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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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    Placeholder Streamlined Sales Tax: How It Affects eCommerce Shops

    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, […]

    Placeholder 8 Tested Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversion Rates [+ Examples]

    8 Tested Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversion Rates [+ Examples]

    By Helen Golubeva

    Whether you are an industry veteran with a successful eCommerce site or you’re just looking to become one, it’s only natural to think that conversion rate optimization is a set-it-and-forget-it kind of process. It’s not.  Your online business is never static, and, just like a sports car, it needs fuel to drive faster and get […]

    Placeholder 11 Emerging Trends in Business and Tax [2021]

    11 Emerging Trends in Business and Tax [2021]

    By Gail Cole

    After employees across numerous industries transitioned to working from home, states struggled to determine the tax implications of a newly remote workforce. As eCommerce sellers struggled to keep up with a surge in sales, states that tax remote sales benefited from a steady source of sales tax revenue. When education and events moved online, the […]

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    16 Tested Ways to Decrease Online Shopping Cart Abandonment & Increase Conversions

    By Elizabeth Carpenter

    Let's have a look at actions you can take today in your own online shopping experience to reduce shopping cart abandonment and increase the customers who make it all the way through to your "thank you" screen.

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    Selling on Walmart vs Amazon: How The Two eCommerce Behemoths Stack Up

    By Helen Golubeva

    All online marketplaces have advantages and disadvantages. That’s why selling across multiple channels simultaneously, you have to understand your goal for selling on each platform. Selling on Amazon may be something that you are already familiar with. But maybe it’s time to start exploring the Walmart Marketplace? These two retail giants have to deal with […]

    Placeholder How Does PayPal Work? [Step-by-Step Guide For Sellers]

    How Does PayPal Work? [Step-by-Step Guide For Sellers]

    By Veronika Vaghina

    PayPal is an all-in-one payment solution that makes it easy for online sellers to reach millions of shoppers worldwide. It has been on the market for 20 years already and it doesn’t seem to be leaving any time soon. Whether you are looking for an easy way to sell your products online and get paid, […]

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