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Latest eCommerce News

Are Halloween Sales Worth the Trouble? (infographic on Halloween Sales & Trends)

Halloween Sales

Halloween is upon us again this year and the staff here at ZippyCart is curious… did you prep your online store for Halloween sales or was it too much work for a secondary holiday? Why or why not? Every year, around the end of summer, online business owners start to see a ton of email and blogs that prompt them ... Read More »

Start Holiday Sales Marketing Now!

holiday sales marketing

What should you do to get your online store ready for the holidays? Read on to get the best ideas for holiday sales marketing! The holiday shopping season is around the corner once again! If you’re really serious about the growth of your online store, you should roll up your sleeves right away and begin some advanced planning in holiday ... Read More »

The 3 Best Payment Systems for an Online Store

payment systems

Now that online shopping has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry and the overall customer satisfaction is really high, online store owners should gear up to make their online payment system as robust as possible. No matter how much traffic you’re driving to your e-commerce website or blog, you won’t reach true success until you’re able to accept online payments. ... Read More »

How to Prevent Shopping Cart Abandonment

shopping cart abandonment

Losing sales to shopping cart abandonment? Here’s how you can prevent it. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. They spend a lot of time browsing and shopping online. According to eMarketer, global business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales will increase by 20.1 percent this year to reach $1.5 trillion. That’s a large chunk of retail, and the high sales also point to ... Read More »

Why is a Blog So Important to Your Online Store?

blog

Why is a Blog So Important to Your Online Store? There are many reasons… It’s somewhat funny that I am writing a blog post about why your online store should have a blog. Do you know why? It’s because the popular focus has recently shifted from ‘why bother with a blog’ to ‘how to blog’. Still, I think there are ... Read More »

How Bad Links Hurt Ranking (and how to fix it)

bad link

News about loss in search rankings due to bad (or manipulative) links is often making the headlines. In the past, webmasters were confused as to whether spammy links really hurt rankings. Many believed that bad links just didn’t add any value and didn’t understand that they could ruin rankings. Times have changed… and here’s why. When cases of overnight rank ... Read More »

Are HTTPS / SSL Now a Google Ranking Factor?

SSL

If you’re an ecommerce business owner who is trying to keep up with Google ranking preferences, you’ll need to hear the latest news on HTTPS and SSL security certificates! Google ranking factors will never remain the same. That’s exactly why we call the SEO industry a dynamic one. If you remember, Matt Cutts, who leads the Google’s web spam team, ... Read More »

How to Use Free Online Marketing for Your eCommerce Store

Make your online store stand out with these free marketing techniques!

Online business are constantly competing against each other for search engine results and future revenue. Regardless of the kind of business you deal in, you’ll be faced with the challenge of keeping traffic and revenue for your web store at a healthy number… all while trying to stay ahead of the other e-stores in your niche.  And all of them ... Read More »

Why Content Marketing is Important to SMBs

Choosing the best marketing for an SMB can be confusing.

Are you struggling to keep up with effective techniques that will help your small to mid-sized online business?  If you’ve put the time and effort into building your web store and are using one of the best eCommerce software solutions, there are still many things to consider.  Right now, however, the best thing you can do for your online store ... Read More »

Growing & Changing Future of E-commerce

future of e-commerce

What is the future of e-commerce?  Right now, it’s going strong, with no end in sight.  eMarketer explained in its 2013 forecast that U.S. retail e-commerce sales in 2013 were expected to have a 14.8 percent increase over sales from the year before. Nonetheless, these are only U.S. retail sales, and retail only makes up a tiny portion of this major ... Read More »