Designed with our customers in mind, 3dcart makes a move to increase brand awareness and increase sales of our customer's products. We are currently in the process of rolling out eBay integration to all customers that have a Professional + Plan or higher. Merchants currently using 3dcart will be able to double-up on their sales platforms and utilize additional forms of check-outs, including PayPal through eBay. Many retail on-line stores already use the additional outlet which eBay offers: Best Buy, Musician’s Friend, Tommy Hilfiger and countless others. In fact there are a number of very good reasons for the integration and prime advantages as well as benefits for the 3dcart retail client:
- EBay has 119.7 million active users and its active user base growth is predicted to accelerate
- Fixed-price listings account for more than 69% of all eBay transactions
- It consistently grows at a pace faster than the rate of all eCommerce
- Nearly all of eBay’s product categories have achieved double digit YoY (Year Over Year) percentage growth rates
With the integration, 3dcart merchants will be able to list their products as an “auction” or “buy it now” (fixed-price) format; while shipping calculations can be either calculated by eBay or set as a flat rate. Payment processing for the product will be administered by eBay and orders for listed items are reflected within the 3dcart store for processing. In addition, a 3dcart merchant will be able to import all eBay orders into 3dcart for processing, inventory control and management. Orders on eBay will be tagged with a specific eBay prefix for easier identification. Special integrations, such as “eBay Motors” can also be accommodated within the format and platform. Other features include specific setup rules, such as item condition, return policy settings, as well as buyer and shipping location blockings and/or control. As an added bonus, eBay store owners will be able to pull category structures into 3dcart for continuity.
In addition, there are a number of other advantages for the retail merchant in integrating with eBay including: a reorganized fee structure which focuses heavily on fixed-price formats providing retailers a low-risk opportunity to list their full catalog and pay a commission to eBay only when a sale is completed. As the result of the use of multiple sales channels the potential for higher product visibility and increased brand awareness is a viable advantage. In addition, the use of integration with eBay will result in a larger distribution of product availability to a much greater number of potential buyers.