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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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[...]

3dcart News | 14 min read

3dcart Version 9.1 Brings New Features and Upgrades to Online Stores

Staying ahead of the game in eCommerce means constant improvement, both of your business and your eCommerce software. That's why we're proud to announce 3dcart Version 9.1, the newest upgrade to our all-in-one eCommerce platform, bringing you even more powerful features for building and growing your online business.

This update introduces some brand-new functionality to improve the experience for business owners as well as your customers. We've also upgraded several of our integrations,[...]

Digital Payments | 6 min read

How New Small Businesses Can Get 3 Free Months of Hosted eCommerce

Finding the right payment processor is a crucial part of successful online business, and Authorize.Net has been an innovator in this space since 1996. Today, the company continues its reputation as an industry leader handling payment processing for over 430,000 businesses, to the tune of one billion transactions and $149 billion in payments each year.

Now, 3dcart and Authorize.Net have come together to offer a special promotion to new online stores. New small businesses that sign up for both[...]

Conversion Optimization | 7 min read

Letting Buyers Save Their Cart For Later Can Reduce Cart Abandonment

An overwhelming majority of all online shopping carts do not reach the end of the checkout process. This is more than just a nagging feeling that owners of online stores may get, and it is certainly not a rare occurrence.

According to eCommerce market statistics, an average of 74% of all shopping carts are abandoned. This means that for every customer who makes a purchase on your website, approximately three consider it seriously enough to place your products on their list, then ultimately[...]

Web Design | 35 min read

eCommerce Website Guide — The Anatomy of a Perfect Online Store

A website used to be a fun novelty for a business, but those days are long over. Today, a website is as essential as a business card. With the continual growth of eCommerce, businesses worldwide have discovered new ways to connect with customers far beyond the possibilities of traditional brick-and-mortar commerce. In turn, customers have grown to love the convenience of shopping online and using the internet to learn more about their favorite brands. Websites are what put the e in eCommerce.

eCommerce Marketing | 4 min read

Google Merchant Center can be used to?

Ecommerce is booming, so much so that it was responsible for $2.3 trillion in sales during 2017. These days, if your business doesn’t have an online storefront, it’s suffering.  More people than ever before are shopping online. From literal glitter bombs to Mac & Cheese air fresheners, there’s something for everyone and someone for everything. At the forefront of this growth is the world’s favorite search engine, Google.

Google is the first place people go to find answers to their questions,[...]

Starting a Business | 43 min read

Best eCommerce Platform for Startups, What Every Online Store Needs

If you're getting ready to launch a startup, you're probably experiencing a great many things. A huge rush of excitement, anticipation, and probably some stress and uncertainty. After all, 80% of small businesses fail, and the initial steps you take pre- and post-launch are crucial to your long-term success. All too often, making a mistake can lead to backtracking that most businesses just can't afford. Starting a business always involves tons of decision-making, and to make the best[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 4 min read

7 Tips to Give Your Google Shopping Campaigns Extra Juice

If you’re already using Google Shopping ads to promote your ecommerce store’s products, you know how powerful it can be.

Between 2015 and 2016, searches with Product Listing Ads (or PLAs) more than doubled. Google Shopping campaigns consistently outperform traditional AdWords text ads in both cost per click (CPC), where it averages 23% less, and conversion rate, where it runs 26% more effective.

As an ecommerce store, you get a lot of benefit just from using Google Shopping — but is that[...]

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