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Starting a Business | 8 min read

Celebrating National Dog Day with eCommerce Tips from Pet-Focused Online Businesses

Dogs have a well-deserved reputation as man's best friend. For longer than recorded history, dogs have been at our sides providing everything from security to companionship. Today, dogs continue to prove themselves as valuable (and adorable) members of society. While we can show our appreciation with treats and belly rubs, we humans have taken it a step further with the creation of National Dog Day, a holiday specifically for celebrating our canine friends.

As you can imagine, the market for[...]

Starting a Business | 7 min read

Running an Online Store Vs Running a Marketplace

If you’re running a successful online store, turning it into a marketplace platform with vendors might sound like a great next step to expand your business.

Inviting outside vendors to sell on your platform may not only help you grow your product catalog without increasing your own inventory levels, but it can also create an additional revenue stream from vendor fees for your business.

However, there are a few crucial differences when it comes to running an online marketplace compared to a[...]

eCommerce News | 5 min read

Ecommerce Possibilities in a Digital World: Success, Progress and Rivalry

It’s no secret that the modern world is one giant digitally-inclined marketplace. As such, the information age has taken competition into the digital domain, creating vast opportunities and challenges in the field of ‘ecommerce’ for billions of sellers and buyers in the world. With new developments coming out of the woodwork in information technologies every other day, users of this interconnected system are finding great ease and capability in promoting their sales and carrying out their[...]

Fraud Prevention | 6 min read

7 Reasons Why Good Orders Can Look Like E-Commerce Fraud

One of the greatest challenges you face as an online retailer isn’t losing money to fraudsters. It’s losing money when legitimate customer transactions are incorrectly flagged as fraudulent and declined.

In fact, according to Riskified, a whopping 35% ­- 80% of declined orders are legitimate. To clarify, these are transactions that may, on the surface, appear to be fraudulent, but are actually real orders placed by good customers.

These false declines, also called false positives, hurt[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read

eCommerce Metrics that Matter: Advertising, Storefront and Shipping

Ecommerce brands have been using data to drive sales, reach new audiences and upsell like crazy for nearly two decades.

Now that it’s nearly 2020, every eCommerce brand should be using key metrics in three areas to build out success: advertising, storefront and shipping.

Emma Miller, Senior Editor at Bizzmark, calls metrics the “one thing that can make or break your online presence.” She goes on: “To succeed in the competitive online market, you need to set measurable goals, choose the[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

15 Things That Can Affect Your 2019 Online Sales

As we look forward to completing the first quarter of 2019, we can see that there has been a tremendous increase in sales all over the world for various products and services. The advancements in technology have introduced new benefits that are reaped by companies and entrepreneurs alike. But, what exactly is causing this great boom in the sales industry? What factors affect sales and what does it mean to sell anything online in 2019?

These are a few of the many questions that are being[...]

Conversion Optimization | 11 min read

How to Increase Your Conversions with Google Shopping

Have you just started an eCommerce store, but you’re struggling to get conversions? Maybe you’ve been in business for some time and were initially receiving lots of sales, but they've suddenly hit a plateau. There are plenty of ways to break through that barrier and continue succeeding with your business, and one of them is with the appropriate use of Google Shopping.

Google Shopping is a seamless way for shoppers to browse a range of products relevant to their search query. It isn't known[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read

7 eCommerce Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

You’ve worked hard to build your online store. Now, it’s time to build your eCommerce marketing plan to prepare for launch.

Since you’re competing against millions of eCommerce sites, you need to stand out. As you map out your strategy, here’s a list of top eCommerce marketing pitfalls you should avoid.

Preventing these mistakes will help you rise above your competitors.

Web Design | 6 min read

Does Your Web Design Business Need a Rebrand?

Your brand and identity are what makes you stand out from the crowd and sets you apart from the competition. In a globalized economy, there is a lot of competition and always someone that offers exactly, or something very similar to, what you do. Staying ahead of the curve is a constant endeavor, not a “set it and forget it” type of deal.

Reinventing a company and a brand is something everyone has to do from time to time. There can be plenty of reasons to do that; maybe customer awareness[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read

How Will Digital Marketing Change in 2019?

Change is the only constant thing in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life” – Benjamin Franklin.

2019 is almost halfway over, and we’ve already seen many latest technologies, techniques and processes that are changing trends in digital marketing. In this guide, you will learn how to adopt these latest changes and grow your business. So, let’s dive in and see trending in 2019 for digital marketing:

Conversion Optimization | 7 min read

Cart Abandonment Solutions That Go Beyond the Shopping Cart

Cart abandonment - it’s the stuff of nightmares, and with good reason too. Cart abandonment rates stand at a terrifying 69.57% tall; that’s more than three in every five customers leaving your website without paying. But, what’s scarier is that you’re still using the same cart abandonment tools to fight a multiplying problem. Fear not – the experts at CartStack are here to uncover cart abandonment solutions to help you to recover profits in your sleep.

b2b ecommerce | 15 min read

Marketing Your B2B Website for eCommerce Success

When people think of online stores, most of them think specifically of business-to-consumer retailers, also known as B2C stores. It only makes sense, as the largest shopping sites in the world generally follow this particular business model. When you visit and make a purchase on Amazon, Wal-Mart, or eBay, you almost always do so as an individual consumer. This may explain why the majority of eCommerce websites mimic these online giants and operate as B2C enterprises.

However, B2C is not the[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 6 min read

The Risks of Dropshipping

There are many benefits to adopting dropshipping as the model for your eCommerce business. The benefits include relatively low start-up costs; a major reduction of how much of the supply chain you need to manage; and great scalability as your business booms over time. With that said, not every business would benefit from dropshipping, and not every business owner will find it to their liking — not necessarily due to the fault of the person, but due to the nature of the model and the[...]

eCommerce News | 7 min read

Celebrating International Beer Day with 3dcart

International Beer Day is a day of appreciation for beer and the breweries that bring it to fine establishments and backyards everywhere. Since its beginnings in Santa Cruz, California in 2007, the event has expanded to 80 countries across 6 continents — and no wonder, since beer has been one of the world's most popular beverages for most of human history. This annual holiday takes place on the first Friday of August, placing it on August 2 this year (tomorrow, in fact).

Fraud Prevention | 8 min read

Web Security Best Practices for Online Retailers

Just as the age of digital has brought to us borderless trade and increasing connectivity, along with it has risen the trend of cybersecurity threats. Online retailers will be one group of website owners that has to keep web security best practices firmly targeted in their crosshairs.

Over the past 15 years, there have been more than 8,000 data breaches recorded while incidences of new threats such as Ransomware and formjacking continue to rise.

This makes the digital space perilous for[...]

Apps & Integrations | 6 min read

Fomo Review: Social Proof Marketing for Your Online Store

Social proof is a tried and true method of marketing, proven in situations such as a line outside of a restaurant indicating that it’s a quality business worthy of your time. But, showing off social proof in eCommerce isn’t as easy as that, so several companies have come up to the plate to provide a solution: notifications on your website that show prospective customers what conversions are occurring in real-time. Fomo is one such company with its own social proof software, so today we’re[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

12 Ways to Combat Shopping Cart Abandonment on Your eCommerce Store

Being the owner of an online store, you must be familiar with the term “cart abandonment.” To put it in simply, cart abandonment refers to a visitor leaving your site without completing their purchase. Of course, this could be a detrimental experience for a seller.

The average cart abandonment rate can get as high as 65.23%. That’s right. But, are you familiar with the impacts it can leave on your website?

The higher the abandonment rate, the lower your revenue. It’s as obvious as it can[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read

5 Website Analytics Tools You Need to Power Your Inbound Marketing

One of the wisest lessons I’ve ever learned about inbound marketing was from Winnie the Pooh.

“You never can tell with bees,” Pooh said repeatedly as he unsuccessfully tried to acquire a nibble of delicious honey. In many cases, our marketing efforts are just as silly as Pooh’s, so long as we fail to measure the effectiveness of those efforts.

To paraphrase the bear: “You never can tell with digital shoppers,” especially in the world of ecommerce. Unless, of course, you’re prepared to[...]

Social Media | 6 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for eCommerce

Social media used to be all about connecting with friends. You'd simply search for a friend, connect with them, and start talking about anything and everything. Today?

Social media grew from just connecting friends to uniting brands and communities online. In recent years, social media has turned into an essential piece of everybody's lives and, in turn, your marketing strategy.

Consumers today are online and are very social. In fact, 90% of consumers turn to social media for assistance with[...]

Conversion Optimization | 5 min read

Explore More Payment Options at Checkout

When it comes to checking out online, the payments process is incredibly important to shoppers. It’s all too easy for shoppers to stop mid-checkout or put items in their cart and simply walk away or drift off to other sites.

A good payment experience can mean the difference between completing the transaction or falling victim to distraction. By offering your shoppers a good payment experience, you can help build trust and make visitors more likely to complete a purchase.

So how can you help[...]

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