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Building a successful ecommerce business starts with choosing the best platform, at the most realistic cost.And with an all-in-one system as expansive as GrooveFunnels™ (recently renamed Groove.CM), it might take some time to learn about and fully maximize all that the suite of apps has to offer.
With free access to over twenty apps in the Groove ecosystem, GrooveKartⓇ and GrooveSell™ are just two of the world-class software applications that are designed for selling products online, but they are separate platforms with different features.
GrooveKartⓇ v GrooveSell™
GrooveKartⓇ is an ecommerce store creator. (Alternative: Shopify, $948+ p/y)
GrooveSell™ is a sales system. (Alternative: SamCart, $588+ p/y)
Both applications are housed inside the fastest growing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for digital and ecommerce marketers: Groove.CM.
They each function as independent platforms, although they are easily integrated to create a one-stop shop for ecommerce management and sales systems. While both allow you to sell physical and digital products online, the main difference is the way of selling.
GrooveKartⓇ uses an online store-style of selling and GrooveSell™ uses a funnel-style of selling.
When selling retail products, print-on-demand (POD), or dropshipping products, use GrooveKartⓇ. When selling a product where you would like more control over the customer’s purchasing path with upsells and order bumps, use GrooveSell™.
Both platforms are free to use, even with a free Groove.CM membership.
GrooveKartⓇ Ecommerce Platform
GrooveKartⓇ is a free, powerful platform that can handle all of your ecommerce business operations in a centralized place. It has more standard features than the top industry platforms, without having to pay hundreds of extra dollars for built-in integrations and applications.
GrooveKartⓇ is not only more affordable, but also a robust platform with FTC Guardian compliance and high-converting templates that are fully optimized for desktop and mobile devices.
- Free full-featured access
- Free hosting
- Free custom domains
- Free integrations and built-in apps
- Free drag-and-drop builder
- Free high-converting templates
- Free payment processing integrations
What is an ecommerce platform?
An ecommerce platform is an online software application that enables business owners to sell physical and digital products over the internet.
When individuals or businesses buy and sell their products and services online, and conduct online transactions, they are engaging in ecommerce – which is facilitated using a software application.
To run an ecommerce business, the platform requires different functionality and features from software available for running a general online business. Ecommerce platforms are created for that purpose only. Alternatively, business owners could have an online store built from scratch, but in most cases it is neither efficient nor cost effective.
Popular Ecommerce Platforms in 2021:
- Zen Cart
GrooveSell™ Sales System
GrooveSell™ is a free, robust shopping cart management platform that optimizes checkout pages and connects to a payment processor to manage transactions. It has more standard features than any other shopping cart platform, and fully integrates with the Groove.CM suite of apps – including GrooveKartⓇ. GrooveSellTM is well suited for digital products and services.
It is a valuable tool that creates a sales funnel and customer path for potential customers to follow during the checkout process. While most shopping cart systems are expensive and have lackluster features, GrooveSell™ offers two streamlined dashboards for either vendor or affiliate.
- No monthly fees
- No transaction fees
- Unlimited product funnels
- Free affiliate marketing program
- Unlimited affiliates
- Comprehensive analytics and data
- Free templates
What is a shopping cart platform?
Online stores adopted the concept of a shopping cart (“trolley”) for online shoppers to place their items without being locked into an immediate purchasing decision, giving them the freedom to browse through the rest of the store.
About $260 billion in lost ecommerce sales could be recovered through checkout optimization – which is where shopping cart software comes in. Simply by offering a better checkout design and high-quality user experience, online merchants can increase their conversion rates by up to 35%.
But the software should function as more than just an order form, a robust platform will enable ecommerce store owners to:
- Access back-end analytics
- Upsell digital products
- Connect to payment gateways
- Display proof for higher conversions
- Link your sales page and thank-you pages
- Set up product fulfillment
- Start an affiliate program
Popular shopping cart platforms in 2021:
- PayPal Commerce Platform
GrooveKartⓇ vs GrooveSell™ Features
We make it easy for anybody to get started with GrooveKartⓇ. Other platforms charge you more for less, plus all the sneaky additional expenses for third-party apps which are all standard and free with GrooveKartⓇ. No hidden fees!
Making the switch from Shopify to GrooveKartⓇ is as easy as a click of a button, with an easy import of your store. You won’t lose any data, and we guarantee better sales, conversions, and satisfaction with GrooveKartⓇ – or your money back.
We don’t bloat our software with features for the sake of features. We design stores that will convert better. Period. Here are just a handful of our powerful features:
No monthly fees
GrooveKartⓇ can be compared to Shopify, except there are no monthly fees which will save you upwards of hundreds of dollars.
No coding needed
The founders and team members of Groove are internet marketing experts who bring first-hand experience to the platform, but Groove.CM is not a marketing company that helps you with your tech stack; we’re a technology company that helps you with your marketing.
The user-friendly interface means that you can easily customize your store with hundreds of templates and a simple drag-and-drop builder – so you never have to code or hire a web designer.
Free custom domains
A custom domain is a branded domain. In other words, when you want to visit a particular site, you can simply type its custom domain into the address bar of your web browser.
GrooveKart’s custom domain is groovekart.com. So, you can use your own brand and domain with GrooveKartⓇ, all you need is your own domain hosting – which can cost as little as $9 p/y depending on your service provider.
Enabling multiple currencies allows store owners to sell anywhere in the world – without any hassle of currency conversion. This naturally facilitates buying and selling internationally, but it also greatly enhances the customer service experience.
More currencies are regularly added.
Payment gateway options
GrooveKartⓇ seamlessly integrates with multiple payment gateway options, such as GroovePay™, PayPal, and Stripe. But, unlike most other ecommerce platforms, we do not charge a payment processing fee.
Plus, there’s the added bonus of opening a GroovePay™ merchant account, for the lowest rates. No hidden fees means more money in your pocket!
GrooveKartⓇ has a built-in integration to AliExpress – an online retailer that gives small businesses the opportunity to sell products to customers around the world with minimal capital. It also supports dropshipping, which allows businesses to accept and fulfil orders without holding any stock.
With GrooveKartⓇ, there’s no need to invest in a separate customer support platform for your online store. A help desk is already integrated in the platform and allows your customers to easily connect with you. It works like any standard ticket system and conveniently helps you keep track of customer requests.
Live chat functionality
On top of the built-in ticket system, there’s also a free live chat system. The app allows your customers to directly connect with you in real time – should you wish. The benefits of this are increased customer satisfaction and subsequent conversions.
- Product design tool
The product design tool allows you to create custom products, using the drag-and-drop interface. In just a few clicks, you can put your custom designs on all kinds of merchandise, including sweaters, socks, shoes, backpacks, t-shirts, banners, and more.
This integrates with the fully customizable print platform, for print-on-demand and automated dropshipping solutions.
Print-on-demand and dropshipping
GrooveKartⓇ integrates with the best printing partner, TeeScape, and boasts impressive print-on-demand and dropshipping capabilities that are built into the platform – with over 500 pre-made templates across dozens of categories.
So, even if you don’t have your own product to sell, you can build a GrooveKartⓇ store and generate profit without keeping any inventory.
GrooveKartⓇ is both GDPR and CSMA compliant, and also automatically includes free basic FTC compliance – paid for you. This ensures the latest implementation of security protocols and encryption, in accordance with international law.
Without having to investigate all the rules and regulations, you’re safely able to open a store and start selling right out the gate.
Coupon management system
GrooveKartⓇ has an advanced coupon management system that allows store owners to set discounts and promotions for certain items, as well as generate coupon codes. It is one of the most effective marketing tools for customer acquisition and retention when it comes to ecommerce.
Unlimited one-click upsells
One-click upsells are a proven strategy that increases the value of a customer’s order at checkout. This can increase profits by as much as 35%. With GrooveKartⓇ, you can offer customers the opportunity to buy something else, with just one click, at no additional cost to you.
When it comes to both mobile or desktop, we’re all about speed. GrooveKartⓇ has the fastest loading times on any device. And as more consumers engage in mcommerce (mobile commerce), it’s essential for stores to be fully optimized for mobile.
For The Ultimate List of GrooveKartⓇ Features, go to www.groovekart.com.
GrooveSell™ is the most powerful sales and affiliate platform on the market. You can create unlimited product funnels, with customizable pricing structures, and robust checkout options. With no transaction fees.
On top of which, you can create your own affiliate marketing program too.
There are two dashboards in GrooveSell™: Vendor Dashboard (default) and Affiliate Dashboard. Making it easy to toggle between selling products or services as a vendor, or as an affiliate marketer.
Here are some of the features that make GrooveSell™ the most reliable and secure shopping cart solution for your ecommerce business:
You will create a ‘Product Funnel’ to sell products or services, and it is a dedicated funnel of all your products – keeping your systems streamlined and organized.
Flexible Pricing Structure
Offer multiple payment options: Free trials, one-time payment, installments, recurring installments, etc.
Checkout page templates
GrooveSell™ has the tried-and-tested templates that have been optimized for high converting checkouts, making it easy to leverage the work of industry experts without spending hours designing your own pages.
Custom checkout builder
Without spending a penny, you can freely customize your checkout page using social proof and other branding elements to add credibility and trust to your store.
This is one of the most powerful features of GrooveSell™. With one easy click, you can increase profits from every sale you make, by simply utilizing 1-click upsells in your sales funnel.
You can use an ecommerce sales strategy known as “bundling” to match the main product with another related product to increase profits from each sale. With GrooveSell™, you can even create pre and post order bumps to offer a hybrid upsell using optimized checkout pages.
Free affiliate marketing platform
Switch to GrooveSell™ and you will save on all the monthly and transaction fees that you’re currently spending on JVZoo or ClickBank.
Manage affiliates and commissions
When you create a product funnel, the affiliate section gives comprehensive statistics on your affiliates, traffic, clicks, commissions, and payment history.
In GrooveSell™ reporting, there’s a search box that enables product creators to filter transaction information and export customer lists.
Email marketing integrations
GrooveSell™ integrates with GrooveMail™ autoresponder and CRM, as well as other email marketing platforms, for email marketing and product delivery.
And it’s all free. No monthly bills and no transaction fees for life, if you sign up today. Learn more at www.groovesell.com.
GrooveKartⓇ and GrooveSell™ Training
When it comes to tutorials and marketing tips, there is no shortage of GrooveKartⓇ and GrooveSell™ training videos.
Better yet, you can get your entire GrooveKartⓇ store up and running, and learn how to use GrooveSell™, with this free 3-Day GrooveKart Accelerator Challenge.
Otherwise, you can always search our regularly updated platforms:
- GrooveDigital Academy
- GrooveDigital YouTube
How to Contact GrooveKartⓇ Support
The GrooveKartⓇ website and FAQ section provides valuable information. Start by checking there before reaching out to customer support.
Email: [email protected]
How to Contact GrooveFunnels™ Support
Go to http://groovesupport.net and select from the following options:
- Search the self-help articles in the knowledge base,
- Select the live chat option in the bottom-right corner, or
- Create a ticket in the top-right corner.
The product release schedule can be viewed on this infographic.