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What to Look For in an eCommerce Dashboard

By Lanette Willis May 6, 2013 It’s become standard these days for eCommerce shopping cart platforms to have some kind of eCommerce dashboard feature. So standard in fact, that it’s easy to assume every eCommerce dashboard is basically the same, and to overlook the true power and convenience that can be offered by this tool. Not all eCommerce dashboards out there ... Read More »

New Features from the Top Shopping Carts of 2013

By Susan Delly March 8, 2013 One of the things that we love about Shopping Cart software is innovative and fast paced… it’s always improving.  This is especially apparent when you look at the shopping cart solutions on ZippyCart’s top carts of 2013 comparison list. Here are a few recent upgrades and changes that are worth noting. Fortune3  – after ... Read More »

How to Choose a Hosted Shopping Cart: Pinnacle vs. CoreCommerce vs. 3DCart

By Halyna Yefymchuk Feb 25, 2013 Hosted shopping carts have rapidly gained popularity on the market because of their reasonable price and ease-of use. The most confusing part of them is… which one to pick?!  Common questions that merchants ask regard the difference in platforms functionality and pricing, as many of the top ranked carts  seem to be pretty much the ... Read More »

Hosted vs. Licensed Shopping Cart Software – which is better for your online store?

By Jordan Foutz, eCom expert of PinnacleCart.com October 22, 2012 In the realm of eCommerce software there are two basic options to decide between: lease a hosted solution or purchase the licensed version. For those that don’t know, licensed shopping cart users pay a one-time fee to “license” the software and then install it on a web server so they ... Read More »

Buying Shopping Cart Software with the Customer in Mind

By Jessica Sanders October 15, 2012 There are a number of ways you can go about choosing the shopping cart software that’s right for your business. From cost effectiveness to user friendly credit card processing, the most important aspect is your customer. When looking for a successful shopping cart for your eTail storefront, you want to keep in mind two ... Read More »

What Features Do You Really Need in an eCommerce Solution?

By the ZippyCart Content Team Sept 21, 2012 Choosing the right ecommerce solution can be difficult for any business. There are hundreds of solutions available, each with different features — some of which seem like necessities, and some of which you may never use. So, what do you really need in an ecommerce platform? Here’s a quick guide to finding ... Read More »

The 2012 Stevie Awards – the Oscars of the business world

By Susan Delly June 15th, 2012 Every spring, the world eagerly gathers to watch The Academy Awards, an event that honors the dazzling film industry and is televised live in more than 100 countries annually, with more than 39 million viewers in North America alone.  We swoon as film industry elites hypnotize us with gorgeous smiles, clothes and speeches.  On ... Read More »

Abandoned Shopping Carts: the Achilles Heel of ecommerce

March 18, 2012 By Susan D Online sales are taking over.  From 2002 to 2011, annual ecommerce spending went from 72 billion to over 256 billion, according to comScore Internet Marketing Research Company.   This surge in online consumer activity has brought about millions of virtual stores and some stiff competition amongst retailers.  Because of this, online business owners need to ... Read More »

4 Ways to Increase Consumer Satisfaction on Your Ecommerce Solution

January 3, 2012 By the ZippyCart Content Team The 2011 holiday shopping season is officially over and retailers have shifted their focus to the heaps of holiday gift returns coming in as we begin the New Year. Holiday returns are up 8% this year from the same time last year, which is due to more confident consumers and a 15% ... Read More »

Consumers Use Ecommerce Solutions for More Expensive Purchases

December 27, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Shopify app SumAll has completed an analysis of current Shopify customers providing insight on rising prices, increasing discounts, and decreased shipping costs. The study was conducted over four years (2007-2011) and derived findings from 30 million transactions from stores powered by Shopify. Overall the data shows retailers are making more net revenue ... Read More »