AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BigCommerce, the leading provider of ecommerce software for small business merchants, today announced the BigCommerce $35,000 Ecommerce Makeover Contest to find online merchants with the potential to make it big but who need a little help to do it. Starting today through June 15, 2010, small business owners can enter the contest by posting a 60-second video to YouTube with the tags "ecommerce contest" and "bigcommerce" - videos should articulate why the contestant should be chosen to win and other relevant information about their business.
The grand prize includes:
- Professional store redesign and migration of the store to BigCommerce
- BigCommerce diamond store, with two-year free subscription
- Two-year MailChimp email marketing subscription
- One-year Fan Appz Pro license for social media marketing
- Google AdWords audit from ROI Revolution
- Online sales and marketing program consulting from Sales Rescue Team
- Significant promotion for the winner's business and other opportunities.
Four runners-up will receive a two-year BigCommerce gold license and other promotional opportunities.
BigCommerce invites small business owners to submit their videos starting today through June 15, 2010. Five finalists will be selected by the judges to enter the final round, at which point finalist videos will be posted on the BigCommerce web site and Facebook® page where the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite submitted video. Public voting runs from June 29, 2010 through July 9, 2010. The grand prize winner will be announced on July 15, 2010.
"When someone arrives at your website, you've got just seven seconds to make an impression. During those seven seconds you need to convey trust and credibility... otherwise it's *click* and they're off to a competitor's website," said Mitchell Harper, CEO of BigCommerce. "We are eager to hear your story and learn why your store needs a makeover - and excited to give one lucky entrepreneur a complete store makeover to help drive sales and take their business to the next level."
Contestants must be online merchants based in the U.S. with less than 1,000 products on their site and must have been selling online for at least one year. The contest is open to current BigCommerce customers as well as customers using other e-commerce shopping cart technologies. For more details and official entry guidelines for the BigCommerce $35,000 Ecommerce Contest, please visit http://www.bigcommerce.com/contest.php.
BigCommerce is the leading provider of ecommerce software for small business merchants. BigCommerce enables any small business to easily set up and operate a professional ecommerce site, combining advanced ecommerce functionality with simple, intuitive design and administration. More than just an ecommerce platform, BigCommerce also helps small businesses attract more customers to their stores with just a few simple clicks, and offers more features than other ecommerce solutions. BigCommerce is the latest offering from Interspire™, a leading provider of shopping cart software used by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, please visit www.bigcommerce.com.