eCommerce Blog

Web Design | 13 min read

10 Must-Have Practices for Your eCommerce Website Search

When it comes to on-site search, many eCommerce marketers and business owners overlook it as an important sibling of SEO-optimization. Marketers and owners put significant resources into search engine optimization and creating effective AdWords campaigns, but completely forget about the feature that is literally in front of their faces.

What is one of our first experiences as consumers with an eCommerce website? We go straight to the search box to find what we need. Website visitors using[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 6 min read

6 Essential Dropshipping Features Your Online Store Needs

eCommerce businesses come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Some online stores are humble one-person efforts, started and run by entrepreneurs for fun and profit. Others are larger endeavors with larger teams that offer services rather than products. The internet is home to so many different types of eCommerce sites that operate with just about any kind of business model you can name or conceive.

That includes dropshipping, an increasingly popular method for making money on the World Wide[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

11 Ways to Leverage eCommerce to Boost Your Organization

More than 1 million digital retail transactions take place every day. With a growing number of consumers shopping online, eCommerce is becoming critical.

ECommerce is an exceptional resource that enterprises can use to extend their successful brick-and-mortar operations to the rest of the world. Indeed, many retailers have enjoyed handsome rewards by doing so.

Digital shopping platforms empower all kinds of retailers to serve audiences across the country and around the globe. Now, countless[...]

SEO | 7 min read

Why Online Stores Should Replace Paid Advertising with SEO

The number of advertisers on Facebook doubled in 2018, with cost per click metrics increasing by over 92%.

Unless your eCommerce store doubled its AOV (average order value) or cut ad spending in half, you’re now seeing less profit and more competition than ever in leading networks like Facebook, Google, and Amazon.

If you’re like me, new customers come from a variety of channels:

  1. Advertising (which can be increasingly expensive)
  2. Word of mouth referrals (which are free, but not scalable)
  3. [...]

Conversion Optimization | 7 min read

Letting Buyers Save Their Cart For Later Can Reduce Cart Abandonment

An overwhelming majority of all online shopping carts do not reach the end of the checkout process. This is more than just a nagging feeling that owners of online stores may get, and it is certainly not a rare occurrence.

According to eCommerce market statistics, an average of 74% of all shopping carts are abandoned. This means that for every customer who makes a purchase on your website, approximately three consider it seriously enough to place your products on their list, then ultimately[...]

Social Media | 6 min read

Best Free Social Media Icons for Your Website

Social media is now integral to the daily lives of billions of people around the world, and that includes being inseparable from business strategy. If you run an eCommerce store, you must take advantage of these platforms to spread the word and enable customer interaction. However, this is a two-way street and goes beyond creating and maintaining accounts on the major sites. You also must allow people to easily share your content and products on them.

Including social media icons on your[...]

3dcart News | 13 min read

3dcart New Unlimited Plans: A Complete Guide for Choosing the Best Plan

At 3dcart, you and the success of your business are our top priorities. We're happy to announce that we've overhauled our plans and pricing structure to better serve your needs as an eCommerce business and help encourage your growth.

We're always looking for new ways to improve the experience of our merchants and the value of our service, and to that end, we're pleased to introduce you to our new Unlimited eCommerce plans.

eCommerce News | 7 min read

Debunking the Most Common eCommerce Myths

When it comes to eCommerce web development, web users and prospective e-shop owners are often led to believe a number of different myths. eCommerce development is not about leading the consumer astray, though. That's why these misconceptions need to be debunked before web users are forced to make decisions that they might regret.

eCommerce development myths are also the enemy of future progress. The more that web users know about the true realities of eCommerce web development, the easier it[...]

Fraud Prevention | 6 min read

What is EMV® 3-D Secure and How Does it Improve eCommerce Security?

Security is a vital component of eCommerce, especially since the risk of fraud can be high. Digital shopping relies on card-not-present transactions, meaning the customer's identity is much harder to verify than in-person transactions. To counteract these risks, other methods have been developed to verify that a digital transaction is legitimately being performed by the true cardholder, and not by a fraudster using stolen information.

The EMV 3-D Secure (commonly known as 3-D Secure 2.0)[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 5 min read

Instant Message Marketing Tips to Skyrocket Your Sales

“Instant message marketing” is a term you don’t often come across in digital marketing guides.

However, that doesn’t mean it’s in any way inferior compared to other marketing methods.

In fact, if you Google the phrase “instant messaging marketing” right now, you’d still get about 22.4 million results. This means marketers are still catching on to this fairly new frontier.

Compared to popular areas of online marketing like email marketing automation, instant messaging marketing is[...]

Starting a Business | 23 min read

The Best eCommerce Business Tips from Moms

Mothers already have a lot to do, but that doesn't mean you can't start your own business! While there are plenty of obstacles inherent in running a business while raising kids, millions of moms around the world are successfully balancing motherhood with entrepreneurship, and carry the proud title of Mom-preneur. But how do they manage to do it all?

In celebration of Mothers' Day this year, we reached out to Mom-preneurs in all types of eCommerce industries to learn their stories and find[...]

SEO | 17 min read

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Product Page SEO

If you sell things online, I bet the following thought has crossed your mind more than once:

“How can I get consistent (and hopefully free) traffic to my product pages?”

The answer, of course, is search engine optimization, or SEO. Given time and effort, optimizing your product pages is truly worth it.

A study conducted by Chitika revealed that the first result on Google searches receives almost double the impressions of the second result.

Almost double!

 

The higher you rank, the more[...]

Social Media | 6 min read

4 Keys to eCommerce Success with Influencer Marketing

In today’s low-trust world, social proof matters.

Fraud Prevention | 4 min read

7 Easy Tips to Secure Your Online Store Without Breaking the Bank

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is a saying that you’ve probably heard time and time again throughout your life. On a fundamental level all of us know that it is true. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. Isn’t it better to be prepared for something that doesn’t happen as opposed to not being prepared for something that does? This is the same mentality you need to have when it comes to protecting your e-commerce store.

If you don’t take the time now to create the[...]

eCommerce Features | 5 min read

How to Carry Out a Website Audit for an eCommerce Business

Website audits are crucial aspects of doing business properly, especially in eCommerce. These audits are designed to cover several areas of your business, including SEO, content, CRO, performance, supply chain, platform analysis, and more. An audit is the perfect opportunity for you to see each component, evaluate it properly, and discover issues and areas where you can improve. The results will turn into a map you can use to optimize your business.

Your audit should be focused on what’s[...]

eCommerce News | 6 min read

5 People You Need to Hire to Make Your eCommerce Company Thrive

Whenever you hear about a successful eCommerce company, there is often one thing that sets them apart: the people. While you must have heard it many times before, the people behind your company are the ones who make everything work (or not work!). That’s why it makes sense to hire people who will be conducive to your company’s success.

Unfortunately, some eCommerce companies don’t realize just how important it is to have the right staff on board. They consequently miss out on the chance to[...]

Social Media | 5 min read

How to Grow Your eCommerce Brand with YouTube Advertising

Do you remember when a bright picture evoked wonders in the mind; back when we were first introduced to the concept of the internet as a place where text wasn’t the only resident, but colorful digital images as well?

Maybe you do and maybe you don’t. The point is that the days when images reigned supreme are long gone. Do you know why? It’s simple, really. Whereas a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million.

It makes sense too—a video is a collection of images that come[...]

b2b ecommerce | 7 min read

How B2B eCommerce Retailers Can Use Personalization to Boost Online Sales

There’s been a lot of fuss about personalizing your customers’ experiences.

MarTechAdvisor found that a personalized web experience can increase sales by 19%. And more people crave personalization too.

Studies found that 73% of B2B buyers want personalized experiences, similar to the B2C-like customer experience. Additionally, 71% of B2B buyers believe customers increasingly crave B2C-like experiences with faster response times and 24/7 availability—however, nearly half (49%) believe that[...]

Fraud Prevention | 5 min read

4 Types of Common E-commerce Fraud and How to Avoid Them

There are a lot of benefits that come from deciding to start a business online. There are number of benefits that come from deciding to move from a strictly brick-and-mortar operation to one that offers products and services online. There are also a number of risks.

The risk of online fraud is drastically different than the traditional fraud risk retailers experience in a brick-and-mortar business. A lot of this risk stems from the fact that you do not see the individual who is at the other[...]

Conversion Optimization | 8 min read

How to Create a Mobile App Strategy That Gets Results For Your eCommerce Business

There has never been a better time for mobile eCommerce. You can now shop the latest UK fashions while sitting in the US, or order lunch via Uber Eats while stuck at the office. Mobile is increasingly the preferred touchpoint shoppers have with a retailer. At the same time, eCommerce companies are reaping major rewards on the mobile side. It’s a win-win.

If your eCommerce company offers a mobile app to customers, you’ve picked the perfect time to take advantage of this opportunity for your[...]

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