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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.

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…

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…

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…

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