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Anastasia Zhavoronkova
Anastasia Zhavoronkova
Marketing Manager at X‑Cart

X-Cart Team Back in Chicago June 25-28

Company News

We’ll meet you guys at the revamped Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition 2019. As always, we’re exhibiting – why break a wonderful tradition?

Anastasia Zhavoronkova
Anastasia Zhavoronkova
Marketing Manager at X‑Cart

MD5 Hash End of Life and PHP 5.6 and 7.0 Discontinued: How It Affects Your X-Cart Classic Store

Other

MD5 Hash End of Life and Signature Key Replacement As we’ve previously mentioned in our blog, Authorize.Net are phasing out MD5-based hash. It is to be replaced by the SHA-512 based hash utilizing a Signature Key. Back in February, they removed the MD5 Hash setting from the user interface. It still worked but only for […]

Emil Kristensen
Emil Kristensen
CMO and co-founder of Sleeknote

How to Make the Most of Customer Testimonials in E-Commerce

eCommerce Tips

Whether it’s deciding where to eat out on the weekend or choosing the right mascara, buyers always turn to other buyers for help. It’s the safest way to ensure they’re making the right decision. In fact, a whopping 88% of online shoppers turn to reviews, aka customer testimonials, before considering a purchase. But authentic customer […]

Helen Golubeva
Helen Golubeva
Storyteller at X‑Cart

Mobile Commerce 101: Advantages, Disadvantages, Stats [+Examples]

eCommerce Tips

Bringing online stores to the mobile world in the form of apps has turned the concept of shopping in a completely new direction. Buyers can easily browse through thousands of products, compare prices, share favorites with friends, and so much more — all straight from their mobiles. Online merchants also feel quite at home with […]

Gary Stevens
Gary Stevens
a front-end developer

How To Do Smart Keyword Research For SEO and E-Commerce Success

eCommerce Tips

Over the last couple of years, some significant internet milestones related to effective keyword research have made news headlines. On March 12, Google published a doodle marking the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Seven months earlier, Google celebrated its 20th anniversary with a digital video doodle encapsulating two decades of popular search query […]

James Messer
James Messer
Marketing Copywriter at ShipStation

Step-by-step Guide to Choosing the Best eCommerce Shipping Solutions

eCommerce Tips

Choosing the best way to ship items sold online can be a big task. At its core, an eCommerce shipping solution allows you to pull your orders from your multiple selling channels into a single, easy-to-navigate software. Viewing your ecommerce orders in a centralized location allows you to quickly batch your orders together and create […]

Helen Golubeva
Helen Golubeva
Storyteller at X‑Cart

Best Website Hosting for Online Store [7 Hosts Compared]

eCommerce Tips

Take my word for it — choosing the best eCommerce hosting site for your online store is not as easy as predicting how ‘Game Of Thrones’ might end next Sunday. You’ll have to beaver away for quite a while to find what is worth your attention even now that eCommerce hosting players provide a seemingly […]

Max Slepukhov
Max Slepukhov
Head of Product

X-Cart v4.7.11 and Security Patches: Improved Speed & Performance, Updates to Payment Addons, and more

Releases

It’s April and as we promised, and X-Cart v4.7.11 is out. With this upgrade you get a significant speed improvement, a bunch of updates for payment addons. Also, you get to use the social payment method that is gaining popularity among the millennials. And of course, we have updated many features that you already have […]

Dan Fries
Dan Fries
Freelance writer

7 Best B2B Marketing Strategies That Drive Record Sales

eCommerce Tips

Does your B2B company have a winning marketing strategy? Historically, this is something with which such companies have struggled. One of the main problems that they face is continuing to rely on outdated modes of communicating with current and potential clients. Showing up at trade shows, passing out pamphlets and making cold call after cold […]

Melissa Stanley
Melissa Stanley
Client Service Manager at PCGT - PunchOut Catalogs

How to Improve Your Website: 14 Simple Steps to Fix it Immediately

eCommerce Tips

Where does your website stand? Have you absolutely nailed your web design and found your magic formula of how to increase web presence or are you still struggling to attract the number of visitors and potential customers you thought you will get easily? No need to go through what every expert said on how to improve a website – we have done all that for you and we have compiled a handy list of how to drive people to your website!

Levi Olmstead
Levi Olmstead
Head of Community and SEO at G2

A Beginner’s Guide to Influencer Marketing [+How Affiliates Can Leverage Them]

eCommerce Tips

The eCommerce marketplace is crowded and competitive. In fact, eCommerce already represents almost 10% of retail sales, and it’s expected to continue to grow by nearly 15% each year. As competition increases, getting your product in front of the right consumers becomes even more challenging. Which is why effective marketing can be the key between […]