Digital Storefronts for Small Business

User Experience and Interface Design. 2000-2001

Bigstep was on of the first startups to enter the e-commerce market aimed towards small businesses,. The focus was on creating a easy-to-use suite of tools aimed at merchants allowing them to create online storefronts, perform secure online transactions, and promote their businesses. Although this space came to be dominated by powerhouses like Amazon and eBay, Bigstep built a loyal user base before being sold. The product and codebase was maintained and continued to run for 10 years, an eternity in internet time…

Notable Projects

Bulk Upload
A system allowing Bigstep.com users to create multiple catalog items simultaneously utilizing a spreadsheet upload.

Inventory Manager
A tool for small business users allowing them to track and control inventory via their Bigstep.com catalog.

Promotion Manager
A system enhancement designed to enable merchants to create a variety of time-based promotions or sales on single or multiple items within their catalog.

Multiple SKU’s
A system enhancement enabling Bigstep.com merchants to create multiple variations (SKU’s) of a single catalog item.

Case Studies and Further Information

Bigstep.com: Dynamic Web Applications
Overview of several bigstep projects, including wireframes, methodology, and screenshots.
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