Top 5 Ecommerce Platforms & Shopping Cart Software: Shopify vs Volusion vs Bigcommerce vs Big Cartel vs 3dcart

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In a market as saturated as the ecommerce platform market, it can be very difficult to figure out which shopping cart software best meets your needs. If you are considering starting your own store, then chances are you have already run into this struggle at some point. So far I have reviewed most popular platforms as individual offers, and created this comparison chart, then ranked all platforms after their SEO effectiveness, but now it is time to see how the different platforms compare to each other: Shopify, Bigcommerce, 3dcart, Volusion and Big Cartel.

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Best Payment Gateways for 2016 Reviewed and Compared: Worldpay vs Authorize.net vs Adyen vs Stripe vs PayPal

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Payment gateway: which one should you use for your ecommerce store? With dozens of options to choose from, it can be a complicated decision. Everyone who is new to ecommerce will tell you that the most difficult task isn’t only to decide which platform is the best one, but also the different factors that you need to take into consideration when deciding which gateway is best for your specific needs. Btw, we’ve also created a quiz to help you choose the right payment gateway for your needs. However, to learn more about each one, read on:

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How to Choose the Best Ecommerce Platform for SEO

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Why is SEO Important for Ecommerce? Well, 44% of every online purchase begins with an online search (IPSOS 2012). Making sure that your products can be found easily on search engines such as Google can be the difference between an ecommerce business that fails or succeeds. A large part of effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is to ensure that the pages of your site appear as relevant as possible to a search engine for the search terms (keywords) that your prospective customers are using.

Many business owners may be unaware that their Ecommerce platform (some of them discussed here) might not be equipped with the features needed to make their online shop search-engine-friendly. Some ecommerce software offers only the most basic SEO features, some only at a premium cost while others do not offer them at all.

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Top 10 Best Ways to Sell Digital Goods Online

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Sometimes you just need a way to sell your products online without having to deal with bulky ecommerce software. Digital products require even more simplicity, because you don’t necessarily need all the features to get videos or photos or books up on the internet and selling to other people.

Let’s say you have a handful of digital products and you want the simplest and fastest way to start selling them and making some money. There are plenty of amazing ecommerce platforms, but which ones are the easiest for digital products?

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7 Best Free WordPress Ecommerce Plug-ins for 2016

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WordPress has started its journey as a blogging platform, but now it’s being used as a robust solution for building eCommerce sites. The powerful plug-in architecture of WordPress makes it possible for anyone to transform an ordinary site into a fully-fledged digital shop. So in case you’d rather build it with good old WordPress instead of using dedicated shopping cart software, read on!

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How to Build a Physical Product Marketplace (like Etsy) with WordPress and Marketify

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We’ve all seen the success of marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon and eBay. It’s amazing that sites like Etsy are generating product sales of up to $65 million in a single month. However, these physical product marketplaces must take thousands, if not millions, of dollars to setup and maintain, right? Well, that’s not necessarily the case, since using a few tools like WordPress, a hosting plan and Marketify can allow you to create a physical marketplace website on the cheap. And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, step by step.

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E-commerce has Gone Global; Here’s How to Beat the Challenges and Take Advantage

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To achieve success as a retailer in today’s world, you need to sell online. E-commerce has become standard practice. This is especially so in the world’s biggest economies. In 2014 alone, 8.2% of retail in Asia Pacific, 6.7% in Western Europe, and 6.3% in North America was done online. These figures are expected to rise to 18%, 10%, and 9% respectively by 2018. But even in lesser developed economies, e-commerce is becoming increasingly accessible and intuitive. Approximately $2 trillion dollars is spent in online sales a year. If you want to grow as a business, you need to start selling online.

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The Importance of Planned Security for Your Website

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The best website is a secure website.  To be sure, securing a website does require a bit of effort, but failing to secure your website properly can lead to so many problems, it’s actually crazy not to put in the effort.

Having said that, it really doesn’t do a lot of good to just wake up one morning and declaring “Today I am going to secure my website!”, because you need to have a proper plan before you start tinkering with the system.

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Xsellco Fusion Review: A Revamped UX With Plenty of Cool Features

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The Xsellco team has been on our radar for quite some time now, as you can see based on our review of the Xsellco Fusion system a while back.

It turns out that Xsellco has recently updated its user user experience and added quite a few new features, so we wanted to take a look at how things have improved over at Xsellco and show you a few screenshots of the clean new interface that customers are raving about.

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Must Read Articles From the Week of May 19th

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The week is coming to an end, and that means it is time for me to have a look at some of the things that has happened in this past week. A lot of really good articles have been posted around the web throughout this past week, they cover topics what you need to do to avoid copyright infringement in product photos, why millennials are tired of targeted ads, how you should be planning your next website, and much more. Read on to see what other interesting articles were written.

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MyRealKarma Review: Transfer Ecommerce Seller Feedback to Other Multiple Marketplaces

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Let’s say you have a reputation built on eBay. Business is going well, and the reviews from customers are rather impressive. However, bringing this reputation to places like Amazon or Etsy is pretty much impossible. This is a incredibly unfortunate, because quite often the reputation you have online is the only reason people buy from you.

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