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Brick and Mortar Vs. Online Stores

By Ashley Kochans

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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    Placeholder Alternatives to BigCommerce: Best 12 eCommerce Solutions to Prop Up Your Online Business

    Alternatives to BigCommerce: Best 12 eCommerce Solutions to Prop Up Your Online Business

    By Helen Golubeva

    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 […]

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    eCommerce Content Marketing: How to Plan Content For The New Normal [2021]

    By Norman Arvidsson

    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 […]

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    Best eCommerce Apps to Optimize Your Store Today

    By Anastasia Zhavoronkova

    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 […]

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    How To Create a Business Continuity Plan for Your eCommerce Business

    By Ashley Kochans

    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, […]

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    The Best Shipping Services for Your Small eCommerce Business [2021]

    By Christine Ridley

    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.

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    Streamlined Sales Tax: How It Affects eCommerce Shops

    By Gail Cole

    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. […]

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    Shopify Alternatives: 3 Better Website Builders For Businesses at Any Stage

    By Ashley Kochans

    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 […]

    Placeholder 14 Customer Experience Platforms to Deliver Phenomenal Customer Service

    14 Customer Experience Platforms to Deliver Phenomenal Customer Service

    By Lidia Hovhan

    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 […]

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    How to Start an Online Store That Actually Grows [2021 Edition]

    By Helen Golubeva

    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 […]

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    Multi-Channel Marketing: How to Sell on Multiple Sales Channels Like a Boss [Strategies + Examples]

    By Christina Frey

    We have all seen it and we have all done it at some point, probably without even realizing it. I am willing to bet that even your family and friends have done it as well.  What is it, you might ask? The answer is simple, shopping on multiple channels.  You may not even realize it, […]

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