Weekly Round-Up of Ecommerce News (May 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.

May 2022

Week 4

News And Updates

Shopify Introduced the Preview Inspector - A New Theme Editor Feature

With the preview inspector, you can reorder, hide, or delete sections and blocks right from your preview window. The preview inspector is available for all free Shopify themes, and is enabled by default.

Shopify, Square Among Companies Hoping to Ease Ecommerce Slowdown by Lending Money to Merchants

Shopify and Square are offering loans and cash advances to those small businesses that need financial support in exchange for a percentage of future sales. Shopify says its automated process will allow merchants to avoid filling out lengthy loan applications or writing business plans.

Good Reads

5 Best Shopify Themes for Your eCommerce Website

This article will highlight some of the best Shopify themes for your Ecommerce websites. Whether you want something clean and minimal, or prefer something quirkier with animations, there are many options. Let’s get started!

How to Increase Your Conversion Rate: An Ecommerce CRO Guide

Conversion rate optimization is crucial to Ecommerce success because conversions are what drive the growth of your online business. So, making every effort to improve your conversion rate is a no-brainer. That’s where CRO comes in, and we’ve got all the info you need to do it right.

SEO for Product Descriptions: 7 Tips to Drive Traffic and Sales

Impacting organic search rankings, traffic volume, and customer buying experience, SEO is not something to be underestimated when it comes to your Ecommerce strategy. Read on to find out more about the importance of SEO for product descriptions, and how to craft the perfect product copy on your Ecommerce site.

Beginner's Guide to Using TikTok Ads in 2022

In this post, The Social Shepherd team has compiled an ultimate guide to using TikTok ads including factors that influence the cost, ad types, how to optimize them, and boosting organic posts, as well as some examples from the TikTok ad accounts they run for our clients.

Week 3

News And Updates

Crypto.com Brings Crypto.com Pay to All Shopify Merchants

Shopify expands crypto payment options in the newest collaboration with Crypto.com. To welcome Shopify merchants to Crypto.com Pay, Crypto.com will waive the 0.5% settlement fee on all transactions for one month after integrating.

Things You Need to Know about the Migration from Oberlo to DSers

Oberlo app will be no longer available soon, starting from June 15th, 2022. As the preferred Oberlo alternative, DSers will continue helping merchants grow online businesses on Shopify. Merchants are now able to migrate all their data in Oberlo to DSers with one-click approaches. Check out this guide for details.

Loop and Happy Returns by PayPal Join Together to Simplify Ecommerce Exchanges for Consumers and Merchants

Loop Returns, a leading exchange-first returns platform for Shopify brands, announced a new engagement with Happy Returns by PayPal. This new integration will enable Loop merchants to offer box-free, label-free return drop-off at more than 5,000 locations across the U.S.

Narvar Joins the Shopify Plus Certified App Program

Narvar, the pioneer in post-purchase customer experience, announced that the app has joined the Shopify Plus Certified App Program for returns management. This certification verifies that the app meets the advanced requirements of Shopify Plus merchants in the areas of performance, security, privacy and support.

Good Reads

4 Essential Tips to Develop an Effective Local SEO Plan

Local SEO is so important and used by businesses of different sizes all over the world. Check out this guide with some essential steps you need to take to develop a local SEO strategy for your business.

The Importance of ADA Compliance for Website Usability

Accessibility is an international issue and online stores that don’t comply may find themselves in court facing fines up to $150,000. This article will discuss the importance and value of accessibility and how you can easily incorporate features to make your website accessibility compliant.

A Comprehensive Guide to CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) & GDPR Compliance for Shopify Store Owners

As an eCommerce business owner, you’re required to take measures to ensure GDPR and CCPA compliance. In this guide, you will find out an outline of CCPA and GDPR compliance, how the regulations differ, and what you need to do to make your Shopify store compliant with both directives.

Week 2

News And Updates

Introducing Shopify Audiences: The Marketing Tool Independent Merchants Need Now

Shopify introduced Shopify Audiences, an exclusive audience building tool that connects Plus merchants with high-intent buyers. Now Shopify Plus merchants can leverage a shared audience network and machine learning to generate potential customers with just a few clicks and help convert more sales.

Shopify Acquired Startup Deliverr, and Introduced Shopify Promise

Shopify has closed the deal to acquire startup Deliverr for $2.1B, and introduced Shop Promise by Shopify - a new service that offers consumers two-day and next-day delivery options with the merchants they love.

DSers and Oberlo Partner to Improve Dropshipping Experience with New Data Migration Solution

Oberlo is being shut down - and it was delisted on on May 12th, 2022. However, the tool has partnered with DSers to offer a seamless migration for anyone previously using the app. The app will be accessible until June 15th, 2022, after that, it will be automatically uninstalled from your Shopify stores.

Weglot Announcements

Weglot's latest updates have been rolled out! Find your projects faster with the addition of a search bar, new variable feature for combining translations as well as Weglot Academy debut!

Good Reads

How to Create and Use Instagram Reels for Your Store

Instagram is undoubtedly the best place to build connections with your audience. Creating an Instagram Reel is real simple. Check out the five basic steps guide from start to finish with illustration for each stage from Shopify to know how to do that.

How Do You Write an Effective Product Description for Shopify?

Writing an effecting product description involves creativity, thoughtfulness and strategy. Here are some tips for creating an effective Product Description shared by the team at Exhibea Shopify Plus Agency.

Social Innovations To Watch Out For | May 2022

Social media never stops evolving and each month welcomes brand new updates across all of the most popular platforms. Whether it’s for your brand or your clients, your business will benefit from keeping in the loop with the latest updates.

The Role Of Design Principles Within Your Ecommerce Store

First impressions are important for eCommerce businesses. In this blog, the team at Statement discussed the role of design principles as part of the eCommerce experience and how designers can use these foundations to make the customer experience enjoyable and hassle-free.

Shopify Payment Gateways: Our Guide To The Top Options

Every eCommerce store needs a payment gateway to take payment from its customers, so finding the right gateway is business-critical. In this post, blubolt shared about how to choose a Shopify Payment Gateway, and the top picks for payment solutions in the UK.

Week 1

News And Updates

Prime shopping expands beyond Amazon.com

Amazon introduced ‘Buy with Prime’ - a new way to enjoy the shopping benefits of Prime from online merchants whether they sell in Amazon’s store or beyond, as a response to the growing competition from Shopify.

Shopify Is in Talks to Buy Tech Startup Deliverr

Shopify is in talks to buy technology startup Deliverr, in a movement that would help the Canadian e-commerce company expand in fulfillment services. The deal could value San Francisco-based firm at $2 billion-plus.

Good Reads

Generating Zero And First Party Data In DTC: A Framework

Most successful e-commerce businesses, are building agile customer insights setups that enable them to personalize their products and messaging, and target campaigns much more effectively. Here is how you can build a framework to generate zero and first-party data and make a difference to your business.

How To Get More Reviews On Your Shopify App

We all know how important reviews are for Shopify Apps. Here are a few ways you can boost your reviews so that your app can get ranked higher in the App Store.

How to Market to Gen Z the Right Way

Gen Z is the next generation of consumers, and with any new generation, understanding how to reach them is imperative to running a successful business. This article will uncover how to market to Gen Z, what makes them so unique, and the best strategies to engage with them.


Ngan Pham

Social Media Manager at Opinew.