Each month, we will compile a list of what’s new and noteworthy in ecommerce, technology, retail and beyond. Read on to learn what’s trending in ecommerce this month.
Quote of the Month: “Small businesses on the Internet grow twice as fast.” – Todd Rowe of Google, at the 2015 Inbound Conference, Captured by Appeagle.
3dcart Releases New User Interface
3dcart recently deployed version 7.0 of their critically acclaimed ecommerce shopping cart software, and the response has been positive. Highlights of the redesign include a new Control Panel and Dashboard, a built in POS (point-of-sale) system, multichannel selling features, support for Visa Checkout, an upgraded checkout experience and more. Feedback so far has lauded the responsive and intuitive design of the software. Learn more.
Etsy Adds Manufacturing Service to Aid It’s Handmade Sellers
To help small shop owners grow their handmade and crafting businesses, Etsy has created a manufacturing service in which it will pair shop owners with small manufacturers. This service, called Etsy Manufacturing, will premiere this fall for shop owners located in the United States and Canada. It is part of an effort to enable small businesses to grow operations, while also providing business for small manufacturers whose revenue has been depleted by a shift to outsourcing in overseas countries. Etsy Manufacturing is currently in beta. Learn more.
Bigcommerce Releases Guide for 2015 Holiday Campaign Strategy
As many as 29% of consumers began their holiday shopping before Halloween last year, which means taking time to plan ahead for a social campaign strategy is critical to winning seasonal sales. Bigcommerce prepared tips on how to create and organize a holiday marketing calendar. Being prepared will give you a competitive edge – a consistent brand experience across all of your social platforms will help buyers identify with you over big box retailers. Learn more.
How To Capitalize on Trending Products on Amazon
Pilar Newman, an eight-year Amazon veteran who is soon releasing an Amazon FBA training course, shared her strategy for profiting off of Amazon’s trending products. In this detailed and comprehensive post, Newman shares her tips on how to spot trends, beat competitors by bundling items creatively, and act fast on the world’s largest marketplace. Learn more.