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b2b ecommerce | 6 min read

How eCommerce Can Increase Your B2B Sales Productivity

You probably don’t need us to tell you that the future of B2B is in eCommerce.

For one thing, the modern B2B buying process is becoming more and more digitally-focused as time goes on. Simply put, today’s B2B customers expect to be able to conduct business online—and it’s the company’s duty to make it happen.

But, this isn’t to say that these companies don’t stand to gain anything from “going digital.”

The truth is, the B2B companies that take full advantage of everything the world of[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

How to Choose The Best Inventory Accounting Method for Your Online Business

One of the most important parts of building a profitable, viable, and scalable online business is ensuring that you always manage inventory effectively. Whether you’re an ecommerce rookie or veteran, inventory management can definitely be challenging –, especially when deciding which inventory accounting method is best for you.

In this article, we’ll look at what inventory accounting methods are and why they’re important.

Finally, we’ll highlight how to make the right choices for your online[...]

b2b ecommerce | 11 min read

Complete Guide to B2B eCommerce Plans and Features

Business to Business (B2B) eCommerce can be extremely profitable, but faces an additional set of challenges on top of typical retail. Bulk orders, variable pricing, freight management, and other B2B essentials can present endless difficulties for an unprepared business, so specialized tools are crucial for smooth operations. And of course, B2B buyers have a strict set of requirements you'll need to anticipate in order to recruit them as customers.

Managing all this can be an incredible drain[...]

SEO | 9 min read

Your Secret to Selling More on Walmart: The Power of SEO

SEO for eCommerce is an efficient marketing practice used by all top marketplaces to decide the product ranking in the search results. As one of the league leaders of eCommerce, Walmart is also following this marketing trend. SEO for Walmart’s search results is somewhat similar to other marketplaces and is generally based on the most searched keywords by customers.

But, is it easy to climb to the top of the Walmart product ranking? Easy is really not an appropriate word while describing the[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 29 min read

How to Find Dropshipping Suppliers

Dropshipping can be a highly lucrative and relatively inexpensive way to start and operate an eCommerce business. It is no wonder that online entrepreneurs, especially those who do not have much or any start-up capital, are increasingly turning to this business model. While not every business is cut out for it, the many benefits of this method definitely make it worth at least considering and learning more about.

Having said that, the dropshipping model — as with any other business model —[...]

Conversion Optimization | 7 min read

5 Ways to Grow Your eCommerce Business through Text Messaging

You want to grow your ecommerce business, and that means you need to increase revenue without drastically increasing your overhead or workload. How can you do that?

I’m going to show you five ways to create extremely loyal customers, increase revenue, and grow your ecommerce business - all through text messaging.

Fraud Prevention | 5 min read

Different Types of Internet Fraud and How to Avoid Them

This last decade we’ve witnessed the internet revolution grow almost exponentially. It seamlessly seeped into every aspect of our lives. I think we could unanimously agree that the Internet has simplified things on many fronts, be it shopping, banking, investing, entertainment, and many more. And we seem to have kept up with this change quite remarkably. But so did the criminals. Harassing, fooling and cheating someone in real life is a concept from the past. Today, it is the internet where[...]

Digital Payments | 5 min read

How New Small Businesses Can Get 3 Free Months of Hosted eCommerce

Finding the right payment processor is a crucial part of successful online business, and Authorize.Net has been an innovator in this space since 1996. Today, the company continues its reputation as an industry leader handling payment processing for over 430,000 businesses, to the tune of one billion transactions and $149 billion in payments each year.

Now, 3dcart and Authorize.Net have come together to offer a special promotion to new online stores. New small businesses that sign up for both[...]

Customer Service | 6 min read

Optimizing Customer Engagement Across Touch-Points

Today, every marketer is looking to create meaningful connections with consumers for a lasting bond that, over time, converts them into loyal customers. With the rise of direct-to-consumer brands, it is clear that shoppers today want to interact with your company and feel like they are part of a tribe. In fact,  65 percent of people say they feel an emotional connection with a brand or business because they think that the brand cares about them. By optimizing your customer engagement across[...]

SEO | 9 min read

Ecommerce SEO Services: What They Are and What You Need

When you consider which method of bringing people to your eCommerce business can net you the greatest ROI, which sounds like the most likely champion? Conducting a digital marketing campaign may seem like the obvious answer. After all, the whole purpose is to get your business’s name out there and hammer random users with the benefits.

However, there is another method that requires even less investment and can bring even greater returns: search engine optimization, or SEO. With the right[...]

eCommerce Features | 19 min read

How to Set Up Product Options - The Complete Guide to Product Variations

Product variations are one of the cornerstones of eCommerce, and it's impossible to shop for certain products without them. Apparel comes in multiple sizes and colors, furniture comes in different wood finishes, bed linens come in different patterns; the list goes on and on. All these variants are great for giving customers more choices, but sometimes product variations can be difficult for online sellers to deal with — especially if you have a large number of them. If you don't manage your[...]

SEO | 6 min read

SSL and SEO: Does Having a Secure Website Help with Organic Ranking?

Let us get one thing straight! Google alone considers more than 200 different factors before deciding the ranking of websites in a search engine result page, or SERP. One of the most important factors in this category is the security of the website. Your website’s SERP will depend on how much secure your online platform is for the users. The search engines like Google have been very intuitive in this aspect. It checks whether the website is safeguarded or not before so that the SEO ranking[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

Confused About the E-Commerce Sales Funnel? Get Guided

Whether your business is online or offline, you want visiting people to convert into buyers and spend lots of cash so you can make a profit. Now, this is natural. But, what if they don’t? In the case of e-business, people hunt for information online and sometimes they don’t act in the way you want. Here, you need a sales funnel, which eventually converts them into genuine customers and brings more business to you. If you’re not aware of the functionality of an e-commerce sales funnel, here[...]

eCommerce News | 6 min read

Success Stories and Tips from Canadian eCommerce Businesses

One of the biggest benefits of eCommerce has always been its ability to expand your business far beyond the local market. By building an online store, even the smallest garage-based startup can serve customers far outside its own neighborhood, across hundreds or even thousands of miles. Online retail makes the world a more accessible place.

Even better, if you choose to go international with your business, the tools exist today to make it possible even if you're still relatively small.[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 9 min read

How to Get Best Seller Rank in Amazon's Best Selling Categories of 2019

For any business to grow, the most crucial part is to know the highest demanded item and product in the market. On Amazon, sellers often get stuck with this question. Well, here is the answer to what you’ve been looking for – a list of the top selling product categories on Amazon in 2019 and some best practices to reach this goal.

3dcart News | 9 min read

Now Available: the First eCommerce Plan Specifically for Dropshippers

Dropshipping offers a great opportunity for a new business owner, especially if you're working with a limited budget. Since you don't need to invest in inventory or pay for warehousing space to hold your stock, it's one of the most cost-effective ways to start a business. You focus on building and marketing your website, while your supplier handles fulfillment of the orders you forward to them.

Print-on-demand is a similar concept, geared toward custom apparel and accessories. Instead of[...]

Email Marketing | 7 min read

Email Automation: An Indispensable Part of Marketing Strategy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Email marketing is effective only if you can tap on the right pulse of the subscriber. You must adhere to the email marketing triad—that is, sending the right message to the right person at the right time. Now, just imagine you have to pick up individual subscribers, draft separate emails for them and then send them one by one. Tedious, right? That’s where email automation comes into picture.

It helps to send behavior-based emails triggered according to the subscriber activity, thereby[...]

Starting a Business | 7 min read

5 Tips to Create and Launch a Profitable Online Store in 2019

Running an online store has become much more complex and professionally oriented. You need to hire different types of people and purchase software tools to create and launch your eCommerce online store effectively in 2019. You also need to take care of numerous business processes that deal with the commercial and technical aspects of your online business.

The creation of a professional-grade online eCommerce website requires highly skilled software developers, testers, and web[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 6 min read

15 Must-Have Features to Consider When Selecting a Fulfillment Company

When you’re running an eCommerce store, you want to scale your operations. After a certain point, though, you won't be able to efficiently fill orders on your own. It's simply too much work. The act of filling orders takes you and your employees away from what's most important - growing the business.

For that reason, many business owners outsource order fulfillment to a fulfillment company. Fulfillment companies take care of day-to-day tasks associated with shipping so you don't have to[...]

b2b ecommerce | 9 min read

How to Sell Your eCommerce Business

So, you’ve worked hard, been a great business owner, and have managed to build a successful eCommerce business from the ground up. But, for one reason or another, you feel like it may be time to sell. For some business owners, the ultimate goal for starting a business is to make it successful and then sell it. For others, selling their business is a last resort. Whatever your reason for wanting to sell your business, the process is not as simple as you may think. Let’s dive into the actual[...]

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