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21
Jul

Viral Marketing: 5 Video Ideas You Can Use for Ecommerce

Ask 80’s parody powerhouse Weird Al Yankovic about the power of viral marketing.  Weird Al is back with a new album, and to launch his new album, he created a viral marketing campaign featuring 8 videos in 8 days.  Word Crimes, a parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, received over 9 million views on You Tube in approximately one week.  Weird Al’s new album is poised to potentially debut in the Number 1 position on Billboard’s 200 Chart this Wednesday, July 23.  So you may be asking, what does this have to do with eCommerce?  Find out.   More…

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

17
Jul

Top 5 Signs of a Great Shipping Partner for Your Business

When you’re running an online business, it’s certainly a MUST that you have an amazing shipping partner you can rely on. For some online stores, it’s not only one but several different companies that take care of shipping their products to customers.

What can even be more taxing in the long run is when you’ve expanded to various sales channels online and you need to log in to different platforms to manage all the orders.

But what if you can actually integrate all these selling venues into just one shipping solution where you get to monitor all the deliveries and produce shipping labels from this one place? Well, that would certainly save you a lot of time, money, and effort. It’s bound to be more efficient too, decreasing the possibility of errors and problems.

Hence, it’s essential to have a shipping partner that offers a central solution for your shipping needs, no matter how many branches or sales channels you operate. Below are the top 5 signs you ought to check out in a potential shipping solution. More…

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

16
Jul

5 Tips for the Perfect eCommerce Website Design

Tips and HintsIf you have an eCommerce website or are just getting started, you likely understand the value of your website. Since eCommerce is a branch of retail that is entirely online, your website is your digital storefront, your first impression with the customer. The physical state of your site will speak louder than any marketing trumpet can sound, so here are some great tips to keep things organized and efficient: More…

The following article has been contributed to 3dcart.

14
Jul

Are You Into Automotive? Try 3dcart’s eBay Motors Integration

3dcart’s integration with EBay Motors can create benefits and advantages for retail automotive clients. Whether it is for cars, trucks, motorcycles, parts, accessories, or other auto-related items, EBay Motors usually is a place where consumers browse, compare prices with other merchants, and most of all –shop.  Hard to find, specialty items, accessories and custom parts and products in the realm of vehicles are usually listed on EBay.  For these reasons, in a move projected to bring higher visibility, brand awareness and increased sales of client products, 3dcart launched its integration with eBay last month. More…

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

11
Jul

Exciting and New Articles at 3dcart University

We’re excited about the changes we’re making at 3dcart University!

In our continuing effort to make your e-commerce experience as exciting and fun for you as it is for us, our new articles focus on details—on the specifics of how you have to think about your online store to be successful. When you have the momentum of a big-picture vision, you don’t want the little things to trip you up. More…

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

08
Jul

Client Spotlight: Meet Macramé Magic

Macrame Magic

Macramé Magic, a start-up small online business creates decorative, crafty and well-designed macramé plant hangers.  Their motto is “Keeping an Ancient Art Alive,” by designing their aesthetic, tightly-woven and highly functional plant hangers.  With 60 designs to choose from and 40 specialty designs, in different colors, materials and styles. One of the more intricate macramé plant hanger has upwards of 1000 knots in design.   After moving to 3dcart’s shopping cart from GoDaddy, owner Gary Watzlavick, witnessed demand and sales growth.  What follows is an interview: More…

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

07
Jul

Unraveling Under Clashing Clothing Sales Tax Rules? Free Webinar

Avalara

Buying clothing and apparel online is a preferred way for customers to shop, and is the fastest growing segment of e-commerce. But the rules, thresholds, and definitions governing sales tax in this market are complex at best—and can leave online merchants frayed and tattered. That’s why Avalara and 3dcart have partnered to bring you a look into sales tax complexities in the clothing and apparel industry.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • What a merchant needs to know about where and for what they have to collect sales tax.
  • Can drop-shipper relationships or other affiliations cause sales tax liabilities?
  • Approaches for automating sales tax compliance.
  • 90 Day Free Trial Offering

Webinar Details:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST

Presented by:
Zac Mesmer, Avalara

Register Today!  Click Here to Register

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

07
Jul

The Reseller’s Weapon: What Makes eCommHub Topnotch eCommerce Software

eCommHubIn becoming an online retailer, you don’t really need to manufacture or come up with your own products. There are plenty of eCommerce top sellers who actually just source their products from different wholesalers or vendors. Essentially, they fall under the category of “resellers”.

If you currently do business with multiple vendors, you offer drop shipping, or you’re currently in the fulfillment business, the inventory and operation can be quite tricky. Hence, 3dcart is offering its merchants the ideal weapon— a topnotch solution that can integrate everything and make things easier to run and manage.

Sounds interesting? It certainly is. And what’s more, it can probably even exceed your expectations!

What makes eCommHub a valuable app?  More…

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

03
Jul

A Major Take-Away From IRCE Chicago 2014 – Mobile Commerce Matters

Cell Phone

The IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) 10th annual event, held in Chicago is the biggest of its kind. Hosting hundreds of presenters who showcased all aspects of online retail, Ecommerce and merchant solutions, IRCE 2014 has provided the visitors with a glance of state of the art products in just about every field in the industry.  There were a number of threads and themes during the convention, especially the whirlwinds of change that mobile commerce has brought into play.

The best example for this can be found in the presentation which kicked off the event, by keynote speaker John Donahoe, CEO of eBay, on the future of Ecommerce. Donahoe’s coined “Commerce Revolution” strongly shows integration of mobile devices and multiscreen shopping. Donahoe continued on multiple screen usage in the mobile age showing that consumers are using all their connected devices to browse, research and buy their products. More…

@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.

02
Jul

Using Social Links

Social Links

Adding social links to your 3dcart store is a great way to drive traffic to your social media pages as well provide visitors a one-click content sharing opportunity.

So, which buttons should you place on your page? Well, start by adding Facebook and Twitter icons, the most widely used social media platforms, to your store. The iconic Facebook logo and the Twitter bird button will appear at the bottom of your pages, and link to your brand’s social media pages. From there, visitors can search your social media posts and share content with their friends and followers.

So, how will this help increase your brand’s visibility? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having social links on your 3dcart store’s homepage.

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@joepalko is the CMO of 3dcart. Prior to joining 3dcart in 2011, Joe was a true internet pioneer co-founding his first e-commerce website in 1994 which later sold to America's largest mail order pet supply retailer in 2007. Joe also co-founded Solid Cactus in 2001, which was later sold to the Web.com Group in 2009.