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Navigating the Shopify Checkout Limitations That Kill Conversions

In 2019, the average eCommerce abandonment rate was almost 85%.

The shoppers who reach your store's checkout page are likely highly qualified visitors—they have engaged with your brand and have decided to make a purchase. So, why are so many of them abandoning their carts?

The checkout stage of the purchasing funnel can and does have a huge impact on your conversion rate. 

If you're selling on Shopify, you've probably noticed that its checkout has some significant limitations. To customize[...]

eCommerce News | 21 min read

3dcart Version 10 Upgrades Online Stores with New & Improved Features

It can be tough to stay ahead in eCommerce. Competition is fierce, and other businesses in your niche certainly aren't resting easy. If you want to succeed, you need to stay on top of new trends and technology that can help your business thrive. If you don't, someone else will!

Our mission at 3dcart is to help your business stay on the cutting edge of eCommerce. That's why we frequently upgrade our software with new features and integrations, so you'll always have the latest tools. We also[...]

eCommerce Features | 7 min read

How to Start an Online Marketplace without Spending a Year on Development

Marketplaces have conquered online retail long ago. In 2019, sales through online marketplaces went beyond $2 trillion — it’s 52% of the global retail market. It’s no surprise at all: in the United States, 59% of shoppers start searching products on Amazon avoiding Google.

Starting a Business | 6 min read

The 3 Best Digital Online Job Ideas to Work from Home and Make Money

Whether you’re looking for a way out of the 9-to-5 grind, trying to get back on your feet, or are just looking for a new adventure, more and more people are realizing both the potential and practicality of working from home.

Not only does today’s digital world better support work-from-home options, but the current state we’re finding ourselves in throughout 2020 is making working from home an increasingly valid, if not the best possible, option for a huge percentage of workers.

Fraud Prevention | 10 min read

6 Types of Buyer Scams on Amazon

Scams on Amazon have been around since the dawn of time and a more ingenious loophole is discovered every day. As an Amazon seller, you have to protect your business from the different types of swindles that surge from day to day. Especially from buyer scams since they can take up a big chunk of your time, peace of mind, and money.

Counterfeit seller accounts are commonplace on Amazon and it seems they will continue to be every seller’s nightmare for years to come. On top of this, Amazon[...]

Web Design | 6 min read

Why You Need A Custom Web Design to Grow Your Business

Has the lack of profit you are making on your online business left you scratching your head? Time to get a custom web design to help expand your business.

Growing your online presence is a top priority if you want to maximize your profit. In today's world, people spend more time peering into their phones and computers than on the outside world. If you're going to make more profit, you need a solid foundation for your business online.

eCommerce Marketing | 15 min read

7 Inbound Marketing Strategies to Start Using Today

If you’re an ecommerce store owner, implementing inbound marketing strategies is essential. Grabbing prospective customers’ attention and enticing them to come to you is the most effective form of marketing.

SEO | 8 min read

Vape Store SEO – What It Is and Why You Need It

Vaping is becoming increasingly popular globally and with good reasons. The number of vapers has skyrocketed to almost 55 million from 35 million in 2016. The vaping culture isn't coming to a halt any time soon.

The competition in the vaping industry is rapidly rising, and every vape store owner wants to be ahead of their rivals. This is why having an online presence is essential, especially if you lack the resources to keep a brick-and-mortar store up and running.

If you want to increase[...]

Digital Payments | 8 min read

7 Ways Real-Time Payment Systems Have Ramped Up eCommerce Businesses

Technological advancements have spiraled in the modern world, and businesses have shifted to digital forms of online payment. Website and mobile channels have dominated the scene and are the top options for accepting payments. That’s why these channels have gained a solid foothold in the eCommerce world.

Starting a Business | 5 min read

The Importance of Commercial Insurance for Ecommerce Businesses

Did you know that 40% of small businesses file an insurance claim in any given 10-year period? If that scares you, it should.

Commercial insurance for small businesses is essential. You don't want to get caught in an accident without any insurance coverage, especially considering that your small business may not have the funds to cover a catastrophe.

If you don't have small business insurance, it's time to change that. To learn more about why you need commercial insurance and how[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 8 min read

3 Ways to Reduce Your E-Commerce Shipping and Fulfillment Costs

Every e-commerce business—regardless of size, product category, or experience—shares a common challenge: shipping orders to customers. The key to thriving online is finding a way to get products into your customers’ hands quickly while keeping your transportation costs low.

eCommerce Features | 7 min read

Shopify Discounts: 5 Promotions Your Store Cannot Run in Shopify

There once was a time when opening a store meant starting a brick-and-mortar business — but not anymore. These days, being a store owner is as simple as creating a website. In this new age of technology, online shopping is the new normal.

Starting a Business | 10 min read

10 Project Management Tips to Help Grow Your eCommerce Business

Launching an eCommerce business is easier now more than ever. This is, in many parts, thanks to the prevalence of affordable eCommerce platforms, tools, and resources.

But as your online business grows, you will encounter a new set of challenges. One of those obstacles is scaling and making your eCommerce store grow.

Tips and Tricks for Cannabis Marketing

Cannabis has become an in-demand product in today's market, and the competition has become even stiffer. Cannabis is mostly used for both medicinal and recreational reasons. Users can consume cannabis in different forms, like smoking or as an edible.

Web Design | 7 min read

How Your eCommerce Website’s UX Impacts Conversions

You’ve spent hours perfecting the look and feel of your eCommerce shop. You’ve staged professional photos of your products. Everything is seemingly perfect and ready for launch. And yet, upon hanging the “open for business” sign, nothing seems to be happening — for days, weeks and yes, perhaps even months.

Could it be that the overall user experience (UX) just isn’t where it needs to be? Consumers are busy. They don’t want to waste time trying to hunt through your eCommerce shop, and they[...]

Social Media | 14 min read

How to Use Social Media for eCommerce Customer Support

Two years ago, I had ordered a t-shirt online. When I received it at my doorstep days later, I realized that it was the wrong size.

I tried calling the company on the phone. Nobody answered. I emailed them. Nobody replied. Then, I did what most frustrated customers do in such a situation – complained to them on Twitter. At that point, they finally responded to me and even solved my problem.

But this is not always the case with every eCommerce store.

Customer Service | 6 min read

The Importance of Having a Customer Retention Strategy

Keeping your competitive edge in this digital era takes careful planning and preparation to stay ahead. Consumers are continuously bombarded with advertisements and marketing schemes cleverly disguised to try and coerce them to leave their current company and choose a new option. 

Web Design | 10 min read

Easily Add Content Pages to Your Website

Selling online is complicated. You have a lot on your plate, and it's easy to fear that you've overlooked something. For one, you need customers to trust you, or else they'll turn away. This may have already been happening to you. In that case, you're probably wondering how to get customers to believe in your business.

It might just be that your website doesn't have enough content.

Your eCommerce website is not just an online store. Simply having product pages, categories, and a shopping[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 19 min read

Instagram Stories for eCommerce: 6 Best Ways to Generate More Sales

Back in 2010, when the first photo was posted on Instagram, it was difficult to predict the growing popularity of this platform. Today, its community has over one billion monthly active users and 90% of them follow at least one business in-app. What's more, 70% of Instagrammers use this platform for product discovery, so it has great sales potential for eCommerce businesses.

Doubtless, Instagram has evolved from a photo-sharing app to a powerful marketing tool and it is now one of the most[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 12 min read

Google Shopping Ads Strategy in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you take a look at the COVID-19 pandemic data, it is clear that more and more households are staying home and relying on eCommerce giants for meeting their daily requirements through online shopping. Right now, contactless deliveries are growing in number and with Google being at the front of the eCommerce sector, shopping and campaigns are experiencing a surge in performance.

Brands who are capitalizing on Google Shopping Ads are seeing unprecedented growth in their business. Search[...]

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