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.
eCommerce Features | 2 min read
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"[...]
Shopping cart abandonment is a problem for nearly every online merchant, and it can seem like a pretty big obstacle. How do you stop customers from abandoning their carts? Why do they abandon them in the first place? How much is this costing you in sales? These are all questions that need to be answered before you can effectively address the problem.
Al Ghaf is a Dubai-based company selling all types of merchandise with the goal of becoming a one-stop shop for its customers. Al Ghaf was founded by Ali Al Darwish, an entrepreneur who sought to overcome several common problems of the Eastern eCommerce world— all centered around customer experience.
We at 3dcart are happy to announce that we've overhauled our MailChimp integration, and the new version is immediately available in your 3dcart Online Store Builder under Modules as MailChimp (v2). This upgraded integration brings all of MailChimp's advanced eCommerce capabilities directly into your 3dcart store, allowing you to use them all to your full advantage.
As a business owner, it's always extremely helpful to be able to streamline your workflow. When we make updates to the 3dcart Online Store Builder, we keep this in mind as a goal to achieve: we want you, as a 3dcart store owner, to be able to do everything you need to do as quickly, efficiently, and easily as possible!
Apps & Integrations | 1 min read
Although the convenience of shopping online can't be denied, half of consumers today are still doubtful about making a purchase over the Internet. Their fears are easy to understand, what with sensationalized news of data breaches and pages full of online shopping horror stories. In such an environment, it can be extremely difficult to establish trust. That's why 3dcart has partnered with Norton Shopping Guarantee to provide a solution.
It seems everyone is shopping online these days, and so more and more sellers are discovering the difference an online store can make. Maybe you have a product to sell, too, and you're looking for a way to make your sales online with minimum hassle and without using outside services that charge hefty fees and cut into profits. The best option for you is to open your own store. But how?
If you're a Big Cartel online store owner getting sick of the limited functionality, growth-stifling product cap, and limited support, you're probably thinking about switching platforms. But maybe you're putting it off, worried that you might lose all your data, or because of the low Big Cartel pricing. You have years' worth of products and customers, and your own web design, and the idea of losing it all in a flash probably makes you feel ill.
Have you been thinking about taking your online store's design a bit further? Maybe you feel your site needs a little extra something to make it stand out and really wow your customers. The question is what kind of new feature would be best?
When making any design decision, it's important that you consider functionality and ease of use. Adding shiny new design elements just for looks can be a huge mistake if they end up making your site slower or harder to use. The best solution is to only[...]
Success Stories | 2 min read
Unexpected expenses may seem like a fact of life, but they don't always have to be. 3dcart maintains transparency in its billing, and is determined never to surprise a merchant with additional charges. This sets us apart from other platforms in the eCommerce industry, and the merchants flocking to 3dcart agree. One such merchant is Faith Vessels Pottery for Worship, based in Springfield, Missouri.
Square is a well-known payment provider that has taken the eCommerce world by storm. Now, by popular demand, 3dcart has partnered with Square to expand our eCommerce merchants' options for payment processing.
Many merchants focus on traditional marketing campaigns to drive traffic to their existing content. However, taking a more natural approach to both attract and convert shoppers can provide a noticeable boost in your organic sales, and in the average lifetime value of your customers. Such content marketing efforts can complement and enhance your other marketing efforts, and provide an overall sales lift. Here are some examples of ways that you can leverage content to improve your bottom line: