Online shopping has experienced unprecedented growth in 2020, partly due to lockdown orders and other preventive measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has opened up new product opportunities and greater volumes of orders for online retailers, along with the need to increase online platform functionality.
An online multi-channel seller is someone who sells on other platforms besides their online store and/or brick-and-mortar shop. Selling on multiple channels allows buyers multiple access points to familiarize with your brand. Apart from your physical shop and eCommerce website, you can also sell on many established online marketplaces. Regardless, how you perform mostly depends on what you sell and where you sell.
Once a time and money saver that millennials pushed on larger companies and older managers, virtual meetings have become more than convenient; they’ve become downright necessary. With stay-at-home orders, quarantines, and more companies looking for ways to minimize contact between employees, virtual meetings have become a staple, with the once frowned-upon technology being embraced by the masses.
There’s no denying the fact that videos are powerful tools for communication. Not only can they convey concepts and ideas faster and more efficiently than a photo ever could, but they’re incredibly engaging. One look at recent marketing metrics and you’ll wish you had been implementing videos as part of your marketing campaigns years ago. And, if you were one of video’s early online adopters, then chances are you’re still looking for ways to make the videos you post even more compelling.
As feature-rich as Shift4Shop is, eCommerce is always moving forward. New advancements in technology lead to greater potential for online businesses, but they also lead to new customer expectations and new pain points for business owners and customers alike. That's one reason Shift4Shop has made it easy for developers to create apps that integrate with our eCommerce software: by building an app, you can expand Shift4Shop with new functionality and help your potential clients stay on top of[...]
For years in the internet community, there’s been constant debate over what the best browser is to use. While each browser offers its own unique selling points, there’s usually only one browser that comes out on top: Google Chrome.
After you’ve gone through all the trouble of setting up your online store on your chosen platform, it may sound like a nightmare when you’re faced with the hard decision to migrate to a new one. But, at some point, migrating may be the best option for your online store. Many merchants are enticed by Shopify’s promise of an easy eCommerce experience, only to find that they don’t offer what their business needs. If you’ve turned to 3dcart as a possible solution to your business woes, then it[...]
Apps & Integrations | 5 min read
Navigation is the crux of your online store’s user experience, with its quality either making or breaking a sale. Obviously, you want to make sure that it’s as easy as possible for customers to navigate your site to find the exact products they’re looking to buy. In order to get the job done right, a good menu will include categories and sub-categories that are organized properly and in a way that’s pleasing to the eye. If your store has a decent amount of categories, sub-categories and[...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our predictable normalcy upside down. The new normal has been a whirlwind of permanent changes that are happening very fast. One of the most significant changes has been the rapid digitization of businesses.
If you want to remain in business, you will need to digitize your offerings as fast and quickly as possible to stay ahead of your competition. The marketplace of firms offering services and products has drastically changed over the last six months.
Social proof is a tried and true method of marketing, proven in situations such as a line outside of a restaurant indicating that it’s a quality business worthy of your time. But, showing off social proof in eCommerce isn’t as easy as that, so several companies have come up to the plate to provide a solution: notifications on your website that show prospective customers what conversions are occurring in real-time. Fomo is one such company with its own social proof software, so today we’re[...]
New apps, services, and companies are constantly springing up in the world of eCommerce. Any company that does business online should always keep an eye out for the best ones on the market in order to stay fresh and competitive.
Updating your toolbox like this has the potential to make operating your shopping website far better and more efficient than before.
One example of these game-changing solutions is Zapier, a platform that gives online store owners the tools to create connections[...]
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Did you know that eCommerce is one of the fastest growing industries in the world?
In 2017 alone, more than 1.66 billion people bought their goods online. In the same year, that equated to about $2.3 trillion worth of e-retail sales.
There are lots of ways for you to sell your products online. A good homepage will only take you so far in promoting yourself. If you really want to get help selling products, in addition to taking advantage of the built-in features in your ecommerce website[...]
We know that multichannel shopping is the new norm. In fact, almost 75% of today’s consumers are multichannel buyers, and people who shop on more than one channel spend an average of 4% on in-store transactions and 10% more on online transactions than single-channel shoppers.
What’s more, customer retention rates sit at 89% for multichannel businesses compared to just 33% for single-channel businesses.
In other words, choosing a multichannel sales strategy is beneficial both in terms of[...]
You may have heard of Houzz, a platform and community for homeowners, home remodeling, and design. Founded as a means of bringing homeowners and professionals together, Houzz is also a successful platform for merchants selling home décor, furniture, supplies, and more— everything needed for a home.
We at 3dcart are very pleased to announce that in Version 8 we have added Apple Pay to our ever-growing list of integrated payment processors. Now, 3dcart merchants and their customers alike can benefit from the convenience of a safe, secure, one-touch checkout process.
3dcart is currently partnered with over 200 eCommerce companies, and we're constantly on the lookout for vibrant, innovative partners that can bring state-of-the-art solutions and services to our customers.
Google is phasing out its Trusted Stores program in favor of something a little more robust and informative: Google Customer Reviews. At 3dcart, we are currently upgrading our integration to take full advantage of this great new feature. These are not the same as the Google Reviews already visible in maps, search results, and elsewhere— Google Customer Reviews are different.
We at 3dcart are happy to announce that we've overhauled our MailChimp integration, and the new version is immediately available in your 3dcart Online Store Builder under Modules as MailChimp (v2). This upgraded integration brings all of MailChimp's advanced eCommerce capabilities directly into your 3dcart store, allowing you to use them all to your full advantage.
Although the convenience of shopping online can't be denied, half of consumers today are still doubtful about making a purchase over the Internet. Their fears are easy to understand, what with sensationalized news of data breaches and pages full of online shopping horror stories. In such an environment, it can be extremely difficult to establish trust. That's why 3dcart has partnered with Norton Shopping Guarantee to provide a solution.