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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 04-17-2015 03:37 PM 1202 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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04-17-2015 03:37 PM

I set up a shop with BigCartel. I love the simplicity/elegance of it. However, another thread on LJ has helped convince me to make some modifications that might be difficult with BigCartel.

I do have a significant amount of amateur and professional experience with web design as well as web development, so I’m able to modify the HTML with ease. But, it seems like that’s a bit clunky. There are a couple other BigCartel limitations that have me a bit nervous about jumping fully on board with them.

Do any of you use shopify, etc?

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, ...

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Keith Kelly

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 04:18 PM

on second thought, I just noticed some BigCartel customization features I really like. So, I’m still curious to hear which ones you go with and I’ll check them out, but it looks like BigCartel will suit me well

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, ...

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 02:48 PM

I use 3dcart. Has a lot of bells & whistles for not much money.

I can do a lot of customization with them as well.
Things that I really like are: Personalization options are handled; automatic follow up emails that can be personalized; can personalize error messages so that reflect how my store is set up; etc.

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#3 posted 05-25-2015 06:13 PM

HI Keith,

Your site looks great! How difficult was it for you to set up? Did you use their customer service much?


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#4 posted 05-26-2015 03:34 AM

I haven’t used their customer service. It was very easy to set up the basics. BigCartel has some neat/simple themes that work very well. However, I’m a web programmer/designer by hobby and previous profession, so I couldn’t help myself and tweak a few things :)

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, ...

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#5 posted 05-26-2015 07:50 PM

I keep putting off trying to make a website and every time I see your posts it reminds me. Think I’m going to try making it through since I’m not crazy computer savvy or anything. Of course I did just order 500 business cards for my last show so I’d have to order new ones once I got it up and running.

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#6 posted 05-26-2015 09:02 PM

I’d definitely recommend BigCartel even if you’re not computer savvy – especially if you’re not computer savvy. Try their free plan that allows you to have up to 5 items. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, ...

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