Weekly Round-Up of Ecommerce News (May 2023)

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.

May 2023

Week 3

News And Updates

Shopify Beta Launches World's First Global Entrepreneurship Index

Shopify powers millions of businesses globally, providing the data and network needed to build something that did not previously exist: a comprehensive dataset on entrepreneurship around the world.

Create and Save Custom Templates in Shopify Email

Merchants can now create and save their own email templates alongside Shopify Email’s preset templates.

Optimize Email Send Times with Shopify Magic

Shopify Magic will suggest a send time for your email marketing messages in Shopify Email based on your store’s time zone and data about when you can expect the highest click-through rate to your store.

Generate email subject lines with Shopify Magic

Merchants using Shopify Email can now rely on Shopify Magic to help them generate subject lines.

Good Reads

Reducing Returns: By Association Only’s Top Tips On How To Improve your Returns Process

High return rates can pillage profit margins, cripple conversion rates and ultimately destroy a business.

How SMS Marketing Improves Cross-selling and Up-selling

SMS marketing is the perfect and most effective tool for cross-selling and up-selling to customers.

Week 2

News And Updates

Use Purchasing Entity, Discount Applications And Other Dynamic Type Fields In Shopify Flow

With these fields types accessible in Flow, you can build new types or workflows that make use of this data.

Enhance The Quality Of Your Storefront Using The New Code Editor Insights

As of today, you can prevent errors and improve the quality of your storefront in the code editor.

Increased Number Of Dynamic Sources Available In Online Store

You can now add up to 100 dynamic sources per template, and 50 per static section.

Good Reads

26 Sustainable Clothing Brands Making Garments for Good (2023)

If you’re a consumer looking for sustainable fashion, or you’re a clothing brand owner aspiring to implement sustainable business practices, this list is for you.

Shopify Announces Important Checkout Update For Subscription Brands

Shopify has announced a major checkout change that means subscription-based brands may need to take action.

Revolutionise Your Business: Unleash the Power of Qualitative Data

By truly understanding your customers’ experiences and needs, you can increase conversions and customer lifetime value and optimise their overall value.

Week 1

News And Updates

Shopify Announces First-Quarter 2023 Financial Results; Agrees to Sell Shopify Logistics to Flexport

Internet, Everywhere - May 4, 2023 - Shopify Inc. (NYSE, TSX: SHOP), a provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, announced today financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Important Team and Business Changes

Changing the shape of Shopify significantly today to pay unshared attention to their mission. There’s no way to make this good news, but designed a package that will attempt to make it the best possible version of a bad day.

Vaulted Credit Cards Are Now Supported on B2B Draft Orders

Business customers can now add or use existing vaulted credit cards when placing draft orders at checkout or when paying for an invoice.

Changes To When FX Conversion Fees Are Added To a Buyer's Price Point With Automatic Currency Conversion

For merchants using automatic currency conversion with Shopify Markets the FX conversion fee will no longer be added to a buyer's price point when their presentment currency matches one of your shop's payout currencies.

Good Reads

How Shopify Checkout Updates Impact Your Subscription Brand

Brands currently using legacy checkouts will have to migrate ...

7 Australian Brands Selling Coffee Online With Shopify

They’ve handpicked some of the best Shopify coffee stores in Australia and rounded up what each of them is doing well.

A Super-Magnetized D2C eCommerce SEO Guide that Will Help You Attract the Right Audience in 2023

As a D2C ecommerce business owner, it’s important to invest in your SEO strategy and ensure that you’re attracting the right kind of traffic to your website, just like a super-magnet attracts the right metal.

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Ngan Pham

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