This Week In Ecommerce – GoCoin crosses 5,500 merchant milestone, social media has more influence on online shopping and much more

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The week is coming to an end, it has been an interesting week in the ecommerce industry. This week saw ecommerce growing in the travel industry, as well as GoCoin crossing 5,500 merchants. Read on to see what else happened to the top ecommerce platforms during this past week.

Social media exerts growing influence over online shopping

The latest report from Shopify has revealed the extent to which social media services are altering and influencing the way that people do their shopping online. Over the course of 2014, it was found that the number of orders placed online which originated from social media sources was up by 202 per cent, compared to the previous year. And a third of all purchases came from mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, with more browsing done on these portable platforms than ever before. You can read my full Shopify review here.

Digital Currency Payment Platform GoCoin Crosses 5,500 Merchant Milestone

Today at Inside Bitcoins GoCoin announced it has achieved 5,500 new merchant sign-ups and is now offering liability accounts in Singapore Dollars, GDP, and Euros with pricing available in 165 currencies. GoCoin is the first international payment platform for processing Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin at checkout. If you are wondering which payment gateway to use for your ecommerce store, then you should read this article.

Ecommerce Taking U.S. Travel Business Places

Ecommerce is one of the most booming sectors of the U.S. economy. An increasing number of businesses are going online and not selling online is practically a sin for any organization. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that the internet is playing a major role when it comes to travel. Ecommerce travel websites are abundant and a majority of travel bookings are now being done online. In 2013, for the first time, the U.S. consumer spent over $100 billion online on travel alone.

How to Hire an Ecommerce Consultant in 2015

An ecommerce consultant can bring insights, information, and expertise that a small or mid-sized retail business doesn’t have. But hiring an ecommerce consultant can be relatively expensive, so you’ll want to make certain you get a good one. Ecommerce consultants can do many different specialized tasks, from helping a brick-and-mortar retailer plan for the addition of ecommerce to helping an online retailer plan its pay-per-click marketing strategy for the year. The aim is for the business to benefit from the consultation.

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