It’s some tough work picking 32 out of 11,000 stores that BigCommerce powers. But I’m up for the challenge. Now, finally over blood shot eyes and a few litres of coffee later, I’m proud to announce that I have the list!
The struggle, the pain, the poor eye-sight. Yes, its all paid off finally.
Sorry if I’m dramatizing this post. It actually wasn’t that hard to find. Most of them are from the BigCommerce website anyway. Which is very good for you (and me), as my research abilities are really quite poor.
So if it was left to me, and me alone. Well this post to come would have been much shorter and not so pretty.
But alas. You’re in for a treat. There are some really beautiful, sexy, elegant, professional and stylish designs here that you will agree with, fall in love with, collect some ideas from and/or punch your screen in frustration saying something like “Damn you for stealing my idea you Son Of A #$%@&! …hopefully you’ll not come to that point.
Now for those that like details, you’re really going to love me for this next part. I have provided an image of the store, wrote a little spiel about it, and linked to the actual store where you can test out the design and function for yourself.
For those that don’t have a store at the moment, I really do hope this will inspire you to build one, starting sometime around NOW. Stop your procrastinating and click on the banner below, sign up to BigCommerce and then get back here for some inspiration.
32 of The Best BigCommerce Stores
One last thing from me before you get into these oh so sexy designs. Use it for inspiration in terms of design, functionality and a knowing that you too can build something similar.
But do not copy their ideas. Copying is not cool. Doing better than your competition, separating yourself by finding your own Unique Selling Proposition.
Gee, I bet you’re glad you read this before looking at the stores right? Sorry, I had to say it. Put a smile on that gorgeous face of yours and start admiring some of the work people have made out there using the BigCommerce platform.
1. Oh So Celeb!
We are dedicated to providing our sexy fashionistas with the world’s top brands and latest fashion trends of today’s best designers as seen on celebrities. At Oh So Celeb we make it easy and accessible for you to get the latest dirt on who and what is hot right now within the Hollywood fashion scene, straight from the sets of their TV shows & movies to shopping on Robertson Blvd in Hollywood. If you’ve seen your favorite celebrities rocking a super chic outfit or accessory, with Oh So Celeb we can help you be that one step closer to achieving the same look.
Visit: Oh So Celeb!
2. Plain Ruled Graph
Plain Ruled Graph is a small (i.e. ‘boutique’) Melbourne based business that is passionate about beautifully designed, yet functional, quality personal stationery. We only sell those products that we love. Choose from vintage inspired brand O-Check Design Graphics, timeless Cavallini & Co, simple and stylish Field Notes, legendary Moleskine, and quirky Red Horseshoe Paper. We hope that inside you’ll find something you love.
Visit: Plain Ruled Graph
Our goal is to give people who care about their family and the earth the ability to easily adopt a greener, more socially responsible lifestyle. We do this by providing a range of premium and unique eco-friendly products in a quick, convenient, online shopping environment. All our products are green and low allergenic. Affordably priced, our eco-friendly products will save you money, and the planet, at the same time.
4. Gorilla Sacks
Each Gorilla Sack is made from a recycled billboard vinyl. These are the same billboards you see along the highway throughout the United States, although our billboards mainly come from Georgia and California. Each pattern piece is hand cut to create a bag that doubles as a piece of art! Therefore, every Gorilla Sack is one-of-a-kind. You´ll be the only one with this exact bag.
Visit: Gorilla Sacks
It has been 8 short years since Akira Chicago opened the doors of its first clothing boutique located in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area in 2002. What was then a single storefront boutique has since been transformed into 14 locations and a website of trend setting fashion. Akira has become one of the most widely known fashion boutiques in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
6. Original Moxie
Original Moxie is all about real people just like you – not models or glossy fashion magazines. Our botanically-enriched, natural products are tailored to fit the needs of diverse hair types.
Visit: Original Moxie
7. Shave Now
An online store all about shaving. We’re talking about a huge collection of shavers, after shave balms, shaving cream and other stuff such as makeup mirrors, bath and body products, hair care and fragrances.
Visit: Shave Now
8. Sweet Baby Girl Jewelry
As a little girl, I spent countless hours playing in my mother’s jewelry box. I would open each drawer and pick out my favorite pieces. I was just waiting for the day when I had permission to borrow something. I still love my mother’s jewelry and hope one day my daughter will ask to borrow something from my jewelry box! My sweet baby girl is the inspiration for this collection and as she grows and changes, so will the line.
Visit: Sweet Baby Girl Jewelry
9. Veena’s Market
Our mission is to make it easy for anyone to try a completely new recipe. We make sure to send you the specialty ingredients so you don’t have to drive around town or spend hours to find each one. We also pre-measure the ingredients so you are not left with bags of anything you might not use again. And finally, we send you a recipe that has been tested with other novices so you can be confident of the results.
Visit: Veena’s Market
Tambaroo’s mission is to build high quality, highly functional and useful items for everyday living. Our product is built with safety and environmental consciousness as our foremost consideration. Our product is built to last and intended to be safe, fun and useful.
11. Sanibel Diamond
At The Sanibel Diamond Store, we sell some of the rarest, most valuable diamonds the world has ever seen! Our diamonds rank amongst the top 1% in the world. Most multi-million dollar diamond retailers don’t carry diamonds of this caliber. Don’t get me wrong – the big guys have some “nice” diamonds. My diamonds are breathtaking! Each morning, when I open my private vault, a tiny universe opens as hundreds diamonds sparkle at me. In the sunlight, my diamonds dance. In a candlelit room, they captivate. The slightest trickle of light sets my diamonds on fire.
Visit: Sanibel Diamond
In 2007, while making lunches for our two daughters, we became frustrated with the amount of plastic baggies used every day. The typical store bought lunchboxes we owned were impossible to clean, they collected crumbs and foul old-food odors. Worst of all, our kids were over the novelty of their lunchboxes less than a week after buying them! That was the start of our journey to re-invent the lunchbox. We knew there had to be a better way. We set out to balance our passion for the environment with our kids’ passion for having fun.
13. Kiri Kids
Kiri Kids Clothing is a kids clothing company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the focus of our designs to represent all things this beautiful nature has to offer. Our designs are inspired by nature, and our goal is to bring fresh, fun and unique designs to kids clothing. We get our inspirations like any kids do – at aquariums, zoos, parks, and just about from anywhere and anything. There’s always so much to explore, and we keep our creativity open to all possibilities.
Visit: Kiri Kids
14. Ranger Tactical
With an extensive background in Corporate Security and Investigations, Crowd Control, Close Escort assignments, and Site Security & Safety for Corporate clients and the Entertainment Industry, the Owner/Operators of RANGER TACTICAL are familiar with tthe challanges of tactical operations in urban or wilderness areas.
Visit: Ranger Tactical
15. Roy Oswalt 44
Roy Oswalt pitches with a purpose every fifth day — that purpose is to win. Each time he takes the mound with a determined and intimidating presence. He has the calm and collected poise of a confident man who knows no fear. Roy is considered among baseball’s elite. His quiet confidence stems from his solid family ties and solid upbringing.
Visit: Roy Oswalt 44
16. Pistol Jane
Here at Pistol Jane we offer a one of a kind shopping experience. We let you express your unique style and unleash your creativity while being the designer of your own custom products and while wearing our fabulous and trendy stuff. Our goal is to create products that have as much personality as the girls who use them. We enjoy putting new twists, spins, and loop-de-loops on classic western products, and even creating a few new ones along the way. We invite you into our world of sequins, color, and everything fabulous. Have fun!
Visit: Pistol Jane
17. California Percussion
San Francisco’s Premier Drum Shop and Percussion Center located at 342 9th St. right in the heart of SOMA
Visit: California Percussion
Stan Bedford lives by three principles—integrity, diligence, and follow-through—regardless of personal or business matters. He can ask himself the question, “At the end of the day, what kind of person are you?” and be comfortable with the answer. Living your personal life this way spills over into your professional life. Stan remembers something his father always told him, “Son, always remember you’re in the picture business.”
19. Mint and Berry
Mint & Berry is an online beauty retailer that provides organic skin care, hair, and body products which are natural, ethical, and free of synthetic ingredients. We evaluate every ingredient for effectiveness, safety, and known health risks. We’ve got the most unique, cult, and natural skin care brands that use only naturally derived, skin-loving ingredients.
Visit: Mint and Berry
20. Maple Syrup World
I’m a maple syrup lover and founder of MapleSyrupWorld. I eat maple syrup with my cereal, meals (Salmon Gravlax with maple syrup anyone!), pancakes, fantastic french toast, my coffee and pretty much anything I can think of. I grew up in the great region of Quebec, surrounded by maple farms and maple products. As a youngster, my brother and I would wait eagerly for February so all the family could take a trip to the sugar shack for a gargantuesque feast of ham, eggs, beans all topped with maple syrup and ending with sugar pie, maple syrup on snow and some horse sledging.
Visit: Maple Syrup World
21. Petrol for Dogs
Petrol is a delicious dog treat beverage with vitamins and 100% natural flavorings for optimum canine health and wellness. This savory, vet-formulated drink is not only refreshing and nutritious – dogs prefer it 4-to-1 over regular water. So give your best pal Petrol…and pour out the love.
Visit: Petrol For Dogs
originally started designing patterns, mostly for kids. That evolved into a book, Crochet for Tots, then designing kits exclusively for QVC. I teamed up with a partner and we opened a retail store, then wrote Fabulous & Fun Crochet and later The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet and The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting.
23. Eclipse Candle
Our mission at Eclipse Candle Company is to positively influence the lives of our customers, our Glow Team, our employees and our communities by sharing our faith, premium products and blessings. Eclipse Candle Company strives to provide products that inspire and customer service that exceeds all expectations.
Visit: Eclipse Candle
Osloh was created to provide the everyday cyclist, the commuter cyclist, the utility and transportation cyclist with a clothing alternative that works just as well on the road as off. Apparel that is classic and timeless and performs without looking like a Tour de France uniform. The embodiment of this philosophy is our beloved bicycle jean. Here at OSLOH, we are everyday cyclist too. We love riding our bikes, and we want others to experience the fun and joy that cycling brings. We just want to offer you the convenience and pleasure of being able to transition from your bike to your destination effortlessly with a sense of comfort, performance and style. OSLOH… Enjoy the Ride.
25. Get Boards
We expect you’ll be pleased with your purchase. However, if you would like to return all or part of your order for exchange or refund, you must do so within 30 days from the invoice date. All items must be unused and in new condition. Clothing must be unwashed. Videos and accessories must be unopened. Skis cannot be mounted and sent back, unless there is a warranty issue! All returns and exchanges will receive prompt attention, and we will make every effort to expedite the handling of your return request. Please call our customer service representative as soon as possible.
Visit: Get Boards
26. Ashberry Baby
We are dreamers, designers, parents, children, students, teachers, and in some manner, we are artists. We are the kids who forgot to grow up. Perhaps that is why our focus is on children’s rooms. For childhood is magical…and so too should be the spaces which define it
Visit: Ashberry Baby
27. Bald Daddy’s
In 2008, Eric Levine set out on a mission to rediscover himself, and as luck would have it, a second career. A vast departure from what Bald Daddy’s® is today, the company started out as a manufacturer of baked goods, more specifically, crumb cakes. Eric has always had a passion for baking.
Visit: Bald Daddy’s
28. Icon Direct
Icon Technologies Limited has a very integrated Marketing model, using our website, social media and traditional distribution to build our brands. Consumers, OEM’s and Resellers alike, use our website to source products and specifications. Many of our aftermarket products are too unique and model specific for traditional distribution, but can be ordered at www.IconDirect.com, and easily shipped anywhere in North America usually within five business days.
Visit: Icon Direct
29. FrozenX-Plosion TX
With FrozenX-Plosion powder as your frappe or smoothie base, we offer you the chance to make something everyone will enjoy – Your own signature drink! Frozen X-Plosion is a shelf stable, lactose free base that transforms your favorite ingredients into a delicious frappe or smoothie drink. Let the adventure begin!
Visit: FrozenX-Plosion TX
30. Natural Urban Mamas
Babywearing has also been a very important aspect of my parenting, even before my first child was born. It mattered to me that I was doing the best I could at it and that I had a really nice baby carrier or two (or 12) as well!! I have had some amazing mentors and guides to help me in my babywearing journey and I feel that this has made all the difference for me. Babywearing, and all the amazing benefits that go along with it, has made me the mama that I am today and it is also the foundation of Natural Urban Mamas.
Visit: Natural Urban Mamas
31. Home Instincts
Home Instincts was opened in Austin, Texas by Mike Edwards with the intention to connect homeowners, builders, and designers with factory direct products of great quality and fantastic prices. We are proud to offer select finishes and fixtures for the home with a focus on smart, clean designs. We strive to give the best quality and price available and to deliver the same experience expected from your local, neighborhood store.
Visit: Home Instincts
33-off is an exciting new destination for name brands sporting goods and apparel dedicated to providing the best prices, selection, and overall experience you’ll find online. To put it simply–We’ve created a unique store that offers our customers the ability to find what they want easily and quickly, and with our free shipping, hassle-free returns, lowest price in Canada, and 90-day returns window, we offer our customers a no-risk opportunity to try us out.
I can feel the inspiration oozing from you! I know that you’re excited. I know that you’re at least now going to take up BigCommerce on their trail offer right away…right? Good.
If you would like to add your smashing design to this list, please let me know and I’ll do one better and focus an entire blog post towards it. But its got to be good. Real good!
Let everyone know in the comments section your thoughts about the above list. What do you like? Whats not to like? What was your experience with any of the stores?