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Jake Rheude
Jake Rheude
Director of Marketing for Red Stag Fulfillment

Instagram Shopping: 5 Key Things to Know and 5 Traps to Avoid

eCommerce Tips

We all dream of the perfect something, and we’ll know it when we see it. Well, if we’re going to find it on social, then it’ll definitely be on the image and video-focused Instagram, where new tools are allowing businesses to sell directly to consumers at every turn. It’s all boiled down into three steps […]

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 […]

Darren DeMatas
Darren DeMatas
Founder @ Ecommerce CEO

Top 25 Payment Processing Companies [2019]

eCommerce Tips

Payment processing companies – they are virtually everywhere. If you own an eCommerce store, you’d know that your website needs a payment processor in order to become a fully-functioning money-making machine. But how exactly do you choose which service to go for? Which ones are most secure, reliable, and better-performing? We’ve listed our favorite 25 […]

Max Slepukhov
Max Slepukhov
Head of Product at X‑Cart

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 […]