Empress Responsive Theme – A FREE Professionally Designed Theme from 3dcart

Here is a preview of our most recent theme “Empress” — a new, professionally designed responsive theme.

If you would like to preview the live demo of our “Empress” theme, you can do so by clicking the link below. Check it out on your phone, tablet or computer; you’re sure to love it for the price, FREE.

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3dcart’s Live Demo of the theme “Empress”

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3dcart Announces New Product Editor Section

Last year, 3dcart introduced platform Version 7.0 to universal acclaim, but we knew we weren’t going to stop there.

Today, we’re excited to announce that our push toward a more innovative, cutting-edge eCommerce solution has arrived. In an upcoming update, 3dcart customers will soon experience first-hand our newly redesigned “Product Editor” section, which was constructed in response to extensive customer feedback.

Featuring a streamlined design built for usability, the new Product Editor section offers a clean, simple, and uncluttered overview of vital product information. With our soon-to-be-released update, you’ll be able to edit products and quickly navigate between tabs with improved speed and efficiency. Whether you’re looking to glean useful information from stats or simply update your inventory, you’ll find managing your online store easier and faster than ever before.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of what’s to come:

1. Old Information Page versus New Information Page

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2. Old Images Page versus New Images Page

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3. Old Options Page versus New Options Page

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4. Old Advanced Page versus New Advanced Page

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5. Old SEO Page versus new SEO Page

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6. Old Stats Page versus New Stats Page

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Be on the lookout, this update will be rolling out soon!

Standard Responsive Theme – A FREE Professionally Designed Theme from 3dcart

Here is a preview of our most recent theme “Standard” — a new, professionally designed responsive theme.

If you would like to preview the live demo of our “Standard” theme, you can do so by clicking the link below. Check it out on your phone, tablet or computer; you’re sure to love it for the price, FREE.

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3dcart’s Live Demo of the theme “Standard”

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Google Launches New Mobile-Friendly Testing Tool

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In their continued effort to make the web a more mobile-friendly place, Google has released a new mobile-friendly testing tool. Officially announced last week, the new tool can be accessed at: search.google.com/search-console/mobile-friendly.

The new testing tool features a cleaner, more spacious design than its predecessor, and has received widespread praise for its improved speed.

In Google’s announcement, Yaniv Loewenstein, a member of Google’s Search Console team, wrote “The updated tool provides us with room to continue to improve on its functionality, and over time, we expect it to replace the previous Mobile Friendly Test. Additionally, of course this tool also works well on your smartphone, if you need to double-check something there!”

With mobile shopping on the rise, 3dcart store owners are encouraged to ensure their online stores are mobile-friendly. For those that have yet to make the leap to responsive, check out 3dcart’s professional design services and 100+ responsive themes to get started.

Office Supply Responsive Theme – A FREE Professionally Designed Theme from 3dcart

Here is a preview of our most recent theme “Office Supply” — a new, professionally designed responsive theme.

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If you would like to preview the live demo of our “Office Supply” theme, you can do so by clicking the link below. Check it out on your phone, tablet or computer; you’re sure to love it for the price, FREE.

3dcart’s Live Demo of the theme “Office Supply”

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Important Changes for Customers Integrated with Authorize.net

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If you’re using Authorize.net as your payment gateway for your online store, you may have recently received several alarming email notifications about upcoming technical changes to the gateway.

In preparation for this update, 3dcart has already made the necessary changes to our system. As an online store owner, you do not have to make any changes to prepare for this update – your store and gateway will not be negatively impacted.

Here’s a brief overview of the changes being implemented by Authorize.net:

  • Akamai SureRoute: Authorize.net will be using Akamai SureRoute, a third-party cloud network service, to help safeguard against interruptions caused by issues beyond their direct control, such as internet congestion, fiber cable cuts and other similar issues. For more information, visit Authorize.net.
  • Transaction and Batch ID: In the coming months, it will be possible to receive Authorize.net IDs that are not sequential in order.
  • RC4 Cipher Disablement: Authorize.net will be disabling the RC4 cipher suite for the first half of 2016.
  • TLS Remediation for PCI DDS Compliance: TLS 1.0 will be disabled in sandbox and production in early 2017. In addition, due to concerns, they are discussing the possibility of disabling TLS 1.1 at the same time.

Again, there’s nothing you need to do to as an online store owner to prepare for these changes, and any subsequent email notifications regarding this update can be safely disregarded.

For more information about these changes, visit Authorize.net’s Developer Blog.

Bike Shop Responsive Theme – A FREE Professionally Designed Theme from 3dcart

Here is a preview of our most recent theme “Bike Shop” — a new, professionally designed responsive theme.

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If you would like to preview the live demo of our “Bike Shop” theme, you can do so by clicking the link below. Check it out on your phone, tablet or computer; you’re sure to love it for the price, FREE.

3dcart’s Live Demo of the theme “Bike Shop”

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update Now Live

mobilefriendlyupdateIf you’re an online store owner, you’ve hopefully heeded the advice of pretty much everyone and ensured your store is responsive, because as of May 12th, Google’s new mobile-friendly algorithm is now in full effect.

The highly anticipated update is part of Google’s ongoing effort to make the web more mobile-friendly. First announced in March, the new algorithm “increases the effect of the [mobile-friendly] ranking signal” to help users more easily find high-quality, mobile-friendly pages.

Webmasters boasting mobile-friendly sites are anxious to see what type of impact the update the update will bring, which is being described as an additional ranking boost for mobile-friendly sites. When asked in their Google+ hangout Q&A if traffic would improve with the update, Google replied “It’s possible that you’ll see an increase in traffic on mobile. It depends on what other sites on the web are doing and what users are searching for. If users are searching on mobile and other results for that query aren’t mobile-friendly, maybe you’ll see more visits as a result of having better rankings than non-mobile-friendly sites.”

Google reports this update will only affect:

  • Search rankings on mobile devices
  • Search results in all languages globally
  • Individual pages – not entire websites

The new algorithm is a page-by-page signal, which explains why the update was slowly rolled out. Depending on how quickly Google crawls and indexes your pages, you may have already seen tangible results of this update as of last week. If your website is already mobile-friendly, fret not – Google has already stated mobile-friendly websites will not be negatively impacted by this update.

If you’re hoping to boost sales to your online store and maintain a competitive edge, ensure that your store is mobile-friendly. Google recommends that you test your pages using the Mobile-Friendly Test.

If you’ve yet to make the leap to a responsive template, check out the 3dcart’s theme store and professional design services to get started.

Amazon Payments Announcement: Checkout by Amazon is being discontinued

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Amazon has announced that they will be discontinuing the Checkout by Amazon service and are encouraging all Checkout by Amazon merchants to migrate over to the new program, Pay with Amazon. All 3dcart customers will be able to easily make this transition to Pay with Amazon and Amazon will be providing support for this transition to help the process. Here are the important dates:

  • Discontinuation of Checkout by Amazon will begin April 1, 2017
  • April 1, 2017, your customers will no longer be able to place orders on your website using Checkout by Amazon (CBA).
  • You will have until August 1, 2017 to ship all of your orders that were placed with CBA.
  • On January 1, 2018, Amazon will stop supporting CBA.

To learn more about Login and Pay with Amazon, click here (https://payments.amazon.com/merchant). For more information, you can also contact Amazon at cba-migration@amazon.com.

You can now sign up to participate in the Pay with Amazon beta. To learn more, click here.

Luxury Living Responsive Theme – A FREE Professionally Designed Theme from 3dcart

Here is a preview of our most recent theme “Luxury Living” — a new, professionally designed responsive theme.

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If you would like to preview the live demo of our “Luxury Living” theme, you can do so by clicking the link below. Check it out on your phone, tablet or computer; you’re sure to love it for the price, FREE.

3dcart’s Live Demo of the theme “Luxury Living”

Stay Tuned! Additional New and Updated 3dcart Templates are coming soon!