Building, managing and constantly perfecting your online store can feel like a lot of work – especially if you’re a small business with an even smaller team. So, the idea of building a second online store probably sounds like something you have no time or energy to handle. But, running a secondary online store that branches off from your original business can actually pose some significant benefits to your bottom line.
When customers purchase a product from an eCommerce business, they often have to pay for more than the product itself. Shipping is necessary for transporting the product from its storage location to the customer’s doorstep. However, this service is rarely, if ever, free for store owners. As a result, they have to add a shipping rate to the purchase.
The question that emerges here is how much to charge a customer for shipping. The answer can be trickier to reach than one might believe. This[...]
It’s the end of an era: Google just announced its retiring Google Checkout on November 20th. Unfortunately for Google enthusiasts, the company hasn't announced any plans to replace the service with a new payment solution for ecommerce websites.
For decades, maybe centuries, groups of neighbors have rallied together to form community watchdog groups. Through their combined strength, these watch groups have found success stopping criminals that might otherwise hit them close to home.
Why Merchants Should Act Now To Stop Shipping Errors
Recently, We were asked a question from a online store business owner, and it was such a good question that we wanted to share the answer with our blog readers. The question is as follows...
I am trying to get a better handle on our SEO. I'm being asked by other people in our company what is being done monthly in terms of SEO and I can't answer the question. I see blog articles and Facebook posts, but why can't you show me that I am ranking better for the specific keywords that I want to[...]
Today's customers aren't only shopping on the go, they're checking out in a hurry, too. As an increasing number of shoppers opt for the convenience of their mobile phones, more and more online merchants are discovering inane typos are to blame for their costly, carrier-imposed penalty fees.
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When you think of an ecommerce platform, what kind of businesses do you associate us with? Do you think of online stores that sell consumer products like clothes, jewelry, and candy?
We can’t deny that ecommerce has quite a niche in consumer product stores. While B2C brands make up much the online retailers space, the business-to-business customers represent some of the most successful online businesses.
B2B brands need ecommerce software just as much as consumer stores. Wholesale websites[...]
“Sharing is caring.” – Your Kindergarten Teacher
Believe the hype: social has a hold on business. Both online and in-person businesses everywhere have jumped headfirst into social media. Online merchants are among those businesses that have found immediate results within the world of social commerce. Social sign-in, Facebook stores and Pinterest wish lists are among the many places where retail resonates with social media users.
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Facebook now has a billion active monthly users, creating a giant opportunity for online merchants. Now online stores using 3dcart can use this opportunity to their advantage with “Share Your Purchase,” a new feature available to all 16,000 3dcart merchants with the software’s Facebook Connect add-on.
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Title tags are a very important part of on-page search engine optimization, so it's crucial to use them properly. They also come into play in helping search engine users decide to click on the link to your site rather than another. Badly-formatted title tags can harm your search rankings and make your links less appealing even when they do appear on Google's first page, so it's important to get them right.
Good title tags, however, can make a huge positive difference. They can raise your[...]
Starting an eCommerce brand may seem like a good (or even easy) idea. However, you’ll quickly realize that it can get complicated – especially in terms of getting customers through your virtual door. Finding your audience is an ongoing process and, unfortunately, at the beginning it can be painfully slow. Thankfully, there are ways to boost your brand’s visibility – and not all of them cost a ton of money. In the case of LinkedIn, promoting your brand doesn’t have to cost any money.
Digital products aren’t just a way to make money online; they're one of the fastest growing, most consumed types of products available around the world. Available in nearly every industry and with endless amounts of options for monetization, digital products are one of the most effective and simple ways to generate constant cash flow for your business. In fact, digital products have become so popular many businesses exist solely from selling these intangible products — they’re no longer just[...]
By now, you’ve probably heard of the recent success of group coupon websites like Groupon and Living Social. The average Groupon has earned $8750 in revenue from roughly 350 sales. The average Groupon discount is roughly 56%, providing businesses with a convenient way to market and attract local customers by reaching out to them online.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to the smash success of a website like Groupon is its mass support in social media. Today, customers are looking for daily[...]