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.

Recent Posts

Starting a Business | 6 min read

How defining an USP helps business growth

Every small business is looking to make it big, but did you know that 97% of those small businesses' websites aren't effective in helping them bring in more customers and make more sales? Needless to say, our website isn't enough to get a small business where it needs to be.

This is why having a USP is important, especially for small businesses. USP stands for "unique selling proposition." Keep in mind that a business of any size can take advantage of a USP.

Unique selling[...]

Fraud Prevention | 10 min read

Highest Paying Affiliate Programs for Marketers

Affiliate programs are some of the best ways to make money online. It’s a simple system where you recommend and promote products to other people and get paid if they make a purchase. Loads of affiliate programs exist, but which ones are the best for marketers?

Starting a Business | 10 min read

Best Restaurant Website Builders for Take-Out and Delivery Orders

Are you a restaurant owner who wants to accept online take-out and delivery orders?

Maybe you're suffering from revenue loss because of lockdown. Or maybe even before COVID-19, you wanted to offer delivery and take-out to attract more customers.

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, many restaurants have had to adapt to new methods of communicating with their customers. These methods are primarily online.

You could always go with a delivery app, but these have problems of their own.

eCommerce Marketing | 7 min read

Best Grammar Checkers & Grammarly Alternatives for Content Writers

Writing is hard enough on its own. Add in the need to make it sound good and without any grammar mistakes, and it’s easy to understand why so many people feel intimidated about publishing anything — whether it’s a blog post or an eBook.

And, if you’re a content writer, the pressure is on even more because your writing is your reputation. Each mistake is even more costly, which is why using the right writing tools, like grammar checkers, can make all the difference.

Online Tools | 14 min read

The 10 Best Project Management Tools for Online Teams

Whether you manage an online team or are part of one, theres always room for improvement in terms of keeping everyone organized and on task. And with more and more businesses choosing to operate virtually, making your online team more effective isnt just a nice idea its critical in keeping your business moving in the right direction. Thankfully, there are plenty of project management tools that online teams can leverage in order to accomplish a variety of things, from streamlining[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

A Guide to Effective Online Sales Meetings

42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home.

Fraud Prevention | 7 min read

The Best Free Ad & Pop-Up Blockers for Safe Internet Browsing

The internet has always been a double-edged sword. While it’s capable of bringing people together and putting everything right at your fingertips, it’s also just as powerful at using all of those things against you.

Being online means that you are simultaneously powerful and vulnerable. And, unfortunately, being taken advantage of online has become more and more common, especially as technology advances. Of course, while there are plenty of bad actors out there online (and there always have[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 8 min read

The Best QR Code Generators for eCommerce

Globally, there are 2.87 billion smartphone users, and the number continues to grow—  100 million of them have just started using a smartphone in the past year.

We check smartphones over 2,000 times a day. We keep them handy in all situations, which is why QR codes are rapidly becoming an essential tool in the eCommerce business.

While they've been around for decades, QR codes have gotten a new lease on life, and businesses are taking notice. 

Keep reading for a guide to using these codes[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read

Top 12 Types of Compelling Sales Promotions to Offer on Your Website

As great as the saying “build it and they shall come” sounds, relying on customers to just show up and make purchases isn’t a great way to grow your business. Even with the best products and website design, your eCommerce store will struggle to survive if you’re not actively promoting it. Therefore, great sales promotions can help you to attract customers and make sure they actually get all the way through check out.

Web Design | 10 min read

Using Royalty Free Images on Your Website + 11 Stock Image Sources

The images you use on your website provide a number of benefits — for yourself as a business and, of course, for your customers. Not only are they an excellent way to break up text, creating a stronger flow in your copy and making it more digestible, but they also combine textual communication with visual communication, which improves the ability of your content to convey an idea. Not to mention, many people like being able to see a product before making a purchasing decision, which means[...]

eCommerce Features | 7 min read

Save on Shipping and Give Customers the Convenience of In-Store Pickup

Smart business owners are always looking for ways to improve the services they offer their customers, and for tools to help them adjust their business model to match their own vision. Customers always appreciate having more options, and if you can provide them without significantly adding to your workload, it's a winning situation for everyone. One eCommerce feature with this potential is in-store pickup, the practice of allowing the customer to pick up their online purchase from your[...]

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[...]

Apps & Integrations | 14 min read

Best Virtual Meeting Tools to Host a Successful Online Meeting

Once a time and money saver that millennials pushed on larger companies and older managers, virtual meetings have become more than convenient; theyve become downright necessary. With stay-at-home orders, quarantines, and more companies looking for ways to minimize contact between employees, virtual meetings have become a staple, with the once frowned-upon technology being embraced by the masses.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

5 Shopify Alternatives for Selling Shopify Prohibited Products

For the whole of 2019, Shopify raked in $1.578 billion. So, it's no wonder that Shopify now ranks fifth in online business and consumer services websites. Its worldwide traffic ranking, on the other hand, is an impressive 645.

All of these facts may lead you to believe that Shopify is one of the best eCommerce platforms. It is an impressive platform, but not if you sell items that it prohibits. If you are, you should start looking for Shopify alternatives.

Ready to learn more[...]

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.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

4 Shopify Plus Alternatives for Enterprise eCommerce

Shopify Plus alternatives are growing increasingly popular in the realm of enterprise eCommerce. While millions have flocked to Shopify to host their storefront, this popularity has also exposed the shortcomings of Shopify Plus.

On the one hand, it lacks the deep, advanced functionality of platforms such as Magento Enterprise. While Shopify Plus sells itself on ease of use and lower cost, the $2,000 starting price point is still imposing for growing businesses and even larger[...]

3dcart News | 11 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

5 Free Shopify Alternatives to Start Your Business

Shopify is now home to over a million merchants spanning 175 countries. Because of this, it became Canada's second most valuable company in 2019. The Great White North, after all, is where the multi-national eCommerce firm started.

Fast forward to 2020, and Shopify has become even more prominent, raking in $121.3 billion. 

Despite all of this, Shopify isn't the only eCommerce platform on the market. And, it may not even be the best. There are quite a few Shopify competitors worth[...]

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