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Stuck on Magento 1.x? 5 Reasons to Move to 3dcart

If your ecommerce business is running on any version of Magento 1.x, you have a deadline. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, Magento will stop supporting 1.x. No more help. No more security patches.

The company wants its merchants to switch from Magento and transition to Magento 2.0 along with more support from Magento 2 extensions, but that is not your only option.

When Magento was first released in March 2008, some ten years ago, it was an innovative solution, and frankly one of the[...]

eCommerce News | 7 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On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) repealed a long-standing physical presence rule that for decades has protected remote sellers from being taxed by other states.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[...]

eCommerce News | 8 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[...]

eCommerce News | 3 min read

Is Your Website Mobile-Ready? Check These Mobile eCommerce Trends

We can't say it enough times: to be successful in eCommerce today, your website needs to be mobile-ready — a.k.a. responsive. A mobile-ready website functions equally well across all platforms and devices, whether the customer is using a desktop computer or a smartphone, or anything in between. Your online store should adapt to every screen size without sacrificing clarity of information or ease of checkout.

But is your site really mobile-ready? Even a responsive design can encounter[...]

eCommerce News | 4 min read

How will GDPR Compliance Affect Ecommerce

The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, comes into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR is aimed at strengthening the privacy of personal information for everyone within the European Union. But, what exactly is the GDPR and how will it affect you as an eCommerce merchant?

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR is a new EU Regulation adopted on April 27, 2016 and set to become enforceable on May 25, 2018. The GDPR replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) with increased measures to[...]

eCommerce News | 5 min read

Is Your Retail Business Ready for an Enterprise Ecommerce Solution?

Ecommerce is challenging at any level but when retail businesses scale into the millions of dollars in annual sales, problems with an ecommerce platform can be catastrophic.

Toys R Us is, perhaps, one of the best examples of an enterprise retail business that has struggled with ecommerce more than once.

Learn from their experience and avoid potential issues that could cause your business to lose customers and sales because your website is not prepared to handle a spike in traffic and sales.

eCommerce News | 0 min read

3dcart and Square: a winning combination

Square is a well-known payment provider that has taken the eCommerce world by storm. Now, by popular demand, 3dcart has partnered with Square to expand our eCommerce merchants' options for payment processing.

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Automate Processes with the Power of Webhooks

 

Webhooks have revolutionized the web, allowing information to be conveniently pushed to users instead of waiting for users to request information.  Today, businesses of every shape and size have come to rely on the magic of webhooks, and now 3dcart store owners can too.

eCommerce News | 1 min read

Speed up the Returns Process with 3dcart’s New RMA File Upload Feature

 

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Google Launches New Mobile-Friendly Testing Tool

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update Now Live

If you’re an online store owner, you’ve hopefully heeded the advice of pretty much everyone and ensured your store is responsive, because as of May 12th, Google’s new mobile-friendly algorithm is now in full effect.

eCommerce News | 2 min read

Important Update: Google Shopping GTIN Requirements are expanding soon

After May 16, 2016, Google will require that all brand-name products that have an associated GTIN must be accounted for in product data feeds for Google Shopping campaigns. This means that you or your advertisers must ensure that GTINs are entered properly into product data feeds in order to run Offers in Google Shopping campaigns for those products.

eCommerce News | 3 min read

10 Things You'll Love About Upgrading from Bigcommerce to 3dcart

Numerous Bigcommerce merchants are on the hunt for a new eCommerce platform after pricing for successful stores were hiked 3-10x more per month.

eCommerce News | 4 min read

Through the Looking Glass: Is Wix Right for You?

If you’re starting an online store, odds are you’ve encountered a half dozen or more eCommerce platforms that at first glance, pretty much seem to offer, or at least promise, the same bells and whistles.

In recent months, website builder Wix has garnered a lot of attention – they boast a collection of more than 500 beautiful, advanced templates, all of which support intuitive drag and drop functionality.

A pretty impressive number for any eCommerce platform, and one that’s hard to beat. But [...]

eCommerce News | 2 min read

3dcart’s Enterprise eCommerce: Built for High-Volume Stores

Fast-growing, large businesses in need of a high performance, scalable solution can put an end to their tireless search with the release of 3dcart’s Enterprise eCommerce Version, a SaaS based, PCI certified platform designed specifically for high-volume online stores.  Custom-designed to address critical-availability scenarios, 3dcart’s new platform can support an unlimited volume of sales and traffic, guaranteeing website infrastructure never plays a role in the loss of a potential sale.

eCommerce News | 2 min read

Are you up to speed with Bing’s mobile friendly update?

 

eCommerce News | 1 min read

Google Trusted Stores 2015 Update

One of the many reasons that Google has remained so successful through the years is because the search engine giant is constantly performing updates to deliver the best service to users. Those updates often cause problems for website owners when their online stores are not on a hosted platform like 3dcart, and they can't keep up with constant updates.

eCommerce News | 2 min read

A Major Take-Away From IRCE Chicago 2014 - Mobile Commerce Matters

The IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) 10th annual event, held in Chicago is the biggest of its kind. Hosting hundreds of presenters who showcased all aspects of online retail, Ecommerce and merchant solutions, IRCE 2014 has provided the visitors with a glance of state of the art products in just about every field in the industry.  There were a number of threads and themes during the convention, especially the whirlwinds of change that mobile commerce has brought into play.

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eCommerce News | 1 min read

I've Heard I Could "Sell More"...

Sometimes companies create broad, and often arbitrary, marketing messages to pry new business from their competitors. As a 3dcart user, you have probably seen it: ecommerce software and shopping cart platforms boasting that their merchants “sell more” or that they’re "the best shopping cart” around. Some are cautious about their claims while others outright promise that you will sell more. But what measures are shopping cart software companies using to determine how their platform boosts[...]

eCommerce News | 1 min read

The Bright Future of eCommerce

If you’re thinking about what is next for your business, consider going online. eCommerce rose 12% in the first quarter of 2014 and is projected to surpass $150 billion by 2018. But don’t think going online means you have to sacrifice your physical store location (s). Your new online business should be a complementary extension of your existing brand. So what are the benefits of your new online venture?

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