Ecommerce News

New ‘Facebook Shops’ enables SMBs to create ecommerce stores on Instagram and Facebook App

Businesses can now create mobile-first online stores that are accessible on Facebook App and Instagram. A unique feature of Facebook Shops is the ability to do Live Shopping, which enables stores to sell products during a live stream with influencers.

Facebook Shops

Shopify launches Shop app to better compete against Amazon

The new Shop app by Shopify consolidates stores into a cohesive shopping experience. Unlike its competitors, Shopify made the service only available as a native mobile app, which is reminiscent of Quibi’s recent launch.

Shopify Shop App

Shopify acquires 6 River Systems’ robotic army to strengthen their Fulfillment Network

Amazon may have more competition soon after Shopify’s acquisition of 6 River Systems, maker of cloud-based fulfillment software and mobile robots

Shopify

Study correlates highest star review rating with lower revenue

Research conducted by Womply, a SaaS that provides reputation management tools, studied over 200,000 small businesses to determine how reviews affect their revenue. They found that small businesses with the highest average rating were reported as having lower revenue.

Womply

Shopify announces new design experience and other features at their Unite partner conference

The new design experience from Shopify enables more customizations, content portability, and a redesigned workspace.

Shopify Unite

New study reveals brand loyalty is taking the lead over individual purchases in ecommerce

The June State of Commerce Report by Shopify discovered a significant increase in online shoppers returning to make new purchases from the same store.

Shopify Report