This Week in Ecommerce – Shopify Hires New COO, Adyen Processes $50 Billion 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 add a new COO, ecommerce in the Czech Republic soars in 2015 and much more.

Shopify Makes Harley Finkelstein COO to Strengthen Merchant and Partner Relationships

Shopify Inc., a leading cloud-based platform for multichannel commerce for SMBs, has announced that it has promoted Harley Finkelstein to the post of Chief Operating Officer. As the first COO of the company, Finkelstein will responsible for Corporate and Business Development, Merchant Support, Sales, the Shopify Partner and app store, and Shopify Plus along with all the external initiatives. Read my full Shopify review here.

Adyen processes $50 billion in 2015

Adyen, the global payments technology company, today announced that it processed $50 billion in transaction volume in 2015, up from $25 billion, and achieved revenue of $350 million, a growth of more than 100 percent over 2014. The results underscore how Adyen is building on its position as the global partner of choice for international ecommerce, and is rapidly expanding its point of sale offering by connecting a new range of customers to its omnichannel payments platform.

Czech e-commerce exceeded expectations

Czech e-commerce in 2015 was more successful than had been expected and the future looks promising, according to figures from the Association for Electronic Commerce (APEK). The Czech Trade Inspection Authority, however, still urges people to seek out reputable online vendors with good references before spending money online.

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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.