Jimmy Rodriguez

Jimmy Rodriguez
COO & Co-founder @ 3dcart. focused on helping internet retailers succeed online by developing strategies, actionable plans and customer experiences that grow and improve performance.

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eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read

The 10 Best Free Photo Editors for eCommerce

As the owner of an online store, pictures and images are essential to your success. While physical stores have the advantage of allowing customers to experience products in-person, online stores are somewhat limited. In order to show your customer everything they need to know about your product so they can make a confident purchase, you need to be communicating with them about as much as you possibly can regarding the product. And, in most cases, it all comes down to the product images.

eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read

The Small Business Guide to Preparing for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon is a powerhouse of the eCommerce world, raking in billions in sales every year. A few years ago, they introduced Amazon Prime Day, a shopping event created as a special promotion for Amazon Prime members, who pay for Prime membership to gain benefits like free shipping and other bonuses. Besides the typical characteristics of a big promotion (like increasing sales of qualifying products), Prime Day serves as an additional incentive for customers to buy a Prime membership.

SEO | 5 min read

How Long Should a Blog Post Be? A Look at Optimizing Online Content

If there was one thing every content writer or online business would like to know when it comes to publishing blog posts, it would probably be the answer to this question: “How long should a blog post be in order for it to perform its best?” Of course, no magic number really exists. While there are great recommendations to follow, there are always exceptions to the rules. For example, it’s not hard to find a page one ranking article that is much shorter (or longer) than the recommended ideal[...]

Become a 3dcart Ambassador and Earn Rewards

There are many different reasons you could be a fan of 3dcart. Maybe you have a successful online store, or maybe you know someone who does. Perhaps you don't even use 3dcart yourself, but frequently read our eCommerce blog for tips and strategies. No matter why, specifically, you've become our fan, you may want to share or recommend 3dcart to others — and now, with our 3dcart Ambassador program, we're making this easier (and more rewarding!) than ever before.

3dcart News | 10 min read

Starting an eCommerce Agency with 3dcart's Partner Program

With the constant expansion of eCommerce, the industry has also seen the birth of new services and service providers to help businesses sell online. This means a vast world of opportunity not just for online store owners, but also for agencies that support them via web design, marketing, and more. Online businesses both new and established are looking for talented and knowledgeable eCommerce agencies to help them reach their goals.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

The Guide to Creating a Coupon & Deals Website

When it comes to making money at home (and while you sleep), you have to consider one very important thing: solving someone else’s problem. At the core of every lucrative business is the ability to problem solve for someone else (and, the bigger that group is, the more successful your business will be). While there are plenty of problems to be solved, they mostly revolve around two things: time and money. If you can help me save time or money (or both), then you’re likely on to something big.

SEO | 9 min read

Get More Traffic with the Latest SEO Upgrades from 3dcart

If you've spent any time running a website, you're aware that search engine optimization (SEO) is a complicated process. It takes a lot of work and research to stay ahead and earn a high rank in results.

Keyword research and content writing are crucial, and you also can't afford to overlook the more technical aspects, like meta tags, URL optimizations, your XML sitemap, and more. Of course, the technical parts of SEO can be either helped or hindered by your eCommerce platform.

At 3dcart, we[...]

Apps & Integrations | 7 min read

The Best Google Chrome Themes for Optimizing Your Browser

For years in the internet community, there’s been constant debate over what the best browser is to use. While each browser offers its own unique selling points, there’s usually only one browser that comes out on top: Google Chrome.

eCommerce Marketing | 5 min read

Why Every Blog Needs a Conclusion & How to Write One Yourself

Coming up with fresh content ideas and finally putting those concepts to paper via a blog post for your brand or business is tough. But, following through with the actual publishing of your blog article is even tougher. Not only does the whole process have to start with inspiration (and a good enough reason why), but it also has to end with enough a confidence that you’ve accomplished what you set out to do with your content. The best way to establish that is by writing a great conclusion[...]

SEO | 6 min read

Your Complete Guide to AdSense: How to Start Making Money

AdSense has become one of the most popular ways to monetize websites online. Not only is it relatively easy to set up, but it also has the potential to be relatively lucrative thanks to Google’s intelligent algorithms. Right now, more than two million people are using AdSense to make more money online according to Google. And, while that’s still a relatively low number considering how many websites there are in existence around the world, the point is that if you’re not one of those two[...]

SEO | 7 min read

Google 2020 Core Update and the Impact on eCommerce Websites

Are you an eCommerce site owner who's noticed a change in your rankings? You may have been impacted by the latest Google update to the core algorithm.

The mistake that many site owners make is that they treat SEO like a static tactic. They take the one and done approach to SEO.

The truth is that organic search is a constantly moving target. In 2018, Google made more than 3,200 changes to its algorithm. Some changes barely make a dent.

Then, there are changes Google will announce and[...]

b2b ecommerce | 12 min read

Comparing the Best B2B eCommerce Solutions

B2B, or business to business, is a form of commerce that involves businesses directly selling to other businesses, rather than a business selling direct to consumer. This key difference calls for a different approach to traditional eCommerce, with more advanced functionality necessary to keep things running. B2B customers simply have different needs than B2C, or business to consumer, customers do when it comes to shopping online. Often, B2B customers are employees shopping for equipment or[...]

SEO | 11 min read

How to Use Google SERP Features to Boost Visitors on Your Site

Google has come a long way since its inception, transforming near-daily to provide a better experience to its users. As the Internet keeps moving towards mobile, search engines like Google are working overtime to ensure that the results users get are exactly what they need. This means the introduction of new features on their search engine result pages, which introduces a problem for SEO professionals: how do we take advantage of those features to keep ranks high and boost traffic?

Today,[...]

Customer Service | 7 min read

Every Day is Get to Know Your Customers Day

The nature of how we do business has changed a great deal throughout history, especially with the advent of eCommerce, but one thing has always remained most important: building long-lasting customer relationships. Happy customers provide repeat sales, positive word of mouth, and countless other benefits without which a business can't survive.

SEO | 6 min read

How Google’s Merchant Center Product Feeds Update Impacts Your SEO

Google is constantly altering its algorithm and announcing new features for it’s search engine, always with the intent of making the search experience better for users (but not always easier for SEO professionals). But it seems like Google has actually made a change that benefits both end-users and webmasters in their newest updates for product feeds. Specifically, Google is making rich product page result features more accessible to online merchants who use the Merchant Center’s product[...]

eCommerce Features | 16 min read

What’s the Best eCommerce Platform for 2020?

Amazon got its start nearly a quarter-century ago in 1995. Jeff Bezos started the company using his parents' life savings.

eCommerce has come a long way over the last 25 years though. Instead of risking everything you have saved and combining a bunch of different services to set up your store, modern eCommerce platforms let you do it all in one place for as little as $20 a month.

Let's answer the question "which eCommerce platform should I use" by looking at five of the top choices.

SEO | 7 min read

Google’s FAQ Structured Data: What It Is & How to Optimize

Although they were announced at the 2018 Google I/O conference, it wasn’t until the 2019 conference that Google finally launched two of their newest SERP features: FAQ results and How-To results. Of course, with every new change that Google deploys onto their search engine, SEO professionals are forced to adapt their strategy to take advantage or risk falling behind. These SERP features utilize new types of structured data to identify content and add it into search results. So, what are FAQ[...]

SEO | 10 min read

How Google’s Nofollow Changes Will Impact Your Link Building Strategy

15 years ago, Google introduced the “nofollow” link attribute to help tackle unreliable links from user-generated content and comment spam. However, it quickly evolved to become Google’s recommended method for flagging sponsored or advertising-related links. Recently, the search giant has introduced some changes with regard to how publishers should mark nofollow links, bringing in additional attributes that will help Google understand the nature of those links. But, is this relevant to you?[...]

Digital Payments | 4 min read

Accept In-Person Payments with 3dcart POS: Now Compatible with Stripe Terminal

There are unique challenges involved when running a physical store side-by-side with an eCommerce website. It can be difficult to synchronize inventory across online and offline sales, and inconvenient to manage separate payment systems for a brick-and-mortar store and an online store — but if you have the right eCommerce platform, POS (Point of Sale) setup, and a payment provider that supports both, it can be easy.

Retailers who sell both online and in person can streamline their business[...]

eCommerce Features | 18 min read

The eCommerce Process — How eCommerce Works and How You Can Do It Too

You experience eCommerce every day. It's everywhere, and it's getting much harder to find someone who has never made a purchase online. If you've identified eCommerce as a (virtual) land of endless opportunity, you're right. But how does eCommerce work and how do you get started?

In this article, we'll introduce you to eCommerce and the different parts that come together to create the successful online stores we've all heard of — and we'll walk you through the basics of getting started to [...]

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