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Darren DeMatas
Darren DeMatas
Founder @ Ecommerce CEO

How The Best Ecommerce Sites Win at Web Design [47 Examples]

eCommerce Tips

Inspired to unlock your slice of a $1 trillion online shopping industry?  Before you start browsing for eCommerce templates, you need to understand how to sell online with a high converting store design.  To help you, I’ve surveyed the top experts in eCommerce, web design, conversion rate optimization and user experience. We also analyzed the strategies top-selling […]

Nick Galov
Nick Galov
Hosting Expert and Content Manager

Strong Customer Authentication (SCA): What It Is and What Merchants Should Expect in 2019

eCommerce Tips

Let’s face it — the internet is not the safest place to be. Even though online security has become more sophisticated over the years, the Web is still fertile ground for all sorts of scams. To illustrate, online merchants worldwide lose over 7.5% of their annual revenue due to fraud. Imagine someone stealing your December […]

Sam Makad
Sam Makad
Freelance writer

How Online Chat Improves Customer Experience

eCommerce Tips

Some think of it as an annoying pop up, others view it as a useful medium to get their queries across. Some think of it as a cost-friendly option than advertising to increase sales, others view it as “a nice feature to have.” Some think of it as the means to a happy customer, others […]

James Messer
James Messer
Marketing Copywriter at ShipStation

How to Start a Subscription Box Business in 5 Easy Steps [+ Examples]

eCommerce Tips

Subscription boxes are one of the latest trends in the eCommerce industry, and this shortened version of ShipStation’s Subscription Box guide outlines how to create a successful subscription box business. The subscription eCommerce market has grown by more than 100% each year for the past five years. Learn some tips on how to set up […]

Veronika Vaghina
Veronika Vaghina
Marketing Manager at X‑Cart

What Unique Selling Proposition Is & How to Define Yours [+7 Examples to Inspire You]

eCommerce Tips

In the eCommerce world, you have to compete not only with local businesses but with all the online businesses from the same niche. The market is full of options and it’s tricky for customers to understand how one product differs from another. And that’s why you need to define your unique selling proposition (USP): customers […]

Anastasia Zhavoronkova
Anastasia Zhavoronkova
Marketing Manager at X‑Cart

Future of eCommerce: Trends to Change the Landscape

eCommerce Tips

eCommerce is developing two steps at a time and it's hard enough to keep up with its pace. Now, can you be one step ahead of it? Sure thing! Welcome to read on to know the trends that are the future of eCommerce.

Helen Golubeva
Helen Golubeva
Storyteller at X‑Cart

Facebook Business Manager: Shopping Features To Expand Your Reach

eCommerce Tips

Have you already tried Facebook shopping features? What about Instagram eCommerce? Or WhatsApp Checkout? Don’t be surprised why I’m asking about all of them at once. Brought up under the wing of Mark Zuckerberg, these three social networking sites should be treated as part of a single marketing machine, called Facebook Business Manager. It’s a […]

Rukham Khan
Rukham Khan
Content Lead at MailMunch

Your Complete One-Stop Guide on Amazon Dropshipping [+ Examples]

eCommerce Tips

In the U.S alone, online retail sales totaled a mind-boggling $517 billion in 2018! If you can even capture a small piece, no scratch that, tiny crumbles of this pie, you can expect to add multiple zeroes to the end of your bank balance. If you’re looking to get a piece of this action, a […]

Veronika Vaghina
Veronika Vaghina
Marketing Manager at X‑Cart

Marketing Funnel [All in One Guide For Beginners + Examples]

eCommerce Tips

You came up with the perfect idea for your eCommerce business. You created an online store, started a marketing campaign but… People are burning with desire to buy your product or service right away, huh? Don’t worry, you’re in the right place. What you need is an effective marketing funnel that will drive traffic in […]

Max Slepukhov
Max Slepukhov
Head of Product at X‑Cart

5.4.0 Stable Released

Company News

Back in April, we announced the release of X-Cart 5.4.0 Public Beta and described the new features and updates in details. Since then, we had a pool of volunteers who tested the software along with our in-house QA team. We are genuinely grateful to the community for pioneering and helping us locate and fix the […]

Karen Evans
Karen Evans
founder of Start Blogging Online

13 eBay Alternatives: The Best Websites to Sell Online in 2019

eCommerce Tips

There are many fantastic online marketplaces that give small business owners the ability to reach new customer bases without geographic restrictions through online sales. These sites, however, are not created equally and certain selling sites may be better suited to sell your product than others. Check out our all-in-one guide on how to sell products […]