We hope you had a fantastic turkey day! We’re certainly enjoying the changes in weather. The weather isn’t the only thing that’s changed this November. We’re seeing some exciting innovations from our favorite ecommerce companies like Shopify and Amazon.
Upsell with Shopify
The popular ecommerce site has announced a new addition to its app portfolio. Store owners can now offer subscriptions and post-purchase upselling options within their checkout page. Shopify says this new feature will help merchants provide a better shopping experience and allow them to capitalize on the subscription market – projected to reach $478 billion by 2025. If you’re looking for more tips on ecommerce upselling, check out this guide.
It’s been years in the making, but Amazon is finally dipping its toes into ecommerce pharmaceuticals. Amazon Pharmacy is not only giving people the option to order prescriptions online, but the company is also offering Prime members free two-day shipping. This development will make the industry more competitive for companies like CVS and Walgreens. With a $300 billion market, it’s no surprise that Amazon wants a piece of the industry.
USPS Increases Surcharges for the New Year
COVID-19 has made it difficult for companies like UPS, FedEx, and USPS to keep up with the rapid influx of shipping requests. This year, we’ve seen increased surcharges, decreased storage capacity, and extended delays. As we approach the final stretch of the holiday season, these companies are ready to take on the deliveries but not without adjusting important deadlines. And for USPS users, it doesn’t stop in 2020. Starting January 24, rates for popular services including Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First-Class Package Service Commercial and Retail will raise.
Shopify Works With Vimeo To Create Branded Videos
Vimeo has partnered with Shopify to offer an app that automatically creates branded content. The application takes data from a merchant’s online store and social media profiles to develop “dynamic, professional-quality product videos at scale.” This new feature will save sellers time collecting footage, editing, recording sound, and everything else it takes to make a captivating video.
BigCommerce Releases New Checkout Option
BigCommerce joins the list of ecommerce companies developing innovative features for their customers. The company’s most recent addition is an “open source online checkout experience”. BigCommerce users can download this new extension to customize their checkout process and enhance UX. With this feature, online merchants can also include B2B buying, omnichannel, and pricing options right from the checkout page.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have ended but that doesn’t mean holiday shopping has. Last minute gift givers and procrastinating uncles are still looking for the best deals of the season. Now’s your chance to finish out the year strong.
We’re in the home stretch of 2020 and can’t wait to see what kind of new developments companies like BigCommerce, Amazon, and Shopify surprise us with next. Whatever that may be, you can count on ecomdash to keep you updated with all the latest industry trends and ecommerce news.