The week is coming to an end, it has been an interesting week in the ecommerce industry, a lot has happened for the most popular ecommerce platforms. This week saw Shopify shares soar on first day of trading, Bigcommerce teaming up with PayPal and much more.
With the goal to make it as easy to create your own online shop as it currently is to create your own website or blog with WordPress, Mr Matt Mullenweg announced that his company, Automattic – the behemoth behind WordPress – bought today the uber-popular WP ecommerce platform WooCommerce, which currently ranks at number 7 in our ecommerce platforms comparison chart.
From Black Friday blowouts to attention-generating big press exposures, online stores need to be able to handle massive online traffic and convert that traffic into sales. If an online store isn’t supported by a reliable ecommerce platform, business owners could quickly find themselves drowning in the tsunami of visitors that flood a website during a flash sale or Black Friday event. And if their webstore crashes, they can lose hundreds of sales in a single hour! So how do business avoid this kind of disaster? They choose platforms like Shopify as their ecommerce solution.
According to multiple rumors, Amazon has begun telling online merchants that the company has plans to shut down the Amazon Webstore, which is a platform where small and midsize retailers create and run their own online shop.
The week is coming to an end, it has been an interesting week in the ecommerce industry, a lot has happened for the most popular ecommerce platforms. This week saw Bigcommerce add a big name from Google, Shopify saw more traffic from mobile and tablet devices than the desktop . Read on to see what else happened to the top ecommerce platforms during this past week.
When you are considering the largest ecommerce sites in the world by their monthly visitors, you would be quick to think that Amazon or eBay would top the chart, however as you can see in the chart below, the biggest ecommerce company in the world isn't located in the U.S. but is Taobao in China with more than 600 million monthly visitors.
Throughout the past few years internet retail sales have seen a steady growth, and in the U.S. alone it is expected to increase 10% during 2015. As more and more people start using their smartphones and tablets to complete their shopping, brick-and-mortar stores will soon see a decline in their sales. Check out our first infographic to to see a detailed view of the state of ecommerce in 2015.
The guys at Shopify are always looking for new ways to make the purchasing process as easy as possible. This is why the company has just announced that they have created a responsive checkout, which in essence is a brand new ecommerce checkout experience for online stores.