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Starting a Business | 10 min read

Why all websites need a privacy policy and how to create one

Privacy policy. The term conjures up images of grayed-out, minuscule links at the bottom of web-pages. Though often ignored, this legal document is easily one of the most important texts on a website.

Together with Terms of Service documents, acquiring user consent and Cookie Policy/Cookie Law, it's a key component of what should be a 360° approach to making your e-commerce website compliant to both national and international regulations.

With this in mind, iubenda and 3dcart are hosting a[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

8 Vital Things to Know Before You Sell on Amazon

Sales on Amazon add up to almost half of all online retail sales, and that number is likely to continue to grow. For a large proportion of online shoppers, it's clear that Amazon is the first stop they make when they want to buy something.

If you're an eCommerce merchant already or if you're looking into getting started selling online, you're probably considering listing your products on Amazon.

Selling on this overwhelmingly popular marketplace can work out very well, but there are some key[...]

Starting a Business | 3 min read

Selling on eBay: The Pros and Cons

For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of making an online purchase is eBay. Founded in 1995, eBay has become a major online marketplace for buyers and sellers in many countries all over the world. Every day, millions of people visit eBay to bid on auctions, make purchases, or sell their products and services.

As an eCommerce merchant, you have a very good reason to learn the ins and outs of eBay beyond the basics. Expanding your business into eBay sales can be a[...]

Starting a Business | 14 min read

The Cost of Building an Online Store

"How much does it cost to set up an online store?"

This is one of the most commonly-asked questions when anyone is starting a new business venture, and for good reason: it's one of the smartest questions you can ask.

Your budget affects the majority of your business decisions, and laying out your costs as thoroughly as possible is a vital part of your planning. The same holds true for building an online store, and a lot of factors are going to come into play.

This article will help you [...]

Starting a Business | 15 min read

How to Buy the Right Domain for Your Online Store

Choosing a domain name when creating an eCommerce website is one of the most important business decisions you can make. As the URL (web address) your customers type into the address bar of their browser, your domain name affects your branding, visibility, search rankings, and more. What with all the competition out there, you need to be memorable, and your domain name can do a lot to help or hinder that.

A bad domain name can make your site hard to find and impossible for customers to[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

How to Transition from eBay to Your Own Online Store

So, you've decided it's time to expand beyond eBay sales and build your own online store.

This is a great idea — your eCommerce website will serve as your unique presence on the internet, which opens up tons of new ways to establish your brand and enter the public consciousness.

Having your own online store provides you with several business advantages. And we'll cover them in this article.

Starting a Business | 3 min read

7 steps to opening a successful dropshipping store

Have you considered starting an online business by dropshipping products directly from the distributor? Either if you're planning to do this as your first venture selling online, or you have an established e-commerce website looking to expand, these steps can help you determine if the dropshipping model will work for you.

Like any facet of ecommerce, dropshipping done right can be a highly successful business model. But to do it right, you’ll need to create a foundation for a successful and[...]

Starting a Business | 0 min read

7 Steps to Start Selling Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Making the decision to build and online store to start selling your products online is the first step towards starting a successful internet business.  

But the tasks that follow this decision might seem overwhelming. And for this reason, our team has compiled the basic 7 steps any retailer should follow to start selling online in this great infographic.

Follow these steps, plus the tips and ideas to help you start selling online, market and grow your new ecommerce businesses.

Starting a Business | 4 min read

Building an online store starts with great product photos

One of the most important things you need to consider when building your online store is product photos.

Product images tell your customers whether or not your item is what they want to purchase, and poor photograpy might be the cause of cart abandonment and lost sales. 

Taking high quality pictures may seem like something you need to hire a professional for, but you can often get great looking pictures on your own by following thse simple hints and tips.

Starting a Business | 3 min read

No products? No problem: Dropshipping ecommerce as a business model

One of the biggest barriers to starting an online store is the startup cost.

Like any business, ecommerce is a big investment. On the frontend, it costs money to set up your online store. But the meat and potatoes of your online store is where it can really get dicey. After all, you need a product to sell, and you need inventory of that product.

To sell a product, many online stores invest heavily in creating or stocking that product. But what if we told you there was a way to start an[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

6 Key Mistakes to avoid when building a new online store

Building an online store can be exciting and scary all at the same time. It’s exciting because you’re getting your product out there for the world to see, but it can be scary because you may worry over whether your store will attract visitors. Implementing your store means that the planning and envisioning portion of building your business is done, and that means it’s time to see how the world will view your store. The best way to ensure a successful virtual grand opening is to avoid these[...]

Starting a Business | 3 min read

5 Steps to Building a Successful Online Store

Years of eighty hour weeks, lots of sleepless nights and too many family “stay-cations” have paid off. Your retail business has developed a loyal clientele and a reputation for great service and fair dealing. Is it time for you to open an online store?

The growth in e-commerce is certain to continue. The National Retail Federation projects that within five years e-commerce will make up almost 20% of all retail sales, and many feel this estimate is too low. Competition from online sales is[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

How to Sell Online

Whether you find yourself realizing that it's time to launch an online store or to add an ecommerce website to your current business, the goal is the same, to start selling online.

If you already have products to sell, you might be considering selling on Etsy, eBay, Amazon, or any other online selling marketplace.

But how about starting up your own store? It's possible once you know the steps, and you'll have the benefits of keeping full control over your online brand. Plus, you won't be[...]

Starting a Business | 2 min read

The advantages of selling vape online

The vape industry is booming as more and more smokers are drawn to vaping as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. It's a great time to enter the market, and vape as a product has a marketing advantage that cigarettes can't really touch: customization!

Starting a Business | 7 min read

How to Create Your Own Web Store in 9 Steps

Did you know that 25% of US consumers shop online at least once a month? Online shopping has grown exceptionally and has become especially profitable for small businesses. However, how do you start an online business?

Starting a Business | 3 min read

3 Ways to Reduce Costs for Your Online Business

In an incredibly competitive e-commerce market, many online businesses selling online place tunnel-focus on sales revenue, while overlooking an aspect just as important: reducing costs.

Here are three easy and often over-looked routes to reduce costs for your online business.

Starting a Business | 4 min read

How to Create a Members Only Site

Have you ever wanted to create a site with specific areas for members only? Thanks to the features in 3dcart, you can customize your site to have a Members Only section. In the following article, we will discuss how to set the cart up in this way and why each feature or step is necessary.

Starting a Business | 2 min read

7 Tips for Building a Strong Culture of Appreciation

Starting a Business | 2 min read

10 Exciting Ways Small Businesses Can Show Employee Appreciation

Though the realization of a business is a byproduct of the drive and inspiration of its founder, success can only be achieved through the acquisition of hard-working, loyal employees. Dedicated employees are the driving force behind any business’s prosperity and fame, fueling the fire that allows big bosses to reap big rewards.

Starting a Business | 2 min read

3dcart Celebrates Small Business Appreciation Month

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