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.
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.
Amazon may have more competition soon after Shopify’s acquisition of 6 River Systems, maker of cloud-based fulfillment software and mobile robots
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.
The new design experience from Shopify enables more customizations, content portability, and a redesigned workspace.
The June State of Commerce Report by Shopify discovered a significant increase in online shoppers returning to make new purchases from the same store.