Merchant Accounts for High-Risk Businesses [+Why You Might Need It]
Trying to pick the best credit card processing company can be overwhelming. This is particularly true when you are a new small business owner who has never even heard of a “merchant account” prior to setting up everything you need to get your business running. The reality is that even the most seasoned CEOs can get dizzy […]
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Interchange Fees in a Nutshell: 5 Super Important Things You Need to Know About It
Over the past several years, business owners have become more aware of interchange fees, and how they impact their business. I’m a huge proponent of this because it has forced greater accountability in the payments industry, and empowered businesses to control costs and negotiate their processing fees more effectively. Even though interchange is generally better […]
20 Successful eCommerce Stores Built on X-Cart, And What You Can Learn From Them
Making your own online home store sounds like a great idea. You’re not among the big online retailers. You don’t have the budget to cover the creation of an online store by an agency. X-Cart is a perfect choice for building successful eCommerce stores, so with us, you can just build your best online store […]
eCommerce 101: Everything You Need to Know About eCommerce Websites
For now, eCommerce is a daily part of our lives. We order clothes, food, and electronics online, we use credit cards every day, pay via Apple Pay in public transport. So, eCommerce is fully integrated into our lives and it’s so hard to imagine our life without it. Let’s start with the definition of eCommerce. […]
Automotive eCommerce: The 5-Step Guide on How to Create a Stellar Webstore For Auto Parts
For these traditional stores and the brands they carry, the challenge is how to stay relevant in the evolving retail landscape. And for entrepreneurs, the question becomes how to best take advantage of this enormous opportunity. An automotive eCommerce platform comes with a set of challenges that are unique to the products, because of the […]
How to Set Up a YouTube Channel for Your eCommerce Business to Make It Blossom
There are many online channels businesses can utilize to grow sales and brand awareness. For an eCommerce company, YouTube offers opportunities that can’t be ignored. Consider these statistics: 82% of people on Twitter use the platform to watch video content, and 45% of people watch over 30 minutes of YouTube or Facebook videos a week. […]
Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the eCommerce Market in China
"Hai-tao" is a Chinese word for Chinese market online consumers buying imported products either in China or abroad. The Hai-tao sub-market has grown extremely fast in the China eCommerce world. This is a detailed insight on China eCommerce market and on why you should be a part of it.
X-Cart Partners with nChannel to Help You Automate Your Multi-channel eCommerce Business
Imagine you sell outdoor equipment. You have thousands of items in your stock, and you are an omni-channel hero. You’ve grown your first store to multiple sales channels that include big box online retailers, B2B vendors, and your eCommerce store that you’re trying to actively grow. Looks pretty good, right? BUT… Your processes that once seemed efficient […]
The Ultimate Guide to Multi-Channel eCommerce Inventory Management
Today’s shoppers easily bounce back and forth between online and offline channels. To keep up, merchants must extend their presence across multiple channels and create consistent experiences. The problem is that multi-channel marketing and selling is difficult, especially when it comes to tracking and managing your inventory. For retailers, inventory is accurate just 63% of the time, […]
The Secret to Customer Retention: How to Grow the Number of Returning Customers
Wanna know the best type of customer? It’s simple — a repeat customer! The fact is, repeat customers spend nearly 70% more than first-time ones. Customer retention strategies are some of the biggest challenges eCommerce businesses face. The reason is obvious, the web gives buyers a plethora of choices. So how do you go about developing customer relationships […]
Getting Your Products Up and Approved on Google Merchant Center in 5 Easy Steps
This guide will walk you through the basics of setting up a Google Merchant Center account and getting all your items approved.