Jimmy Rodriguez

Jimmy Rodriguez
COO & Co-founder @ 3dcart. focused on helping internet retailers succeed online by developing strategies, actionable plans and customer experiences that grow and improve performance.

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Online Tools | 6 min read

The Ultimate Guide for Taking a Website Screenshot on Your Mac

Taking a screenshot on your Mac should be simple. And, in all reality, it is. But, even those who regularly use screenshots in their work may not realize all of the different ways you can grab shots from websites on your Mac. And, of course, those who are new to Macs need a quick course in how to get started so that they can easily capture information and images.

Before we dive into how to take a website screenshot on your Mac, you need to know if you’re using a Mac “Pre-Mojave” or[...]

SEO | 6 min read

Why Content Is Such an Important Investment for Small Businesses

Ask anyone in the digital marketing industry what you need to do to grow your business online and they’ll give you one piece of advice — invest in content.

Sure, you could throw money at ads or hire a famous influencer to do one or two Instagram posts about you, but you’ll probably see a year’s ad budget dry up pretty quickly (and not have a lot of growth to show for it).

A more sensible, cheaper approach might just be to make content the focus of your strategy.

Starting a Business | 11 min read

The 10 Best HR Management Software for Online Businesses

When it comes to human resources (HR), few things can make life simpler than the right software. From recruiting to hiring, and then evaluating and tracking performance, HR software allows teams to function better. That means less back and forth and fewer unnecessary emails to remind everyone of what’s going on. Additionally, great HR software ensures that other aspects of business operations are streamlined, including payroll, benefits, time tracking, etc.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

Build a Free Shop for Your Business in Shift4Shop

When you think of starting a new online business or making the transition to eCommerce, costs and fees may float around in your head. How much will you need to spend on building and hosting your online store? What extra fees will you need to account for?

At Shift4Shop, we want to ease those worries by providing you with a free eCommerce solution – no strings attached. We’ve worked to make eCommerce affordable so that any-sized business can take advantage of our platform.

Social Media | 8 min read

Social Media Marketing & The Value in Nurturing Social Media Followers

While every business has its own unique way of marketing depending on its niche and method, today it’s almost impossible to not do some sort of marketing via social media. Not only do the biggest social media platforms (like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram) have a huge reach, but they make it easy for businesses to sort through accounts and find their exact right customers based on interests, stages in life, location, buying habits, etc.

To make social media even more attractive[...]

Starting a Business | 8 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Own Online Clothing Line

There is no better time than right now to start your own clothing line online. Not only are there more resources than ever to get you started in the right direction, but there are also endless ways to market your clothing line, which means it’s easier than ever to find your customers and put your products in front of them.

Of course, no matter how simple it might be to start your own clothing business online, there’s still plenty of work to be done. While anyone can have a good idea for a[...]

Online Tools | 7 min read

The 10 Best RingCentral Alternatives for Online Businesses in 2021

Communication is everything when it comes to business. Not only will you lose sales if you can’t communicate with potential customers in a timely manner, but you also run the risk of earning negative reviews if you can’t answer your current customers’ questions as soon as possible. And because communication is so essential, making sure that you have a reliable way to communicate with customers is critical to your success.

The better you’re able to communicate with your customers, the better[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 10 min read

The 15 Best Lead Generation Tools for Your Business

Leads are invaluable for businesses, no matter how big or small that business is. Leads are what allow you to grow, generate revenue, and give you vision for scaling down the road. While some leads are definitely better than others, all leads matter. Of course, if you could handpick your leads personally, there are definitely some qualities you would look for, including people who are actually looking for your specific product or service, and those who have been referred to you by your most[...]

Web Design | 8 min read

The 8 Best Website Builders for Small Businesses

Every business, no matter how small, needs a website. Even businesses that rely primarily on word-of-mouth marketing and local advertising require an online space of their own these days. Not only can a website provide important information your customers need, but they boost credibility. And, when done properly, websites can dramatically boost revenue for small businesses, attracting new customers hunting online for their services and goods.

Online Tools | 9 min read

How to Optimize Your Remote Working Setup

Many of us now find ourselves more than seven months into our remote working adventure. The coronavirus pandemic continues to be the pressure issue in society, and people everywhere are still adjusting to the "new normal" of working life.

As we head into the winter months, many countries around the world find themselves facing the prospect of greater lockdown restrictions.

However, some of us have yet to master the art of working from home.

Online Tools | 7 min read

How to Choose a Secure Username & the Best Username Generators Online

Usernames have become necessary, and even critical, in today’s digital world. Not only do usernames give you a unique identity online, but they create a level of security and confidentiality. And, in some cases, usernames actually become brands, as in the case of the hundreds of thousands of influencers found on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and more.

Regardless of why you need to create a username, whether for digital access to online banking or for a social media network, making sure you do[...]

Online Tools | 6 min read

The 7 Best BuzzSumo Alternatives for Content Research

Content marketing isn’t just part of a smart marketing plan; it’s a marketing plan in and of itself. Not only can content generate customers and grow your brand’s visibility, but it’s one of the most effective ways to boost SEO (search engine optimization), which, as any successful business knows, is critical in today’s digital world.

And at the top of the content marketing industry is a widely used tool called BuzzSumo. For a lot of content marketers, nothing can compete with BuzzSumo in[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 7 min read

The Best Affiliate Software for Referral Tracking

When it comes to successful online marketing, the best strategies always include some element of building trust with potential customers. With so few online shoppers ever having physically engaged with a product, trusting who they are buying from, and what exactly they’re buying, is critical.

This is exactly why so many companies have found so much success with affiliate marketing. Not only do affiliates help get your product out there, but they’re often a much more affordable option than[...]

eCommerce Features | 6 min read

Post-COVID In-Store eCommerce Trends: BOPIS, ROPIS, and BORIS

It's no secret that the global pandemic has dramatically changed the world. People are now more cautious about getting together, going to public places, and even shopping. When the pandemic started, the panic shopping that followed resulted in necessary items becoming a priority and non-essential items being almost completely forgotten.

Starting a Business | 8 min read

Starting Your Business with Print-On-Demand & The Top 3 POD Partners

Creating a website for an online business has never been easier than it is right now. While there are plenty of ways to create a shop online in order to generate sales, one of the easiest methods is fueled by the power of print-on-demand services (or PODs).

Similar in ease to dropshipping but uniquely different, print-on-demand services allow businesses to create custom products without needing to ever invest money in inventory. And, because of the huge success so many POD stores are having[...]

SEO | 7 min read

Understanding the Importance of SERPs & How to Rank Higher

Search engine results pages, or SERPs, are so common in today’s digital world that most people don’t even think about them. For most internet users, they’re similar to a non-descriptive waiting room – a place you end up briefly while on your way to where you really want to go. But for businesses, SERPS are everything. Not only do they determine if people find your website, but they also dictate whether or not your competition is going to outperform you, this month and the month after that.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 13 min read

The Essential How-To Guide to Expedited Shipping for eCommerce Stores

Online shopping has changed the entire retail landscape for everyone, both retailers and consumers. Not only has online shopping demanded more of all retailers, especially those who never considered selling their products online previously, but it has also changed the way consumers think, altering the requirements that must be met in order to fulfill their expectations. One of the biggest changes in terms of consumer expectations is, of course, shipping.

eCommerce News | 7 min read

Best Tips for Year-End Tax Planning in 2020

Taxes are always stressful, and running a business just makes it more complicated. There are tons of potential worries, especially if you're a relatively new business owner.

The situation in 2020 didn't make it any easier. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a year unlike any other in our lifetimes. This led to new complications for businesses, as lockdowns made their survival uncertain. However, it also led to tax opportunities that can help businesses recover some of their losses.

In this[...]

Starting a Business | 10 min read

How to Build an Online Apparel Store (And Get Sales)

Online apparel stores are hotter than ever. Not only are they on trend with the ever-growing world of eCommerce, but the latest print-on-demand technology and business automation software tools make them even more appealing. Unlike years ago, where a successful online store meant a whole lot of work and money spent upfront, today’s online apparel stores are agile and self-sufficient, needing very little attention once they’re up and running.

SEO | 9 min read

Why Businesses Lose Traffic and Sales When Switching to Shopify

It's not easy to get website traffic. Both paid ads and organic search engine marketing need to be fully optimized. Search engine optimization is the more crucial of the two, with a much higher potential return on investment.

SEO takes a lot of work, and a significant amount of time, to see results. Whether you're sticking solely to SEO or using paid advertisement alongside it, once your business has arrived at a great strategy that starts pulling in the visitors, you want to keep it that[...]

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