The future of eCommerce is exciting, but marketers have a lot of work to do to stay on top of the latest trends and developments.
Contextual commerce can be a huge asset in your business’s overall digital strategy. It’s enabled by technologies that are either already here or are coming down the line. In either case, it’s important to stay ahead of the competition — and contextual commerce can help you do that.
It takes a lot of work to start a business, but to an entrepreneur, there are few things as rewarding. Building a profitable business from the ground up, and seeing it thrive, is a goal shared by everyone who feels that entrepreneurial spark.
However, being excited to get your business moving doesn't mean it takes any less work. Sure, it may not feel like work if you're really passionate about it. But there's still a ton to manage, and you don't want to forget anything. Being excited can even[...]
After over 20 years as an innovative force in eCommerce, we're changing our name. Going forward, 3dcart will be known as Shift4Shop.
So, why the change? If you're a 3dcart client, you might have some concerns — and we understand completely. What might this mean for your business, and the quality of features and service we offer?
Well, we're just as committed as we've ever been to providing the best solution for growing your business. We will still be the same eCommerce platform you know and[...]
Taxes are always stressful, and running a business just makes it more complicated. There are tons of potential worries, especially if you're a relatively new business owner.
The situation in 2020 didn't make it any easier. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a year unlike any other in our lifetimes. This led to new complications for businesses, as lockdowns made their survival uncertain. However, it also led to tax opportunities that can help businesses recover some of their losses.
It can be tough to stay ahead in eCommerce. Competition is fierce, and other businesses in your niche certainly aren't resting easy. If you want to succeed, you need to stay on top of new trends and technology that can help your business thrive. If you don't, someone else will!
Our mission at 3dcart is to help your business stay on the cutting edge of eCommerce. That's why we frequently upgrade our software with new features and integrations, so you'll always have the latest tools. We also[...]
Consumers are shopping online more, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. Most of them are using online shopping methods for even goods that they previously never considered buying online.
In fact, 41% of consumers say that they are shopping online more than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. There is also evidence that this will continue. 68% of people said that they will continue buying essential goods online, even after these health threats subside.
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It’s fair to say that those of us who have lived through the COVID-19 pandemic will see the world as a life before COVID-19 and life after COVID-19. The pandemic is changing our behaviors as individuals and is changing our behavior as groups. Nowhere has this shift been seen more than in people’s shopping habits.
With every change Google makes to its browser and search engine, the purpose is to improve the browsing experience for internet users. This usually manifests in influencing sites to become more responsive, easy to use and secure. Google’s newest change fits within the realm of improving user security as the tech giant moves to more strictly enforce HTTPS connections on websites. By coming down harder on instances of HTTP content on secured HTTPS websites, Google isn’t leaving a stone unturned[...]
By now you’ve probably already heard about the CCPA, California’s upcoming privacy law which is being compared to the likes of the GDPR. Data law in general can be complex and bogged down in legal jargon, making it difficult to get an actual idea of the requirements and what’s practically required. In this post, we’ll dissect the main requirements and outline how you can meet them in a straightforward and actionable way.
Ever-growing and ever-changing — these are two characteristics that best describe the current state of eCommerce. Online shopping attracts more and more users, seamlessly merging with their daily routines. That is why it’s extremely important to deliver relevant customer experiences and make their digital journey as flawless as possible.
Who’d have thought that, one day, computers would be capable of recognizing and learning patterns to make decisions for themselves? The same goes for the e-commerce industry; nobody could have thought it would become what it is today. Machine learning has a lot of applications in the e-commerce industry that goes far beyond analytics. You can take the basic machine learning courses to get the idea of what it actually is.For an industry heavily dependent on technological and digital advances,[...]
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It’s no secret that the modern world is one giant digitally-inclined marketplace. As such, the information age has taken competition into the digital domain, creating vast opportunities and challenges in the field of ‘ecommerce’ for billions of sellers and buyers in the world. With new developments coming out of the woodwork in information technologies every other day, users of this interconnected system are finding great ease and capability in promoting their sales and carrying out their[...]
International Beer Day is a day of appreciation for beer and the breweries that bring it to fine establishments and backyards everywhere. Since its beginnings in Santa Cruz, California in 2007, the event has expanded to 80 countries across 6 continents — and no wonder, since beer has been one of the world's most popular beverages for most of human history. This annual holiday takes place on the first Friday of August, placing it on August 2 this year (tomorrow, in fact).
One of the biggest benefits of eCommerce has always been its ability to expand your business far beyond the local market. By building an online store, even the smallest garage-based startup can serve customers far outside its own neighborhood, across hundreds or even thousands of miles. Online retail makes the world a more accessible place.
Even better, if you choose to go international with your business, the tools exist today to make it possible even if you're still relatively small.[...]
The idea of combining business ownership with fatherhood can be intimidating, but dads everywhere are making it work. How? To celebrate Fathers' Day this year, we put out a call to Papa-preneurs of all types to come forward and tell us their stories, share their experiences, and enlighten us with all their favorite eCommerce tips. We have to say we received some great responses from successful dads eager to share with us — and with you!
Several hard-working dads chimed in with actionable[...]
If you were perfectly happy with your current eCommerce platform, chances are you wouldn’t have started reading a post with this title. Therefore, you weren’t brought here aimlessly, so we are duty-bound to help you through the preparations for replatforming. Looking for a top-tier, enterprise-grade eCommerce software for your online store requires a few crucial questions to be answered upfront.
When it comes to the RFP (Request for Proposal), views vary on whether this document ought to be[...]
For all businesses professionals, it’s necessary to be aware of the current market conditions. Many things are drastically disrupting the business arena, and one of those things is the rise of an eCommerce industry.
You must have heard of how Amazon is a threat to many businesses. Some of the top companies that went out of the market due to the rise of eCommerce are SEARS, American Apparel, Toys “R” Us, and so on. If you’re unaware of what’s going on in an eCommerce industry, your business[...]
World Environment Day is an annual holiday created by the United Nations, in which participating countries come together to discuss and implement solutions for environmental issues affecting the Earth. However, you don't have to have global reach to start helping the environment — in fact, the biggest difference always starts on a local level, among homeowners, and of course, small businesses!
We know millions of business owners worldwide are seeking ways to reduce their environmental impact[...]
Commerce is an ever-changing industry due to the nature of innovation that surrounds it – from traditional brick-and-mortar storefronts to door to door sales tactics or promoters hounding consumers at malls, commerce has evolved into an omnipresent entity, present in all forms and on all platforms, both online and off.
From the clothes you wear to the devices you choose to purchase, it is all influenced in one way or another by marketing, mainly through technology – the social media platform[...]