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eCommerce News | 2 min read

I've Heard I Could "Sell More"...

Sometimes companies create broad, and often arbitrary, marketing messages to pry new business from their competitors. As a 3dcart user, you have probably seen it: ecommerce software and shopping cart platforms boasting that their merchants “sell more” or that they’re "the best shopping cart” around. Some are cautious about their claims while others outright promise that you will sell more. But what measures are shopping cart software companies using to determine how their platform boosts[...]

SEO | 2 min read

Why Make the Switch to Google Universal Analytics?

Google Universal Analytics is an updated version of Google Analytics that promises more features and better insights for your business.

Here are some of the benefits of Google Universal Analytics:

Universal Analytics can collect data from mobile apps and other devices such as gaming consoles and even kiosks! With Google Universal Analytics, you will be able to track all metrics from your website and your mobile application in one account. The Universal Analytics cookie is able to identify[...]

eCommerce News | 1 min read

The Bright Future of eCommerce

If you’re thinking about what is next for your business, consider going online. eCommerce rose 12% in the first quarter of 2014 and is projected to surpass $150 billion by 2018. But don’t think going online means you have to sacrifice your physical store location (s). Your new online business should be a complementary extension of your existing brand. So what are the benefits of your new online venture?

eCommerce News | 2 min read

Net Neutrality - What Is It? Why Should I Care?

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you couldn't actually access everything available on the web? What if some time in the future, you'll have to pay a certain fee in order to use Facebook or how would it make you feel if your Internet Provider told you that you're website was too busy, and in order to allow customers to continue to access your website, it was time to PAY UP? 

eCommerce News | 1 min read

Going Mobile - Jumping On the Mobile Bandwagon

It’s almost halfway through 2014 and if your online store isn't mobile accessible, you’re missing out on some serious sales potential. Ecommerce trends predict mobile sales, which increased by double-digit % over the last few years, to skyrocket online businesses into the black. Mobile shopping customers gravitate towards easy -to-find stores and stores that make mobile purchasing easy. Let’s get your online store on the highly profitable mobile bandwagon.

Shift4Shop News | 0 min read

The 3dcart Support Team - Working For You

Our support team works hard for you day in and day out.  Our Fort Lauderdale, FL based technical support team wanted to take a few minutes out of their day to say hello.  This is their video...

Apps & Integrations | 2 min read

How to Boost Your Online Audience and Increase Store Sales

Racking your brain for more ideas on how to grow your online business? Marketing your products and services on the Internet may seem like hard work, but it can be a breeze when you have the right tools.

Here’s a great way to fast-forward your success... by enjoying a marketing boost from BoostSuite, one of the 3dcart apps we're offering our merchants.

Success Stories | 5 min read

How Can a Gift Registry Help Your Online Store Sell More

Any gift giver seeks a present that would make the recipient glow with happiness and gratitude. However, this isn’t always guaranteed--- unless he or she is able to guess what the other person wants or needs.

With an online gift registry, it's easier to seal the deal. It's like a wish list that party guests, family members, and friends can easily access when buying presents for a wedding, birthday celebration, graduation event, and more.

Different 3dcart merchants have been expressing their[...]

Social Media | 2 min read

Google Authorship: What Is It? How Does It Work?

Would you like to be recognized online as a credible author? Perhaps you're also wondering why there are some articles that show up on search results with photos of the authors. Well, this is one of the perks of Google Authorship. It makes people believe more that you are an authority figure and that your website is legit and relevant.

Email Marketing | 3 min read

The ABC’s of Personalization in Email

Think of personalization in terms of the ABC impact:

All your customers

Because they want you to know and engage them

Customer happiness will cause conversion to increase (and your topline revenue)

Let’s break it down:

SEO | 2 min read

What is the New Google Universal Analytics?

Still a bit fresh out of its beta launch, the new Google Universal Analytics is no doubt making waves across the vast terrains of eCommerce. After all, it's the latest offering of Google for business owners who intend to monitor the progress of their websites and apps as well as track the activities of targeted web users across various platforms.

So what is it?

Google Universal Analytics is the upgraded version of Google Analytics. It's a valuable tool in gathering useful data for your[...]

Shift4Shop News | 1 min read

3dcart University Teaches Important Lessons in eCommerce

This month in 3dcart University we focus on designing the highest quality homepages, building your visual and blog site content, and how to handle a myriad of settings on your website. In marketing, we discuss exploiting the latest available tool in your e-marketing toolkit without alienating the customers you most desire.

Our designers go by-the-numbers with a series of articles to keep you thinking about customer retention and site content.

eCommerce Features | 3 min read

Google Universal Analytics Integration with 3dcart

Looking over the process of upgrading to the new Google Universal Analytics might give you the idea that it's complicated. It's not. At 3dcart we've proactively set out to make Google Universal Analytics integration as simple as possible for you using your Online Store Manager.

But before we get to the how, let's discuss the why -- as in, why upgrade to Universal Analytics?

Google expects that Universal will improve Analytics' data processing, its collection methods and give its analysis[...]

Starting a Business | 2 min read

Opening Your Webstore Store for Business: 5 Steps to Get Launched

After all the hard work that went into designing your website, coming up with stunning photos and descriptions for your products, and all that e-commerce jazz, you're finally ready to get launched!

So how do you go about opening your store for business?

Follow these 5 steps to have an unforgettable online store opening:

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

What You May Not Have Considered About International Shipping

International eCommerce has been a steadily growing portion of retail, even throughout the global economic downturn. Economic figures have stated that international eCommerce surpassed $1 trillion in 2012. For this reason, many U.S. Retailers are considering international expansion.

U.S. eCommerce retailers who aren’t currently shipping internationally should consider taking international orders. The growth rate for international e-Commerce exceeds domestic growth figures exponentially. U.S.[...]

Apps & Integrations | 2 min read

Product Warranty Program: Top 4 Benefits Every Merchant Will Love

Online merchants are constantly on the lookout for different ways to keep customers hooked and happy. With the mounting competition all around you, it's a total no-no to stay static without innovating and offering something new, something fun, and something incredible every now and then.

What's one common cause for complaint and dissatisfaction among customers?

eCommerce Marketing | 5 min read

3dcart Version 6.2 Search Engine Optimization Features

We want  to see you succeed as an online business because, the way we see it, your success means our success. That's why we make sure you have the latest in SEO capabilities available in your online store. Our SEO tools turn complex optimization functionalities into user-friendly, easy-to-use options.

Today, we're happy to announce 3dcart Version 6.2, our latest, most advanced 3dcart version yet -- and it's full of new and improved SEO features...

Web Design | 3 min read

Responsive Design — What Is It?

Picture this: A potential customer types in your URL on his iPad and is greeted by a jumbled layout of images and text boxes with missing buttons to click on. Do you think he'll likely stick around to further explore your online store? It's more probable that he'll look for another store that appears more attractive and organized and will allow him to navigate easily.

This is often the case when your website doesn't have a responsive design. The downside is that you might actually be losing[...]

Web Design | 2 min read

Why Proper Item Categorization Matters...

Bryan Falla from 3dcart's Marketing Team explains why it is impossible to overstate the importance of proper categorization in e-commerce. You may have the greatest widget on the market today, but if customers search your site they can’t find widgets in a way that makes sense to them, or if they run a Google search on widgets and your company isn’t in the first few SERPS rankings (Search Engine Results Pages), no one may ever know.

Simply put by ZOG Digital’s Jason Squardo, "The better the[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

Connect Your 3dcart Store to Canada Post and Get $100 in Shipping

Shipping is key to running a successful online store. Customers expect a seamless end-to-end online shopping experience and you need efficient and automated tools to fulfill orders.

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