This Week in Ecommerce – Shopify Shares Soar, Bigcommerce Teams up With PayPal and Much More

Ecommerce news

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.

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Automattic Acquires WooCommerce, The Best Ecommerce Platform for WordPress

Automattic WooCommerce

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.

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Shopify Handles the Pressure of Flash Sales

Shopify flash sales

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.

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This week in ecommerce – Ecommerce to Boost SMB Growth, What Top Ecommerce Companies Have in Common and Much More

Ecommerce news

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.

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10 Largest Ecommerce Sites Globally are Located Mainly in China and U.S.

biggest ecommerce stores

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.

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The State of Online Shopping [Exclusive Infographic]

The State of Online Shopping in 2015

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.

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