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Web Design | 4 min read

The Importance of Your Homepage; Twenty-five Seconds and Counting

In order for your online store to be successful, you need an awesome homepage. There’s no getting around it. You can’t have one without the other. The two are forever intertwined like Romeo and Juliet.

Apps & Integrations | 3 min read

3dcart Partners With Endicia to Simplify Shipping & Logistics

Online store owners have a thousand things to worry about, but thanks to the recent partnership formed between 3dcart and Endicia, shipping and logistics is no longer one of them.

Social Media | 1 min read

3dcart Presents: Learn How to Promote Your Business Using Twitter

I tweet. You tweet. We all tweet. That’s a reality of the modern world, and like it or not, reputations are often established and destroyed in 160 characters or less.

Shift4Shop News | 2 min read

Enter Now for Your Chance to Win $1 Million in Prizes from Canada Post

If you're a Canadian e-merchant and love your 3dcart store, then perk up and pay attention because this one’s for you.

Conversion Optimization | 4 min read

Five Ecommerce Tips for Curing the Summertime-Sales Blues

For many of us, summertime is filled with sun-soaked days spent away from our computers. And while online consumers are reaching for golf clubs and tanning lotion instead of keyboards, e-store owners are experiencing a sharp dip in sales.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 8 min read

Understanding Real-time Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates

When customers purchase a product from an eCommerce business, they often have to pay for more than the product itself. Shipping is necessary for transporting the product from its storage location to the customer’s doorstep. However, this service is rarely, if ever, free for store owners. As a result, they have to add a shipping rate to the purchase.

The question that emerges here is how much to charge a customer for shipping. The answer can be trickier to reach than one might believe. This is[...]

Digital Payments | 2 min read

It’s Time to Lay Google Checkout to Rest

It’s the end of an era: Google just announced its retiring Google Checkout on November 20th. Unfortunately for Google enthusiasts, the company hasn't announced any plans to replace the service with a new payment solution for ecommerce websites.

Fraud Prevention | 2 min read

5 Reasons Your Community Could Be Your Best Defense Against Fraud

For decades, maybe centuries, groups of neighbors have rallied together to form community watchdog groups. Through their combined strength, these watch groups have found success stopping criminals that might otherwise hit them close to home.

Shift4Shop News | 2 min read

Demystifying Sitemaps

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Why Merchants Should Act Now To Stop Shipping Errors

Why Merchants Should Act Now To Stop Shipping Errors

Social Media | 0 min read

E-Commerce is Growing thanks to Social Media

Did you know that e-commerce, which already accounts for 8 percent of all retail states in the U.S., is expected to outpace sales growth at brick-and-mortar stores over the next 5 years, reaching an incredible $370 billion by 2017?

SEO | 4 min read

Why Don't I Rank For My Keywords?

Recently, We were asked a question from a online store business owner, and it was such a good question that we wanted to share the answer with our blog readers.  The question is as follows...

I am trying to get a better handle on our SEO. I'm being asked by other people in our company what is being done monthly in terms of SEO and I can't answer the question. I see blog articles and Facebook posts, but why can't you show me that I am ranking better for the specific keywords that I want to rank[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 3 min read

How Much A Faulty Address Will Cost You

Today's customers aren't only shopping on the go, they're checking out in a hurry, too. As an increasing number of shoppers opt for the convenience of their mobile phones, more and more online merchants are discovering inane typos are to blame for their costly, carrier-imposed penalty fees.

Shift4Shop News | 2 min read

Version 5.4.1 Is Live! Here’s What You Need to Know

Version 5.4.1 Is Live! Here’s What You Need to Know

B2B eCommerce | 7 min read

9 Key Features That Make A Powerful B2B eCommerce Platform

When you think of an eCommerce platform, what kind of businesses do you associate us with? Do you think of online stores that sell consumer products like clothes, jewelry, and candy?

We can’t deny that eCommerce has quite a niche in consumer product stores. While B2C brands make up much the online retailers space, the business-to-business customers represent some of the most successful online businesses.

B2B brands need eCommerce software just as much as consumer stores. Wholesale websites and[...]

Social Media | 2 min read

6 Kinds of Content That Make for Good Sharing

“Sharing is caring.” – Your Kindergarten Teacher

Shift4Shop News | 3 min read

3dcart Announces 2013 Re-Certification of PCI Compliance

At 3dcart we have just completed our annual re-certification of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), the strictest industry-recognized information security standard in the world. This achievement of compliance means that 3dcart’s users can be confident in the security of their e-Commerce platform.

Social Media | 2 min read

Why Making Content Shareable Is Critical for Online Merchants

Believe the hype: social has a hold on business. Both online and in-person businesses everywhere have jumped headfirst into social media. Online merchants are among those businesses that have found immediate results within the world of social commerce. Social sign-in, Facebook stores and Pinterest wish lists are among the many places where retail resonates with social media users.

Social Media | 2 min read

5 Social Tools Every Ecommerce Website Should Have

eCommerce Features | 0 min read

Enhancing The Shopping Experience

Optimizing any eCommerce store for the best conversion rate is a difficult process. With so many factors to fine tune it can be overwhelming, but thanks to our partners at SearchSpring they've made increasing your conversions their mission. Check out the below infographic to see how adding their features to your site can help you boost sales & reduce cart abandonment.

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