When designing your store, you obviously should be focused on your customers' experience, but what some merchants and designers forget is that not every customer is the same. Beyond just design preferences, a portion of your potential customer-base has different abilities and needs when it comes to being able navigate and interact with the Internet. That is why designing with web accessibility in mind is so important.
In yesterday's SEO webinar, I received several questions on whether it is better host your blog on your store's domain or on a hosted platform like Wordpress, Blogger or Tumblr. So which is better? While there are some pros to using Tumblr like gaining in-site traffic through tags & networking, on the whole hosting your blog on the same URL as our store is better for your business' branding & SEO. But why?
A big shout-out to newly launched 3dcart stores: www.scrapbuck.com, www.burgerflavor.com, www.foxandkitten.com.au, http://www.babyboone.com, www.themissingpiecepuzzlecompany.com, www.bckidsboutique.com, www.mystcenterprises.com, www.vemayca.com/ www.jobjackets.com, www.centurylink.net, loftopia.com, www.onthesidehomedecor.com & www.aswilliams.com.
3dcart is happy to announce eight new templates in our premium template store. The The three beautiful “Stationary” templates were designed by RedPeach Designs and the five others come the design team here at 3dcart. Give them a look and tell us what you think in the comments! [gallery link="file"]
Store Spotlight: Goldifox.com Goldifox.com's classy and clean custom design showcases their beautiful merchandise and is a great example of 3dcart's versatility.
Making product videos is a great way to effectively convey information, show products in use and create trust with the customer. And with YouTube now being the second most popular search engine in the world, your product videos can even bring you new customers in addition to adding value to your existing ones. If your timid abut jumping into the video production world, here are a few tips to get you started:
Apps & Integrations | 3 min read
To continue its focus on social selling, 3dcart is excited to announce our integration with ReferralCandy, a customer referral application that helps merchants increase conversions. Through the ReferralCandy system, customers share referral coupons via email or social media and receive cash or coupons as referral rewards.
By giving customers an incentive to share, ReferralCandy will help 3dcart merchants to drive more sales through word-of-mouth. Retailers also gain visibility into their[...]
One of the most common and most-sale-crushing mistakes online merchants make is not giving enough product information. Product information is the lifeblood of sales - it can help sway a purchase and deter returns.
Our friends at BankCard Services Worldwide stopped by the 3dcart offices last week for lunch, root beer floats, & a good time.
Online retail marketing takes a lot of work, know-how, time and money. That's why this week 3dcart launched a new set of ecommerce marketing services to help drive more website traffic, higher brand awareness and more conversions to online stores & help ease the stress of marketing for online retailers.
With the introduction of 3dcart's Facebook Connect add on, we've written about how Facebook Connect can help your online store raise conversions and explained best practices of using social logins. So when we came across this great infographic from Monetate, we knew we had to share. Not only does their research reinforce how important it is for merchants to consider Facebook Connect, they share some interesting statistics on how customers PREFER social logins.
Below is a guest blog post by Jodi Florence, VP Marketing at IDology, Inc.
Given a thought to search marketing lately? According to IDG, businesses allocated nearly 19 percent of their 2012 digital budget to search—and with good reason. Other research indicates that around 60 percent of people find websites through internet searches.