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Nov
29
Should You Offer Guest Checkout in Your Online Store?
Posted by Pratik Dholakiya on 29 November 2019 11:00 AM

Checkout is a make-or-break moment for every customer journey in eCommerce, so it’s important to get it right. Currently, there’s a lot of debate on whether or not offering guest checkout is the right way to improve your sales numbers and customer experiences. Well, what isn’t up for debate is the state of cart abandonment: the current eCommerce cart abandonment rate is assessed to be, on average, 74%.


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Nov
21
How to Set Up Product Bundles and Kits in Your 3dcart Online Store
Posted by [email protected] (Christianna Cannon) on 21 November 2019 11:00 AM

Some products just go well together. This could be because they're used for similar purposes as part of an unofficial set, or because they complement each other in some way. Other products are intended as accessories to another item and cannot even be used alone. For some small products, like samples, it simply makes more sense to purchase them as a group. Regardless of why, some customers are going to want to purchase certain items together anyway, so why don't you make it easier (and more tempting) for them?

3dcart's Product Bundles functionality is a built-in tool for that exact purpose. In this article, we'll discuss product bundles, how they work, and strategies for using them.


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Nov
11
10 Best Scheduling Apps & Booking Software to Increase Productivity
Posted by Jessica Grioua on 11 November 2019 11:00 AM

Whether you’re dealing with booking clients for your spa service, or you’re scheduling meetings with your employees, you’re going to need a way to set that up. Of course, you can enter everything in manually – but, that method is bound to leave you with endless mistakes that lead to lapses in productivity and loss of sales. By utilizing a scheduling app or booking software to automate your processes and make them more convenient and accessible for both employees and clients, you’ll see a boost in sales and productivity in no time. But, there’s a lot of options to choose from, so we’re going to go through our 10 favorite picks for booking and scheduling software.


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Nov
1
Why Businesses Should Care About Uptime Guarantees
Posted by [email protected] (Guest Author) on 01 November 2019 10:00 AM

As an e-commerce business, you want customers to be able to reach your site any time of the day or night. So, what happens when your site is not available due to your hosting company? You lose sales and possibly customers.


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Sep
6
Enhance Your Online Business with New Zapier Integrations
Posted by [email protected] (Christianna Cannon) on 06 September 2019 10:00 AM

Smart business owners are always looking for advantages, and anything that saves time and effort is a big one. Tons of apps have been developed with this exact purpose in mind, bringing convenient methods of organization, management, and much more. Central to this ideal of efficiency is automation, in which software handles a task rather than a human worker.

Automation doesn't just save time, it also ensures every action is done consistently and eliminates the possibility of human error. Running a business often involves numerous small, repetitive tasks, and letting a computer handle these will increase productivity by allowing human workers to focus on other responsibilities that a computer simply can't manage.

The more options for automation you have, the more ideas you can come up with for improving your workflow. Zapier is a platform that vastly expands your automation capabilities by allowing you to create connections between apps — an event in one app causes an action in another.


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Sep
1
The True Cost of Downtime for eCommerce Businesses
Posted by [email protected] (Guest Author) on 01 September 2019 10:00 AM

Every second that your eCommerce website is down equates to money walking out of your virtual storefront. When considering the impact that a downed server has on eCommerce, one of the first examples that comes to mind is Amazon. Just a few years ago, their site was down for around 40 minutes, resulting in approximately $5 million in losses.

Most eCommerce businesses would be ecstatic if they could make in a year a fraction of what Amazon lost in 40 minutes. Still, every lost dollar, customer, or potential connection hurts. Ecommerce companies that experience downtime lose more than just sales. They lose their reputation, diminish their search engine optimization (SEO), and experience efficiency issues. Customers have come to expect that the websites they visit will be up and running 100 percent of the time.

Using a good hosting service can help you reach that goal.

This is something you really need to be careful of when opting for discount hosting solutions. For context, Nathan Finch of Aussie Hosting tracked cheap hosts for downtime issues over a 12 month period and found that cheap shared hosting companies had 3-4 times the downtime instances over dedicated hosts.


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