WooCommerce has made its Subscriptions service available for free to all WooCommerce Payments users. The service is also available as an add-on for $199 a year to WooCommerce users who manage their payments with one of the other 24 available payment gateways.
Shopify is helping online stores expand their presence into other countries and languages. The new international features are also optimized for search engines thanks to the automated creation of hreflang links and sitemaps.
‘Fast’ debuts one-click frictionless checkout that’s similar to Shopify’s but can be used on any platform
Capitalizing on Amazon’s expired 1-click patent, Fast officially launched its frictionless one-click checkout service that can be used by practically any ecommerce store. They promoted the service as making the internet faster.
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.