Top 5 Ecommerce Platforms: Shopify vs Volusion vs Bigcommerce vs Big Cartel vs 3dcart (August 2016)

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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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How to Choose the Best Ecommerce Platform for SEO (August 2016)

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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 (August 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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Pure Chat Review: Live Chat Software for Ecommerce Businesses

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There’s no reason live chat shouldn’t be simple.

It’s all about connecting with your customers and giving them the best solution in a reasonable amount of time.

That said, many live chat extensions for online stores give you a far too intimidating interface with tools that are overkill for such a rudimentary support medium.

Pure Chat has a different approach.

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Nexternal Ecommerce Review: An Efficient Ecommerce Platform

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Ecommerce website templates sound great, but one part of your company that gets diminished with a template is the brand.

That’s what Nexternal Ecommerce is trying to avoid.

After speaking with the folks at Nexternal Ecommerce and testing out the platform myself, a few things are clear: The company is focused on making sure that its client websites are true representations of their brands.

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Ecommerce Fulfilment: The Best Order Fulfilment Companies (August 2016)

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Whether you’re selling on Amazon and thinking about whether or not you should have some of your products fulfilled by them, or if you’re trying to look for a completely different ecommerce fulfilment company to store and deliver your products, it makes sense to understand the differences between that and dropshipping, while also viewing some of the top ecommerce fulfilment companies to choose from.

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How to Price A Product The Smart Way: 10 Expert Tips

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Here’s a question for you: how to price a product the right way? Is there a certain markup you stick to when devising how much you’re going to charge your customers. Pricing all starts with evaluating costs, and that includes overhead and anything that you wouldn’t consider a product cost. After all, you’ll have to recoup every single one of your costs in order to remain profitable.

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Intuit QuickBooks Payments Review: A Superior Payment Gateway for QuickBooks

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The Intuit name is synonymous with products like Intuit QuickBooks, TurboTax and Quicken, all of which are used regularly for taxes, accounting and finances. All of the tools mentioned are viewed favorably by accountants and other professionals throughout the world, so it’s exciting to see exactly what the Intuit brand has to offer in terms of a payment gateway.

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