Background

Pixelz Blog

Krijg meer inzicht in productfotografie, nabewerking en best practices voor fotografie voor e-commerce.

Bigcommerce gets Connected: 3 Steps Will Save You Time and Money on Product Image Editing


Main Image

Stay Connected with the BigCommerce Pixelz App

Efficiency in eCommerce can make or break a business. If you are a BigCommerce user, we’ve introduced a new app that will eliminate redundant actions and allow you to optimize your product images in a few quick clicks.

Connecting your BigCommerce and Pixelz accounts enables you to submit product images for editing and publishing without repetitive uploading and downloading. To put it simply, use the Pixelz app to sync your images! Save time, save money, and seamlessly integrate advanced image editing into your workflow.

Follow these 3 steps and you can have edited product images online in no time.

1. Install the app

Visit the Bigcommerce app store, search for Pixelz, and click “Install.”

Find the Pixelz app in the BigCommerce app store

Find the Pixelz app in the BigCommerce app store

You will be taken to a confirmation page to review the app access and security features. To continue with the installation simply click “Confirm.”

Confirm Pixelz app installation

Confirm Pixelz app installation

If you don’t already have a Pixelz account set up, click “Sign Up With Email” and follow these instructions to create your Pixelz account. If you already have a Pixelz account set up, click “Log in here”.

Sign in or create a Pixelz account

Sign in or create a Pixelz account

Once your Pixelz account is created, or you have logged in to your existing account, the app will automatically begin analyzing your Bigcommerce store for existing images to sync with your Pixelz account. Depending on the size of your store, this process could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Don’t worry if you close your tab or browser during this process, you will receive an email when your store sync is complete.

You’re connected now with Pixelz!

You’re connected now with Pixelz!

2. Submit an order

Once your Bigcommerce store is synced to your Pixelz account, you can select the images that you would like to have edited. You can review your images manually or use the search, sort, and filter options in the column to the left of the page.

Select BigCommerce images to be edited

Select BigCommerce images to be edited

Once you have a list of the images from your Bigcommerce store to edit, click the circle on the individual image and it will be added to your cart. You can also choose “Select All” to add all the images on the page to your cart. Don’t worry about accidentally adding duplicate images; the app is designed to remove duplicates from your order.

Once selected, Continue to the next step

Once selected, Continue to the next step

After all of your images have been selected for your order, click “Continue.”

After you have your images selected, it’s time to choose a specification for your order. A specification will describe to our production team how your images should be edited. You can choose an existing specification or create a new custom order specification.

Select or create a Specification

Select or create a Specification

After you have created a new specification, or chosen an existing one, you will see the order price update at the bottom of the screen. Click “Continue” to move forward with your order.

Pricing is given for the selected Specification

Pricing is given for the selected Specification

Once your specification is added, you will be taken to the confirmation screen to review, make any changes, add a comment, or approve your order. If your order is ready to be processed, click on the “Pay Now” button to be taken to the payment screen.

Confirm your order

Confirm your order

On the payment screen, select your method of payment (credit card or PayPal), fill out the required fields, then click “Complete Payment.” You also have the option to save a credit card on file to be used for future orders.

Pay with credit card or PayPal

Pay with credit card or PayPal

Once your payment is submitted, your order will be sent to our production team and completed within 24 hours. You will be notified via email when your order is ready to be reviewed and published to your store.

You can review your order whenever you want

You can review your order whenever you want

3. Publish images to your BigCommerce store

When your images are ready for review, you will receive an email alerting you to login to your account and approve your images for publishing.

An email alerts you when the order is done

An email alerts you when the order is done

When you login to your Pixelz account, you will see your recently completed orders on the home screen. Click on “Go To Order” to be taken to your images.

You can review your order whenever you want

Recently completed orders are on the dashboard

Next, you can click “View” to further review your images or you can click on “Publish” to begin sending images to your Bigcommerce store through the Connector. You don’t have to download or upload anything – the app will do all that work for you.

Review your order

Review your order

If you have chosen to review your images first, when you’re ready to send them to your Bigcommerce store click the “Publish” button to start the publishing process.

Publish from the review page

Publish from the review page

The next page will provide you with your current store options for publishing, based on the apps and connectors you have set up within your Pixelz account. Choose the Bigcommerce option as the location to publish the images from your order.

Select your publishing destination, BigCommerce

Select your publishing destination, BigCommerce

Once you’ve selected your Bigcommerce store, you will be taken to the Publish and Approve screen to begin defining how you want to publish your images to your store. Here you will see before and after versions of your edited images, along with the image details when selected.

Review side-by-side Before and After comparisons

Review side-by-side Before and After comparisons

On the Approve and Publish screen, you can use the drop down menu to the right of the images to decide how these images should be sent to your store. You can choose to Overwrite, Append, Skip or copy the image to another product in your Bigcommerce store.

Overwrite, append, skip, or copy your new images

Overwrite, append, skip, or copy your new images

Once you make a selection the description for that action will be displayed underneath the drop down menu, so you know exactly how the image will be published.

After you have chosen a publishing method for all of your images, click the “Approve and Publish Changes” button to push the new images into your Bigcommerce store.

Approve and publish

Approve and publish

After publishing your images, you will be taken to a confirmation screen that will show you a log of published images for your order.

Activity logs are available

Activity logs are available

That’s it! You can now log into your Bigcommerce account and see your updated images published to your store.

New and improved images are online

New and improved images are online

Get connected now!

See how easy it is to get professionally edited product images online, all without ever needing to download or upload images to any new places? That’s the power of being connected.

Watch the video below to see the Pixelz BigCommerce app in action!

Watch the BigCommerce Pixelz app in action

Connecting your BigCommerce and Pixelz accounts makes publishing your edited images more efficient.

Your product images are everything to a customer. It’s how they experience your product before purchase; it’s what makes their buying decision. Connect your BigCommerce account to Pixelz today and witness the difference yourself.