Christianna Cannon

Christianna Cannon
Christianna Cannon is a content marketer at 3dcart, an all-in-one solution for building a successful online store. When she's not delving into the world of eCommerce, she writes fiction, volunteers for environmental causes, and blogs about video games.

Recent Posts

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Does Shipping Cause Cart Abandonment?

Shopping cart abandonment is one of the biggest challenges for an online retailer to overcome. Almost 70% of all online shopping carts are abandoned — the customer places items in their cart, but never completes the order. There are tons of reasons a customer might abandon their cart, but one particular factor stands out above the others: shipping!

eCommerce Features | 3 min read

4 Ways Wish Lists can Boost Online Sales

Customers love wish lists. They're a license to window-shop, without the restraints of budget or time. Online shoppers build millions of wish lists every day, across countless eCommerce websites, and nothing beats the satisfaction of coming back to finally buy something added to a wish list long ago.

At first, you may underestimate the power wish lists actually have. But did you know that wish lists are very helpful to merchants, too? If you run an online store, you can use customer wish[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 13 min read

6 Secrets of Persuasion That Will Help You Sell More

The power of persuasion separates the successful from everyone else. Persuading others isn’t luck or magic - it’s a science.

Persuasion is important, and well worth learning, for every human being and not just marketers or sales reps. It is a part of our daily lives. From persuading our families to go out to eat, persuading friends to go out for a movie or persuading interviewers in a job interview, it is pervaded in our lives.

As for any other business, persuasion plays an important role in[...]

SEO | 3 min read

What Makes the Best eCommerce Platform for SEO? Part 2

Last week, we got in touch with 5 eCommerce marketing experts to get their opinions on what makes an eCommerce platform the best for search engine optimization. This week, we're continuing this series with more great advice from industry professionals. This is important information to keep in mind while evaluating the eCommerce software you're going to rely on to sell online.

Social Media | 1 min read

Power your Social Media Marketing with Facebook Dynamic Ads

Anyone into internet advertising has come across conflicting information about the effectiveness of Facebook ads. The great news for marketers everywhere is that Facebook advertising is alive and well, and has vastly improved in its targeting capabilities. Plus, the highly-anticipated 3dcart Version 8 release has a built-in integration for the powerful Facebook Dynamic Ads.

SEO | 4 min read

What Makes the Best eCommerce Platform for SEO?

SEO is such an important factor in online marketing today that good SEO features are an absolutely crucial part of any website. When building an online store, you need to be sure that your eCommerce platform supports all the features that will let you implement SEO best practices. But what makes an eCommerce platform great for SEO? We reached out to 5 SEO professionals for their input.

Customer Service | 3 min read

How to Write Product Information to Minimize Returns to your Online Store

Put yourself in the following scenario: you're shopping online for a new shirt. You find one you really like, and check the product information. It doesn't say much, but you know your size and the pictures look good, so you go ahead and order. A few days later, your new shirt arrives and you remove it from the packaging to try it on. It's a little larger than you expected, but maybe it will shrink in the wash. Actually, it doesn't seem to be cotton— it's a little itchy. What blend of fabrics[...]

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

New with Version 8: 3dcart Integrates with Houzz

You may have heard of Houzz, a platform and community for homeowners, home remodeling, and design. Founded as a means of bringing homeowners and professionals together, Houzz is also a successful platform for merchants selling home décor, furniture, supplies, and more— everything needed for a home.

SEO | 4 min read

Biggest SEO Challenges faced by eCommerce Retailers, Part 2

Even the experts in eCommerce need to solve problems with Search Engine Optimization, as the field is always evolving and it's important to follow best practices. Last week, we reached out to 5 eCommerce entrepreneurs to share their experiences with SEO and the challenges they've faced, and most importantly, how to address those challenges. This week, we have 5 more experts weighing in.

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

Give Your Customers on iOS a One-Touch Checkout with Apple Pay

We at 3dcart are very pleased to announce that in Version 8 we have added Apple Pay to our ever-growing list of integrated payment processors. Now, 3dcart merchants and their customers alike can benefit from the convenience of a safe, secure, one-touch checkout process.

SEO | 4 min read

Biggest SEO Challenges faced by eCommerce Retailers

Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important parts of eCommerce, but also presents significant challenges. In this series of posts, we'll hear from some successful eCommerce merchants about the specific challenges they've faced in the realm of SEO, and how to overcome them.

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

New with Version 8: 3dcart Integrates with zipPay, Australia's Favorite Payment Gateway

3dcart is always on the lookout to expand its growing list of over 100 integrated payment processors, and as part of our exciting Version 8 upgrade we've added several new integrations including zipPay, a very popular payment gateway based in Australia.

eCommerce Features | 2 min read

Achieve Lightning-Fast Mobile Page Speeds with AMP for Product Pages

The AMP Project was started by Google with the goal of enhancing the Internet with attractive, mobile-ready pages that load instantaneously. In the name of high performance and blazing-fast loading speeds, 3dcart Version 8 introduces AMP to product pages on 3dcart stores. Plus, Google favors AMP-ready pages, especially when searching on a mobile device, meaning better rankings for your products!

eCommerce Features | 2 min read

Invite Your Customers to Speak Up with 3dcart Product Reviews

One of the greatest benefits of shopping online is having tons of information at your fingertips. Consumers can access product specifications, compare pricing, and gather enough details to make knowledgeable purchase decisions. By far, the most commonly sought-out information is found through reviews left by other customers. In fact, an overwhelming majority of customers read online reviews (over 90%) and 88% rely on customer reviews to help them decide on a purchase. As you can see from[...]

eCommerce Features | 1 min read

Easily add eCommerce to Your Website with the 3dcart Buy Button

One of the most exciting new features of 3dcart Version 8 is the 3dcart Buy Button, an embeddable widget that lets you quickly add eCommerce to your existing blog or website. With only a few clicks, you can generate a block of code that can be placed anywhere on any site that gives you access to edit HTML and add JavaScript, including many popular platforms like Wordpress, Squarespace, Tumblr, Weebly, Blogger, Virb, and more.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 4 min read

July's Partner of the Month: PackageBee

3dcart is currently partnered with over 200 eCommerce companies, and we're constantly on the lookout for outstanding partners that can bring innovative solutions and services to our customers.

Web Design | 10 min read

3dcart's Core Templating Engine is the Ultimate in eCommerce Web Design

 

Starting an online business is much easier than it used to be, but web design for your eCommerce store can still be challenging. It's possible to be both a business owner and a developer with design skills, but even then, your valuable time is better spent running and growing your business. That's why eCommerce website templates are available for a variety of platforms so you can build a great website without specialized knowledge. But let's be clear: not all eCommerce templates are of[...]

Starting a Business | 2 min read

How to Create an eCommerce Website

No matter what industry you're in, an eCommerce website is a great way to expand your business. With an eCommerce website, you'll be able to reach new customers, make more sales, and build a strong online presence. Once you've determined how you're going to manufacture or source your products, all you need is reliable technology and the desire to succeed. Here's how to get started.

3dcart News | 1 min read

Have questions about eCommerce? Introducing 3dcart Answers!

Have you ever had a specific eCommerce question and had trouble locating an answer because of the sheer amount of available information? Are you finding FAQs that don't quite cover exactly what you want to know? Or, maybe you've wanted to ask a question and open the floor to receive a wide range of responses. Asking questions and exchanging information is a huge help on every topic, and eCommerce is certainly a topic that requires a lot of knowledge!

Shipping & Fulfillment | 5 min read

Are You Spending Too Much on Shipping? Weight Changes Could Be Hurting Your Revenue

Guest post by Jake Rheude.

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