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Web Design | 2 min read

Tips for Building Perfect Product Pages

3dcart's Henry Suarez has put together this AWESOME instructional video to help you build the perfect eCommerce website.

3dcart's Image Gallery feature gives merchants the ability to easily add product images and improve users' sensory experience. This is important because in traditional retail stores, customers can touch and try products before purchasing. To compete with the tangible benefits of the traditional shopping experience, ecommerce sites must emulate this sensory experience. By[...]

Social Media | 2 min read

Build an Instagram for Your Business

Embracing social media is part of a strong online marketing plan. And if you think you can stop at Facebook and Twitter, think again! Instagram is used by over 150 million people and counting. Although Instagram is an entirely visual platform, small businesses can use it to build customer relationships and influence sales, it just takes a little bit of strategy.

Here are some tips for establishing a strong Instagram presence:

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

New In the App Store: Global Nimbus Translation

Did you ever want to expand into international markets?  Now's your chance.  Our new App Store partner Global Nimbus can help you operate internationally, and you'll never break a sweat.

Social Media | 7 min read

6 Ways to Build Your Subscribers on YouTube

Nobody can contest the ever-growing popularity of YouTube. It is not just the most popular video-sharing site by a landslide, but the second most visited website in the world (only behind Google, which owns it). Viral recordings, music videos, movie trailers, short documentaries, and clips of cute animals represent only a portion of the billions of hours of content on the site.

YouTube is the place to be for many web users, especially after the implementation of a system for monetizing videos.[...]

Shift4Shop News | 2 min read

Making Customer's Happy - It's What We Do

Chris Hellebuyck | Gamersoption.com

Apps & Integrations | 1 min read

New In the 3dcart App Store: Sales & Orders for Google Shopping

Social Media | 7 min read

12 Genius Ways to Use Pinterest as an eCommerce Seller

According to research, customers spend 20-40% more with companies that they have social media engagement with. And, in a lot of cases, the only reason consumers know about a brand is via social media, which is why maintaining a strong presence online is essential — vital if you’re an eCommerce seller with a digital business. Although most businesses tend to focus their attention (and money) on the big social media players (think Facebook and Instagram), there’s still good reason to leverage the[...]

Conversion Optimization | 6 min read

10 Jaw-Dropping Ways to Supercharge Your eCommerce Store for Success

The eCommerce marketplace is a large and ever-growing swath that sees thousands of new entrants each day. According to Statista.com, between the years 2002-2013, eCommerce sales ballooned from just $72 billion to a staggering $322 billion per year. They are estimated to increase exponentially in the short years that lie ahead, as mobile shopping truly takes force. Anyone with motivation, a computer, an internet connection and something to sell can hop on the eCommerce bandwagon and become a[...]

Social Media | 3 min read

Viral Marketing: 5 Video Ideas You Can Use for Ecommerce

Ask 80's parody powerhouse Weird Al Yankovic about the power of viral marketing. Weird Al is back with a new album, and to launch his new album, he created a viral marketing campaign featuring 8 videos in 8 days. Word Crimes, a parody of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, received over 9 million views on You Tube in approximately one week. Weird Al's new album is poised to potentially debut in the Number 1 position on Billboard's 200 Chart this Wednesday, July 23. So you may be asking, what does[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 3 min read

Top 5 Signs of a Great Shipping Partner for Your Business

When you're running an online business, it's certainly a MUST that you have an amazing shipping partner you can rely on. For some online stores, it's not only one but several different companies that take care of shipping their products to customers.

What can even be more taxing in the long run is when you've expanded to various sales channels online and you need to log in to different platforms to manage all the orders.

But what if you can actually integrate all these selling venues into just[...]

Web Design | 3 min read

5 Tips for the Perfect eCommerce Website Design

If you have an eCommerce website or are just getting started, you likely understand the value of your website. Since eCommerce is a branch of retail that is entirely online, your website is your digital storefront, your first impression with the customer. The physical state of your site will speak louder than any marketing trumpet can sound, so here are some great tips to keep things organized and efficient:

Apps & Integrations | 2 min read

Are You Into Automotive? Try 3dcart's eBay Motors Integration

3dcart’s integration with EBay Motors can create benefits and advantages for retail automotive clients. Whether it is for cars, trucks, motorcycles, parts, accessories, or other auto-related items, EBay Motors usually is a place where consumers browse, compare prices with other merchants, and most of all –shop. Hard to find, specialty items, accessories and custom parts and products in the realm of vehicles are usually listed on EBay. For these reasons, in a move projected to bring higher[...]

Shift4Shop News | 2 min read

Exciting and New Articles at 3dcart University

We’re excited about the changes we’re making at 3dcart University!

In our continuing effort to make your e-commerce experience as exciting and fun for you as it is for us, our new articles focus on details—on the specifics of how you have to think about your online store to be successful. When you have the momentum of a big-picture vision, you don’t want the little things to trip you up.

Success Stories | 2 min read

Client Spotlight: Meet Macramé Magic

Macramé Magic, a start-up small online business creates decorative, crafty and well-designed macramé plant hangers.  Their motto is “Keeping an Ancient Art Alive,” by designing their aesthetic, tightly-woven and highly functional plant hangers.  With 60 designs to choose from and 40 specialty designs, in different colors, materials and styles. One of the more intricate macramé plant hanger has upwards of 1000 knots in design.   After moving to 3dcart’s shopping cart from GoDaddy's Website Builder,[...]

Apps & Integrations | 2 min read

The Reseller's Weapon: What Makes eCommHub Topnotch eCommerce Software

In becoming an online retailer, you don't really need to manufacture or come up with your own products. There are plenty of eCommerce top sellers who actually just source their products from different wholesalers or vendors. Essentially, they fall under the category of "resellers".

If you currently do business with multiple vendors, you offer drop shipping, or you're currently in the fulfillment business, the inventory and operation can be quite tricky. Hence, 3dcart is offering its merchants[...]

eCommerce News | 2 min read

A Major Take-Away From IRCE Chicago 2014 - Mobile Commerce Matters

The IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) 10th annual event, held in Chicago is the biggest of its kind. Hosting hundreds of presenters who showcased all aspects of online retail, Ecommerce and merchant solutions, IRCE 2014 has provided the visitors with a glance of state of the art products in just about every field in the industry.  There were a number of threads and themes during the convention, especially the whirlwinds of change that mobile commerce has brought into play.

The[...]

Shift4Shop News | 0 min read

A Big Hello to Windy City Parrot

One thing is for certain at 3dcart, we love our customers!  Sometimes we get lucky enough to meet our clients, and we hope that someday we get to meet everyone.  Mike Morgan or Director of Customer Success finally had his life long dream come true at IRCE last month.  He finally got to meet Mitch from Windy City Parrot.  Can you see the excitement on Mike's face!  Sometimes dreams do come true!

Shift4Shop News | 0 min read

Happy Canada Day!

3dcart wishes each and every one of our Canadian friends a very happy Canada Day!  We wish the very best to our over 1000 Canadian merchants such as Robert King at heavyweights.ca and Jamie and Patrick at shopmasc.com to Canada Post and First Data Canada.  Happy Canada Day!

Customer Service | 3 min read

5 Benefits of Using Olark Live Chat on Your Online Store

Whether you participate in marketing forums or read authoritative websites on ecommerce, you'll  surely come across this same conclusion about live chat--- it can boost your business!

The great news for 3dcart merchants is that Olark Live Chat, a premium provider that's bound to do wonders for your online store, is being offered for a 14-day free trial.

What are the perks of using Olark Live Chat? Take a look at these amazing benefits reported by those who have used it: 

Shift4Shop News | 3 min read

The Big Reveal: eBay Module and 6.3 Version Release

Today, we officially announce the release of 3dcart's 6.3 version with new features and upgrades for our merchants who wish to integrate his or her store with eBay and specifically the integration of UK's Royal Mail and Parcel Force. This is the 3rd version release for 2014. The 2 previous releases included, HTML5 Responsive Themes in beta, Amazon Product Ads automated feed, payments with Checkout By Amazon for US, UK and DE merchants, and multiple SEO built-in features like the rel="next" and[...]

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