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.
Payment gateway: which one should you use for your ecommerce store? With dozens of online payment processing 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. However, to learn more about each one, read on:
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.
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?
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!
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.
Everyone working in the eCommerce industry knows that conversion is the most important word for every online business. They are also aware of the fact that even a little mistake on the checkout page can kill the conversion, and increase the cart abandonment. Thus hampering sales. By reading this guide you’ll learn how to sell more by increasing your payment conversion. Are you ready?
You have worked hard to build up your online business, so the last thing you want to see is thieves and scammers cutting into your hard-won gains. Competition in the world of online business is tough enough without that kind of annoyance to distract you.
Creating an online store in 30 seconds is a tall task, and finding a solution that’s actually good for beginners to scale up a business is not exactly as easy to locate as it may seem.
Dropshipping sounds easy, but it’s often a hassle to contact suppliers, find reasonable prices and update products on your website.
At the end of the day, you end up with small margins and a frustrating situation.
However, Oberlo seeks to change that.