Chef’s Warehouse Relaunches Mobile Commerce Apps –Integrated with Their New Optimizely B2B Website

BOSTON, MA – Unbound Commerce today announces the successful republication of iOS and Android mobile apps for B2B restaurant supply leader Chef’s Warehouse.

The functionality of their newly-launched Optimizely (formerly Episerver) B2B ecommerce site is leveraged and extended into the apps – purpose built for the specific needs of Chef’s Warehouse wholesale buyers.

Mobile B2B sales are growing fast and an app is increasingly seen as minimum ante. According to Ebizbneeds, “B2B mobile apps have the power to skyrocket the growth of the company towards its success.” And a recent report by Gartner indicated that, “by 2025, 80% of B2B sales interactions will occur in digital channels”.

Chef’s Warehouse moved to Optimizely and their newly re-launched B2B site is packed with powerful features designed to streamline the digital buying process. Unbound Commerce leveraged and extended these features into their iOS and Android mobile apps, which were just re-published. This means chefs, in the kitchen, have rapid re-order capabilities always on, literally in their hip pocket.

“Our mobile app is now driving a significant percentage of online sales and the conversion rate on the apps consistently exceeds our mobile site. Unbound made sure all the B2B ordering tools we got with the Optimizely platform were incorporated into the app, for easy re-ordering by buyers”, said Ari Pappas, Head of Product at Chef’s Warehouse.

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RadonAway Launches New Business To Business Ordering App

The RadonAway app was custom-designed, built and launched for both iOS and Android and leverages and extends the current Magento ecommerce operations used for online ordering.

Based in Massachusetts, RadonAway is owned by Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc. and introduced the first radon-specific fan over 30 years ago. Since then, their RadonAway radon mitigation fans have become the most popular, reliable and effective in the world.

RadonAway sells to professional radon mitigators and wanted an app to allow faster re-orders by these wholesale buyers, even while they are in the field. By launching the B2B app, they now have a direct, always-on connection to these customers, and can deliver in-app notifications with order updates, and special offers. Customer-specific pricing and order guide for rapid re-ordering anchor the app functionality.

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SaltwaterAquarium.com Makes A Splash With New Mobile Commerce App

Boston, MA – Unbound Commerce today announces the launch of a commerce-enabled iOS and Android app for online retailer SaltwaterAquarium.com. The functionality of their BigCommerce ecommerce store has been leveraged and extended into both apps – purpose built to meet their specific requirements.

According to a recent report by Sensor Tower, ecommerce app install rates were up 10% and ecommerce app sessions were up 12% in 2021. Mobile traffic now accounts for 54% of all ecommerce, globally.

Saltwater Aquarium saw the addition of an app as a differentiating, logical next step in their omnichannel approach to online sales.

With a perfect 5-star rating on the Apple App Store, the app is being adopted by current and new customers alike. Over the next few months, additional third party features will be phased-in, including Wishlist, Ratings and Reviews, and Apple Pay.

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Google Pay Extension for Magento Updated, Now Supports Cybersource

Magento is a leading ecommerce platform and their extension marketplace features thousands of plug-in extensions that allow the 170,000 merchants who use Magento to quickly and easily enhance their desktop and mobile commerce offering.

Online and in-store, Google Pay gives customers a safe, fast and simple way to pay.For merchants, offering Google Pay means faster checkout and increased conversion rates. Unbound Commerce built and supports the official Google Pay extension for Magento retailers.

The Google Pay extension v1.1.1 for Magento now supports the Cybersource payment gateway allowing merchants who prefer Cybersource to easily integrate Google Pay into their checkout flow. Cybersource is a leading payment service provider (PSP) that serves retailers in 197 countries and processed almost $600B in payments in 2020.

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Unbound Commerce Apps Selected As Top Mobile Commerce Driver For BigCommerce Merchants

With an eye on selecting extensions that impact a retailer’s ecommerce sales, Yotpo identified a cross section of top-tier solution providers for BigCommerce merchants and then, from these, selected just 21 for their final list. Unbound Commerce was the only mobile app solution provider to be selected. The full list can be found here: https://www.yotpo.com/resources/best-bigcommerce-apps-to-boost-sales/

“We’ve curated the best of the best BigCommerce apps, based on their ease of use, functionality, and unique features. This list is a mix of Certified, Premier, and Elite BigCommerce partners, but the apps all share one thing in common — they all contribute to BigCommerce’s mission to help brands build, innovate, and most importantly, grow”, wrote Yotpo.

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Crazy Train Fashions New B2B App For Dealer Buyers

Unbound Commerce is pleased announce the launch of a new business to business purchasing app for Crazy Train, a top wholesaler of boutique western wear. Apps were built and launched for both iOS and Android.

Texas-based Crazy Train wanted a better, faster connection to its wholesale buyers, allowing quick and easy mobile ordering. With multiple new product launches each month, they needed a way to send push notifications to buyers looking to add the newest styles to their stores.

According to a 2020 B2B App report by Bugsnag, “90% of buyers are more likely to buy again from a vendor with an outstanding mobile experience… and 20% of customer’s time is saved through optimized checkout (i.e. no long forms), which improves conversion and yields a 300% improvement over mobile websites.”

A new push notification module allows Crazy Train to use the app to engage more-deeply with their best wholesale buyers, by announcing new arrivals.

“The app has been performing very well”, said Jentry Benke, Owner and Designer at Crazy Train Clothing. “We wanted to put mobile purchasing power into the hands of our buyers and provide a direct, deeply engaging tool for faster wholesale ordering. It’s working”, she added.

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Made4Fighters Taps New App For Mobile Commerce

BOSTON, MA – Unbound Commerce is pleased announce the launch of custom iOS and Android shopping app for UK-based online retailer Made4Fighters.

There are few customers more loyal to their sport than mixed martial artists and the new apps feature a custom design, push notifications and flash sales. The mobile apps load fast and allow customers to shop the latest arrivals and deals from 60+ brands in boxing, combat sports & fitness. Orders placed on the app are delivered next day to UK customers and quickly to customer in Europe.

The new push notification module will allow Made4Fighters to use the app to engage more-deeply with their best customers by announcing new arrivals, sales and special app-specific specials.

“We have very loyal customers and launching a mobile app was a logical next step in our ecommerce plans,” said Luke Gevaux, Made4Fighters eCommerce Manager. “Push notifications mean a direct connection to our customers and Unbound made the app build process easy,” he added.

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New Progressive Web App for Luxmart Drives 4X Mobile Commerce Conversion Rate Lift

BOSTON, MA – Unbound Commerce today announces the launch of a new Progressive Web App (PWA) for online retailer Luxmart.

Luxmart sells mobile phone accessories and has a well-designed website built with responsive design. But slow mobile pageload times have led to stagnant conversion rates, consistently measuring below .6% for the last several years. By using PWA methods such as Service Workers and on-device caching and integrating with the current ecommerce platform, Unbound built a new dedicated mobile experience that utilized PWA best practices. The result is a mobile experience that offers blazing fast pageloads, web-based push notifications and other features that have traditionally only been available in the context of a native app.

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Online Retailer Revel Nail Dips Into New Native App Offerings

BOSTON August 20, 2018

Unbound Commerce today announces the launch of custom commerce-enabled iOS and Android apps for BigCommerce online retailer Revel Nail, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Dip Powder, with hundreds of unique shades. The Revel Nail Dip Powder System uses innovative technology developed by a group of nail professionals with decades of industry experience.

Featuring a custom design, the native apps are built to engage. The apps include a loyalty program integration and a full library of video tutorials. Because of on-device caching, the apps load nearly instantly and new, app-only features like Push Messaging and Flash Sales mean Revel Nail can interface with their best customers in new ways, to drive incremental sales.

As a BigCommerce Certified Solution Provider, Unbound Commerce is pre-integrated with the ecommerce platform APIs…

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ProStockHockey.com Shoots & Scores with New Native App

Boston, MA – Unbound Commerce today announces the launch of commerce-enabled iOS and Android apps for online retailer ProStockHockey.com.

According to Criteo, 66% of all digital transactions in North America now take place on mobile and the app conversion rate in Q1 of 2018 (among merchants with a mobile site and an app) was 20%! Because of this, apps are increasingly becoming a must-have for retailers looking to engage on a deeper level and lift mobile conversion rates.

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