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

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 | 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 | 18 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 more embraced by the masses.

 

Capable of connecting people locally and globally, virtual meetings are how companies[...]

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.

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[...]

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,[...]

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