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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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[...]
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.
One of the most highly-anticipated new features upcoming in 3dcart Version 8 is the Core Templating Engine, a revolutionary new foundation for 3dcart themes. Theme design has been overhauled to be both more flexible from a design standpoint and technically superior, offering vast improvements for developers and users whether behind the scenes or otherwise.
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.
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
Guest post by Jake Rheude.
Today, e-retailers cannot exclude listing their products on Google Shopping. While visiting a store is still an activity most shoppers enjoy, online search is widely used to narrow down shopping choices for busy people.
Whether you find yourself realizing that it's time to launch an online store or to add an ecommerce website to your current business, the goal is the same, to start selling online.
If you already have products to sell, you might be considering eBay, Amazon, Etsy, or any other online selling marketplace.
But how about starting up your own store? It's possible once you know the steps, and you'll have the benefits of keeping full control over your online brand. Plus, you won't be giving a cut[...]
The vape industry is booming as more and more smokers are drawn to vaping as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. It's a great time to enter the market, and vape as a product has a marketing advantage that cigarettes can't really touch: customization!
3dcart is currently partnered with over 200 eCommerce companies, and we're constantly on the lookout for vibrant, innovative partners that can bring state-of-the-art solutions and services to our customers.
3dcart News | 4 min read
When you think of 3dcart, you probably think of many things: eCommerce; software development; web design; SEO. You probably don't immediately think of the South Florida environment. But in our home of Broward County, FL, we are very close to nature. In fact, the Everglades are only a few miles away! We frequently see water birds visiting the retention pond behind our office, and the occasional osprey soars overhead.
Google is phasing out its Trusted Stores program in favor of something a little more robust and informative: Google Customer Reviews. At 3dcart, we are currently upgrading our integration to take full advantage of this great new feature. These are not the same as the Google Reviews already visible in maps, search results, and elsewhere— Google Customer Reviews are different.
Customer engagement is by far one of the most important elements of all types of commerce, eCommerce included. Unfortunately, the online nature of eCommerce can make customer interactions seem impersonal. Customer service through an online store is a far cry from the days of walking up to a manager in a brick-and-mortar business and asking questions face-to-face. Many online shoppers give up quickly without an immediate means of asking their questions, moving on in search of a "friendlier"[...]