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

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

By Nick Galov

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 […]

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Why Use Live Chat for eCommerce in 2019 [6 Reasons Backed up by Data]

By Sam Makad

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

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

By James Messer

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 […]

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

By Veronika Vaghina

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 […]

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Future of eCommerce: 13 Trends to Change the Landscape Head Over Heels

By Anastasia Zhavoronkova

Every merchant entering the now growing eCommerce market at some point faces the question: “Will eCommerce continue to grow?” I. The Present of eCommerce II. The Latest Trends in Global eCommerce 1. Brick and Mortar Stores vs. Online Shopping 2. Evolving New Markets 3. Cross-border Shopping III. Marketing Matters 4. Automations 5. Visual and Audio […]

Placeholder Facebook Business Manager: Shopping Features To Expand Your Reach

Facebook Business Manager: Shopping Features To Expand Your Reach

By Helen Golubeva

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 […]

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

By Rukham Khan

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 […]

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

By Veronika Vaghina

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 […]

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5.4.0 Stable Released

By Max Slepukhov

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 […]

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

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

By Karen Evans

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 […]

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

By Jake Rheude

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 […]

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