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29
Sep

The 3dcart HTML5 Responsive Template Engine Goes Live

It’s final. It’s spectacular. It’s live!

Yes, the all-new HTML5 template engine that our design and development teams have been working on, is now officially live. Ready to help our merchants improve their online stores and grow their businesses.

The HTML5 Template Engine is now available on all 3dcart powered online stores. If you’re a current 3dcart-er, you’ll want to check out our “freshly baked” responsive themes designed to take advantage of the new templates, currently sparkling and fizzing with attractive, effective visuals and practical functions for your business.

And for those that just signed up or are looking into 3dcart for their online stores, well then, you’re just in time! Welcome aboard and feel free to browse through our cutting-edge HTML5 themes.

The New HTML5 Templates: From Beta to Live

With the many mobile devices widely utilized today by different customers, it’s become a must for businesses to make use of responsive designs for their ecommerce websites. What’s more, the growing demand in ecommerce has driven a lot of business owners to consider going for the greatly improved and utterly beneficial HTML5 option.

This is why a lot of our clients have actually been employing our HTML5 templates which used to be in beta release. At the same time, although these have been previously tested for general use, we have also been working on particular resolutions and potential issues.

Well, the wait is over! These templates have gone live, so you can now install them into your own store without worrying about possible glitches. Every 3dcart store currently includes 20 FREE HTML5 Themes, these are available under SETTINGS > DESIGN > THEMES & STYLES. In addition, Premium Responsive Themes are offered in our Theme Store.

Now what’s even better is that these templates are still highly customizable. We recognize how important such a feature is for our clients. Hence, given that you’re knowledgeable in HTML5, you’ll be able to pull off the modifications you desire. And in case you’re unsure of what to do, all you have to do is give us a call and we’ll do it for you or guide you through the edits.

Amazing Benefits for Clients and Customers
It’s certainly essential to note the actual benefits that HTML5 templates can bring to the table not just for you as a 3dcart store owner but also for your customers. Here are some of the benefits:

• Universal accessibility and good visuals across electronic tablets and mobile phones
• Enhanced operability which is both time-saving and cost-effective
• Easier and more organized code maintenance for webmasters
• Ability to stream audio and video files without any third party plug-ins
• Improved shopping experience for different consumers

Our Technical Team has put together this great video to cover some of the specific changes,


 

The future of e-commerce design and functionality is here. We are very excited and we can’t wait to have you try out our 3dcart HTML5 templates.

 

 

COO and co-founder of 3dcart, developer of an e-commerce suite for businesses of all sizes. As an authority on e-commerce best practices, Jimmy combines more than 10 years as an ecommerce developer and web programmer with SEO, social marketing and business intelligence

29
Sep

5 Shifts You Need to Do from Traditional to Online Business

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These days, more and more wannabe entrepreneurs are going for online businesses rather than targeting the traditional way. At the same time, there are plenty of existing traditional businesses who are also moving on to this modern cyber platform. Whichever of these two you belong to, it’s essential that you understand the various shifts you ought to face and accomplish from conventional trade to online entrepreneurship. More…

Bryan is a search marketing manager at 3dcart where he researches and implements marketing tactics for ecommerce.

26
Sep

Social Media Optimization: 6 Reasons Why You Need It

How many people do you currently know who check their Facebook accounts every single day? Are you also active in different social media networks? It’s definitely a BIG thing that you ought to take advantage of for your online business.

Unlike what many believe, social media optimization is not as simple as opening a Twitter account and posting something every day. It’s not as easy as inviting your friends and website visitors to like your Facebook page.

Optimizing your business via social media entails hard work, constant research, and smart strategizing. You need a mentor too to guide you so that you don’t end up wasting a lot of your time and energy. This is why 3dcart offers a starter package for social media optimization, which includes setup of your FB store, social links, phone consultation, social bookmarking, evaluation reports, and more. More…

Bryan is a search marketing manager at 3dcart where he researches and implements marketing tactics for ecommerce.

23
Sep

Why Use QuickBooks in Your Online Business?

Just imagine how much time goes into manually entering data and calculating everything for your business accounting. As your business grows and you add up more products and selling channels, all the more that maintaining the books will be taxing and wasteful. For this reason, a lot of companies actually hire an accountant or even an entire team to monitor all of these figures on a daily basis.

Before you whine about the costs, take note that 3dcart’s ecommerce solution gives you the privilege to integrate QuickBooks into your digital store. It’s like having several people focused on recording the orders, managing the inventory, keeping track of the expenses and profits, and all those tasks involved in bookkeeping.

Now take a look at the fantastic benefits of utilizing QuickBooks in your business: More…

Bryan is a search marketing manager at 3dcart where he researches and implements marketing tactics for ecommerce.

19
Sep

The Why and How of Digital Coupon Marketing

Figuring out that shoppers absolutely love discounts and promos is a no-brainer. One effective way to lure people into buying at your online store is through digital coupons.

Yes, the old traditional method of advertising through coupons still works. This time, however, it has been adapted to the digital age. More…

Bryan is a search marketing manager at 3dcart where he researches and implements marketing tactics for ecommerce.

16
Sep

Facebook for Customer Service: Is It Ideal?

A lot of online entrepreneurs have always used Facebook for social media marketing. But have you ever considered taking your customer service to a whole new level through this popular and valuable platform?

At one point or another, you’ve probably experienced a customer giving feedback or voicing out a concern on your Facebook page. Sometimes it’s even done publicly in a comment. Hence, you cannot just ignore such things. You ought to be thankful that people are actually trying to interact.

This is an amazing opportunity for you to boost your customer service and gain your audience’s trust and approval. It’s also a great way for you to further exhibit your credibility. More…

Bryan is a search marketing manager at 3dcart where he researches and implements marketing tactics for ecommerce.

11
Sep

The Most Important Things You Need to Know for Online Success

Site Accessibility/ Crawler Access

No matter how amazing your site content is, it won’t be discovered by your target audience or anyone for that matter if you don’t have optimized site accessibility. This means that search engines won’t be able to crawl your pages and contents, thus they will not show up on search results. It’s therefore a must to register with Google’s Webmaster Tools and employ a variety of techniques to improve site accessibility. Examples of these techniques are the submission of a sitemap to search engines, the use of robots meta tags, and the avoidance of content duplication.  More…

Bryan is a search marketing manager at 3dcart where he researches and implements marketing tactics for ecommerce.

09
Sep

3dcart Integrates with MasterPass™ Checkout Services

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There is another new option for 3dcart clients with the implementation and integration of MasterPass™, a digital wallet service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences. The new service provides 3dcart’s expansive network of small business merchants the ability to offer their customers a convenient and flexible way to pay via the web or on a mobile device.

MasterPass™ is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences that are as simple as a click, tap or touch — online, in-store or anywhere. The MasterPass suite of services includes: MasterPass checkout services to provide merchants a consistent way to accept electronic payments regardless of where the consumer may be; MasterPass-connected wallets to enable banks, merchants and partners to offer their own wallets; and, MasterPass value added services to enrich the shopping experience before, during and after checkout.

Cardholders can sign up at www.masterpass.com or by clicking on the ‘Buy with MasterPass’ button when checking out at a 3dcart customer online store.

Available now on participating 3dcart customer online stores, shoppers can begin using MasterPass, providing a simplified and faster checkout experience. As MasterPass continues to evolve, 3dcart customers will be provided additional tools and engagement mechanisms to further enhance customer loyalty through intelligent, enhanced and easy-to-use solutions.  To learn more about MasterPass integration for your 3dcart Store, Click Here

Bryan is a search marketing manager at 3dcart where he researches and implements marketing tactics for ecommerce.

08
Sep

WisePricer: How It Can Make Your Business Better and Feistier

It’s definitely no secret just how huge an impact pricing can have in any business.

How competitive is your pricing? And with the many competitors there are in the e-commerce industry, it can certainly be a big challenge to keep up-to-date with all the changes and statistics.

“Monitor, compare, compete.” This is what you can expect to do when you’ve got an app like WisePricer to back up your online store. It’s one of the best apps you can incorporate in your 3dcart store and thus optimize your pricing in the process.

Take a look at these wonderful features you can enjoy with WisePricer: More…

05
Sep

10 Amazing Tips to Build Your Twitter Followers

To this day, Twitter remains to be one of the top-performing social media networks and an unquestionably powerful marketing tool for online businesses. This is why it’s essential for you to learn how to build your own Twitter followers.

As the experts say, it’s not just all about the numbers. It’s more of the quality of those numbers. What percentage of your followers can you consider relevant? Hence, this is the reason you need to understand the tips that work in bringing in these relevant Twitter followers. Don’t get tempted to succumb to those easy, sleazy ways of growing your following.  More…