BigCommerce Stencil Theme Development

BigCommerce
Stencil Theme Development

The BigCommerce platform features a theme engine called Stencil. Stencil acts like an in-built theme interface on BigCommerce. It includes the latest best practices in design, SEO, and technology to make theme changes a lot easier. BigCommerce promises modern and NextGen capabilities in any of the themes built using the Stencil framework.

Utilize the power of the Stencil framework to build high performing, responsive, and SEO-friendly themes for your BigCommerce store

Virtina's Stencil
Theme Development Work

Benefits of
BigCommerce Stencil Theme

The BigCommerce platform features a theme engine called Stencil. Stencil acts like an in-built theme interface on BigCommerce. It The Stencil variety of themes on BigCommerce offer a wide range of benefits. The Stencil theme engine allows you to build a stunning storefront that engages shoppers and stimulates checkouts on any device. and NextGen capabilities in any of the themes built using the Stencil framework.

  • View, test, and tweak the theme locally
    with full access to all the store features.
  • Drag and drop theme editor to customize the theme easily
    without any coding using widgets
  • Store and access the history of changes to revert to an
    earlier theme swiftly
  • Store and access the history The Akamai Image Manager feature allows you to optimize images for faster page loadsof changes to revert to an earlier theme swiftly
  • Use Browsersync, a cross-device preview feature to view
    themes on multiple devices.
  • Stencil themes are optimized for various catalog sizes,
    promotions, and verticals.
  • Do a hassle-free customization on the theme without
    affecting the live website
  • Get more freedom when it comes to the design of
    the theme on your eCommerce store
  • Offer fast page loads and top performance, thereby
    ranking higher on search engines..
  • Stencil themes are mobile-friendly and offer Google AMP
    (Accelerated Mobile Pages) support
  • The Checkout page is mobile-friendly to reduce
    cart abandonment
  • The themes marketplace, has free and
    premium fully responsive themes

Need a Stencil Theme for Your BigCommerce Store?

Switch from
Blueprint to Stencil Theme

Switch from Blueprint to Stencil on for your BigCommerce store. Blueprint themes aren't the best choice to develop and design themes for your BigCommerce store. The Blueprint theme framework got built on a rigid, proprietary codebase; this made it difficult to customize and extend its functionalities.

Blueprint features several limitations that make it challenging to upgrade and tweak the theme. Making changes in a live store is not as easy with the Blueprint theme. Listed below are some of the other challenges that you are bound to encounter while using a Blueprint theme.

  • Don't get to configure and tweak the theme easily
    and swiftly without affecting the live site
  • Not compatible with Google AMP
    (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
  • Don't get too many industry specific Blueprint
    themes in the marketplace
  • Don't have Akamai Image Manager to compress and
    optimize images for faster page loads
  • Offers slow page speeds (79 on Desktop) which
    diminishes the SEO Ranking
  • The Blueprint themes aren't mobile-friendly
    and witness high abandonment 
  • Images aren't responsive. They won't adjust
    for the best size and quality for the device in use
  • Don't get a cross-device preview to view your
    theme on other devices (laptop, tablet, etc.)

Switch from Blueprint to Stencil on for your BigCommerce store. Blueprint themes aren't the best choice to develop and design themes for your BigCommerce store. The Blueprint theme framework got built on a rigid, proprietary codebase; this made it difficult to customize and extend its functionalities.

Blueprint features several limitations that make it challenging to upgrade and tweak the theme. Making changes in a live store is not as easy with the Blueprint theme. Listed below are some of the other challenges that you are bound to encounter while using a Blueprint theme.

Why Choose Virtina
for Stencil Theme Development?

Virtina is a certified and trusted partner of BigCommerce. Virtina has the best team of in-house certified theme developers and designers. Our BigCommerce experts will conduct a holistic analysis of your business from strategy to implementation to fulfill your Stencil theme requirements. Our creative and highly artistic theme developers create cross-browser-compatible, mobile-friendly, and intuitive themes.

  • UI/UX Design Audits
  • Browser and Device Compatibility
  • Sandbox Environment Setup
  • Responsive BigCommerce Themes
  • Desktop and Mobile Mockups
  • Wireframing and Prototyping
  • Post Implementation Support
  • W3C-verified Stencil Themes

From a minor tweak in a design element to a significant style upgrade - our theme designers know it all and can create the most beautiful templates for your eCommerce business. The theme designers in Virtina will handle the theme development to resonate with your brand identity. Rest assured, the theme would steal your customer's attention from the moment they land on the website.

Hire our BigCommerce Stencil theme designers and experts to create a stunning eCommerce storefront that boosts your visibility and increases your BigCommerce store's revenue. We help create smooth, user-friendly, flawless, and feature-enriched eCommerce business for our brands. Collaborate with Virtina to enhance your eCommerce store's look and feel.

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BigCommerce News

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BigCommerce Expands to More Countries to Widen International Presence

May 8, 2023

With the global increase in ecommerce sales, BigCommerce extends its partner ecosystem and engineering team to more countries. They set up an engineering team in Poland and extended their presence to India, the UAE, and South Africa, with the BigCommerce EMEA in London managing the markets. They have a new country lead in South Asia and initiated two partner-based outfits, CustomSoft and Snowdog, in Eastern and Central Europe. With the expansion, the company intends to build local partnerships that will nurture businesses of all sizes to create a digital footprint, drive sales, and grow revenue. The move will help BigCommerce become a force to reckon with in the international eCommerce landscape. Their trusted country partners will lead the expansion and platform management while firms can concentrate on core business growth.

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THG Ingenuity Begins Digital Transformation With BigCommerce Partnership

April 27, 2023

To offer their customers a seamless digital journey and accelerate business growth, THG Ingenuity, the complete commerce division of THG plc, has decided to affiliate with BigCommerce. Through the new strategic commercial alliance, the two renowned brands aim to develop a comprehensive and scalable solution that will help merchants create seamless customer experiences. The union will bank on the enterprise ecommerce platform from BigCommerce. Meanwhile, THG Ingenuity offers extensive back-end commerce capabilities. They have a faultless order management system and smart fraud and customer support solutions. Additionally, the firm has automation options like Autostore and a global courier platform. Leveraging on both their capabilities, the brands could bring seamless feature-rich solutions with international reach.

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BigCommerce Launches BOPIS for Seamless Buying Experience

April 14, 2023

The flexible order fulfillment option Buy Online Pick Up In Store (BOPIS), also called Click & Collect, has a 10% per year growth trend. In an attempt to tap this opportunity, BigCommerce has announced the tool's launch through its platform as a multi-location inventory functionality for enterprise merchants. Current shoppers do not wait for delivery or want to incur shipping costs and prefer this option. The function seamlessly connects online and physical stores for merchants who have both options. The tool includes upgraded APIs that help sellers create custom BOPIS resources for buyers. The release has new Inventory and Pickup Methods APIs to handle inventory and pickup strategies. Upgraded APIs for Checkout SDK, Checkout S2S API, Storefront GraphQL, Orders API, and Catalog API supports BOPIS across locations.

Our BigCommerce Experts will use the Stencil framework to create a stunning theme

Stencil Theme Development - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can the BigCommerce experts in Virtina help me transition to Stencil from Blueprint?

Yes. Our BigCommerce developers and designers can provide the best assistance to convert your Blueprint theme to Stencil. Transitioning to Stencil will allow our developers to implement changes locally on Stencil CLI, customize using the Page Builder, and create custom templates to enhance the overall storefront experience.

What will it cost to develop or customize a Stencil Theme?

The cost of designing a custom theme from the ground up or tweaking another Stencil theme will vary depending on your exact requirements. The extent of detailing, features, number of iterations, and other parameters within the theme will dictate the final price. Nonetheless, we offer the most cost-effective rates.

How long will it take to design a custom Stencil theme for my BigCommerce store?

The amount of time it takes to create a custom Stencil theme for your eCommerce business will vary depending on the requirements. We will evaluate your unique business needs, customers, industry, inventory, etc., in the discovery phase, before creating a wireframe, mock-ups (Mobile/Desktop), and a prototype. Regardless, we deliver projects before the due date.

How will you update us about the progress of our project?

Virtina believes in proactive communication with our clients. A project manager will keep in touch with you all the time and keep you updated about the progress. We'll notify you about every milestone that we complete. You may also get in touch through Skype, phone, email, instant messaging tool, or any other communication channel of your choice.

Are you willing to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for the project?

We respect client confidentiality and don't reveal any sensitive information exchanged between us to anyone outside the internal team that oversees your theme-related project. Virtina won't intimate any third party about the theme framework, deadlines, development, or other deliverables. We follow a strict policy to secure your confidential info at all times.

Start a Stencil Theme
Development Project with Virtina

Our experts can create stunning and unique Stencil themes for your BigCommerce store