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Starting a Business | 6 min read

How to Choose The Best Inventory Accounting Method for Your Online Business

One of the most important parts of building a profitable, viable, and scalable online business is ensuring that you always manage inventory effectively. Whether you’re an ecommerce rookie or veteran, inventory management can definitely be challenging –, especially when deciding which inventory accounting method is best for you.

In this article, we’ll look at what inventory accounting methods are and why they’re important.

Finally, we’ll highlight how to make the right choices for your online[...]

Starting a Business | 7 min read

5 Tips to Create and Launch a Profitable Online Store in 2019

Running an online store has become much more complex and professionally oriented. You need to hire different types of people and purchase software tools to create and launch your eCommerce online store effectively in 2019. You also need to take care of numerous business processes that deal with the commercial and technical aspects of your online business.

The creation of a professional-grade online eCommerce website requires highly skilled software developers, testers, and web[...]

Starting a Business | 12 min read

Business Ideas for Housewives and Women at Home

Being a stay-at-home woman, you probably have a plethora of unique skills that you use every day for free so your family runs like a well-oiled machine. But, you might have the urge to be your own boss and start your own business, perhaps using those skills or exploring a hobby that you love. Don’t worry, you’re not alone: according to SmallBizTrends, 72% of home-based startup businesses are run by women.

Thankfully, in this day and age it’s easier than ever to start your own home business.[...]

Starting a Business | 23 min read

The Best eCommerce Business Tips from Moms

Mothers already have a lot to do, but that doesn't mean you can't start your own business! While there are plenty of obstacles inherent in running a business while raising kids, millions of moms around the world are successfully balancing motherhood with entrepreneurship, and carry the proud title of Mom-preneur. But how do they manage to do it all?

In celebration of Mothers' Day this year, we reached out to Mom-preneurs in all types of eCommerce industries to learn their stories and find[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

7 Hidden Costs of Starting a New Business

Starting a business is an exciting, time-consuming process, and one that should be done with thought and care. As you probably know, you can’t exactly create a business from nothing. You need resources to flesh out your business model, invest in employees and equipment and legitimize your company so that it’s operating legally.

A study from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation estimates the average cost of starting a new business at $30,000, but the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

How to get a free domain for your website

When you invite someone to your home for the first time, you have to tell them how to find you. The easiest way to do this would be to simply give them your address.  From there they can navigate directly to your home.

Similarly, a domain is your website's address.  It’s how visitors will find their way to your website. Selecting your domain is an important step, as not only will it affect how easily your customers find you, but it can also help improve SEO for your brand.

Additionally, once[...]

Starting a Business | 42 min read

Best eCommerce Platform for Startups, What Every Online Store Needs

If you're getting ready to launch a startup, you're probably experiencing a great many things. A huge rush of excitement, anticipation, and probably some stress and uncertainty. After all, 80% of small businesses fail, and the initial steps you take pre- and post-launch are crucial to your long-term success. All too often, making a mistake can lead to backtracking that most businesses just can't afford. Starting a business always involves tons of decision-making, and to make the best[...]

Starting a Business | 21 min read

How to Succeed in Online Business: The Best Tips from Women in eCommerce

It takes a lot to succeed in business — the drive to excel, the dream of entrepreneurship, and a great deal of trial and error. Research is invaluable, of course, including market research and a solid understanding of your ideal target customer. But nothing beats experience, and as every smart business owner knows, the learning process must never stop.

That's why, as part of our celebration of International Women's Day, 3dcart went straight to the experts. We asked women in eCommerce to[...]

Starting a Business | 8 min read

Best Business Incorporation Services to Register Your Business Name

For many entrepreneurs and prospective business owners, coming up with the name for your new venture can be comparatively simple and even enjoyable. It is true that this is not always the case, of course. Still, it is also true that “What business name should we use?” is one of the first questions that many people consider when starting a business. Sometimes, people even create a name first and proceed from there.

The emphasis that many place on this one aspect is not entirely without[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

How to Write a Privacy Policy for Your Online Store

Privacy is a primary concern for your customers and for legislators around the world, so your company's privacy policy cannot be an afterthought. It must reflect a sincere commitment to privacy and a desire to meet the highest legal standards.

So how do you get a privacy policy for your online store? Frankly, you probably have three options.

  • Hire an attorney to write a privacy policy for your business
  • Use a privacy policy generator
  • Write your own using examples

Starting a Business | 6 min read

5 Important Accounting Terms to Learn As a Small Business Owner

When running a business, accounting is an essential area you need to manage if you want to make it far.

Accounting and finances are often intimidating for new entrepreneurs. And poor mismanagement of them can seriously harm your business. This, combined with the fact that 90% of all startups fail, often discourages new business owners from even starting in the first place. 

But while it’s true that these areas can be hard to properly manage, this just goes to show how important they are.[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

Effective Tips to Increase Customer Loyalty

Once you find your target audience, what's the next step for your company? Maybe you're able to reach new customers with some consistency, but they never stay for the long haul.

Customers stick with your brand through both the highs and the lows are one of the most important relationships a company creates. We all want to present ourselves as worthy of having that dedicated group of customers.

So how does that happen? What are the best ways to engage your audience with your brand and keep[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

A Useful Guide to Making the Most of Your eBay Shop

People love spending their money. However, the way they do it has dramatically changed over the past years. More and more customers are opting for online shopping rather than hitting the high street.

Exclusive online sales and offers, a wider variety of products, the possibility to compare prices, the commodity of buying with a touch of a button at any time and from anywhere, plus avoiding the queues are only some of the reasons that explain the rise in e-commerce.

In addition to starting[...]

Starting a Business | 7 min read

The Best WooCommerce Alternative for a WordPress Website

WooCommerce is a free plugin for WordPress that currently stands as the most popular method for adding an online store to a WordPress website. However, popularity doesn't necessarily mean it's the best solution for you, even if your existing website is WordPress-based.

This article will help you understand WooCommerce well enough to decide if you want to use an alternative. We will then discuss the benefits of using a WooCommerce alternative and the best WooCommerce alternative for your[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

7 tips for avoiding legal mistakes when starting your first business

There is no denying that starting a business is a challenging task, especially if you do it for the first time. After the creative process is done, every entrepreneur needs to assess the market, adjust the business concept to fit the market niche, hire the right staff and tackle legal issues that come together with establishing a company.

We looked at the most common issues that first-time entrepreneurs face when building their own company and we created a 7-step guide that will help you[...]

Starting a Business | 8 min read

What to do when starting a new business: 7 steps for the self-employed

So you’re thinking about starting your own business. Maybe you know exactly what it is you want to do, maybe you’re still toying with a few ideas.

Either way, we’ve put together a checklist to help you get things down on paper and work out what needs doing. From deciding your idea to working out the legal requirements, this article will give you the perfect grounding to go out and make things happen.

Starting a Business | 6 min read

5 Ways Ecommerce Businesses Can Benefit from Pop-up Stores

You’re seeing pop-up stores more and more as you stroll through the city. They’re a unique way for ecommerce businesses to reach out to customers who would never really see in person what the company is like. They’re a great way for both sides to build stronger relationships with each other, a gentle reminder that the company is run by people who do, in fact, care about their customers’ opinions.

In an effort to promote more personalized customer experiences, pop-up stores have become the[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

Do I need a Business License to Sell Online?

There are lots of questions an entrepreneur should ask during the process of starting a new business. A smart business owner will enter the game fully prepared, knowing exactly what their plan will be and what requirements they need to meet. Otherwise, the business owner could quickly run into fines, tax penalties, and other problems. Better to do it right the first time!

The question of whether you need a business license, and what kind, should be answered early in the process to ensure[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

5 Best Print-On-Demand T-shirt Dropshipping Services

Print-on-demand, t-shirt dropshipping services can be the engine that drives your online t-shirt company toward success. 

The t-shirt business represents a great opportunity for many entrepreneurs.

The market is huge. Worldwide, shoppers will purchase more than $1 trillion worth of t-shirts this year.

The t-shirt industry is also growing. By 2025, global, annual t-shirt sales may exceed $3 trillion, and according to some reports, t-shirt retailers can expect a compound annual growth rate[...]

Starting a Business | 11 min read

How to Start an Online T-shirt Business Today

The t-shirt industry is booming. According to some reports, t-shirt retailers can expect a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 11.5 percent through 2025. What's more, thanks to printing technologies, drop shipping, and easy-to-use ecommerce platforms,  it has never been simpler or faster to start an online t-shirt business.

So let's put t-shirt retailing in perspective. First, there is a lot of demand. The humble t-shirt is a staple of casual wear the world over. It's as likely to be[...]

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