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01
Aug

10 Jaw-Dropping Ways to Supercharge Your eCommerce Store for Success

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The eCommerce marketplace is a large and ever-growing swath that sees thousands of new entrants each day. According to Statista.com, between the years 2002-2013, eCommerce sales ballooned from just $72 billion to a staggering $322 billion per year. They are estimated to increase exponentially in the short years that lie ahead, as mobile shopping truly takes force. Anyone with motivation, a computer, an internet connection and something to sell can hop on the eCommerce bandwagon and become a part of the e-retailer revolution. The difference between scoring sweet sales time and time again and just blending into the rest of the mix, however, depends upon a number of underlying factors. Use these top-10 suggestions to supercharge your online store for success.  More…

The following article has been contributed to 3dcart.

31
Jul

Getting Personal With Your Customers

Generally, online shoppers prefer a more intimate shopping setting, with no checkout lines and no pushy salespeople. But that doesn’t mean online shoppers don’t want or appreciate a personalized touch from their online retailer. In fact, almost 50% of people would rather shop on a site that offers personalized product recommendations.

So how can you personalize your customer’s interaction with your online business? The answer is simple: newsletters. Email newsletters are an efficient way to customize the shopping experience for a large group of customers simultaneously.

Let’s look at some of the key reasons newsletters are important. Newsletters help: More…

28
Jul

Webinar: Conversion, Personalization & You

Retailers of all sizes spend thousands of dollars on search engine marketing, and yet 98% of visitors leave a site without buying anything. Personalization is key to effectively capturing, converting and re-engaging shoppers to boost conversion and sales.

Please join 4-Tell, 3dcart’s exclusive product recommendation vendor, to learn how to easily implement personalization in your 3dcart store. Add to mobile and email for an even greater increase in sales, conversion and average order values.

You’ll also hear from Ken Hammond, Customer Experience Manager for Shockoe Commerce Group. He’s responsible for three 3dcart websites and all use 4-Tell: Yoga Direct, Yoga Accessories and BestinSoles. He’ll share his experience and the results of 4-Tell’s impact to his businesses.

It’s easier, less expensive and more effective than you think – plus it’s been tested and proven by more than 50 3dcart merchants!

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Click Here to Register Today!

25
Jul

Merchant Spotlight: Stockade Wood and Craft Supply

Tell us a little bit about yourself and the inspiration behind the birth of Stockade.

My parents got into the craft industry by making and selling wooden toys at craft fairs back in the late 70s. As the company grew they began selling toys to wholesale markets and even exported them overseas. The company expanded further when they began selling the individual wood parts to people making their own toys. From this a craft supply company was created which eventually became Stockade Wood and Craft Supply. In 1988 Stockade moved from Salmon Arm, British Columbia to a more central Canadian location in Guelph, Ontario. More…

24
Jul

Merchant Spotlight: Pure Crafted Beds

Pure Crafted Beds™ are hand-crafted using only the finest materials available on the market today. Each bed and mattress topper are treated with EcoShield™, an all-organic treatment.  Utilizing a 3dcart shopping platform, Greg  Beuerle states:

Pure Crafted Beds is our first attempt at selling online, and we couldn’t have done it without 3dcart!  Our site has undergone major modifications from the template we initially chose, and we continue to make almost daily tweaks to it. 

A family operation, located in Lansing Michigan, Beuerle continues that:  we are in our 3rd generation now of family working for the business.  We are a small factory that produces extremely high quality mattresses.  Quality, value, and customer service have allowed us to keep going after almost 70 years now! and praises the excellent customer service personnel at 3dcart whom have been invaluable in answering questions along the way while making the website functional.

Of special note concerning Pure Crafted Beds is the EcoShield™ cover — using an all-natural plant extract (geraniol) to defend against bed bugs and dust mites.  In addition, Greg wishes to offer a promotion good until August 15 for the 3dcart community.  Receive an Amazon Gift Card Up to $100!  Go here to view the promotion.

Do you have a story you’d like to share with us?  We’d love to feature your 3dcart store!  Tells us your story!

23
Jul

The Naked Truth About Clothing and Sales Tax

Recently, Avalara hosted a webinar for 3dcart merchants.  If you missed it, you can watch it here!

Avalara is also offering a FREE 90 Day Trial!  You can learn more about the trial here.

If you’re not sure if Avalara is for you, you can download a free white paper here.

22
Jul

Kevy Webinar on how to integrate 3dcart with cloud apps

3dcart’s partner Kevy, invites all 3dcart merchants to a free webinar on how to connect their 3dcart store with other cloud based apps.

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Thursday, July 24th at 2:00pm EST

Want to create a more automated system between your apps? Join Kevy for a live webinar to learn how to integrate and automate data between 3dcart and your other cloud apps.

From creating a custom integration to automating your workflows, you will learn how to:

  • Setup and customize your integration
  • Get a more holistic view of your customers
  • Update inventory across platforms for more accurate reporting
  • Send more personalized and segmented emails using past purchase history and order data

​Whether you are a first time user or an expert, we will go over the information you need to integrate your cloud apps.

For more information and registration details, visit http://www2.kevy.com/20minute-tuesdays

 

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

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…

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…

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.