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Starting a Business | 6 min read

6 Signs Your E-commerce Business Needs ERP Software

With the rise of cloud technology, it’s never been easier to get an e-commerce brand off the ground without breaking the bank.

Innovative software vendors like 3dcart, Shopify, and Magento have been steadily introducing a wide array of features that go beyond simple “shopping cart” functionality, and built-in integrations with a variety of turnkey business applications and plug-ins make it easy for online retailers to add on specific functions as they’re needed.

With these built-in features[...]

Starting a Business | 7 min read

5 Tips to Improve Your Dropshipping Revenue From Home

Dropshipping’s rise as a money-making model is evident from the fact that more than $85 billion in sales come from dropshipping each year. Just to put that into perspective, Intel earned $79 billion in revenue in 2018.

The dropshipping model itself is very simple. You market your products online (while holding no inventory), and when a customer pays for one of your products, your supplier fulfills the order, taking care of packaging and shipping. And, therein lies the appeal of dropshipping:[...]

eCommerce Features | 15 min read

What Is Product Information Management (PIM) for eCommerce?

Businesses deal with a lot of data. This statement might bring to mind sales charts, website traffic reports, and other types of information, and these are only a few of the data types that business management involves. Those kinds of data are collected by a business to help it create its strategies and identify areas for improvement, but we're going to discuss a different type of data that a business creates and maintains itself. Specifically, product data and its management.

Product data[...]

Holiday Shopping | 6 min read

Preparing for the Holiday Shipping Rush: What You Need to Know

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, there is one thing that inevitably begins to take over retail operations… and that’s planning for the holidays. As online sellers in particular, it’s important to consider how shipping can help or hurt your business this upcoming holiday season. If you’re not ready for the shipping rush that will soon take over both the streets and skies alike in the months ahead, your business risks not only late, damaged or even lost deliveries – but also[...]

Customer Service | 13 min read

Best eCommerce Tools for Great Customer Service

If you’ve got the best customer service and support team on the planet, even they won’t be able to help customers effectively without the right tools at their disposal. For great customer service, you’ll need tools that your whole team can use to accomplish everything needed to treat customers great and delivery them exactly what they need, whether it’s fast answers to a question or a quick resolution to their issues. Today, we’re going to go through some of the top eCommerce customer[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 5 min read

Why You Should Consider USPS Flat Rate Shipping for Your Online Store

Do you own an ecommerce website and struggle to find an expert and economical shipping service for it? USPS (United States Postal Service) offers a flat rate shipping service that may be a perfect match to fulfill your business requirements, potentially helping you reduce shipping costs and improve your customers' shopping experiences.

Do you have questions about USPS and the services they are offering? Read on to know all about USPS Flat Rate Shipping and why you should use it for your[...]

SEO | 10 min read

Top 30 Tips for SEO Beginners

No one can deny that the Internet has conquered our lives. Most people have favorite websites, blogs and pages, but lack understanding any that the popularity of any resource requires careful work. SEO is a highly effective approach to make your website more popular, so the Plerdy team has collected 30 tips that you can use for SEO promotion.

SEO brings more traffic to websites and makes them more noticeable among other resources. Search optimization has the following primary goals:

  • [...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

Why Standard Operating Procedures Are Critical for eCommerce Businesses

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are sequential instructions that act as a benchmark to guide the work process that employees follow. SOPs enable companies to operate their day-to-day operations in a way that’s consistent and predictable. There’s benefits of implementing SOPs for all types of businesses, however ones that require strict adherence to standardized procedures and rules will benefit the most.

SOPs are not typically implemented for businesses that thrive on creativity,[...]

b2b ecommerce | 8 min read

10 Must-Haves for a B2B eCommerce Website

Building a website for your B2B store may require a significant amount of planning, brainstorming, and design work. Newcomers in particular may find themselves unsure of what they should focus on when creating the website. Naturally, each business may need to emphasize different aspects depending on their industry, size, and other factors. With that said, there are quite a few features that can be of great assistance to any B2B enterprise. Here is some information on ten of the universal[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

4 Challenges of Starting a Subscription Box Service and How to Overcome Them

If you’re thinking about starting a subscription box service, you’ve clearly got some good entrepreneurial intuition. These businesses play to a few important facts about American consumerism: in a world of endless choices and minimal free time, convenience reigns supreme and sampling is huge. Plus, everybody loves a surprise in the mailbox, and a solid unboxing experience is almost addicting. But there are some unique challenges with this business model, which every budding entrepreneur[...]

Starting a Business | 9 min read

Education and eCommerce Come Together for World Teachers' Day

Nothing opens doors like education, and none of it would be possible without the hard work and dedication of teachers all over the globe. World Teachers' Day is a special holiday to commemorate their devoted efforts to bring knowledge to students of all ages and to help them find their passions and craft their futures. At 3dcart, we're immensely thankful to the teachers in our lives who helped us discover and hone our skills, whether in marketing, writing, design, development, or any other[...]

Social Media | 12 min read

Top 3 Social Media Sites for Generating Sales & How to Use Them

Ecommerce is taking over the retail industry. According to Oberlo, by 2021, ecommerce is expected to make up more than 17% of all sales worldwide. This growth represents a massive opportunity for online sellers, but there is a catch; and it doesn’t just come down to your order fulfillment strategy. You have to compete with online giants like Amazon, which owns about half of the US ecommerce market.

Conversion Optimization | 7 min read

How to Increase Your eCommerce Sales with Great Content

The goal of every eCommerce business, whether it is an online store or a mobile application, is a constant increase in sales (or at least stable sales numbers). It doesn’t matter if you just finished an online shopping development process, or if you want to boost sales in an existing online business; great content is the key to increasing your eCommerce sales!

Shipping & Fulfillment | 11 min read

Dropshipping with AliExpress: Everything You Need to Know

Creating a new eCommerce business can be a highly lucrative venture. However, as the old saying goes, “If you want to make money, you have to spend money.” Especially at the beginning, you may have to invest quite a lot before you start to see any real revenue. This is the challenge that you will need to accept if you are ambitious and interested in starting an online store.

Just consider some of the expenses you may accrue during this process. Someone has to create the goods you are[...]

Email Marketing | 6 min read

How to Re-Engage a Dead Email List

If you’re like most ecommerce businesses, you have a lot of email lists in your database: lists of emails you collected through special lead capture campaigns, lists of customers that made one purchase and never returned. And, the list goes on.

Some of these email lists are probably old and obsolete because you haven’t sent an email to them in months. Or, maybe you’ve been sending an email once every month or so. In any case, the trouble is that these lists don’t have any quality control or[...]

Email Marketing | 11 min read

How Email Automation Can Boost Your eCommerce Conversions

The eCommerce bug has literally taken the world of business by storm. Marketers and entrepreneurs alike are still excited about this business concept despite it having been around for quite some time now.

Business owners and marketers are constantly pushing the eCommerce boundaries — each day trying out trending ideas and experimenting with emerging concepts, all in an effort to boost their click-through rate and, of course, their conversion rate.

You see, as an eCommerce marketer, your goal[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

5 Reasons Why Your Customers Aren’t Shopping on Mobile

Here’s an interesting question: where do customers like to shop? Today, they have a lot of options, such as retail stores, mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers, which allows them the comfort of shopping from anywhere they want. But, what's the platform that gives buyers the maximum comfort in shopping, and is where most conversions happen?

If you’ve been reading a lot of eCommerce headlines, you might be quick to answer with “mobile.” But, to get a real answer to this question, a lot[...]

eCommerce News | 6 min read

9 Ways Machine Learning is Affecting the E-Commerce Industry

Who’d have thought that, one day, computers would be capable of recognizing and learning patterns to make decisions for themselves? The same goes for the e-commerce industry; nobody could have thought it would become what it is today. Machine learning has a lot of applications in the e-commerce industry that goes far beyond analytics. For an industry heavily dependent on technological and digital advances, how is machine learning making its mark on the e-commerce industry? Let’s find out.

Starting a Business | 26 min read

10 Best Products to Sell Online to Make Money in 2019

In 2019, eCommerce continues to be a consistently growing aspect of world commerce. But, it’s also constantly evolving; what may have been a successful product on an online store yesterday may be flopping in sales today. It’s the nature of the internet itself, and eCommerce is no different. While there’s a lot that goes into your business, from web design to marketing to management software, there’s one thing at the heart of it all: your products. If your store isn’t selling good products[...]

SEO | 7 min read

7 Data-Backed SEO Tips for Ecommerce

How much of your traffic comes from search engines?

If your online store is anything like the overwhelming majority of others on the web, organic search accounts for over 40% of your visitors. That’s a big number. Search engines are without a doubt the most significant source of traffic for ecommerce sites.

Despite this, however, most online retailers have a poor understanding of SEO. With a few simple changes, they could optimize their sites and generate substantially more high-quality[...]

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