Australians Shop Online More Than Ever Before

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has set a new baseline for ecommerce in Australia, with online predicted to hold a 15 percent share of the total retail market by the end of 2020, excluding cafes, restaurants and take away. Australia Post released its 2020 Inside Australian Online Shopping Report, which provides insight into the impact the pandemic has had […]

Magento 1 Support Ends June 30, 2020 And Security Is A Problem

Magento 1 support ends on June 30, 2020

Adobe will officially stop supporting Magento 1 installation after Tuesday, June 30, 2020. When Adobe purchased Magento, Magento had already transitioned development from Magento 1 to Magento 2, mostly fixing bugs, security holes, and adding very few features to Magento 1. After Adobe purchased Magento, it quickly expanded the development of Magento 2. Unfortunately, for […]

Square Launches On-Demand Delivery For Square Online Store Sellers

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Square Online Store Sellers can now dispatch delivery drivers for orders placed directly on their website, the company announced today. With the new On-Demand Delivery service, Square Online Store sellers can dispatch a courier through delivery partners for orders from their website. Traditionally, to enable delivery most sellers list their menu on food delivery platforms […]

BigCommerce Seeking To File U.S. IPO

BigCommerce IPO

Bloomberg reports that the online commerce platform BigCommerce is seeking an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, citing sources familiar with the matter. The report says the Texas-based company is working with Morgan Stanley on the IPO and could value in at around $1 billion. If the IPO happens, BigCommerce would follow its largest […]

BigCommerce Launches Visual Drag-And-Drop Design Tool To Easily Build Online Storefronts

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BigCommerce announced the release of Page Builder, an intuitive, drag-and-drop visual design tool that empowers merchants to quickly build differentiated shopping experiences across their online storefront. Now natively available to BigCommerce merchants across all plan types, Page Builder simplifies a brand’s ability to quickly build new and edit existing pages with drag-and-drop blocks of content called widgets—including individual […]

Shopify Partners With Indigenous Organizations Supporting Online Entrepreneurship

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Shopify believes in making commerce better for everyone, including reducing the barriers to starting a business and supporting more voices in entrepreneurship. For centuries, Indigenous peoples have confronted systemic racism and injustices, institutionally and otherwise. Over the last year, the company has been developing plans to build a global support system for Indigenous entrepreneurs, with […]

FDA Warns About Hand Sanitizers Manufactured By Eskbiochem

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The United States Food and Drug Administration published a bulletin warning consumers to avoid a hand sanitizer that uses methanol as its primary ingredient. A check of the National Drug Code (NDC) numbers indicates the manufacturer entered these products into the U.S. market between April and June. Most marketplaces restricted sellers that were not previously […]

Avalara Helps Small Businesses Manage Sales And Use Tax Returns

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Avalara announced the forthcoming availability of Avalara Returns for Small Business, a new product that helps small businesses to automate the sales tax return preparation process and to eliminate the hassle of manually filing returns to each state website. The new Avalara offering will be available later this year. “Our business has sales tax obligations […]

Shopify Store Owners Are Frustrated With Walmart Connection App

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Earlier this week, Shopify and Walmart announced their collaboration enabling Shopify merchants to list and sync inventory on the marketplace. While this partnership may not be an “Amazon Killer,” it offers an intriguing omnichannel solution for micro and small business merchants seeking to expand sales on the growing marketplace. However, looking at the […]

Newegg Now Offers 24/7 Customer Service Outsourcing Solution

Newegg offers outsourced customer service solution

Newegg has added a new turnkey 24/7 customer service outsourcing solution to its portfolio of third-party logistics (3PL) solutions. “Traditional 3PL services tend to focus on warehousing and fulfilment, however we see growing demand among our clients for a more comprehensive set of solutions,” said Jamie Spannos, Global Chief Operating Officer of Newegg. Customer Service […]