Christianna Cannon

Christianna Cannon
Christianna Cannon is a content marketer at 3dcart, an all-in-one solution for building a successful online store. When she's not delving into the world of eCommerce, she writes fiction, volunteers for environmental causes, and blogs about video games.

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Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

3 Ways Shipping Can Boost Your Online Store's Conversion Rate

Everyone wants to make more sales. Conversion strategies for eCommerce are endless, but some of the best are easily overlooked. For instance, did you know the way you handle shipping can affect your conversion rate? In some ways it's obvious — a store with overpriced or slow shipping will most likely make fewer sales, but shipping isn't just a potential source of issues. In fact, shipping policies can boost your conversions as well. But how?

These 3 proven methods will help you automatically

eCommerce Features | 3 min read

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[...]

Customer Service | 3 min read

3 Ways Store Credits Can Enhance your Returns Process

Store credits are more than just a substitute for a cash refund. They're a powerful customer service tool that can open up new ways for you to process returns. The way you implement store credits as a customer service strategy should depend on what you sell and what your customer base is like, but if you've been thinking of store credits as a "weak" version of a refund, it's time to reevaluate what they can do for your business. In fact, store credits should be considered a vital component[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Does Shipping Cause Cart Abandonment?

Shopping cart abandonment is one of the biggest challenges for an online retailer to overcome. Almost 70% of all online shopping carts are abandoned — the customer places items in their cart, but never completes the order. There are tons of reasons a customer might abandon their cart, but one particular factor stands out above the others: shipping!

eCommerce Features | 3 min read

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[...]

Hurricane's Potential Impact on 3dcart

During hurricane season, many storms cross the Caribbean, that requires us to keep close watch on its possible impact to South Florida and 3dcart's offices. With this in mind, we want to ensure all our users that our team is prepared for this situations and even in the case we're affected by a storm, our service wouldn't be interrupted. 

Social Media | 1 min read

Power your Social Media Marketing with Facebook Dynamic Ads

Anyone into internet advertising has come across conflicting information about the effectiveness of Facebook ads. The great news for marketers everywhere is that Facebook advertising is alive and well, and has vastly improved in its targeting capabilities. Plus, the highly-anticipated 3dcart Version 8 release has a built-in integration for the powerful Facebook Dynamic Ads.

SEO | 7 min read

What Makes the Best eCommerce Platform for SEO?

SEO is such an important factor in online marketing today that good SEO features are an absolutely crucial part of any website. When building an online store, you need to be sure that your eCommerce platform supports all the features that will let you implement SEO best practices.

But what makes an eCommerce platform great for SEO? We reached out to several SEO professionals for their input.

Customer Service | 3 min read

How to Write Product Information to Minimize Returns to your Online Store

Put yourself in the following scenario: you're shopping online for a new shirt. You find one you really like, and check the product information. It doesn't say much, but you know your size and the pictures look good, so you go ahead and order. A few days later, your new shirt arrives and you remove it from the packaging to try it on. It's a little larger than you expected, but maybe it will shrink in the wash. Actually, it doesn't seem to be cotton— it's a little itchy. What blend of fabrics[...]

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

New with Version 8: 3dcart Integrates with Houzz

You may have heard of Houzz, a platform and community for homeowners, home remodeling, and design. Founded as a means of bringing homeowners and professionals together, Houzz is also a successful platform for merchants selling home décor, furniture, supplies, and more— everything needed for a home.

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

Give Your Customers on iOS a One-Touch Checkout with Apple Pay

We at 3dcart are very pleased to announce that in Version 8 we have added Apple Pay to our ever-growing list of integrated payment processors. Now, 3dcart merchants and their customers alike can benefit from the convenience of a safe, secure, one-touch checkout process.

SEO | 7 min read

Biggest SEO Challenges faced by eCommerce Retailers

Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important parts of eCommerce, but also presents significant challenges.

Any business owner knows they're going to encounter problems and obstacles along their journey to success, but thankfully we can look to the strategies that prosperous businesses have in place. This is true for all aspects of eCommerce, including SEO.

In this article, we'll hear from some successful eCommerce merchants about the specific challenges they've faced in the realm[...]

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

New with Version 8: 3dcart Integrates with Australian zipPay

3dcart is always on the lookout to expand its growing list of over 100 integrated payment processors, and as part of our exciting Version 8 upgrade we've added several new integrations including zipPay, a very popular payment gateway based in Australia.

eCommerce Features | 2 min read

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!

eCommerce Features | 2 min read

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[...]

eCommerce Features | 1 min read

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.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 4 min read

PackageBee Review

3dcart is currently partnered with over 200 eCommerce companies, and we're constantly on the lookout for outstanding partners that can bring innovative solutions and services to our customers.

Web Design | 14 min read

3dcart's Core Templating Engine is the Ultimate in eCommerce Web Design

 

Starting an online business is much easier than it used to be, but web design for your eCommerce store can still be challenging. It's possible to be both a business owner and a developer with design skills, but even then, your valuable time is better spent running and growing your business. That's why eCommerce website templates are available for a variety of platforms so you can build a great website without specialized knowledge. But let's be clear: not all eCommerce templates are of[...]

3dcart News | 1 min read

Have questions about eCommerce? Introducing 3dcart Answers!

Have you ever had a specific eCommerce question and had trouble locating an answer because of the sheer amount of available information? Are you finding FAQs that don't quite cover exactly what you want to know? Or, maybe you've wanted to ask a question and open the floor to receive a wide range of responses. Asking questions and exchanging information is a huge help on every topic, and eCommerce is certainly a topic that requires a lot of knowledge!

Conversion Optimization | 2 min read

Conversion-driving feed optimization tips for Google Shopping

Today, e-retailers cannot exclude listing their products on Google Shopping. While visiting a store is still an activity most shoppers enjoy, online search is widely used to narrow down shopping choices for busy people.

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