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Holiday Shopping | 3 min read

7 Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, ecommerce merchants are gearing up to make most out of the opportunity. But will this year’s sales meet our holiday expectations?

We are optimistic about this year’s holiday season. Despite the gloomy state of global economy, ecommerce sales have shown growth over the past few months. MasterCard Advisors’ Spending Pulse report estimates ecommerce retail sales to grow at 12-14% this year compared to last year. All signs point towards yet another windfall[...]

3dcart News | 2 min read

3dcart Partner Spotlight - Ordoro

3dcart Partner Spotlight Webinar - Ordoro
As part of our endeavor to help keep our merchants informed of the various partner offerings available with 3dcart, we are proud to present the following webinar presented by 3dcart and our new partner provider, Ordoro.
Ready for Holiday Sales Madness?
Online holidays sales are projected to grow by up to 14% this year.
Are you ready to be part of the boom?
Join 3dcart and Ordoro as we present this joint webinar[...]

Holiday Shopping | 0 min read

The eCommerce Infographics of Christmas Past

Since we're approaching holiday season, we thought it would interesting to look back at last years holiday shopping facts and figures. You may just be inspired to run a few holiday deals yourself! Here are our favorite infographics from last years holiday season!

Success Stories | 1 min read

3dcart Digital Merchant: SLG Publishing

We recently wrote "5 Marketing Tips for Digital Goods", but we wanted to get advice from a digital goods expert. SLG Publishing is online merchant with 3dcart and is the first publisher of such notable comic book artists as Evan Dorkin, Andi Watson and Jhonen Vasquez. SLG' Supreme Commander Dan Vado talked with us about selling his comics online with 3dcart.

eCommerce Marketing | 1 min read

5 Tips For Marketing Digital Products

The digital revolution didn't just revolution how you shop, it also revolutionized what you shop. Instead of physical goods, many merchants are selling bits & bytes in the form of e-books, mp3 music files, downloadable images, software, videos, & product keys. With a different form of product, comes a different method of marketing.

The 5 tips for selling digital merchandise shown below will help you increase visitors and sell more digital downloads in your online store.

Holiday Shopping | 0 min read

4Tell Offers 3dcart Customer's "Holidaze" Discount

3dcart partner 4-Tell  has written several posts for us about their  automated personalized, product recommendations and how a personalizing your customer's shopping experience can grow your bottom-line.

Social Media | 2 min read

Growing a Lucrative Facebook Fan Following

Below is a guest post by Dewey Halden, the Director of Sales at SearchSpring

Unfortunately, cultivating a large and lucrative Facebook fan following isn’t as easy as just installing an app. As with any long-term brand building or PR campaign, success takes a little planning and diligent execution.

Fortunately, it’s not rocket science either.

The name of the game is getting customers to consume and share content with their friend networks so retailers can virally market themselves, promoting[...]

eCommerce News | 2 min read

3dcart Partner Program

We launched our new partner program that offers developers, designers and marketing professionals multiple opportunities to work together and grow their business.

With the launch of the new 3dcart partner program, we hope to simplify the way agencies, payment providers and ecommerce professionals help their clients build ecommerce websites.

By partnering with 3dcart you can boost your portfolio of services by leveraging 3dcart’s 24x7 support, a PCI-certified solution, over 20 years of[...]

3dcart News | 2 min read

Partner Spotlight Webinar - SearchSpring

Shoppers who search convert 2x – 3x higher than users who browse. Its consistent across the ecommerce industry.  So, while only 20% of your users may use search, they can contribute nearly half of your site's revenue!

And the results are in: Faceted navigation on your category pages is the best method for converting more shoppers who browse. The giants of the ecommerce industry have proven it (Amazon, Dell, Zappos, and many others).

In this webinar you will learn:

Web Design | 1 min read

Faceted Navigation Converts Higher

Below is a guest post by Dewey Halden, the Director of Sales at SearchSpring.

Apps & Integrations | 2 min read

Main Street Fairness—What Does It Mean To Me?

Below is a guest post byt Susan McLain, marketing manager at Avalara.com.

Web Design | 3 min read

How to Increase Conversions with Site Search

Below is a guest post by Dewey Halden, the Director of Sales at SearchSpring.

eCommerce Features | 1 min read

How Wishlists Can Help Increasing Visitors to Your Website

Wish list offer retailers so many different ways of leading to a sale. Wish lists make it possible for people to come back to your site and find the products they want while also sending traffic through their friends and family who they share lists with.

In a nut shell here are three ways retailers can increase sales through wish lists.

Conversion Optimization | 4 min read

6 Reasons to Offer Products Auto-Delivery

Haven’t looked into the benefits of setting up Autoship yet? If you’re trying to build a larger customer base and make more money, Autoship is a great way to streamline your revenue and create a more efficient business process. 

eCommerce Marketing | 2 min read

Recommendations 4 All Retailers

Get the Tools the Big Dogs Use

What makes Amazon an astounding $19,000 per minute? Is it advertising? Email marketing? Search? Nope. Automated personalized product recommendations are responsible – generating a whopping 25% of Amazon’s total revenue. And it’s not just Amazon seeing these kinds of results. Oracle (ATG) reports that customers who click on recommendations are three more times likely to convert, and spend 30% more.

Starting a Business | 2 min read

Tax Compliance with Your Online Store

Compliance and E-commerce Business

When you first began your e-commerce business your concerns quickly grew from “what do I sell? How do I sell?” to being aware of federal and state regulations that included:

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Is Free Shipping Right for Your Business?

Free Shipping: The Benefits and Costs

In today’s eCommerce arena, discounted or free shipping from online stores is not only sought after by customers, it is expected. eCommerce retail is a growing industry, primarily because of the advantages in convenience, variety, and price. Shipping costs are a major consideration to consumers shopping online, because price-hunting online only makes sense if prices are lower than they are at your local store. Not forcing consumers to pay for shipping[...]

Starting a Business | 2 min read

Anyone with a Computer Can Start an Online Store

Five Reasons Why Anyone with a Computer Can Start an Online Store

Virtualization has turned ecommerce into one of the simplest ways to become an entrepreneur. Today’s technology has made it simple for anyone to start their own online store and manage it solo on a shoestring budget—and as an ecommerce provider, we’ve seen tons of proof.

Even if you have zero entrepreneurial experience, ecommerce software puts all of the tools and resources you need to start an online store at your fingertips.[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 1 min read

eCommerce Video: Tips for Effective Product Videos

Using Video in eCommerce: Tips for Effective Product Videos

Is seeing really believing? Not always, but in eCommerce ‘seeing ‘ can translate into buying.

Social Media | 1 min read

How to Promote Daily Deals in Social Media

Guest post by: Bethany Ramos is an expert in Internet marketing and social media marketing, and she also co-owns her own e-commerce website, The Coffee Bump.

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