The growth of eCommerce has made the internet into the world's largest marketplace. Billions of people across the globe go online, sometimes multiple times per day, to keep up with current events, post on social media, play games, and of course to shop! It's now easier than ever before for brands to extend their reach far beyond their local community and even nationwide and overseas. Since the internet brings everyone together, all your potential customers all over the world may as well be[...]
eCommerce Marketing | 36 min read
It’s easier to create an eCommerce store now than ever before. Online reviews are crucial in order to stand out in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Using reviews in your online store is simple and provides value to both you and your customers. These reviews allow for your customers to have a platform to voice their opinion, but it can also give an opportunity to provide customer service and improve your marketing efforts.
The value of online reviews for your eCommerce store
“Instant message marketing” is a term you don’t often come across in digital marketing guides.
However, that doesn’t mean it’s in any way inferior compared to other marketing methods.
In fact, if you Google the phrase “instant messaging marketing” right now, you’d still get about 22.4 million results. This means marketers are still catching on to this fairly new frontier.
Compared to popular areas of online marketing like email marketing automation, instant messaging marketing is[...]
We're sure you're aware of 3dcart's passion for eCommerce, but you might not know how much we also love our Earth. Our office is located in South Florida right by the edge of the Everglades, and water birds are a common sight just outside our back door.
With surroundings like these, it's no wonder we have such an appreciation for our natural world — and whenever we get a chance to bring eCommerce and the environment together, we can't resist!
That's why we've reached out to [...]
Everyone wants to be healthier. For some, it's about building the strength and stamina needed to excel in a favorite sport. For others, it's the desire to kick bad habits and create positive change that will boost self-esteem and overall well-being. Others search for a way to manage symptoms of a chronic condition, or otherwise improve their quality of life. There are thousands of possible motivators for a healthy lifestyle, and your own health and fitness goals can relate to any or all of[...]
Ecommerce is booming, so much so that it was responsible for $2.3 trillion in sales during 2017. These days, if your business doesn’t have an online storefront, it’s suffering. More people than ever before are shopping online. From literal glitter bombs to Mac & Cheese air fresheners, there’s something for everyone and someone for everything. At the forefront of this growth is the world’s favorite search engine, Google.
Google is the first place people go to find answers to their questions,[...]
Automation is the process of letting technology carry out a task with minimum intervention from you. While your tasks are automated, you're free to work on your core tasks. Let's get one thing straight before we go further: eCommerce automation is amazing. It makes your life so much easier, speeds up your tasks, and the upshot is that you get more done in a day. In fact, you even get more done while you sleep.
On the flip side, automation can be a dangerous game that actually harms your[...]
The general answer for anyone who wants to run a successful online business is “yes.” Although it’s not a requirement for having a successful eCommerce website, a blog can do wonders to improve traffic and, therefore, sales and profits.
Before I even go any further, here are some interesting statistics to consider:
- More than 50% of blog readers are online shoppers.
- 61% of U.S. online shoppers gain more confidence about making a purchase based on recommendations they read in blogs.
- 60% of[...]
Attract customers, attract customers, attract customers. That’s your main obsession, isn’t it? Of course it is – as an ecommerce owner, it’s impossible to forget that you need customers to increase your sales.
The question here is how? What’s the best strategy to sell online with an online shop? That’s precisely what we’re going to talk about in today’s post. Today we’ll share with you the two main concepts on which every sales strategy is based. And because of how well they combine and work[...]
If you’re already using Google Shopping ads to promote your ecommerce store’s products, you know how powerful it can be.
Between 2015 and 2016, searches with Product Listing Ads (or PLAs) more than doubled. Google Shopping campaigns consistently outperform traditional AdWords text ads in both cost per click (CPC), where it averages 23% less, and conversion rate, where it runs 26% more effective.
As an ecommerce store, you get a lot of benefit just from using Google Shopping — but is that[...]
Google launched the latest iteration of Google Shopping a few years ago, and it’s grown exponentially since then. In fact, just between 2015 and 2016, the number of searches that triggered Shopping ads shot up by 117%. That’s why savvy ecommerce marketers (like you!) are already leveraging Google Shopping as part of their paid advertising strategy.
Shopping campaigns boast rock bottom cost-per-click (or CPC) and higher conversion rates than their AdWords text ad counterparts. But if you[...]
eCommerce Marketing | 5 min read
Google Shopping isn’t a new option for ecommerce sellers, but it is a growing one. As of mid 2018, Product Listing Ads (or PLAs) are showing up in more and more searches because the results they drive for advertisers are undeniable.
Studies have found that Google Shopping ads can yield 26% better conversion rates at a 23% lower cost-per-click (or CPC) over traditional text-based ads. That’s a big difference — regardless of whether your online store serves 50 customers or 50 million.
According to a Research & Markets report, vape products and e-cigarette industry will cross $43 billion with 15% of Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). The rise of the vape industry is the product of adverse effects of tobacco and cigarette smoking. Every year, 7 million people face death due to tobacco and cigarette smoking, and vaping is an appropriate alternative for smokers who want to quit.
Vape products are widely accepted because of their less or no tobacco ingredients, hence a great[...]
When you’re ready to launch your first Google Shopping campaign, you’ll need 3 accounts: Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and Google Merchant Center. Here’s a quick breakdown of what each of your Google accounts is for:
- Google AdWords is where you’ll create and edit paid campaigns. That includes both traditional text-based paid search ads and Google Shopping ads.
- Google Analytics is where your performance gets measured and reported on. You may already use Google Analytics to monitor your[...]
According to Nasdaq, 95% of purchases will be aided by eCommerce by 2040. And according to another study, millennials now make 54% of their purchases online. When the stakes are this high for an eCommerce store owner, it is only practical that you do not leave a single stone unturned to make sure that your online store grows and sustains.
With such a rapid growth in the eCommerce industry, the latter has also experienced some rapid changes in the way they are marketed. It is no longer enough[...]
eCommerce Marketing | 7 min read
Both beginners and experienced business personnel have a common goal - they all want to see their businesses grow.
Running an online store can be a tough task for almost anyone. The market keeps revolving and the strategies that matter today may not be of value tomorrow. Therefore, you will need to be up-to-date with new technological innovations and trends that matter. However, with the right marketing essentials, you can positively build your ecommerce marketing strategy and enhance your[...]
eCommerce Marketing | 4 min read
In its latest iteration, Google’s ecommerce-targeted advertising holds massive potential for ecommerce stores large and small. Google Shopping isn’t really new — if you’ve used Google to research a purchase in the last several years, you’ve probably seen these ads.
But it continues to grow exponentially each year. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, mobile searches that triggered Shopping ads grew by 117%. That’s why ecommerce brands are jumping at the chance to bid for ads that empower users with[...]
In today’s world, eCommerce stores steal the show. In fact, they are popular by all ages, and tend to do really well even with their brick and mortar store fronts still around.
Part of the reason is because of word of mouth marketing. You see, everyone is always online and they are always sharing something. An eCommerce shop can use this existing behavior and can thus have multiple channels of promotion.
But, just because the channels are there, it doesn’t mean word of mouth will flow on its[...]
It is that time of the year when all ecommerce store owners are busy forming result-oriented strategies for the biggest sale season of the year. And, if you haven’t still made a proper plan for the ecommerce saga, now is the right time to start focusing on the holiday season marketing strategy, as only one month is left.
Online marketing has changed drastically in the last few years. Focusing only on a single aspect of your ecommerce store isn’t going to make your store successful. You need[...]
eCommerce Marketing | 6 min read
Google Shopping has seen tremendous developments over this past year with the release of many new features, all of which require a solid understanding and savvy use of product segmentation and custom labels.
Smart marketers will do well to keep up-to-date with all these changes in order to make the most of their Google Shopping campaigns and keep their online advertising competitive. In this article, we’ll discuss what custom labels are, why they’re so important, and how to optimize their[...]