Weekly Round-Up of Ecommerce News (November 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.

November 2023

Week 1

News And Updates

New Granular Staff Permissions For Orders

Now there are 12 new, more granular staff permissions. This increased granularity gives merchants more control over staff access to specific actions on orders.

Hydrogen V2023.10 Has Been Released

Hydrogen v2023.10 is now available. This release includes a number of new features and breaking changes.

Update And Automate Gift Card Email Sending With On/Off Toggle, Now Available In Admin Settings

You can now preview gift card emails and control whether or not to send gift cards manually on creation by adjusting the default setting for this sending behavior from your Gift Card > settings in your Shopify admin.

Good Reads

How to Reduce Cart Abandonment in Your Shopify Store: A Comprehensive Guide

Cart abandonment is an all-too-common scenario in the eCommerce world, and it’s a problem every Shopify and Shopify Plus store owner wants to tackle head-on.

20 Tips for Turning Your Shopify Store into a Conversion Powerhouse

There are proven strategies that can help boost your conversion rate and take your Shopify store to new heights.

How to Buy Cheap Wholesale Products for Resale (2024)

There are millions of wholesale products out there. How can you identify one worth investing in? And with so many wholesale marketplaces promising cheap products in bulk, which platform is most likely to have hidden gems?Week 1

Week 2

News And Updates

‘Tis The Season To Treat Yourself: New Data Shows Holiday Sales Go Way Beyond Gifts

Sixty-four percent of people we surveyed said they are at least likely to buy something that they won’t give as a gift. And 13% said their BFCM purchases won’t include any gifts at all!

Extensibility Is Now Available For Plus Merchants On Thank You And Order Status Pages

Plus merchants can now use the checkout editor to customize the appearance and functionality of your checkout, Thank you and Order status pages.

Connect Your Preferred Tax Service To Shopify With The Shopify Tax Platform

With the Shopify Tax Platform you can fully leverage Shopify’s suite of commerce tools while maintaining a consistent and accurate tax source of truth.

Good Reads

Holiday Season Checklist: 85 Steps For ECommerce Site Optimization

During the holiday season, the more you prepare as a seller, the more buyers will truly trust you. And this will result only in happy customers, and you’ll hopefully get lots of repeat business!

Ten Principles of Effective Wireframes

Effective wireframes not only communicate design ideas but also streamline the development process and ensure a cohesive end product.

How To Create A Successful Ecommerce Product Page (With Examples)

It may be the case that if you asked the average online shopper ‘what makes a good product page?’, they wouldn’t necessarily be able to tell you, but it’s one of those pieces of the puzzle that if not implemented correctly, can easily disrupt or lose the sale.

Week 3

News And Updates

Shaun White's Latest Trick: WHITESPACE Takes Flight On Shopify

Shaun White, the greatest snowboarder of all time 🐐, is teaming up with Shopify to relaunch his snowboard brand WHITESPACE.

How AI Is Helping One Inspiring Entrepreneur Win Holiday Shopping

For more on how AI is changing holiday shopping, check out this new data on how shoppers around the world expect it to help them discover new products over the holidays.

All Merchants Can Now Choose Between The One-Page Checkout And Three-Page Checkout

Merchants on the Basic, Shopify, and Advanced plans can now use the theme editor to choose between the one-page checkout (default) or three-page checkout.

Good Reads

ERP 101: Everything You Need to Know About Enterprise Resource Planning for Shopify Brands

This article covers the significance of ERPs, their applications, and how they connect with Shopify storefronts to add value to your company.

SMS Marketing for Shopify

No matter how good your product is, or how well your online platforms function, you have to turn every marketing channel to your advantage. One such strategy is SMS Marketing.

Shopify's New Review Policy Means You Now Have To Display ALL Product Reviews. Here's How To Manage Yours:

Do you display product reviews on Shopify? If so, you might be interested in Shopify’s new policy that requires all legitimate reviews to be published in full.

Week 4

News And Updates

They Did It Again! Shopify Merchants Break Black Friday Record With $4.1 billion In Sales

Shopify merchants set a Black Friday record with a combined $4.1 billion in sales*, a strong start to the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year.

Shopify’s BFCM Globe Brings Commerce To Life Like Never Before – Here's How Our Engineers Built It

One of the biggest upgrades from last year is how it uses AI to show city-level sales insights.

Good Reads

How Destination Brands Can Drive Repeat Purchases Offline & Online

For seasonal destination retailers, customer data that you collect at the point of purchase can be leveraged to increase trade throughout the year – both online and offline.

How To Achieve Brand Consistency for Your Business in 2024

Brand consistency is the secret to a sticky slogan or an iconic, wordless logo (think Nike’s swoosh). And achieving it isn’t just a “nice to have.” Brand consistency can raise brand equity, grow brand loyalty, and even increase sales.


Ngan Pham

Social Media Manager at Opinew.