can't do much for them.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Customer Can Pay an Awaiting Payment Order

    If a customer has an order set to 'Awaiting Payment' then they can log into their account and pay for that order.

    Possible Issue : Store owner could just keep setting a customer's order to 'Awaiting Payment' and trick the customer into paying over and over again.
    Possible Solution : Tracking of payments made online by the customer.
    - If the customer has made an online payment already to the order, an additional payment may only be made if the order has been updated and resulted in a higher cost, the difference between the previous payment and new order price…

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Payments & Fraud Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add a calendar and categories to the Blog

    Many blogs archive articles and posts based on when the article was published and keeps track of how many posts were made during a monthly time frame. It would be nice to have a similar archiving system so new visitors to our sites and view older posts. Also, adding categories to the blog will allow us to better manage our articles and particular our customers may like to read articles in a particular category (New products added, reviews, events) etc.

    It's interesting that the official BigCommerce Blog does both of these. Can you please offer the same system for us…

    6 votes
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  16. Image Gallery

    An image gallery (for web pages not products) that allows you to enlarge and click through multiple images in a pop up window.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. I have said this before but no one listens. The options, options sets, edit rules, rules are all ****. They are needlessly complicated and

    I have said this before but no one listens. The options, options sets, edit rules, rules are all ****. They are needlessly complicated and anger provoking.

    NOTHING needs to be this difficult. ALL the possible VARIATIONS of what a product has or offers should be on the DETAILS PAGE OF THE PRODUCT!

    SIZES: Check off the boxes or type in a special size. DONE.
    COLORS: Check off the boxes or type in special colors. DONE
    PRICES: Type in the prices next to each size. DONE
    WHATEVER ELSE: Check off the boxes or type it in. DONE.

    As it is it…

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Store Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thanks for your feedback. Yes, we hear you and indeed we agree that we can do more to improve product options so we are actively planning a major update.

    If you are interested, we’d love to speak with you to learn more about your business and how you use product options. I’ll send you a private email.

    Thanks again for your idea.

    Troy..

  18. Expand search results on support page

    Search should also include forum postings and other site pages-- maybe below the official support pages? E.g. a search for "heartbleed" returned no results. However, there was an active forum discussion with all the answers, and no easy way to find it.

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    good idea, give it some votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Bulk edit Bulk Pricing

    I would like to offer bulk pricing on THOUSANDS of my products. The only way to do this at this time is to go to each individual product to set it up (and that's NOT going to happen!) It would seem to me that should be able to be done in the normal bulk edit export/import function using the .csv file. Please figure out a way to offer the ability to do this.

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    0 comments  ·  Products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Please resume sending Big Commerce Invoices to me via email

    You used to email me my monthly invoices in PDF form along with receipts. This made it very easy for me to forward these expenses to my bookkeeper who is in another state. Now, I must login, navigate to invoices, download them, then attach them to an email, and send.

    But you stopped sending them. PLEASE resume. It saved me a LOT of time.

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