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eCommerce Features | 3 min read

Why Ecommerce Automation is Critical for your Success

Ecommerce Automation - it’s a phrase that is generally brought up in online market discussions, and is a critical component to a company’s success. However, do you know what this term means, and more importantly, what it means for your business?  People love the term ‘automated,’ because it means that something is going to happen automatically without some sort of manual work being done. It is supposed to save time, and ultimately, money.

Let’s take for example a young aspiring entrepreneur,[...]

eCommerce News | 6 min read

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.: Key takeaways for online sellers

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) repealed a long-standing physical presence rule that for decades has protected remote sellers from being taxed by other states.

The Supreme Court found the physical presence rule to be “unsound and incorrect,” in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. It also determined “economic and virtual” contacts between a business and a state to be sufficient grounds for nexus — the connection between a state and a business that triggers a tax[...]

Conversion Optimization | 3 min read

Why Your Online Store May Be Losing Customers

If you’ve just launched an online business, you know how crucial attracting and retaining customers is. However, the world of e-commerce is increasingly competitive as customer expectations for speed, price and service continue to increase. When you’re just starting an e-commerce business, take special care to avoid common mistakes that are known to drive online shoppers away — and are easy to remedy.

Here are some typical mistakes online sellers make that lead to lost customers, and how to[...]

Email Marketing | 6 min read

Why Hyper-Personalization in Emails Matters for Your E-commerce Business

The consumers today are not only well informed, but also have a smart buying approach. Instead of putting their trust solely on brands, they actively research and make their buying decisions through extensive feedback, reviews and user-generated content. According to a study done by Google, in the past 2 years there has been an 80% increase in the ‘best’ search phrases on mobile devices. Hence, it becomes imperative for e-commerce businesses to understand the consumer behavior. So how do you[...]

eCommerce Features | 8 min read

10 Ecommerce Design Features Your Customers are Craving

The design and functionality of your ecommerce website have a major impact on your online sales. If customers cannot easily find the products they’re searching for, there are a plethora of other online stores that they can opt for. Plus, once consumers have decided that they must fulfill a need, patience for a poorly designed ecommerce website will be nonexistent.

If you have a great ecommerce website design, shoppers might not even notice; however, this is actually a good thing. A[...]

Starting a Business | 11 min read

18 Commonly Used Login Pages You Need to Bookmark

With so many logins and passwords to remember, it's easy to lose track of something. Even if you have the world's best organizational skills, you're going to end up using tons of different websites — especially if you run a business. Making things even more difficult is that some websites don't make their login pages easy to find, so signing into your account can be frustrating.

This article collects some of the most common login pages from websites you're likely to use while managing your[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

12 Tools that Convert Website Visitors into Customers

If your website is well-optimized, the content is of good quality and the clicks are off the charts, then you must be swimming in a pool of money. However, if you receive massive traffic but only a small number of those visits buy your goods or services, then you need to find tools that can convert them into customers.

Turning visitors into short-term or long-term buyers requires both strategy and extensive testing.

Borrowing a leaf from others who succeeded at this is recommended. However,[...]

SEO | 2 min read

How to optimize your eBay Listings for SEO

As someone with an interest in selling online, you're probably aware of SEO (search engine optimization) as the process involved with getting a website ranked higher in search results provided by Google and other search engines. But did you know you can use certain SEO techniques to increase the visibility of your eBay listings? You can — and you should!

Here are the SEO techniques you can use to optimize your eBay listings.

SEO | 6 min read

SEO Basics to Improve E-Commerce Sales

SEO is no walk in the park.

In fact, as far as online marketing is concerned, it’s easily one of the most intimidating disciplines.

High price tags, technical jargon, and esoteric “rules” prevent many ecommerce store owners from even getting their feet wet. If you’re among their ranks, we don’t blame you!

That being said, search engine optimization doesn’t actually have to be as confusing as it often seems.

In fact, you’ll likely see the most benefit from employing only the most fundamental[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 8 min read

10 Tactics to Increase your Ecommerce Conversions with Referral Marketing

Did you know that people are 4 times more likely to buy a product when it is referred by a friend? That is according to Nielsen. In fact, 92% of their respondents trust the referrals of the people they knew. This means that they trust people who are closed to them more than your cold caller marketer.

Implementing a referral program in your ecommerce website is one of the best decisions you can do for your business. Not only can a referral program massively increase your traffic, it can also[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 7 min read

Applicable Methods to Boost Your Online Store's Profit Margin

In the world of e-commerce, money is everything. But don’t make the mistake of thinking your revenue is the most important number.

Although it might be nice to see huge numbers of sales coming through, at the end of the day, it’s your overall profit margin that determines the success of your business.

Think about it like this.

  • You sell pens for $10 each.
  • You sell 100 pens.
  • That gives you a revenue of $1000.

However, what you haven’t factored in is that it costs you $9.00 to buy the pens[...]

eCommerce Features | 8 min read

3dcart Version 8.2 Brings Powerful Upgrades to eCommerce

3dcart is pleased to announce version 8.2, the latest upgrade to our industry-leading eCommerce platform. This upgrade includes a variety of improvements and new features that make it even easier for online sellers to build a powerful online store and manage their business. We've improved several integrations, added new functionality into the software, and redesigned the admin panel for smoother online store management.

This new upgrade to the 3dcart software will provide online sellers with[...]

eCommerce Features | 6 min read

What's the difference between On-premise, Cloud, Hosted & SaaS eCommerce Hosting

An ecommerce-enabled website is the foundation of every online seller's business. A key component in how well that website performs and how much it costs to maintain is where the site resides.

At present, there are four ways a website can be hosted, including on-premises with a business' own server, in the cloud, with a hosting service, or through a software as a service (SaaS) provider.

Let's define each of these approaches and consider some of their advantages and disadvantages.

Web Design | 8 min read

How to Pick Out the Best Free Website Builder Tool in 2019

It's obvious that for creating an Ecommerce website we already have a great solution – 3dcart. But what should users do who need a free and easy website without the need for electronic commerce? Just for them, we've created a review of the best free website builders which can help novice webmasters build their first free website.

In fact, with some website builders providing free plans and thanks to cloud hosting support, web space is not a concern. You simply need a computer, a working[...]

Starting a Business | 2 min read

Should You Incorporate When Starting a Business?

If you start your own business, you're going to find yourself faced with a lot of questions. Who are your customers? What's your unique value proposition? What type of structure would be best? And should you incorporate?

Incorporation is the act of establishing your business as a corporation, of which there are two types: a C corporation and an S corporation. Both offer advantages, and depending on your business might be the best option for you. But there are downsides, too, which is why you[...]

Starting a Business | 3 min read

5 Key Elements to Consider when Building a Website

A website is a necessity for a business these days, but no matter why you've decided to build a website, there are a few conventions you should follow to make sure your visitors enjoy their stay. Of course, the beauty of website creation is that you have a lot of flexibility and you should create something that truly reflects your brand — but you want to do it in a way that presents your business in a good light and encourages visitors to browse, learn and convert.

To reach this goal, you[...]

b2b ecommerce | 4 min read

Cultivate the Right Mindset for B2B Ecommerce Marketing

Marketing. When we talk about marketing, we usually specify whether it’s business to consumer (B2C) or business to business (B2B). The tactics and way we approach a marketing strategy hinge on this distinction.

Are your customers people or businesses?

It’s a trick question. Your customers are always people, even if they’re buying something for a business – and that’s where a lot of us get lost in the B2B world. We get caught up on that second ‘B.’ Here’s the reality: B2B marketing is still[...]

eCommerce News | 7 min read

Must-Read eCommerce Blogs for Online Sellers

If you're selling online, it's crucial that you pay close attention to rising eCommerce trends, techniques, and other information that can help your business reach success. You need to stay on top of new ideas and insights that you can use to improve various aspects of your online store and marketing efforts. The best way to do this is by following eCommerce blogs.

There may not be a single blog that can tell you everything you want to know about eCommerce, but many offer detailed[...]

SEO | 8 min read

20-point On-Site SEO To-Do List For E-commerce Websites

E-commerce businesses have to pay very close attention to their SEO strategy in order to make sure it’s up to date with Google’s algorithms. Not doing so can put your website at an unnecessary disadvantage. The higher your ranking on Google is, the easier it is for people to find your website; the easier it is for people to find your website, the more likely your conversions will increase. Here’s our 20-point on-site SEO to-do list for e-commerce websites.

 

1. Identify Keywords You Already[...]

Conversion Optimization | 4 min read

Making the Most of Customers Who Aren't Ready to Buy

No one in the ecommerce world likes cart abandonment. It’s a statistic we like to see drop and drop and drop.

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