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Brick and Mortar Vs. Online Stores
Brick and mortar vs. online retail — it has always been a debate, but in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic introduced some very serious consequences to the matter. Government shutdowns forced businesses that didn’t even have a website before 2020 into eCommerce overnight, to varying degrees of success. Last year convinced most critics that physical retail […]
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Alternatives to BigCommerce: Best 11 eCommerce Solutions to Prop Up Your Online Business
Whether you are considering a new eCommerce platform to migrate to from BigCommerce or you just want to compare some of the best eCommerce solutions available on the market, we’ve got you covered. Below you’ll discover the detailed review of BigCommerce along with 11 alternatives to it. BigCommerce is an open SaaS eCommerce platform […]
eCommerce Content Marketing: How to Plan Content For The New Normal 
Amidst COVID-19, creating a winning content marketing plan may be a real challenge. The habitual strategies you were successfully implementing before the crisis will hardly be applicable to the new normal, and that’s a fact. You’ll have to start thinking about people first and focus more on the things that add value, feel good, feel […]
Best eCommerce Apps to Optimize Your Store Today
Here at X-Cart, we know that there are always opportunities to improve and grow your store in order to help you stand out from your competition. When was the last time you took a step back to look at your store and shopping experience? Is your store performing at its best? Is there anything to […]
How To Create a Business Continuity Plan for Your eCommerce Business
Business continuity plans… I’m guessing before 2020, you didn’t actually have one for your eCommerce business. Let’s face it, when times are good, it’s easy to forget about creating a business continuity plan. However, when disaster strikes, you’ll need a plan to keep your critical business functions going. We all lived through the COVID-19 pandemic, […]
The Best Shipping Services for Your Small eCommerce Business 
Your business ships and receives many products daily. When eCommerce merchants spend 10% of sales on shipping costs, it’s important to optimize your shipping strategy by using the carriers most economical for you.
Streamlined Sales Tax: How It Affects eCommerce Shops
Even though it’s been around since 1999 and has 24 member states, many businesses have a lot of questions about the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. On February 24, X-Cart hosted a webinar with our partners at Avalara, answering a ton of questions around nexus, SST, and even international tax rules. Watch the replay below. […]
Shopify Alternatives: 3 Better Website Builders For Businesses at Any Stage
Shopify is a website builder that allows entrepreneurs and business owners to build online stores. In the crowded world of eCommerce, Shopify is the most popular solution for online sellers, with 800,000 online stores and a total of $63 billion in sales. Shopify may be the most popular eCommerce store builder, but that doesn’t mean […]
14 Customer Experience Platforms to Deliver Phenomenal Customer Service
Did you know that 96% of consumers believe that customer service is a crucial factor in their choice of (and loyalty to) a brand? By using customer experience software, creating a seamless journey for your buyers is way easier. Although most new businesses take great care of their website’s design and technical optimization, they often […]
How to Start an Online Store That Actually Grows [2021 Edition]
Just a few decades ago creating an online store from scratch was a daunting task — both for small sellers and for enterprises. You literally had to code your hands off before you could make your first sale. But it’s 2021, and the eCommerce world has evolved greatly, changing the way we shop and sell […]
Multi-Channel Marketing: How To Create a Winning Plan To Be Everywhere at Once
Is it really worth it for your company to adopt multi-channel marketing? Do companies benefit from providing multiple marketing and sales channels? The short answer to all these questions is YES. Read on to find out why you should be there where your customers are. What does multichannel mean? Well, it is exactly what it […]