OpenCart Review: Close to Free Open Source Platform for Experienced Developers

In an age of subscription-based ecommerce platforms and website builders, sometimes it's nice to have a solution that's free. When you look at an open source option like OpenCart, that's exactly what you receive. It's open for free download, you're able to find your own hosting, and upgrade without any payments. The reason we like that so much is because many open source platforms try to get you with yearly upgrades.

On the other hand, you have "packaged" solutions like Shopify and BigCommerce, where you're paying a monthly fee without any real ownership of your website. Well, OpenCart is far from perfect, but it's a nice online store builder if you truly want to keep your costs low and boost your customization options. In this OpenCart review, we'll talk about the best features, along with those we don't like that much. In addition, we can dive into things like any additional fees and the customer support.

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How to Build an Ecommerce Website the Right Way

From Allbirds to Goodfair and Amazon to Target, ecommerce stores have developed into a way of life for small and large businesses, while also providing instant shopping opportunities to regular consumers like you and me. The fervent desire to invent a product or launch a creative new business idea is prevalent in shows like Shark Tank and the barrage of online advertisements vying for our attention. If you have an idea for a product, or would like to become a dropshipper, B2B seller, marketplace manager, or something in between, you need to learn how to build an ecommerce website.

We all know the goal of building an online store: to become a business owner and make money.

It's a good time to get into the ecommerce business as well, seeing as how online sales have consistently increased over the past few decades, showing us that all online industries have room for new members.

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Instapage Review (Sep 2020): Killer Ecommerce Landing Pages With Tons of Features

Landing pages and ecommerce, go hand in hand. At some point, your ecommerce store needs advertisements to drive traffic. Well, those ads need to send potential customers to a landing page. The same goes for inbound links from blogs and publications. If your visitors don't land on a relevant landing page, they're going to be rather confused.

So the big question is which landing page builder should you choose?

When it comes to ramping up your conversion rate and creating a customizable environment where you can connect with your audience, there are plenty of options out there. Landing page builders come in many different shapes and sizes, from solutions designed specifically for WordPress, to market-leaders like Instapage and Leadpages.

We're keen on recommending Instapage because of its beautiful templates, collaboration tools and heatmapping. This Instapage review outlines all of that.

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Weglot Review: The Best Website Translator to Go International With Ecommerce

If you currently run an online shop, take a moment to check your analytics. Where do most of your customers come from? The majority of your customers probably hail from the country you do business in, but chances are you get some decent numbers for other random countries. Chances are those people also speak your language, allowing them to navigate through your website and buy an item they find appealing.

But what about people in those same countries who aren't familiar with your language? They can't understand your website. Now that's a problem because it's clear that this hypothetical foreign country shows potential.

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Sell on Pinterest with Shopify

Once Pinterest announced Buyable Pins (or Shoppable Pins,) ecommerce merchants saw an opportunity to reach an entirely new market. The program has gone through many changes, and most of them are to our benefit. As of right now, the best, and the only method to sell on Pinterest with Shopify is through a simple Pinterest App on Shopify. This opens up a wide array of tools for automating shopping ads, Pinterest launches, and online store links.

Keep reading to learn more about how to sell on Pinterest with Shopify and the suggestions we recommend for improving your presence.

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Best Platform to Sell Online in 2020: An In-Depth Analysis

Hundreds, if not thousands, of platforms exist to help you build an online store. But which are the best platforms to sell online?

We use in-depth research and testing to understand the pros and cons of each platform, then narrow down the search to present the absolute best tools for selling products, both physical and digital, online.

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Bluehost Hosting Review for 2020: Is it the Best Hosting Solution?

As a small business owner who is in the process of setting up an ecommerce storefront, you may have selected a software platform that is not a hosted service but requires you to provide your own web hosting for your store (such as WooCommerce). This being the case, you're probably looking for a suitable and affordable hosting service. In this BlueHost review we'll talk about the pros and cons of one of the most popular hosts. This way, you'll get an idea if Bluehost is the right option for your online store or if you should consider something else.

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Best Shipping Software for Ecommerce in 2020

We believe that the best shipping software incorporates elements like steep carrier discounts, various shipping methods, and integrations with ecommerce platforms and marketplaces. If you're a small business owner, shipping software is essential for keeping customers happy. Regardless of your sales volume, shipping software tends to help maintain lower costs, link you up with fulfillment services, and keep up with trends of shipments getting to customers within a few days.

In our analysis of the best shipping software, we'll talk about the top features in this type of software, explain our process of selection, then showcase the top software for shipping.

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