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eCommerce Marketing | 3 min read

How to Price Your Products

 

The price of your products will play an important role in how well it sells. You'll need to consider who your target consumer is, how much your competitors are charging and which price will show that your product is the best value. There is a distinct trade off between quality and price. When something is too good to be true, it usually is.

Fraud Prevention | 1 min read

2010 PCI Compliance Process

Along with the ball dropping, New Resolutions and parades, 2010 also ushers in the annual PCI DSS certification inspection. If you're a store owner, I'm sure you're familiar with the acronym PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). However, you may not be privy to the process that hosting companies have to go through in order to attain it. I'm not going to get into the history of the program, but I do want to shed some light on the process so that it will not seem so[...]

eCommerce Features | 1 min read

E-Commerce iPhone Apps

It seems that everyone has an iPhone and we've already covered how to get instant order notifications sent to your iPhone, but what about applications ? Here's a few applications that can enhance the management of your online store and make life a bit easier.

Customer Service | 2 min read

Bad-Commerce: Patronage Via Trickery

My biggest pet peeve, as a consumer and an E-Commerce Consultant, are companies that try and trick, deceive, or use shady practices to separate your money from your wallet.  Lets look at a few of the popular techniques and why you should not utilize them.

eCommerce News | 1 min read

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need To Make.

Its that time of year again. The time where you will encounter top 10 lists, countdown lists, and the lists of resolutions you'll need to make in the coming year. The truth is, there is no list that will help define what you should be  doing in the coming year except one.

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

Partner Spotlight - TRUSTe

Social Media | 2 min read

Twitter and Your E-Commerce Store: How to FAIL.

 

eCommerce News | 2 min read

There's a New Sheriff in Town - Google Chrome OS

Conversion Optimization | 1 min read

5 Ways to Turn Window Shoppers into Buyers

 

This holiday season, each and every visitor to your online store is a crucial opportunity for revenue. With the economy in its current situation and many of Americans dealing with unemployment or other financial burdens, you'll have to make sure that you do everything you can to convert window shoppers  into buyers. Here are 5 things that you can do to your online store that should have a direct impact:

SEO | 1 min read

SEO: Duplicate Content Penalty is a Myth!

 

eCommerce News | 1 min read

Twitter and Facebook Launch on the Xbox 360

3dCart is looking to implement a slew of social networking features in the next release (currently scheduled for Winter 2010).  For all of you Xbox 360 owners, Facebook and Twitter will now be available on your gaming platform.

SEO | 2 min read

Let Google Teach You How To Optimize Your Online Store

When talking about optimizing your online store for Google, many people consider it a bit of a cat and mouse game. They assume that Google is out to make it hard to get indexed and they'll have to figure out the tricks and loopholes to get their online store listed high on the Google results. This is a myth that started back in the early days of the internet, when you could trick search engines by many underhanded means. Nowadays, Google and other search engines, work hard to level the[...]

Fraud Prevention | 1 min read

Preventing E-commerce Fraud - International Shipping

One of our forum members, cbsteven, alerted everyone of a new shipping scam:

eCommerce Marketing | 1 min read

Be Notified When Someone Mentions You On Twitter

eCommerce News | 1 min read

Instant Mobile Order Notifications. iPhones and more!

 With just a few quick steps, you can get your new order notifications sent directly to your phone. Every phone provider assigns an email address to your phone. Any mail sent to this address will be sent to your phone as if it were an SMS/Text message. To find out what address format you have, look up your carrier on the list at the end of this article.

Email Marketing | 0 min read

Thread conversations in Outlook, just like Gmail

One of the problems with being an office worker is that you're restricted from using the software of your choice. In the office, we use Outlook. After hours, I'm devoted to using Gmail. The way it threads messages is something I've loved since I was in the initial beta round. Sadly, Outlook doesn't have a way to do this with a click of the button... But there is a way to do so!

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

LiveSearch Cashback is now Bing Cashback

Reward Your Customers with Cash Back on Purchases Bing cashback is a new program that combines the power of Bing with a comparison-shopping engine to bring consumers some of the best deals on the web. The program rewards consumers with a cash back rebate for a purchase, and gives advertisers the opportunity to sell on a cost-per-acquisition (CPA) basis.

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

Enlarging Your Product Images

Ideally, you should take your product images at the highest resolution you can. For those times when you just can't find the original image, or you need to increase the size of your images without losing quality, there is help. Lifehacker has posted a great tool for doing this called SmillaEnlarger:

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

Important Message From Buysafe.

For the past six years, buySAFE has innovated on our products with a simple goal in mind - make our customers more success online merchants. I'm pleased to share the details of our latest product enhancements that have proven to exceed all of our expectations.  The enhancements are now live for all 3dCart merchants. Thank you to the hundreds of buySAFE merchants that participated in the testing over the past several months!

eCommerce News | 4 min read

Version 3.1.0 Released

After 6 months of testing and design, the award winning 3dCart shopping cart software is proud to release version 3.1.0, which includes fixes, performance improvements, new features, and usability enhancements.

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