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How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Need to add terms and conditions onto your Bigcommerce site but don’t know where to start?

Stick around to find out what to include in your Bigcommerce terms and conditions, and how to generate and integrate terms and conditions into your Bigcommerce store.

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Though they’re not always legally required for other types of businesses, terms and conditions are often mandatory for online stores.

That’s because they contain legally mandated information about the conditions of sale and disclosures on methods of payment, shipping, delivery, withdrawals, cancellation conditions, etc. – as commonly required by consumer protection regulations.

Even if you run a small shop on BigCommerce, you should define your conditions. It’s for your own good.

Here’s an example European users generally have 14 days to send back what they’ve bought, it’s called “right of withdrawal”. If you don’t correctly inform users of their rights, the withdrawal period is legally extended to 1 year and 14 days!

Do you want to save time, money, and stress? Yes? Then, a proper Terms and Conditions is needed for your BigCommerce store!

As your Bigcommerce site is unique to your activities and services what you need to include in your Terms and Conditions may differ from someone else’s. However, it is important to note that there are a number of clauses that are standard for almost every website’s terms and conditions.

  1. Identification and description of your business
  2. User guidelines that clearly state what is acceptable use while visiting the website
  3. Disclaimers and limitation of liability statements

For E-commerce, you should consider essential clauses such as:

  1. Warranty clause, discloses details of your warranty terms
  2. Payment terms clause, about methods of payments and how payments are processed
  3. Withdrawal clause, this can include things like the right to cancel an order, make exchanges, returns and refunds
  4. Deivery information where relevant
  5. Any store-specific terms that may apply – here you may choose to add information related to any deals and promotion codes you may offer (unique to your WooCommerce store).

It is also imperative you clearly display accurate contact details for your company in your Terms and Conditions.

⚠️ Many of these terms, such as warranty and withdrawal information, are legally required.

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How to add iubenda’s Terms and Conditions agreement to Bigcommerce

Once you’ve generated your terms and conditions with iubenda there are three ways to integrate it on your Bigcommerce site:

  1. By using our widget 
  2. Add a direct link to your site that will then lead your users to your iubenda Terms and Conditions document
  3. Directly embed the Terms and Conditions into your website

To get started first head over to your iubenda dashboard, click on [Your website] > Terms and Conditions > Embed.

Method 1 – Widget

The widget is typically placed in the footer of your Bigcommerce site and displays either a text link or button. When clicked, it opens a lightbox-style modal window to display your terms and conditions document.

In the embed section, click on Add a widget to the footer scroll down to Terms and Conditions and click on COPY.

Next, head over to your Bigcommerce website editor, from here, drag and drop the <> HTML widget from the left-hand side under Page Builder to the Global region in purple.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

After that, you need to click on Expand HTML Editor.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Now you need to delete the text in black “you can use this widget…” and paste your iubenda code here: 

Between “> and </p>

Placing your code here will put the widget in the center of the footer.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Here is the result! You now have your Terms and Conditions located on your website footer. Click the widget on your website to open your Terms and Conditions.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

(If you don’t see your link straight away don’t worry, click on the main save button on the editor in the top right – your page will refresh).

Method 2 – Direct Link

To add a direct link click on Use a direct link look for Terms and Conditions and click on COPY.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Next, head over to your Bigcommerce website editor, from here drag and drop the <> HTML widget from the left-hand side under Page Builder to the Global region in purple.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

After that, you need to click on Expand HTML Editor. 

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

⚠️ NOTE: When following the instructions below, you must copy your iubenda code. Do not copy and use the sample code shown in this guide.

To add your Terms and Conditions please follow the steps below: 

  • delete the text in black “you can use this widget…”
  • add <a href=" to the start of the link and ">Terms and Conditions</a>
  • Place this new code between  “> and </p>

Placing your code here will put the widget in the center of the footer

Here’s our example:
Please remember, do not copy this code, yours will have a different value

">
<a href="https://www.iubenda.com/terms-and-conditions/85754483">Terms and Conditions</a>
</p>

Click on Save HTML and you’re done!

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

You now have your Terms and Conditions link located on your website footer. Click the link on your website and be re-directed iubenda.

(If you don’t see your link straight away don’t worry, click on the main save button on the editor in the top right – your page will refresh)

Method 3 – Embedded Text

The direct text embedding option makes your Terms and Conditions Document look as if it is a part of your own site. For direct text embedding (in this case, you need to create an empty page on Bigcommerce, and paste our code there. This way the page will be populated with T&C) > Embed the text in the body > Terms and Conditions > COPY.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce
How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Copying the code directly will still apply iubenda styling (fonts etc.) to your document. If you’d like the document to take the styling directly from your website, select the white label option here.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

This will strip all iubenda styling from your document.

Next, head over to your Bigcommerce website editor on the Page drop-down menu, select Create new page.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Now you can add a page title ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on create page.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Next, you need to drag and drop the <> HTML widget to the blue section ‘Drag and drop widget here’ this will add your Terms and Conditions to the main body of the page.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Click on Expand HTML Editor.

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

There are two different layout options: 

  1. Text positioned in the centre or;
  2. Text positions to the left of the page

To have your Terms and Conditions centered on the page, please place your iubenda code between  “> and </p> (Replace the text ‘you can use this widget’ with your iubenda code).

Here is an example of the result: 

 

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Or, to position your terms and conditions on the left, you can delete all the code in the HTML editor before adding your code from iubenda. 

Here is the result:

How to add Terms and Conditions on Bigcommerce

Congratulations! You’ve successfully added your Terms and Conditions to your website.

(If you don’t see your link straight away don’t worry, click on the main save button on the editor in the top right – your page will refresh) 

💡Not sure what privacy documents you need for your Bigcommerce? Do this quick quiz to see which laws apply to you and your business.

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