Attract customers and keep them coming back - it’s a dream and a nightmare of a marketer. In November & December traffic and conversions do spike, but we want stably high visitors flow all year round. Blogging may be a solution. Our own experience is proving the efficiency of this method, I've also interviewed several X-Cart users to make the article less biased.
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E-commerce firms are gearing up for Cyber Monday deals this year. The day falls on December 2 after the Thanksgiving. In year 2012, Cyber Monday sales hit a whopping $1.7 billion up from $ 1.3 billion in year 2011. This was over 20% rise from sales in year 2010. However, most online traders usually start their Cyber Monday deals long before the actual period. Statistics have shown that about 75% of online shoppers usually start their shopping on the preceding day. There is thus little time to spare for e-commerce manager. It is crucial to work on the tasks below now, otherwise, due to the holiday rush, problems may result...
The merchants are taking every opportunity to satisfy the information hunger of their shoppers: ads, popups, newsletters, detailed product images and descriptions, live chats and phone support - and providing the visitor finds what he is looking for, he will most probably convert into buyer. Given the merchant knows, how the customers are seeking for information, he can setup and configure his store accordingly: to serve the right information on the right page and at the right moment.
Meet new X-Cart localization! X-Cart is getting closer to you, our Spanish customers: full translation, Spanish TAX settings, Euro as the primary currency, professional support&development team with 10 years experience - from Spain!
X-Payments 2.0 introduces integration with new payment processors and gateways (Authorize.Net CIM, WorldPay US, Chase Paymentech Orbital, FirstData E4(SM), AMEX, Sage Pay GO Direct v3, Global Iris, Realex, Elavon payment gateway, PayGate Korea, New Intuit payment gateway) and implements recurring transactions and ability to charge again customers credit cards in PCI compliant manner. Besides, X-Payments 2.0 is PA-DSS 2.0 certified and has new User Interface.
Establishing an online credit card processing solution can be a daunting task, especially for a business that has not dabbled in card payments before...
Speed is of the essence. We live in an age where instant gratification rules, and nowhere is that more evident than on the web. Your e-commerce sites should be tuned like a race car, ready to blaze down the superspeedway that is the world wide web.
Another huge holiday shopping season is right around the corner! So now is the time to setup the critical offers that help your sales skyrocket. One of the most attractive offers that consumers look for is financing. Everyone loves to buy now and pay later. Big box stores and mega online retailers have always used customer financing to attract sales. But it's always been difficult for everyone else to offer similar financing terms... until now.
It's time to introduce a new release of X-Cart, please meet version 4.6.1. In the previous major release we optimized the speed, included a responsive template and added several integration modules, so this time we decided not to add new major features. Instead, we collected the feedback of our community and focused on it. That's why you will not find new integrations any major changes this time, only minor improvements - but lots of.
Our team has done a great job to create a completely new platform: with X-Cart 5 you will enjoy quick and easy upgrades, flexibility in customization and modern UI. Now we're announcing Beta-testing, with the stable release being expected in a couple of months. Just out of curiosity or because of promised award (we're giving out 30 licenses!), you may want to play with it, report the issues, share the ideas and thus help us to make it better!