Whether you’re using your Online Stores as a way to collect sizes and jersey numbers for school sports, distributing corporate swag, or to initiate a Holiday gifting program, BrightStores is here to provide you with the best solution. With our various Store platforms and uses, there is something for every type of client. And whatever you are using our Store Solutions for, your shoppers will be so excited to visit your site for the first time. You want their initial impression to be great, and that starts with the Homepage! With our New Templates, the Homepage Design and Admin Options have changed for the better, and we are so delighted to tell you more about all of the fresh and fun features you can now take advantage of.
Branding starts when you visit the Homepage for the first time! Within our New Templates, Distributors have so many options to customize their Client Stores and personalize every little detail from colors to fonts throughout the entire site. But that’s not all! There are even more exciting Homepage features that come with our New Templates. The first one of these are Personalized Message Colors. Imagine your entire Store is perfectly branded… until a user receives an error message! There’s nothing more bothersome than a bright error message against your beautifully designed store. So if that’s not what you’re going for, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the new ability to modify message colors to reflect branding guidelines! That’s right, you can now match ALL Store colors to your client’s brand. Keep reading to learn more!
Top Navbar Notification
To dive further into personalized messaging and branding, you also have the option to add a message to shoppers at the top of the screen immediately upon them visiting the Home Page! Adding a personalized message to your store has an endless amount of uses because you’re able to tailor it to your exact needs. For example, you can announce any shipping or supply chain updates. This is especially helpful considering the message will remain at the top of whatever page you’re visiting throughout the store so you never have the hassle of returning to the Homepage to see the message again. We have found that so many Distributors and End User Clients prefer this method as it is a subtle yet effective way to stay connected with one another through a similar cause – the mission of your Online Store!
Header and Navigation Menu
Navigation is so unbelievably simple when using our New Templates. If you’ve explored our New Demo Store , you’ll notice there is a Header along the top of the page with various categories such as “For the Office” or “For the Commute” that include multiple subcategories. Similar to the majority of the features in the New Templates, this is completely customizable! All of the little details are what make the biggest impact, and that’s why everything from category links, link hover color, dropdown and background colors, and more are designed to be able to fit your branding guidelines! Whatever your Client has deemed necessary, is more than likely something that you are going to be able to do for them as a result of our New Templates. As a Distributor with Admin access, it is also very easy to add more specific categories to your Store’s Homepage so shoppers can get in and out with exactly what product they were looking for. As a reminder, this is also an option on mobile devices such as cell phones or even tablets! When viewing the store on a mobile device or smaller screen, the header or mobile menu will be even more sleek and simplified than it already is on your desktop computer or laptop.
Do you have exciting new products that you can’t wait to show off to shoppers? With our Featured Products option, you can now do just that! On the Homepage, you can not only highlight specific products but now you can choose exactly how many products you want to feature depending on your client needs. With that being said, you want to ensure that these featured products look as great as they are! So to fit perfectly with the branding of your Store, you can also change or add an image border color as well as change the verbiage of any product you want to feature on the Homepage.
As another way of staying connected and in the know, we have added some new options in the footer of your Homepage as well. As an admin of the store, you will be able to add in links and messages to the bottom of the page, which enables you to fit important information and even more content on the Homepage in general.
Favicons and Icons
Another simple yet effective way to add more personality and personalization to your Stores is by implementing branded favicons! The favicon is a branded icon that appears at the top left of a tab name and can be customized to your client’s brand. We’ve also updated the the home, cart, wish list, and profile icons to a modern look. When using a mobile device or smaller screen to shop, note that these icons will be at the bottom of your screen for easier navigation. Similar to the Header message, these icons will also stay with you through the entire store at the bottom of your screen on mobile devices.
As much as we love to help you with your Stores, some Distributors like to do it all themselves! If you’re one of them, you’ll be happy to hear that our New Templates allow you even more freedom. We understand that customization can be super important, and that’s why our New Templates allow you to personalize your Homepage so it feels more authentic to your client’s brand. With the ability to now change settings on your own to explore different layouts and design options, we are confident you’ll find the perfect variation that works for your Clients unique Store. Within the Admin area, you have the ability to change specific aspects of your layout without compromising the parts you want to keep. For example, if you wanted to maintain the current orientation of your products but change the layout of the rest of the webpage, our new template will make this a breeze because you don’t have to completely switch templates to change the layout. These new settings enable what feels like unlimited choices and the ability to change things without the hassle.
As you can tell, the features in our New Templates can and will improve your Homepage drastically. And while these are some of the most exciting features, they aren’t the only ones! We could talk about our New Templates all day, but we definitely encourage you to check them out for yourself by visiting our upgraded New Demo Store, updated to reflect all of the outstanding New Features that come with it! We can’t wait for you to explore the recently added modernized Templates. We think you’ll like what you see, and if you do then contact us today to start growing your business with BrightStores!