Weekly Round-Up of Ecommerce News (August 2022)

Weekly round-up of the latest news in eCommerce and Shopify, including Tips, Guides, and Industry Reports. Read the eCommerce blogs that help you grow your store here.

Ngan Pham
Ngan Pham

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A weekly round-up of what's happening in the Ecommerce industry around the world. Here you can also find Tips, Guides, and Industry Reports, everything you might want to know specifically about Shopify, and links to the articles that are relevant to you.

August 2022

Week 3

News And Updates

Shopify launches Collabs, a new way for creators to earn revenue on the platform

Shopify announced today that it’s launching a new “Shopify Collabs” offering to connect creators with merchants on its platform and give them a new way to make money. With this new product, Shopify says creators will be able to easily discover and partner with independent businesses. Install Shopify Collabs here.

Shopify introduced Starter Plan - the most affordable plan for eCommerce stores

Shopify Starter Plan will soon replace the current Shopify Lite Plan, with a starting cost of just $5 per month, including transaction fees of $5 when you use Shopify Payments. You can get started selling immediately without setting up a store completely; no coding required.

Shopify Payments available in Finland

Merchants who have a store in Finland can accept credit cards, iDEAL, and Bancontact on your store through Shopify’s integrated payments system. You can also sell in 133 currencies while getting paid in Euros.

Set shipping rates for international markets in local currencies

You can now set shipping rates for your international markets in the local currencies you've configured with Shopify Markets. The option to set shipping rates in local currencies is only available for single-country zones, or those where all countries/regions share a currency.

Good Reads

Marketing your eCommerce Brand in a Cookieless World

Changes to the digital privacy landscape mean that it’s more important than ever for your eCommerce brand to become less reliant on third-party cookies. In this post, Cake team will cover what the platforms are doing, what you can do and how Cake can help your eCommerce brand when cookies get dunked.

How to Make Your Website More Accessible: Top Tips For Ecommerce Retailers

As an eCommerce retailer, you have a duty to ensure that all potential shoppers can access your online store. In this article, Lead QA Engineer, Zoe Jarrett, will be sharing 6 tips on how how to make your website more accessible with some simple considerations.

The Ultimate Guide to Auditing and Improving Your PPC

It's essential to set up and regularly audit your Google Ads correctly to ensure the best returns. In this guide, experts at ESC have devised an in-depth look at each element of PPC, from top level campaigns to keywords, looking at targeting, ROAS and more.

Week 2

News And Updates

11 New Staff Permissions Has Been Added In Shopify Admin

11 new staff permissions have been added in the Shopify Admin to help you can take back your time and delegate tasks as you see fit. You can give staff members a high level of access or limit their access to very specific functions, depending on their position in your store. Check out full permissions in the link above for more.

Shopify for Wine - the all-in-one commerce platform for wine producers and retailers

Shopify introduced Shopify for Wine - the new all-in-one commerce solution that makes selling online easier for wine producers and retailers. Enter: the DRINKS app (available in the Shopify App Store), taking the complexity out of compliance and sales tax by offering age verification, real-time tax calculation, and state reports.

Good Reads

Five Ways to Optimize Your Product Pages on Shopify

The product page is the most important page on your Shopify store. Why? Because it’s the last step in your customer’s journey that could make or break their purchase. Let’s start with the easiest and quickest way to optimize your product page in the article published by Velstar team.

Hydrogen & Oxygen – the Shopify Stack for Headless Development

In June 2021 Shopify announced a new tech stack, Hydrogen & Oxygen. The main idea of the updates is to support a headless e-commerce Shopify approach and create unique custom frontend experiences that access the backend of Shopify Plus. In this article, DigitalSuits team will explain everything about the new framework from the ground up.

Week 1

News And Updates

Shopify announces strategic investment in Single

With tokengated content and commerce on Shopify through the Single app, creators can upload any file to the platform and mint it as an NFT on the Solana blockchain. The NFT can then be pushed directly to the artist’s Shopify storefront for purchase like any other merch. The NFT can be used as a digital key to grant its holder access to exclusive content.

Shopify makes $100M strategic investment in marketing automation startup Klaviyo

E-commerce marketing automation platform Klaviyo has received a $100 million strategic investment from Shopify. Klaviyo and Shopify will strengthen their existing partnership by making Klaviyo the recommended email product for Shopify’s premium merchant plan, Shopify Plus, while granting Klaviyo early access to in-development Shopify features.

New default setting for shipping custom items for draft orders

To prevent shipping fees from being applied to draft orders that don't have any physical items in them, the checkbox labeled This is a physical product for draft order custom items is now pre-selected by default. Learn more about the draft orders from the Shopify Help Center.

Copy a draft order checkout link

To make it easier for you to share checkout links for draft orders with customers, Shopify has added a quick way to copy the checkout link with a new Share action on the Draft orders page. Learn more about draft orders from the Shopify Help Center.

Comparing performance across time periods is now simpler and faster

You can now choose to compare the time periods that will be most meaningful for analyzing your business, for example, to compare against a seasonal change or a past promotion. Learn more about reporting in Shopify.

Good Reads

Best Examples of Brands using Headless Architecture on Shopify

To help you gain a thorough understanding of Headless Architecture on Shopify, this article goes through examples of brands using headless commerce technology to show you real world applications of the latest headless trends.

14 Essential Google Analytics Statistics You Need to Know in 2022

In this post, you will find out some interesting Google Analytics statistics that will show how popular this website tracking and reporting tool has become since its launch in 2005, compiled by The Social Shepherd team.


Ngan Pham

Social Media Manager at Opinew.