Blog Archives: Ecommerce

Shopping Cart Designing Tips For Better Conversions

Having a beautiful website is an excellent way to keep people interested in your business when they visit. But do you have a strong “end game” to close the deal when the time comes? Because if you’re lacking certain features, or overdoing others, you could be missing out on a huge revenue stream that is […]

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Moving to BigCommerce Stencil from Blueprint

Moving to BigCommerce Stencil is inevitable The change to this new framework is an inevitable change that needs to happen. When should that happen and what is the process for that exactly? The answer to that question is based on your business, and where your website is currently at. Let’s start this discussion by analyzing the […]

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5 Proven Ways to Use Data to Improve Ecommerce Conversions

Using customer data and analytics is a key component in today’s online web stores. In order to improve ecommerce conversions and compete at the highest level possible for your business, you need to examine your customer data. This will allow you to offer relevant messages and personal experiences which can transform potential prospects into long term […]

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12 Crucial Design Tips to Increase and Convert Ecommerce Traffic

You have an existing site. But you’re not getting the traffic that you want. and to make matters worse, you aren’t converting enough of the traffic that you are getting. You’re ready to grow as a business, but you need a growth driven design in place to make the jump to the next level. Here’s […]

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9 Ways to Know if Your Ecommerce Design is Effective

There’s no such thing as a perfect site or flawless e-commerce design. While some are certainly better than others, there’s always something more you can optimize or some new feature you can implement. However, there are certain proven elements that have shown great success. Here are some ways to improve your conversions and effectiveness over time. […]

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13 Costly Mistakes That Reduce Ecommerce Conversions

If your conversions are suffering due to poor design, a failing call to action, or just lacking the ability to handle daily operations, then you need to make some changes. Mistakes that reduce ecommerce conversions can be avoidable, if you know what to look for. These can either be fixed or properly implemented in the […]

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13 Clever Ways to Increase Average Order Value in Your Ecommerce Store

Making sales is the ultimate goal for an online store. However, making a BIGGER sale should be a main focal point for your business. There are plenty of ways to increase average order value in your ecommerce store. Here’s several ideas to help you get more revenue opportunities from every sale. Tools For Bigger Buys […]

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27 Proven Must Have’s For an Effective Ecommerce Website

Is having an effective e-commerce website proving to be easier said than done? Are you wanting to increase traffic, conversions, and build loyalty? The biggest key to capturing and maintaining a potential customer is their first impression of you. This doesn’t only apply to the homepage however. If you don’t properly display and showcase your products, […]

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13 Reasons You Should be Moving to a Better Ecommerce Platform

Is your online business growing? Many companies have learned the hard way about the challenges that arise with scaling their ecommerce store to accommodate an increase in sales. Frustration over manually repeating tasks that should be automated, anger and annoyance from repeated phone calls and not getting the answers you need as you try to […]

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Importance of Performance Tracking

What is Performance Tracking? Performance tracking is used in marketing strategy and analysis to track and identify user interaction and behavior. This is why performance tracking and the consistent review of these metrics is one of our most important value propositions we offer in our newest product. You can use performance tracking on your site […]

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Bigcommerce Change Logs – December 2015

Change Log Summary & Notable Changes We have organized a list of all the changes made to the Bigcommerce platform during December 2015. A few changes listed in the Bigcommerce change logs that we thought should be highlighted are included in our summary list. Bigcommerce Code Freeze Is Over: From November 22nd to December 12th […]

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11 Cyber Holidays To Plan For [List]

All holidays are NOT equal. Cyber ones are better. There are a total of 11 cyber holidays that you should be aware of. Some of these cyber days may be an “eye roll” for some but ultimately its a good clue in to when and when not to run promotional campaigns and communication threads with […]

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Bigcommerce Single Page Checkout [video]

Who said “true” single page checkout couldn’t be done on Bigcommerce? I’m really proud that our team had the opportunity to work with Serengetee.com on this project. A true single page checkout experience has been something of a pipe dream for a long time on the Bigcommerce framework, but ultimately we pulled it off and […]

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Is The Bigcommerce Platform Right for YOU?

Building an online business is by no means a simple task. Every business goes through their own trials, successes and failures. An endless to-do list combined with the overwhelming need to continue pushing your brand in the right direction might make you wonder where your personal life went? The key to having more free time […]

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Be in the know. Look out for the top eCommerce Design Trends of 2014:

2014 is bringing in some new trends for webdesign, especially with eCommerce design. We all knew how it felt when Twitter changed it’s layout. “What used to be a running feed of users, text and links is now punctuated by pictures, either in the form of linked photos or sponsored ads.” quotes one source.  Images and […]

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5 Reasons why we are Thankful for You

Here at Cart Designers, we thought it would be a good opportunity this Thanksgiving to reach out to YOU, our valuable customer, and let you know the 5 reasons we are thankful for you. 1. You say nice things about us… “Working with Cart Designers was the first step in making my business a reality. […]

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Why You Need Exceptional Site Navigation with SearchSpring

Bigcommerce store owners have the option of surfing through new apps in their Marketplace where finding friendly plug-ins and easily integrated apps are right at your fingertips. And while there are many good offerings, we’d like to spotlight one app in particular.  Kyle from SearchSpring took us through a demo and it blew our socks off, so below […]

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Learn about Shipping Easy: labels, tracking and more…

Need Labels? Need tracking numbers? Here at Cart Designers, we had the pleasure of talking to Shipping Easy about their offering. Here’s the scoop: Shipping Easy is great for someone starting their online store. They sync directly with the API so your order number, date, SKU, package,  ship to location, and all of your order […]

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Zachary Wood Talks Branding: The Face of Your Online Business

Have you ever landed on a website and wanted to stay a little longer and shop around? One of our clients’ sites, StyleTrendClothiers.com, makes me feel that way. As a fashion lover, their website makes it easy to shop with their large images, fun font and clean design. What is it about your favorite store that gives you […]

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Powerful Publicity Plugins for your Blog

  Here’s some of my favorite WordPress Plugins that I recommend based on their individual awesomeness… 1. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SEO Write better content and improve your SEO with WordPress SEO by Yoast. 2. ALLOW SOCIAL SHARING Share on literally everything with Social Media Buttons for Share by using Lockerz.     3. POST ON SOCIAL NETWORKS SEAMLESSLY […]

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How to Recover Lost Sales

THE PROBLEM As business owners we may breathe a sigh of discontent when we log into our online stores and see “abandoned order” or “incomplete order”.  It means someone came to your site with every intention of buying and for some reason, didn’t. However, there are action steps you can take to reduce the number […]

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Why Selling on Bigcommerce is Better than Etsy

I’m noticing a trend with small shop owners to want to start out selling their products on Etsy. Don’t get me wrong, Etsy has a unique appeal to most niche jewelry and clothing markets. But what it doesn’t have is an eCommerce shop and built in marketing tools with your own domain where you can […]

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Why Customer Service Live Chat Gets Superior Results

Over the past few years in the eCommerce industry, I have assisted hundreds of clients with their online stores with everything from product imports, to payment gateways and customer service live chat. So what truly makes an online business successful? Is it Marketing? Yes. Is it having a niche product? Sure. However, the real difference maker […]

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5 Ways to Rank High on Search Engines

Here’s  5 Top Things that you need to rank high on the major search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing… Videos. Now that Google Search engine crawlers have taken more of a variety approach to ranking, it’s important to add a video or two to your webpage. People are more likely to watch a video than […]

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Inventory and Order Management Apps: What Should I Use?

So you’re running your online store, and you want to sync your vendors for easy processing. You find yourself asking, “What are the tools available and where do I start?” After years in the eCommerce industry I wanted to write an article that helps business owners take the guessing out of it and reduces the amount […]

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5 Critical KPIs That Affect Your Ecommerce Businesses

Regardless of your business size,  staying on top of your customer analytics is a must. Being able to establish important key performance indicators (KPI) and annotate them in some fashion, such as growth driven design, is a valuable way to not only fully understand your sales funnel and customers, but a great way to tweak the […]

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5 Reasons Why Pinterest is Good For Your Business!

With the milieu of social media outlets available on the web, you may ask yourself do I really need to use Pinterest? Well to answer your question, Yes! Pinterest is an ever growing social media tour de force that can increase traffic to your online store! 1. Spotlight new products Customers are always hungry for new products. […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Next Ecommerce Website Design

Asking our clients the right questions can save everyone time and creative energy. These questions can help to build a base launch site that includes all of the major components, but leaves room for growth through further design. The data used to enhance your site as your audience and traffic grows determines the best approach […]

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Site Navigation UX Has a Distinct Link to Conversions

Site Navigation UX is More Important Than You Might Think. Consumers visit and buy products from online stores on a daily basis experiencing a myriad of user interfaces. The navigation bar lies in the heart of these user interfaces. Creating a navigation bar that allows visitors or customers on your site to peruse with ease […]

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Typography – Sharp and Effective Use and Strategy

Typography Differences: Good Font Bad Font Good typography is an essential feature of your store or website design. Poorly set or illegible type will confuse and distance potential customers or clients. You don’t have to be a graphic designer to know what separates “bad” type from “good” type. Centuries of experimentation and application have left […]

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Using Etsy with BigCommerce

In today’s e-commerce world we are almost blinded by the possibilities when it comes to internet platforms to sell on. Today I am speaking on Etsy and how this platform should properly be leveraged. Some Etsy statistics Etsy makes money by charging a listing fee of 20 cents for each item and getting 3.5% of […]

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