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Starting a Business | 6 min read

5 Important Accounting Terms to Learn As a Small Business Owner

When running a business, accounting is an essential area you need to manage if you want to make it far.

Accounting and finances are often intimidating for new entrepreneurs. And poor mismanagement of them can seriously harm your business. This, combined with the fact that 90% of all startups fail, often discourages new business owners from even starting in the first place. 

But while it’s true that these areas can be hard to properly manage, this just goes to show how important they are.[...]

eCommerce Features | 8 min read

5 Product Data Optimization Tips for Ecommerce Scalability

Whether you run a business part-time, full-time, or just contribute to one, it’s best to always consider scalability.

Failing to do so means guaranteeing preventable future work, that — without momentum — could take even longer than it would have initially.

No one wants to lose time and money to things that are better off done right in the first place.

Any company that’s been able to successfully scale was able to do so because its core business practices were designed with growth in mind.

[...]

eCommerce Features | 8 min read

3dcart Version 9 Brings New eCommerce Features to Online Stores

Since eCommerce is a constantly evolving field, eCommerce software needs to keep evolving as well. To that end, we're happy to announce 3dcart Version 9, the latest upgrade to the 3dcart shopping cart platform and our first major software release for 2019.

This new update includes enhancements to many existing features, updates to current payment gateways, and several new features and payment processor integrations to further expand the options available to 3dcart merchants.

Version 9 also[...]

Web Design | 7 min read

How to Make Your Website ADA Compliant

When you start an eCommerce business, no matter how obscure your niche may be, you are trying to attract as many potential customers as possible. If you already have your own online store, you may believe that you are already doing everything you can to accomplish this. You may be sending targeted email blasts, or promoting yourself on websites aimed at the same demographic.  If this is working for you, then excellent! Keep at it!

However, you just might be neglecting a significant portion[...]

Web Design | 6 min read

Psychology Behind A Modern-Day UX Design Process

A good user experience design is there to attract more clients, and to keep the ones you have. Of course, this much easier said than done.

The problem is, you need to stand out. There are so many website designers, programmers, and web experts, that the work, creativity, and resources needed to stand out are significant to say the least. This means you need to implement every tool in your arsenal, as well as get some new ones. This is where understanding the psychology behind UX design comes[...]

eCommerce News | 5 min read

5 Ways eCommerce has been Transformed by Technology

Technology has changed the way we lead our lives. It has affected businesses of all sizes in every industry.

Customers have found their lives made easier by technology and smarter businesses seek to embrace that. Options like order status, shipping tracking, and others have given customers more confidence in online transactions, as opposed to the risks that were perceived in earlier days of eCommerce.

The wealth of options available for secure online payments have also made things much[...]

Web Design | 7 min read

Best Sites for Free Stock Photos

Your website needs images because they provide a number of benefits. For one, they are an excellent way to break up text, creating a stronger flow in your copy and making it more digestible.

For another, combining textual communication with visual communication improves the ability of your content to convey an idea. Plus, many people like being able to see a product before making a purchasing decision.

While eCommerce websites require images for these and other reasons, they may experience[...]

Web Design | 8 min read

How to Add a Shopping Cart to Your Website

If your business already has a website and you're ready to sell products online, you may worry about needing to start your website over from scratch. This can be discouraging — after all, you've probably already spent a lot of time and effort on your website. Or maybe you paid a professional designer to build your site for you, and full redesign just isn't in your budget. Either way, your customers are already used to a certain look and feel for your website, and you may not want to[...]

SEO | 6 min read

SEO For Drop Shippers in 5 Steps - 2019 Guide

When talking about digital marketing, the topic of SEO always comes up. It’s at the core of all online marketing. And without it, your online presence suffers.

However, SEO strategies branch out, depending on your online business model. For example, if you run an online store, your strategy will be different from that of a YouTube content creator.

Today, we’ll focus on SEO for online stores selling products from drop shippers. We’ll outline a “2019” 5-Step plan for you!

Web Design | 10 min read

How Increasing Website Page Speed Impacts SEO and Conversions

After all the work you and your team have put into creating your website, you may believe that your online store is ready for business.

The site design is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to understand, and the page layouts leave little to no room for confusion. The content copy on the product pages is informative and engaging, and their SEO value is excellent. Navigating the website is simple, as is the process of placing an order.

However, you may still find yourself wondering: if all[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 4 min read

How to Use Retargeting to Boost Your Google Shopping Campaigns

Google launched the latest iteration of Google Shopping a few years ago, and it’s grown exponentially since then. In fact, just between 2015 and 2016, the number of searches that triggered Shopping ads shot up by 117%. That’s why savvy ecommerce marketers (like you!) are already leveraging Google Shopping as part of their paid advertising strategy.

Shopping campaigns boast rock bottom cost-per-click (or CPC) and higher conversion rates than their AdWords text ad counterparts. But if you[...]

Web Design | 10 min read

Improve Visitor Experience with Sticky Website Navigation

Optimizing your eCommerce website is not just something to be done while creating the website. If you run an online store, you will inevitably have to make some changes to it. This is not limited to the time shortly after you open your site: you will be adding, adjusting, or eliminating features and elements for as long as you want the site to keep going.

At least, you should be doing this. The alternative is never making any changes to your site, but that puts you at risk of stagnation. A[...]

Conversion Optimization | 10 min read

How to Optimize Your eBay Listing So You’ll Sell More Products

If you want to be successful in eCommerce, you need to understand the platforms you’re selling on. While many North American sellers focus on Amazon, eBay is still a great marketplace to sell your products on. The company has spent the last few years drastically improving the platform to compete with Amazon.

But those changes have come with a price. Now more than ever, sellers need to optimize their eBay listings if they want to compete. Gone are the days of listing an item and spamming[...]

Web Design | 5 min read

Why You Need a Graphic Designer for Your Dropshipping Business

Having a dropshipping business can become difficult if the company doesn’t look trustworthy since people will prefer to buy the product elsewhere or will decide to contact the company who makes the product directly.

This is a big problem most dropshipping companies face when trying to sell their products and while there are fixes they can do to create a brand that oozes confidence and trust, most of them require a professional in order for them to work.

A perfect example of this are graphic[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

How to Boost Your E-commerce Website? (Try these 6 proven hacks)

The consumer's experience with the marketplace keeps improving over the years, and one of the most brilliant moves a business can make is to create an e-commerce website. The website gives a visual representation of the brand and allows an online transaction of goods and services over the internet.

However, it doesn't just stop at creating a website but also promoting it to ensure increased traction and more positive reviews that will help boost sales. What differentiates a successful[...]

Customer Service | 3 min read

How to Handle GDPR Customer Removal Requests

Your European customers may have a right to be forgotten, making your business responsible for capturing, tracking, and logging any valid removal requests.

The European Union's recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires businesses to erase an individual's personal data upon request when certain circumstances apply.

This right to erasure or right to be forgotten is found in Article 17 of the GDPR. While there are some exceptions — for the completion of a contract,[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

5 Customer Engagement Strategies For eCommerce Stores

It is natural for human beings to seek attention. Even a newborn baby tries to attract people around it and gain attention with its playful activities. Statistics show that most consumers, about 86%, would be ready to spend more money when they are given attention and have a delightful experience.

Customer experience is predicted to surpass price and product in brand differentiation over the next two years. This statistic makes more sense for eCommerce retail where one-on-one interactions[...]

SEO | 7 min read

10 Tips That Can Improve Ecommerce SEO

Google is the most popular search engine for shoppers to find a product. The popularity of search means a good deal of natural traffic may come from the search engines.

To get a top ranking in Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs), you must learn a slew of rules or search engine algorithms that are updated frequently. In other words, whatever is true for today may not be true next year.

In this article we have compiled tips from a team of seasoned SEO professionals with an updated knowledge of[...]

Apps & Integrations | 6 min read

Best Zapier Integrations to Grow Your Online Store

New apps, services, and companies are constantly springing up in the world of eCommerce. Any company that does business online should always keep an eye out for the best ones on the market in order to stay fresh and competitive.

Updating your toolbox like this has the potential to make operating your shopping website far better and more efficient than before.

One example of these game-changing solutions is Zapier, a platform that gives online store owners the tools to create connections[...]

eCommerce Features | 7 min read

Top 20 Essential Features for Successful E-commerce Websites

E-commerce business is growing faster than ever. It might surprise you how some e-commerce websites are barely surviving while others continue to make huge profits every day.

The best examples are e-commerce giants Amazon and eBay. According to Guardian, “Amazon posted a record profit of $2.5bn in the second quarter of 2018”. “While as eBay mentioned that its revenue increased 9% year-over-year (YoY) to $2.64 billion” Yahoo Finance reports.

Well, there is no special secret behind their[...]

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