eCommerce Features

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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,[...]

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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[...]

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[...]

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Comparing 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.

eCommerce Features | 4 min read

How to Increase Sales with the Right Inventory Management

Inventory management is more crucial than ever, especially as the world shifts more and more towards online retail.

Managing your inventory isn’t easy. It can involve way too many excel spreadsheets, endless math, and tons of errors that can lead to a loss in sales.

An inventory management system, or WMS (warehouse management system), is a handy tool that can solve issues that might otherwise cost you sales.

Inventory management gives you the opportunity to make your business more[...]

eCommerce Features | 4 min read

4 Reasons SaaS Makes Sense for Enterprise Ecommerce

Choosing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise ecommerce platform may be one of the best decisions your company makes this year.

Retail ecommerce sales grew 10.1 percent in previous years while the retail industry as a whole grew about 1.4 percent, according to data collected by professional services firm, PwC.

Essentially, ecommerce is growing more than seven times as fast of the rest of the industry. There are many factors contributing to this growth, including convenience, improvement[...]

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6 Critical Flaws in your Online Store's Gift Registry

Gift registries are very popular. They're a huge convenience for anyone planning a wedding, baby shower, anniversary party, or other event.

Gift registries simplify things for their guests as well— it can be tough to pick out the perfect gift, and registries eliminate the need to guess what the event hosts want or need.

Adding a gift registry to your online store can provide a boost to your sales, even if you sell products that aren't usually associated with weddings or similar events.

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eCommerce Features | 4 min read

Boost Your Online Store's Profits with Gift Wrapping

Customers love to save time and effort, especially on tasks they often find frustrating.

For this reason, gift wrapping has been a popular service offered by retailers for over a hundred years.

Some people feel that wrapping is part of the fun of giving, but a large portion of gift shoppers can't stand wrapping gifts themselves. They find it too time-consuming and too difficult to do well, and also cite running out of materials and having no room at home as reasons they don't like to wrap[...]

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3 Benefits of Offering Single-Order Multiple Shipping Destinations

If you run an online store, you're familiar with the fact that customers have varying needs. To provide the best shopping experience possible, it's important to anticipate these needs and have systems in place to support them. If your customers begin requesting a feature you don't have, you should look into it right away and determine what it would cost for you to implement it— if anything— and weigh that against the potential cost of getting a new customer. Remember, customers who feel[...]

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4 Ways Wish Lists can Boost Online Sales

Customers love wish lists. They're a license to window-shop, without the restraints of budget or time. Online shoppers build millions of wish lists every day, across countless eCommerce websites, and nothing beats the satisfaction of coming back to finally buy something added to a wish list long ago.

At first, you may underestimate the power wish lists actually have. But did you know that wish lists are very helpful to merchants, too? If you run an online store, you can use customer wish[...]

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Achieve Lightning-Fast Mobile Page Speeds with AMP for Product Pages

The AMP Project was started by Google with the goal of enhancing the Internet with attractive, mobile-ready pages that load instantaneously. In the name of high performance and blazing-fast loading speeds, 3dcart Version 8 introduces AMP to product pages on 3dcart stores. Plus, Google favors AMP-ready pages, especially when searching on a mobile device, meaning better rankings for your products!

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Invite Your Customers to Speak Up with 3dcart Product Reviews

One of the greatest benefits of shopping online is having tons of information at your fingertips. Consumers can access product specifications, compare pricing, and gather enough details to make knowledgeable purchase decisions. By far, the most commonly sought-out information is found through reviews left by other customers. In fact, an overwhelming majority of customers read online reviews (over 90%) and 88% rely on customer reviews to help them decide on a purchase. As you can see from[...]

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Easily add eCommerce to Your Website with the 3dcart Buy Button

One of the most exciting new features of 3dcart Version 8 is the 3dcart Buy Button, an embeddable widget that lets you quickly add eCommerce to your existing blog or website. With only a few clicks, you can generate a block of code that can be placed anywhere on any site that gives you access to edit HTML and add JavaScript, including many popular platforms like Wordpress, Squarespace, Tumblr, Weebly, Blogger, Virb, and more.

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Engage your customers with 3dcart's Product Questions & Answers feature

Customer engagement is by far one of the most important elements of all types of commerce, eCommerce included. Unfortunately, the online nature of eCommerce can make customer interactions seem impersonal. Customer service through an online store is a far cry from the days of walking up to a manager in a brick-and-mortar business and asking questions face-to-face. Many online shoppers give up quickly without an immediate means of asking their questions, moving on in search of a "friendlier"[...]

eCommerce Features | 3 min read

Welcoming 3dcart's Simplified "Add a New Product" Page

As a business owner, it's always extremely helpful to be able to streamline your workflow. When we make updates to the 3dcart Online Store Builder, we keep this in mind as a goal to achieve: we want you, as a 3dcart store owner, to be able to do everything you need to do as quickly, efficiently, and easily as possible!

eCommerce Features | 3 min read

Attract Repeat Customers by Offering Gift Wrapping in Your Website

Gift wrapping is a very popular service for both online and offline merchants. Customers always appreciate saving time and effort, and professional gift wrapping is often the finishing touch a customer is looking for to make their gift truly memorable.

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20 Best Shopping Engines For Retailers

From Google to Bing to Amazon, deciding where and how to promote your products can be more than a little confusing. To help you make the right decision for your store, our friends at GoDataFeed have produced this valuable infographic that compares the top 20 best shopping engines for online retailers.

eCommerce Features | 2 min read

4 Fantastic Benefits of 3dcart's Make-an-Offer Feature

If you're shopping online and you come across a product you really want but seems too pricey for you, wouldn't you feel excited if you suddenly saw that there's a Make an Offer button?

Surely your customers would feel the same. Any shopper would love to have the opportunity to haggle or get any form of discount. Hence, 3dcart's Make-an-Offer feature is bound to be a big hit among your own prospective and returning customers.

Don't worry because you don't have to shell out anything for this[...]

eCommerce Features | 2 min read

Why Use QuickBooks in Your Online Business?

 

Just imagine how much time goes into manually entering data and calculating everything for your business accounting. As your business grows and you add up more products and selling channels, all the more that maintaining the books will be taxing and wasteful. For this reason, a lot of companies actually hire an accountant or even an entire team to monitor all of these figures on a daily basis.

Before you whine about the costs, take note that 3dcart's ecommerce solution gives you the[...]

eCommerce Features | 1 min read

3dcart Integrates with MasterPass™ Checkout Services

There is a new option for 3dcart clients with the implementation and integration of MasterPass™, a digital wallet service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences.

The new service provides 3dcart’s expansive network of small business merchants the ability to offer their customers a convenient and flexible way to pay via the web or on a mobile device.

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