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 we[...]
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[...]
The 3dcart team has been hard at work and is excited to announce the launch of FraudWatch's 'Community Alert'— a free service that calculates risk based on the experience of other 3dcart merchants in the community. Community Alert is the first service of its kind in the ecommerce industry and currently in beta to current merchants.
Email still ranks as the most effective inbound marketing channel, converting higher than both search and social. Monetate's infographic, featured below, depicts just how much more effective email is than its inbound brethren - ranking highest in both average add-to-cart-rates per session and average conversion rates per session.
Join us Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT for our webinar with Bizelo:"Increase Your 3dCart Experience With Bizelo's Inventory Management App."
Have you ever Googled your name or your business' name? If you saw any random results unrelated to you and your business, you might be thinking that there is no way to knock those pages off the front page.
Starting a business is never easy. There are always things that stand in the way of entrepreneurship, whether it be obligations, time or just plain fear.
You want lower processing rates. Every merchant wants to feel that they have wrung every last bit of savings that they possibly could out of their processor. Unfortunately, this challenge is harder to complete than may appear. In fact, because of the complexity of merchant industry pricing it’s the case that even after an apparently successfully negotiation you could still be significantly overpaying on your processing fees.
It’s already Q3 of 2012. Where has the time gone? Here at 3dcart, it’s gone into constant product development. We’ve spent time forming new relationships, honing old ones and developing new built-in features to help you run a more efficient store.
The next evolution of the social web is behavioral targeting—and online stores are among the businesses that can benefit hugely.