Delight Your Customers with New Payment Solution Pay with Amazon

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Amazon is one of today’s most trusted eCommerce companies across the globe. As the leading e-retailer in the United States with more than 107 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 net sales, Amazon is an internationally trusted provider of consumer goods, digital content, and local services.

Customers everywhere can’t get enough of the Amazon brand, recognizing its logo as an unspoken symbol of trustworthiness, security, and integrity.

With 3dcart’s newly added payment gateway Pay with Amazon, your online store can benefit from Amazon’s immense popularity and trusted brand. Pay with Amazon makes it easy for Amazon’s 285 million customers to quickly and securely checkout from your store on any device, including desktop, tablet, and mobile.

Instead of having to go through the hassle of creating yet another account, Amazon’s shoppers can conveniently check out at your store using their existing Amazon credentials.

How does it work? Customers simply select “Login with Amazon” during the checkout process, enter their existing Amazon credentials, and voila! All of their shipping and payment methods linked to their account will appear.

With the help of Amazon’s trusted name, your business can put to bed lingering doubts about the security of your website and start reducing cart abandonment.

To get started using Pay with Amazon with your online store, visit Pay with Amazon.

*Special Launch Offer from Amazon
Sign up for Amazon Payments between 9/15/2016 – 10/15/2016 and receive free processing in November.

*For existing Amazon Payments merchants, Pay with Amazon will replace Checkout by Amazon, set to be discontinued in 2017. Amazon Payments support will be available to help 3dcart store owners make the transition.

Deliver Superior Customer Service with 3dcart’s New CRM File Upload Feature

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With eCommerce evolving into an increasingly competitive market, more businesses are feeling the pressure to deliver consistently memorable, great customer service around-the-clock.

Your customers’ experience is the most important factor to affect your business’s reputation. Today’s customers expect an entirely effortless checkout process, from finding a product to accessing multiple touchpoints for customer service. Low prices just won’t cut it these days. Success hinges upon your customers, and whether you’re able to deliver a rich, rewarding online experience.

3dcart’s built-in Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) feature makes it easy for you to quickly and easily communicate with customers. With the 3dcart’s CRM feature, you can answer questions about products, orders, and help customers receive the best experience possible at your store.

To help you elevate your business’s customer service to the next level, 3dcart’s CRM feature has been to now support file uploads.

Now, when customers create a CRM ticket, they’ll be able to upload image and document files, allowing you to help customers faster and more efficiently than ever before. As part of the update, you’ll also be able to upload files of your own to customers.

Supported file types include:

  • .gif
  • .jpg
  • .png
  • .tif
  • .tga
  • .pdf
  • .doc
  • .txt
  • .zip

For instructions on how to upload a file to a CRM ticket and retrieve an uploaded image, visit the 3dcart Knowledgebase.

Build Your Audience and Generate More Traffic with 3dcart’s Newly Updated Built-in Blog Feature

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There is no one size fits all strategy for eCommerce marketing. In order to succeed, your online store requires unique tactics and strategies tailored to your brand and customers. But whether you’re managing a small niche shop or an international household name, if you’re not running a blog, you aren’t doing everything you can to drive traffic to your store.

Blogging is a powerful marketing channel that can give your business the edge it needs to outperform your competitors. An excellent, frequently updated blog encourages customer engagement, creates social buzz, humanizes your business, and dramatically improves your SEO efforts by helping you rank higher in search engines.

Every eCommerce business needs a blog, and there’s no place better to get started than with 3dcart’s built-in blog feature, which now boasts new, cutting-edge features designed to help you create and publish awesome, share-worthy posts.

Using 3dcart’s built-in blog, you’ll have access to advanced features such as:

Moderate Comments: Manually or auto-approve comments so that they are visible instantly.

Comment Replies: Encourage customer engagement and discussions by allowing comments to be replied to.

Disqus: Integrate with Disqus instead of using 3dcart’s built-in comments functionality.

Prev/Next for Post: Allow visitors to navigate between preview and next articles for easy navigation.

Display Features: Specify the number of posts on your blog’s home, upload your own frame template, add your Google+ profile credentials to posts, and hide archives, recent posts and/or category links.

Tag Products: Tag products from your store that will display as thumbnails beneath an article.

Preview Post: Preview your post, regardless if it’s in draft mode or not.

SEO: Edit your blog articles’ SEO information, including Title, Custom File Name, and Meta Tags.

Top and Bottom Navigation Banner: Use regular text or HTML to customize your blog’s banners.

Best of all, your blog will automatically take on the look and feel of your store’s design, eliminating any need for re-creating your store’s design at a third party location.

For a full list of 3dcart’s built-in blog features as well as step-by-step instructions for setting up your very own blog, visit the 3dcart Knowledgebase.

 

Grow Your Business with 3dcart’s Newly Redesigned Ecommerce University

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Building, launching, and managing an online business is a rewarding, albeit challenging entrepreneurial adventure.

The eCommerce market is exploding and millennials across the world are taking notice, with thousands of new online stores opening every day – many of them with 3dcart! Our 17k-strong and growing community is comprised of businesses of every shape and size, from small craft shops to some of the world’s biggest brands.

To help our new store owners successfully sell online and grow their businesses, 3dcart is excited to announce our newly redesigned Ecommerce University. Featuring a clean, easy-to-navigate design, 3dcart’s Ecommerce University is a free resource that can bolster your business’s operations and accelerate its growth. Twelve eCommerce courses, comprised of multiple lessons each, are currently available.

Some featured courses include:

  • Guide to Effective Promotions
  • Managing a Blog
  • Online Payments for Your Store
  • Configure Shipping for Your Online Store
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Running an Affiliate Program
  • Email Marketing and Newsletters
  • Understanding Dropshipping

Whether you’re about to launch your first online store or looking to take your existing business to the next level, you’ll find helpful tips, tools, and advice for growing your business at the Ecommerce University.

We’ll be expanding our Ecommerce University with new courses and lessons soon, so be sure to check back frequently!

Increase Sales and Exposure with 3dcart’s Newly Updated Gift Registry Feature

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Few ecommerce features are as universally beloved and utilized as gift registries.

Why all the fuss? A gift registry allows customers to create a list of products for special events such as birthdays, weddings, or the arrival of a new baby, which can then be easily shared with friends and family. They’re a powerful eCommerce tool for driving traffic, referral sales, and increasing customer satisfaction, all without you having to lift a finger.

And there’s no need to look farther than your Online Store Manager. 3dcart’s built-in gift registry can give your store the edge it needs to win the business and loyalty of today’s demanding shoppers, equipped with all the features your shoppers want and need.

Recently updated to include new features, some highlights of the 3dcart Gift Registry are:

  • Automated updates to registry
  • Customizable gift registry invitation email
  • Shareable registry URL
  • Password protected registries (optional)
  • User-friendly registry search by title, event date, or first and/or last name
  • View registry details for existing, disabled, and expired registries
  • Login to customer registries to view, edit, and add items
  • Export your store’s gift registries
  • Automated email notification to registrant each time a registry item is purchased (optional)

Having a gift registry can mean the difference between losing and securing your customers’ lifelong loyalty. Want to add a gift registry to your own online store? Visit the 3dcart Knowledgebase for step-by-step instructions.

Heel Farm Responsive Theme – A FREE Professionally Designed Theme from 3dcart

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

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If you would like to preview the live demo of our “Heel Farm” 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 “Heel Farm”

Stay Tuned! Additional new and updated 3dcart Templates are coming soon!

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3dcart Earns Google’s Red Premier Partner Badge

premier-google-partnerGoogle Partners has rolled out major updates to its badging program, including the introduction of the new Premier Google Partner badge.

The new badge is designed to recognize Partners who manage a substantial portfolio of Google advertising campaigns and deliver consistently exceptional results for their customers.

The criteria for obtaining a red Premier Partner badge include:

  • Pass AdWords certification in Google Partners (≥ 2 affiliated members)
  • Meet a higher spend requirement across your managed accounts
  • Demonstrate agency performance by delivering strong client and agency growth

Having recognized our accomplishments, Google has awarded 3dcart the Premier Google Partner badge. In addition, we’ve also earned three specializations, which demonstrate our expertise in the following areas as described by Google:

Search Advertising: Demonstrated increased product performance and expertise in basic and advanced search concepts, including best practices for creating, managing, measuring, and optimizing search ad campaigns across the Search Network.

Mobile Advertising: Demonstrated increased product performance and expertise in basic and advanced concepts in mobile advertising, including ad formats, bidding and targeting, and campaign measurement and optimization.

Shopping Advertising: Demonstrated increased product performance and expertise in basic and advanced concepts in shopping advertising, including creating a Merchant Center account and product data feed, and creating and managing Shopping campaigns.

3dcart is ready to give you the help you need to succeed. Visit 3dcart.com to learn how our marketing services and expert team can elevate your business to the next level.

Boost Your Online Store’s Exposure with 3dcart’s New Marketing Dashboard

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Setting up, launching, and managing an online store is inarguably a great deal of work, even when you’re having fun every step of the way. But at a certain point after launch, you’ll undoubtedly start wondering how you can increase your store’s sales and traffic.

With numerous marketing strategies, tactics, and advice afloat, it can be difficult figuring out where to get started in your pursuit for a more successful online store. Marketing channels like social media, comparison shopping engines, SEO, email, and blogging all provide unique benefits, helping to maximize your business’s exposure and increase brand awareness.

Your ability to drive traffic to your online store can mean the difference between success and failure. Whether you’re already creating social buzz on Facebook or managing a Google Shopping ads campaign, odds are there are tools and channels that your store is not utilizing to its fullest potential.

To help you effectively market your online store, 3dcart is excited to announce the release of our new Marketing Dashboard. Comprised of easy, intermediate, and advanced marketing concepts, the Marketing Dashboard’s checklist provides a series of tasks that you can review and perform to help increase your store’s traffic and sales.

You can begin using the Marketing Dashboard by navigating to Marketing -> Marketing Checklist in your Online Store Manager.

For more information about the Marketing Dashboard, visit the 3dcart Knowledgebase.

 

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

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

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If you would like to preview the live demo of our “Bakery” 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 “Bakery”

Stay Tuned! Additional new and updated 3dcart Templates are coming soon!

3dcart Unveils 3dboost, a Fully Customizable Cart Abandonment Tool

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Millions of retailers experience a huge number of lost sales every year due to cart abandonment – a whopping $18 billion, to be precise. That’s because 67.89% of all shopping carts are abandoned before the customer completes a sale. If you’re an online merchant, you’re either knowingly or unknowingly feeling the effects of this worrisome statistic.

Yet despite the horror of this seemingly inescapable nightmare, all hope isn’t lost. While it may not be possible to prevent all instances of cart abandonment, there is a way to persuade a large percentage of them to shop at your store.

3dboost is 3dcart’s groundbreaking new solution to preventing cart abandonment before it ever happens. Fully customizable and responsive, 3dboost allows you to create gorgeous, time-sensitive offers that perfectly match your business’s unique style and website design.

Requiring neither HTML nor Photoshop knowledge, 3dboost offers unparalleled customization, with the ability to control every facet of your popup’s design, including:

  • Images
  • Text
  • Colors
  • Style
  • Dimensions
  • Background overlay effect (10+ transitional effects)
  • Buy Button (optional)

3dboost additionally offers 3 advanced ad formats (iframe, image upload, and text), allowing you to create effective popup ads that match your business’s unique marketing approach. Configure your compelling offer to automatically display when a customer’s cursor abandons your page, after they’ve been on a specific page for a certain amount of time, or persistently on any desired page (product, category, or sitewide).

Since your popups are responsive, you’ll be able to attract and appeal to shoppers on desktop, mobile, and tablet, allowing for more opportunities to pull back reluctant customers.

3dboost is launching with 3 price tiers:

  • $9.99/month – up to 5,000 views
  • $24.99/month – up to 10,000 views
  • $49.99/month – unlimited​ views

Start recovering sales today and tackle cart abandonment head on with eCommerce’s most powerful sales-driving solution available. Learn more about 3dboost at the 3dcart App Store.