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Improve eCommerce Shipping with FedEx Hold at Location
Posted by [email protected] (Christianna Cannon) on 22 October 2019 11:30 AM

Shipping can be a stressful part of eCommerce for customers and retailers alike. Problems with delivery mean extra work for both the buyer and seller, with the online store sometimes taking the blame regardless of the source of the issue. When shipping is as smooth as possible, customers have a better experience and brands receive a benefit to their reputation.

Shipping carriers have made numerous improvements to the process, aimed at peace of mind and convenience for customers expecting an order. Tracking numbers, the ability to provide special instructions, and other features have made eCommerce shipping much easier for everyone. The option to have an order shipped to a secure location for later pickup brings another level of convenience. Whether due to scheduling conflicts, delivery difficulties, or risk of package loss in a neighborhood, many customers would love to be able to choose a location at which they can pick up their shipments at their convenience.

FedEx Hold at Location brings this option to 3dcart stores. Here's a rundown on this feature, how it can come in handy, and how to add it to your eCommerce website.

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Authority content might be time-consuming to create, but it can explode your eCommerce site’s SEO traffic. How do you go about making this happen? In short, find a good keyword opportunity, create long-form content, and then build quality links to it — all of which are explained in detail below.

Some might think that long-form content is not the best way to provide information to your audience due to the short attention span of people nowadays. This simply isn’t true, as there are a lot of people still craving meatier content. A lot of content marketers might be tempted to churn out more short-form content because of articles saying that people nowadays have a shorter attention span than a goldfish.

According to a study from the Pew Research Center, the U.S. audience actually tends to engage more with long-form articles using their smartphones. Long-form content articles have twice the amount of engagement time compared to their short-form counterparts although each have more or less the same number of visitors. So, knowing this, take your mobile visitors seriously when creating your store’s authority content.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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