This Week in Ecommerce – Shopify Announces Winners of Competition, Bigcommerce Signs Deal with APAC and Much More

The week is coming to an end, and what a week it has been in the ecommerce industry, a lot has happened for the most popular ecommerce platforms. This week saw Shopify announce the winners of their Build a Business competition, Bigcommerce signs major deal with APAC commerce partner and much more. 

Shopify Announces Winners of Its Build a Business Competition

Shopify has just announced the winners of their biggest Build a Business Competition yet. The most popular ecommerce platform just keeps getting better and better, and one of the biggest reasons is their customers. Read my full Shopify review here.

4 Big Tips for Ecommerce Sites to Maximize Affiliate Marketing Success

Customer acquisition has always been and continues to be one of the greatest challenges facing any business of any size in practically any industry. It can be very difficult to target just the right people and it can be even more difficult to commit them to a sale. This is equally true with ecommerce sites as it is with more traditional brick-and-mortar businesses.

Bigcommerce signs major APAC commerce partner

BigCommerce has announced its latest service and consulting partner, digital commerce agency Exceed. Bigcommerce executive Russell Griffin said his firm’s partners collectively represent hundreds of the world’s fastest-growing online retailers and work closely with clients to help them scale their online businesses. “Bigcommerce is focused on expanding our ecosystem in leading markets such as Australia, to provide the highest levels of support to meet the growing demands of the region’s most successful enterprise retailers,” Mr Griffin said. Read my full Bigcommerce review here.

Why Shopify Shares Have Surged since Its Initial Public Offering

Shopify (SHOP) came out with an IPO (initial public offering) on May 21 at a price of $17 per share. The stock had a robust trading debut, with its shares increasing by 49% to close at $25.39. Since then, its shares rose to a high of $38.60 and closed at $29.60 on July 10. Shopify is a Canadian-based company that develops software for companies that want to sell their products online. The company also works with brick-and-mortar stores that use its software to track inventory and sales.

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Catalin Zorzini

I'm a web design blogger and started this project after spending a few weeks struggling to find out which is the best ecommerce platform for myself. Check out my current top 10 ecommerce site builders.