3dcart version 4.12.1: A Few Small Surprises to Cap Off 2012
The results are in! 2012 was a record-breaking year for eCommerce and Cyber Monday was no different. Overall 2012 saw an increase in online holiday sales, with Thanksgiving increasing whopping 32% more than 2011 and Cyber Monday spending increasing 17%. So just how big was Cyber Monday?
MERCHANT CASE STUDY: ALLPARTS.COM
At 3dcart, we're always writing and sharing tips on how to effectively market your store, but sometimes the best way to learn is by example. In our new "Merchant Marketing Spotlights" blog series, we will be looking at fellow 3dcart merchants that successfully leveraging social media, and content marketing to grow their brand and land more sales.
If you have hundreds or thousands of SKUs to manage throughout the peak ecommerce season, then you’re most likely to understand how painful and stressful managing your inventory can be.
I bet you have tons of inventory, hundreds of customers, and inefficient methods like Excel for keeping track of all your supplies.
Happy Cyber Monday! Since its inception in 2005, Cyber Monday has been online retailers favorite and craziest day of the year. Experts predict that consumers will spend more online today than any other day of the year - an expected $1.42 Billion. As the below infographic shows, consumers are going to be scouring social media to find the best deals which means merchants need to leverage their social communities to share their virtual-door-buster deals. Here are some last minute Cyber Monday[...]
eCommerce Marketing | 4 min read
Our friends at ShipStation have created a useful guide for remembering all of the important holiday shipping dates coming up in the next couple months. Their infographic reminds merchants that FedEx, UPS, and USPS all have some special closures and rules for shipping over the next few weeks and even provides a super useful “ship by” calendar so that you can get all your packages get to customers on time.
Many online retailers know that Facebook pages are important for building brand awareness and customer loyalty. They also help to engage your customers and provide real-time feedback on what they like and want more of from your brand.
Fraud cost merchants more than $102 billion in 2011. It was the third year in a row with more than 300,000 online fraud complaints filed -- a 3.4-percent increase. The adjusted dollar loss of internet fraud complaints last year was $485.3 million.
Join 3dcart & Bongo International Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT for our webinar: "Accept International Orders this Holiday Season! Eliminate the Challenges of International eCommerce"
Many online retailers know that the holidays are a major business season. If your business is affected by seasonal shifts, holiday shopping could be your biggest, most lucrative opportunity of the year. If you haven’t started planning for your holiday marketing campaigns already, it’s time to start now!
Don’t fall behind other online retailers that are getting ready to make the most of this holiday season. Here’s what you need to do to make sure you’re ahead of the pack.
The design of your store says a lot about your business, being the face of your online brand to the entire internet. If it’s clunky and hard to navigate, users will take that first impression and run with it forever, becoming entirely uninterested in what you have to offer. But, if your online store is beautifully designed and easy-to-use, that will leave a lasting impression on users for a very long time. So, we decided to showcase some of our favorite 3dcart store designs to exemplify what[...]
It's time for the 3dcart Halloween product show & tell! We're looking for the creepiest, scariest, & most-awesome Halloween products 3dcart merchants have for sale to be included in our Halloween round-up!
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[...]
Ever wonder how online retailers get their product images looking perfect? You don't need to invest hundreds of dollars in a digital camera and you do not need to have any photography experience to take professional photographs of your products.
One of the biggest mistakes we see for those just starting out with an online store, is having poor product images. Amy has posted a great tutorial that takes only a few minutes, and costs less than $5.00 and will have your products looking like[...]