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Email Marketing | 6 min read

How to Re-Engage a Dead Email List

If you’re like most ecommerce businesses, you have a lot of email lists in your database: lists of emails you collected through special lead capture campaigns, lists of customers that made one purchase and never returned. And, the list goes on.

Some of these email lists are probably old and obsolete because you haven’t sent an email to them in months. Or, maybe you’ve been sending an email once every month or so. In any case, the trouble is that these lists don’t have any quality control or[...]

Email Marketing | 11 min read

How Email Automation Can Boost Your eCommerce Conversions

The eCommerce bug has literally taken the world of business by storm. Marketers and entrepreneurs alike are still excited about this business concept despite it having been around for quite some time now.

Business owners and marketers are constantly pushing the eCommerce boundaries — each day trying out trending ideas and experimenting with emerging concepts, all in an effort to boost their click-through rate and, of course, their conversion rate.

You see, as an eCommerce marketer, your goal[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

5 Reasons Why Your Customers Aren’t Shopping on Mobile

Here’s an interesting question: where do customers like to shop? Today, they have a lot of options, such as retail stores, mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers, which allows them the comfort of shopping from anywhere they want. But, what's the platform that gives buyers the maximum comfort in shopping, and is where most conversions happen?

If you’ve been reading a lot of eCommerce headlines, you might be quick to answer with “mobile.” But, to get a real answer to this question, a lot[...]

eCommerce News | 6 min read

9 Ways Machine Learning is Affecting the E-Commerce Industry

Who’d have thought that, one day, computers would be capable of recognizing and learning patterns to make decisions for themselves? The same goes for the e-commerce industry; nobody could have thought it would become what it is today. Machine learning has a lot of applications in the e-commerce industry that goes far beyond analytics. You can take the basic machine learning courses to get the idea of what it actually is.For an industry heavily dependent on technological and digital advances,[...]

Starting a Business | 26 min read

10 Best Products to Sell Online to Make Money

This year, eCommerce continues to be a consistently growing aspect of world commerce. But, it’s also constantly evolving; what may have been a successful product on an online store yesterday may be flopping in sales today. It’s the nature of the internet itself, and eCommerce is no different. While there’s a lot that goes into your business, from web design to marketing to management software, there’s one thing at the heart of it all: your products. If your store isn’t selling good products[...]

SEO | 7 min read

7 Data-Backed SEO Tips for Ecommerce

How much of your traffic comes from search engines?

If your online store is anything like the overwhelming majority of others on the web, organic search accounts for over 40% of your visitors. That’s a big number. Search engines are without a doubt the most significant source of traffic for ecommerce sites.

Despite this, however, most online retailers have a poor understanding of SEO. With a few simple changes, they could optimize their sites and generate substantially more high-quality[...]

b2b ecommerce | 7 min read

Top 10 Best B2B eCommerce Solutions

No two businesses are alike. The needs of your online store may differ greatly from others, and that can even include competitors in the same industry. That is why when you are trying to choose the right eCommerce solution for your site, you must always consider how well the solution meets your business’s specific needs.

This is also something you should keep in mind if your business caters to other businesses. In fact, B2B stores may need some very different features and services than B2C[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 5 min read

Advanced Shipping Manager Review

Providing accurate shipping rates can be tricky for any eCommerce business, especially newer and smaller stores. So many factors may dramatically lower or raise the final price, and even one miscalculation can result in someone charging you the wrong amount, or you charging your customers the wrong amount. Thankfully, there are solutions out there that can simplify shipping rules for merchants and use automation technology to pull up the correct price every time.

Advanced Shipping Manager,[...]

Conversion Optimization | 8 min read

How to Optimize Your Checkout Page to Increase Conversions

Visitors to your eCommerce website might admire your appealing visual aesthetic, your user-friendly layouts, and your extensive inventory. They may find the items they want and add them to their shopping cart. They might enter your checkout page feeling completely prepared to pay your business good money. And yet, eCommerce market statistics show that three-quarters of all shopping carts ever created are abandoned.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 7 min read

Fast Shipping Strategies for Multi-Channel Sellers

Fast shipping programs are booming across marketplaces. Walmart 2-Day Delivery, Amazon Prime and eBay Guaranteed Delivery are just a few that provide both fast and free delivery. When you compete with convenient shipping and service, you can avoid price wars and keep your margins healthy. However, these programs aren’t just popular with marketplaces and sellers; they’re also expected by customers.

Delivery speed and costs are two of the biggest reasons for cart abandonment, meaning that if[...]

Digital Payments | 4 min read

Accept In-Person Payments with 3dcart POS: Now Compatible with Stripe Terminal

There are unique challenges involved when running a physical store side-by-side with an eCommerce website. It can be difficult to synchronize inventory across online and offline sales, and inconvenient to manage separate payment systems for a brick-and-mortar store and an online store — but if you have the right eCommerce platform, POS (Point of Sale) setup, and a payment provider that supports both, it can be easy.

Retailers who sell both online and in person can streamline their business[...]

Top 10 Benefits of an Appointment Scheduler

If your business relies on customer and client appointments, you need to make sure they are easily accessible. Using an online appointment scheduler is a great way to do that: your customers will be able to see exactly which appointments are available and book them instantly.

Unfortunately, appointments are often overlooked in the e-commerce process with companies tending to focus on marketing and outreach. That's a shame because an inaccessible (or confusing) appointment system can wreck an[...]

eCommerce Features | 5 min read

Enhance Your Online Business with New Zapier Integrations

Smart business owners are always looking for advantages, and anything that saves time and effort is a big one. Tons of apps have been developed with this exact purpose in mind, bringing convenient methods of organization, management, and much more. Central to this ideal of efficiency is automation, in which software handles a task rather than a human worker.

Automation doesn't just save time, it also ensures every action is done consistently and eliminates the possibility of human error.[...]

Starting a Business | 49 min read

The Best Expert Tips for Fighting Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem that can affect anyone of all ages and in all walks of life. It's something we're all familiar with, and many people struggle with it on a daily basis. No matter the task we're supposed to be doing, the urge to put it off can be strong. But why do we procrastinate, and how can we stop it? Imagine how much more productive we could be if we can figure out how to put an end to this behavior — we could have more time for the things we love, become more successful in[...]

Web Design | 10 min read

10 E-Commerce Web Design Tips to Drive Sales and Increase Conversions

Over the years, there has been continued rapid growth in e-commerce; and it’s all thanks to technology and the internet. It’s easier and more fun to order things from our mobile phones while relaxing on a couch. But, this growth isn’t entirely positive for everyone. With this growing trend, the competition is also increasing at a great pace. And, some sites are lacking big time.

What if you wanted to buy something you like that’s also on a good discount? But alas! The site is too complicated[...]

Apps & Integrations | 5 min read

Make Navigation Effortless with 3dcart’s New “Mega Menu Builder” App!

Navigation is the crux of your online store’s user experience, with its quality either making or breaking a sale. Obviously, you want to make sure that it’s as easy as possible for customers to navigate your site to find the exact products they’re looking to buy. In order to get the job done right, a good menu will include categories and sub-categories that are organized properly and in a way that’s pleasing to the eye. If your store has a decent amount of categories, sub-categories and[...]

eCommerce Features | 6 min read

The True Cost of Downtime for eCommerce Businesses

Every second that your eCommerce website is down equates to money walking out of your virtual storefront. When considering the impact that a downed server has on eCommerce, one of the first examples that comes to mind is Amazon. Just a few years ago, their site was down for around 40 minutes, resulting in approximately $5 million in losses.

Most eCommerce businesses would be ecstatic if they could make in a year a fraction of what Amazon lost in 40 minutes. Still, every lost dollar,[...]

eCommerce Features | 18 min read

The eCommerce Process — How eCommerce Works and How You Can Do It Too

You experience eCommerce every day. It's everywhere, and it's getting much harder to find someone who has never made a purchase online. If you've identified eCommerce as a (virtual) land of endless opportunity, you're right. But how does eCommerce work and how do you get started?

In this article, we'll introduce you to eCommerce and the different parts that come together to create the successful online stores we've all heard of — and we'll walk you through the basics of getting started to[...]

Fraud Prevention | 6 min read

Top Ecommerce Security Threats in 2019

During the third quarter of 2017, online sales witnessed a boom of $107 billion dollars according to the U.S Census Bureau. Since then, e-commerce sales have increased by 14% in 2018. But, with an increased number of online sales (that provide larger profit margins) comes with it an even greater number of eCommerce security threats to which you can lose everything. 

3dcart News | 14 min read

3dcart Version 9.1 Brings New Features and Upgrades to Online Stores

Staying ahead of the game in eCommerce means constant improvement, both of your business and your eCommerce software. That's why we're proud to announce 3dcart Version 9.1, the newest upgrade to our all-in-one eCommerce platform, bringing you even more powerful features for building and growing your online business.

This update introduces some brand-new functionality to improve the experience for business owners as well as your customers. We've also upgraded several of our integrations,[...]

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