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06
Mar

3dcart & SearchSpring Empower Online Merchants as mCommerce Gains Ground

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As the dust settles on 2013’s holiday shopping frenzy and passes the baton to a promisingly bright 2014, the results are clear — shopping from mobile devices will be a major focal point for online merchants. Online shoppers are relying more on the quick access and logistical freedom of mobile usage over traditional mediums like the desktop. The Pew Research Center released a report in June 2013 that says nine out of ten American adults carry a mobile device. Additionally, more than half of those adults carry a smartphone capable of accessing the Internet 24 hours a day. Is your website ready for them? Read More!

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!

06
Mar

Tweeting for Tweets-sake is Never a Good Idea

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If you own a business, don’t make the mistake of assuming you can simply create a Twitter handle and let the hashtags fly. If you want to build a respectable presence in Twitterland, you’ll need to learn a few things first. Read More!

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!

03
Mar

3dcart Now Offers Free Search Advertising on Yahoo Bing Network

So you’ve built an online store, flushed out its product library, optimized it for search engines and invested in marketing. You’ve done everything you can to drive sales up to this point, but for some reason, they don’t seem to be pouring in exactly as you’d hoped. What do you do? Call it day? Pack up your PC and move onto something else? We think not. Only quitters quit, and you don’t want to be one of those, so why don’t you give your brand and its products the attention – and sales – they deserve with Bing Ads?

Advertising your products on the Yahoo Bing Network is a great way to bring needed visibility to your online store.  And with more than 158 Million unique searchers* using Bing, the question isn’t are you going to sell more with Bing Ads, but rather how much more are you going to sell? Read More!

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!

27
Feb

eCommerce: Pre-­defined (Linear) vs. Dynamic (Non-­linear) Navigation

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Each shopper visiting your website has individual needs. Often, pre-­defined product categories don’t allow for consumers to create their own paths to the products they want. Linear navigation forces shoppers to drill-down through product category and sub-­category refinements until they’re served product results. This can be perceived as a one-­way street for each item the shopper’s looking for, requiring a new drill-­down if the results aren’t successful. Read More!

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!

25
Feb

Turn Your 3dcart Store into an Online Empire

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The first step often means making the leap from eCommerce as a hobby to eCommerce as a business.

“So then it’s decided. We’re quitting our day jobs and making our online store a full-time business.” This was the leap-of-faith decision that Laura and Will Land made in 2003. They knew they had a desirable product and could see the rise of eCommerce on the horizon, but they had only been working on their 3dcart store part time and weren’t sure it would take off the way they needed it to. Despite their fears, they dove in and focused 100% of their efforts on making their business, Empire Case, a success. Read More!

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!

24
Feb

To Enhance Security, 3dcart will Transition Email Services on March 1st

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On March 1st, 3dcart will be fully transitioning its email services to use only secure port configurations.  Connections to the non-secure mail servers will cease to work after this date.  As explained in a global email sent to all 3dcart users several months ago, this is being done to enhance security and ensure a more protected email service for our clients. Read More!

CTO 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

20
Feb

Why Running Multiple Stores on 3dcart Makes Sense for Some Merchants

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We recently announced the addition of a plugin that syncs your inventory between multiple stores. For those of you already running more than one store, the plugin should save time usually spent manually updating inventory across two 3dcart sites.

Of course, we’re all human. The plugin should also help reduce the possibility of an inventory error in case you make a typo or fall behind on updates. Read More!

CTO 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

18
Feb

Killer eCommerce Conversion Rates Start with Exceptional Product Photos

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If you’re an online store owner who fails to showcase amazing photographs of your inventory, then you mind as well take the money out of your wallet and set it ablaze.

If you want to thrive in the eCommerce Ocean, then I highly suggest you get behind the following tips for product photo optimization. Choose to ignore them and do so at your own peril. Read More!

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!

12
Feb

3dcart Offers Resources to Help Online Store Owners Thrive

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The 3dcart team has spent the past few years compiling an invaluable list of educational resources and training materials aimed at teaching the ins and outs of our software so online store owners, like you, can maximize functionality and continue to get the most out of their eCommerce experience.

Whether you’re new to e-sales game or a seasoned veteran, 3dcart’s invaluable Knowledgebase Center and eCommerce University are your one-way tickets to entrepreneurial success. Couple them with our award-winning, round-the-clock support department and everything you need to open, operate and maintain a successful online store is just a few clicks away. Read More!

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!

10
Feb

How to Install & Configure 3dcart’s Daily Deal Feature

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For more information, please take a look at 3dcart’s detailed Daily Deals tutorial housed in its Knowledgebase Center.

Bryan Shaw acts as the Community Manager for 3dcart. He has a M.A. degree in Journalism coupled with years of experience in the ecommerce industry. If you have any questions or comments about his work, please feel free to post your queries in the field below. Alternatively, Bryan can be reached at the following email address: bshaw@3dcart.com. Thanks so much for reading!