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[...]
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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 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."