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Oct
18
6 Signs Your E-commerce Business Needs ERP Software
Posted by Michael Aquilina on 18 October 2019 10:00 AM

With the rise of cloud technology, it’s never been easier to get an e-commerce brand off the ground without breaking the bank.

Innovative software vendors like 3dcart, Shopify, and Magento have been steadily introducing a wide array of features that go beyond simple “shopping cart” functionality, and built-in integrations with a variety of turnkey business applications and plug-ins make it easy for online retailers to add on specific functions as they’re needed.

With these built-in features and integrations, e-commerce owners are able to keep their software and information technology spend to a minimum as they focus on increasing sales and getting their businesses off the ground.

But, as online sales increase, processes that were manageable back when you were getting a few dozen orders a day can suddenly create huge headaches when your daily order count is in the hundreds or thousands. These headaches lead e-commerce site owners to spend too much time juggling paperwork and multiple software programs, when they could be focused on building their business.





Oct
17
5 Tips to Improve Your Dropshipping Revenue From Home
Posted by Rukham Khan on 17 October 2019 10:00 AM

Dropshipping’s rise as a money-making model is evident from the fact that more than $85 billion in sales come from dropshipping each year. Just to put that into perspective, Intel earned $79 billion in revenue in 2018.

The dropshipping model itself is very simple. You market your products online (while holding no inventory), and when a customer pays for one of your products, your supplier fulfills the order, taking care of packaging and shipping. And, therein lies the appeal of dropshipping: you don’t manage inventory, you don’t tackle shipping; all you have to do is market products and make money off of them.

Even then, the margins earned through dropshipping are usually lower than conventional selling, owed mostly to higher costs charged by suppliers to handle fulfillment and shipping.

Therefore, it can get frustrating for dropshippers when they put in the work to sell but still attract low revenues.

But, worry not; in this blog post, we’re going to show you 4 things that you can do (while sitting at the comfort of your desk) to increase your dropshipping revenue.





Oct
15
Preparing for the Holiday Shipping Rush: What You Need to Know
Posted by Brian Gibbs on 15 October 2019 10:00 AM

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, there is one thing that inevitably begins to take over retail operations… and that’s planning for the holidays. As online sellers in particular, it’s important to consider how shipping can help or hurt your business this upcoming holiday season. If you’re not ready for the shipping rush that will soon take over both the streets and skies alike in the months ahead, your business risks not only late, damaged or even lost deliveries – but also lost money.

Keeping the above in mind, consider the below holiday shipping tips to help your business thrive despite the hustle and bustle that will impact retailers, customers and shippers this holiday season.





Oct
14
Best eCommerce Tools for Great Customer Service
Posted by Jessica Grioua on 14 October 2019 10:00 AM

If you’ve got the best customer service and support team on the planet, even they won’t be able to help customers effectively without the right tools at their disposal. For great customer service, you’ll need tools that your whole team can use to accomplish everything needed to treat customers great and delivery them exactly what they need, whether it’s fast answers to a question or a quick resolution to their issues. Today, we’re going to go through some of the top eCommerce customer service tools that you need in your company’s toolbox.





Oct
11
Why You Should Consider USPS Flat Rate Shipping for Your Online Store
Posted by Bhavin Madariya on 11 October 2019 10:00 AM

Do you own an ecommerce website and struggle to find an expert and economical shipping service for it? USPS (United States Postal Service) offers a flat rate shipping service that may be a perfect match to fulfill your business requirements, potentially helping you reduce shipping costs and improve your customers' shopping experiences.

Do you have questions about USPS and the services they are offering? Read on to know all about USPS Flat Rate Shipping and why you should use it for your ecommerce business.





Oct
10
Top 30 Tips for SEO Beginners
Posted by Andrew Chornyy on 10 October 2019 10:00 AM

No one can deny that the Internet has conquered our lives. Most people have favorite websites, blogs and pages, but lack understanding any that the popularity of any resource requires careful work. SEO is a highly effective approach to make your website more popular, so the Plerdy team has collected 30 tips that you can use for SEO promotion.

SEO brings more traffic to websites and makes them more noticeable among other resources. Search optimization has the following primary goals:

  • Information relevance: Published materials should be valuable to users and search bots.
  • Technical optimization: The internal structure of a website is improved to make the resource more noticeable for search bots.
  • Strong authority: Actions taken outside of the website must show search bots that the page is reliable and useful.

Remember that properly implemented internal and external optimization can skyrocket your web ranking. But, don’t expect that everything will happen very quickly. Many people think that they can buy traffic for better SEO, but, in actuality, today it’s considered a black hat practice that is forbidden and not recommended. Usually, getting the result from high-quality search optimization takes a long period of time.

Simply put, SEO is about creating a high-quality website customized for a target audience. It's not about ideal design, structure, or technical characteristics of a web resource. Quality and well-optimized content adapted to the needs of your potential visitors is most important.





Oct
8
Why Standard Operating Procedures Are Critical for eCommerce Businesses
Posted by Kane Miller on 08 October 2019 10:00 AM

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are sequential instructions that act as a benchmark to guide the work process that employees follow. SOPs enable companies to operate their day-to-day operations in a way that’s consistent and predictable. There’s benefits of implementing SOPs for all types of businesses, however ones that require strict adherence to standardized procedures and rules will benefit the most.

SOPs are not typically implemented for businesses that thrive on creativity, however that’s not to say that these companies don’t have certain, repeatable processes that could gain stability by implementing SOPs.

Now let’s take a look at the reasons why SOPs are critical to businesses, especially e-commerce ventures...





Oct
7
10 Must-Haves for a B2B eCommerce Website
Posted by Alejandro Vasquez on 07 October 2019 10:00 AM

Building a website for your B2B store may require a significant amount of planning, brainstorming, and design work. Newcomers in particular may find themselves unsure of what they should focus on when creating the website. Naturally, each business may need to emphasize different aspects depending on their industry, size, and other factors. With that said, there are quite a few features that can be of great assistance to any B2B enterprise. Here is some information on ten of the universal must-haves for a B2B eCommerce website.





Oct
4
4 Challenges of Starting a Subscription Box Service and How to Overcome Them
Posted by Danny Taing on 04 October 2019 10:00 AM

If you’re thinking about starting a subscription box service, you’ve clearly got some good entrepreneurial intuition. These businesses play to a few important facts about American consumerism: in a world of endless choices and minimal free time, convenience reigns supreme and sampling is huge. Plus, everybody loves a surprise in the mailbox, and a solid unboxing experience is almost addicting. But there are some unique challenges with this business model, which every budding entrepreneur must be aware of.





Oct
3
Education and eCommerce Come Together for World Teachers' Day
Posted by [email protected] (Christianna Cannon) on 03 October 2019 10:00 AM

Nothing opens doors like education, and none of it would be possible without the hard work and dedication of teachers all over the globe. World Teachers' Day is a special holiday to commemorate their devoted efforts to bring knowledge to students of all ages and to help them find their passions and craft their futures. At 3dcart, we're immensely thankful to the teachers in our lives who helped us discover and hone our skills, whether in marketing, writing, design, development, or any other piece of the eCommerce puzzle.

As an eCommerce platform provider, we have a unique perspective on how eCommerce and education intersect. With the advent of online shopping, it's never been easier for parents to obtain the best school supplies for their kids, and schools themselves are finding creative uses for eCommerce to help raise funds and distribute necessities to their students. We're proud to be a part of that!

In this article, we discuss when and how a school can benefit from having its own eCommerce website, and how schools can access a special discount on an online store with 3dcart. To start, we've also included some eCommerce tips from educators that will come in handy for anyone interested in starting a business.






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