“Sharing is caring.” – Your Kindergarten Teacher
Believe the hype: social has a hold on business. Both online and in-person businesses everywhere have jumped headfirst into social media. Online merchants are among those businesses that have found immediate results within the world of social commerce. Social sign-in, Facebook stores and Pinterest wish lists are among the many places where retail resonates with social media users.
Apps & Integrations | 1 min read
Endicia Label Server Integration
New Built-in USPS Shipping Labels Printing with DYMO Endicia Integration
Facebook now has a billion active monthly users, creating a giant opportunity for online merchants. Now online stores using 3dcart can use this opportunity to their advantage with “Share Your Purchase,” a new feature available to all 16,000 3dcart merchants with the software’s Facebook Connect add-on.
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Title tags are a very important part of on-page search engine optimization, so it's crucial to use them properly. They also come into play in helping search engine users decide to click on the link to your site rather than another. Badly-formatted title tags can harm your search rankings and make your links less appealing even when they do appear on Google's first page, so it's important to get them right.
Good title tags, however, can make a huge positive difference. They can raise your[...]
Starting an eCommerce brand may seem like a good (or even easy) idea. However, you’ll quickly realize that it can get complicated – especially in terms of getting customers through your virtual door. Finding your audience is an ongoing process and, unfortunately, at the beginning it can be painfully slow. Thankfully, there are ways to boost your brand’s visibility – and not all of them cost a ton of money. In the case of LinkedIn, promoting your brand doesn’t have to cost any money.
Digital products aren’t just a way to make money online; they're one of the fastest growing, most consumed types of products available around the world. Available in nearly every industry and with endless amounts of options for monetization, digital products are one of the most effective and simple ways to generate constant cash flow for your business. In fact, digital products have become so popular many businesses exist solely from selling these intangible products — they’re no longer just[...]
Social Media | 5 min read
How to Promote Daily Deals in Social Media
By now, you’ve probably heard of the recent success of group coupon websites like Groupon and Living Social. The average Groupon has earned $8750 in revenue from roughly 350 sales. The average Groupon discount is roughly 56%, providing businesses with a convenient way to market and attract local customers by reaching out to them online.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to the smash success of a website like Groupon is its mass support in social media. Today, customers are looking for daily[...]
Have you ever worried about your website going down? Whether you run an online store or manage a blog, a downed site can mean lost traffic and business. While infrequent and short site outages are normal, some sites can go down for a much more malicious reason – a DDoS attack.
If you’ve ever been the target of a DDoS attack, or have witnessed one for yourself, you know exactly how debilitating it can be. But, what exactly is a DDoS attack, and how can you protect your website from it?
Social Media | 7 min read
The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Advertising
While most people tend to assume that the ads they see on Facebook don’t work, the reality is that, for many online businesses, they do. And not only do they just “work,” but they can be highly effective, making Facebook one of the top places businesses and brands go in order to generate leads and find new customers.
Want to increase visitors to your online store and make more sales without spending a penny extra on advertising?
Encouraging customer reviews is the way to do it.
Shipping & Fulfillment | 7 min read
How to Offer Free Shipping
As online consumers, we’ve all seen free shipping offers from our favorite stores and brands. And, while we love these offers as consumers, as business owners it’s hard to imagine being able to offer shipping for free.
SEO | 6 min read
eCommerce Keyword Research: How to Do It Right
I am your ideal customer. I want exactly what you are selling. I only have to find you. If only Google made it that simple, right? Unfortunately, Google is needy. It needs you to make a search engine's job easy. You have to make it totally clear to Google that your page offers the information the user seeks, which means making your ecommerce site SEO-friendly.
You don't have to be a coffee drinker to appreciate the marketing strategies that grew Starbucks into a multibillion-dollar company since its founding in 1971. Once a small coffeehouse in Seattle, Washington, Starbucks now has over 27,600 locations all over the world, spanning 6 continents. It's a classic success story of a small business growing into a global household name, and represents the ambitions of millions of entrepreneurs everywhere.
Preparing for Cyber Monday’s Online Sales - 4 Ecommerce Tips for Merchants
Since its introduction in 2005, Cyber Monday has become the biggest day for online sales. Immediately following Black Friday, consumers are in “shopping mode” and want to continue purchasing any goods that couldn’t be acquired during Black Friday sales. Online shopping during Cyber Monday helps fill this need to complete their yearly holiday purchasing.
So, with millions being spent online during Cyber Monday, online[...]
Web Design | 7 min read
How to Customize Your 3dcart Store's Theme
Arguably one of the most important aspects of a website is its design. The look of your eCommerce website is often the first, and most lasting, impression that’s left on potential customers. Good web design can establish trust in the customer, and make the shopping experience user friendly — especially if it’s responsive and easy to navigate.
One of the most important considerations when choosing an eCommerce platform is the type of support that will be available to you. As a business owner, you're sure to have a lot on your plate, so quick access to useful help and resources can make all the difference. 3dcart maintains a robust technical support and customer service system that provides several methods for you to get the answers to your questions and report any emerging issues.
We've made support options available for all types of[...]
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