Using Social Links in Your Store

Adding social links to your 3dcart store is a great way to drive traffic to your social media pages as well provide visitors a one-click content sharing opportunity.

So, which buttons should you place on your page? Well, start by adding Facebook and Twitter icons, the most widely used social media platforms, to your store. The iconic Facebook logo and the Twitter bird button will appear at the bottom of your pages, and link to your brand’s social media pages. From there, visitors can search your social media posts and share content with their friends and followers.

So, how will this help increase your brand’s visibility? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having social links on your 3dcart store’s homepage. (more…)

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4 Major Ways eBooks Generate Leads for Your Business

When you see a book on the shelf or a friend gives you one as a gift, does it ever occur to you that this is some sort of marketing ploy? For most, if not all— hardly.

Well, it’s for this reason that a lot of online marketing experts agree that ebooks actually make wonderful promotional tools for ecommerce. After all, they’re basically designed to inform or entertain, not sell anything. This is why you ought to consider coming up with your own ebooks in order to market your business indirectly and generate leads for your online store.
So what’s in store for you with these lead-generating ebooks? (more…)

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4 Important Reasons You Should Be Using the 3dcart Daily Deals Feature

If you haven’t taken the time yet to review all the features at your disposal as a 3dcart merchant, you should definitely begin now. For starters, take a good look at the daily deals feature that can surely boost your business.

Drive Traffic
Isn’t it a given that online shoppers tend to flock to stores offering special deals that make them feel as if they’ve landed a great bargain?

Indeed having wonderful, tempting offers on a daily basis will surely drive better traffic to your store. You can use this feature in your ads and thus encourage more people to visit. And those who have been to your store will likely tell others too or post about this deal on social media, thus adding traffic again. Get ready to enjoy the snowball effect! (more…)

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5 Important Reasons Why You Need a Responsive Online Store

Whether you’re a newbie retailer on the Internet or you’ve been in the eCommerce arena for quite some time now, you need to seriously consider turning your online store into a responsive one— A.S.A.P.!

These days, if you don’t possess a responsive website design, you’re not only going to lose numerous potential visitors and consumers. You’re likely to fall behind your competition when it comes to SEO, conversions, and sales.

So what are you waiting for? Find out now why you ought to stop delaying this and start hauling in more customers. (more…)

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Why Every 3dcart Merchant Needs a Private SSL Certificate

A lot of neophyte merchants get so caught up in the whirlwind process of designing a website, preparing product photos and descriptions, and marketing the business that they tend to overlook the grave importance of IT security. Just because you’re not putting up a brick and mortar shop doesn’t mean you don’t need security measures to protect not just your business but your customers too.

Ecommerce experts will tell you one thing about this matter— online store security begins with a SSL certificate.

S-S-What?

Before you go into panic, you need to know that 3dcart has thought of this concern before you even knew about it. This is why we offer a basic shared SSL certificate for all our retailers— free of charge! Nevertheless, as the good entrepreneur you aim to be, it’s important for you to understand what this is actually for and how it will help you. (more…)

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How Disqus Works

You have to keep customers engaged. You want them to return to your store and make a subsequent purchase. You expect them to tell their social network about their great experience with your store. But how do you make these things happen? And in the most streamlined manner?

Let us introduce you to your solution, Disqus. Disqus provides an interactive commenting platform for your site as well as connects your site to the massive Disqus enabled websites network. Disqus helps you build an online community of followers, shoppers and advocates for your product. Disqus employs three engaging techniques that are proven to encourage customer interaction. These include: (more…)

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3dcart’s Affiliate Program: 3 Ways It Can Benefit Your Business

If you still haven’t applied 3dcart’s affiliate program to your own online business, then you’re missing out on a lot.

You’ve probably heard of many other businesses that utilize affiliates for their marketing campaigns. You ought to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to add to your marketing team without the need to make them into your employees.

On the other hand, maybe this is your first time to hear of such a thing. It’s high time to educate yourself on affiliate marketing because this is a paramount type of marketing online which can boost your profits significantly.

3dcart has its very own affiliate program which retailers like you can set up within just a minute! This way, you can encourage visitors, customers, bloggers, and freelance marketers to promote your products and your online store for you. (more…)

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4 Fantastic Benefits of 3dcart’s Make-an-Offer Feature

If you’re shopping online and you come across a product you really want but seems too pricey for you, wouldn’t you feel excited if you suddenly saw that there’s a Make an Offer button?

Surely your customers would feel the same. Any shopper would love to have the opportunity to haggle or get any form of discount. Hence, 3dcart’s Make-an-Offer feature is bound to be a big hit among your own prospective and returning customers.

Don’t worry because you don’t have to shell out anything for this wonderful feature. Consider it one of the best freebies by 3dcart, made to help your business thrive and your profits shoot up.

Check out these fantastic benefits you can enjoy from this cool Make-an-Offer feature: (more…)

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The 3dcart HTML5 Responsive Template Engine Goes Live

It’s final. It’s spectacular. It’s live!

Yes, the all-new HTML5 template engine that our design and development teams have been working on, is now officially live. Ready to help our merchants improve their online stores and grow their businesses.

The HTML5 Template Engine is now available on all 3dcart powered online stores. If you’re a current 3dcart-er, you’ll want to check out our “freshly baked” responsive themes designed to take advantage of the new templates, currently sparkling and fizzing with attractive, effective visuals and practical functions for your business.

And for those that just signed up or are looking into 3dcart for their online stores, well then, you’re just in time! Welcome aboard and feel free to browse through our cutting-edge HTML5 themes.

The New HTML5 Templates: From Beta to Live

With the many mobile devices widely utilized today by different customers, it’s become a must for businesses to make use of responsive designs for their ecommerce websites. What’s more, the growing demand in ecommerce has driven a lot of business owners to consider going for the greatly improved and utterly beneficial HTML5 option.

This is why a lot of our clients have actually been employing our HTML5 templates which used to be in beta release. At the same time, although these have been previously tested for general use, we have also been working on particular resolutions and potential issues.

Well, the wait is over! These templates have gone live, so you can now install them into your own store without worrying about possible glitches. Every 3dcart store currently includes 20 FREE HTML5 Themes, these are available under SETTINGS > DESIGN > THEMES & STYLES. In addition, Premium Responsive Themes are offered in our Theme Store.

Now what’s even better is that these templates are still highly customizable. We recognize how important such a feature is for our clients. Hence, given that you’re knowledgeable in HTML5, you’ll be able to pull off the modifications you desire. And in case you’re unsure of what to do, all you have to do is give us a call and we’ll do it for you or guide you through the edits.

Amazing Benefits for Clients and Customers
It’s certainly essential to note the actual benefits that HTML5 templates can bring to the table not just for you as a 3dcart store owner but also for your customers. Here are some of the benefits:

• Universal accessibility and good visuals across electronic tablets and mobile phones
• Enhanced operability which is both time-saving and cost-effective
• Easier and more organized code maintenance for webmasters
• Ability to stream audio and video files without any third party plug-ins
• Improved shopping experience for different consumers

Our Technical Team has put together this great video to cover some of the specific changes,


 

The future of e-commerce design and functionality is here. We are very excited and we can’t wait to have you try out our 3dcart HTML5 templates.

 

 

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5 Shifts You Need to Do from Traditional to Online Business

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These days, more and more wannabe entrepreneurs are going for online businesses rather than targeting the traditional way. At the same time, there are plenty of existing traditional businesses who are also moving on to this modern cyber platform. Whichever of these two you belong to, it’s essential that you understand the various shifts you ought to face and accomplish from conventional trade to online entrepreneurship. (more…)

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