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Enable Instagram shopping for your brand’s #hashtag or @mention used by influencers

Here’s a quick walkthrough how you could be leveraging influencer marketing on Instagram and letting customers shop for products seen in influencer posts marked with your brand’s #hashtag or @mention. We’re successfully doing it for our demo apparel brand Fearnot utilizing the latest dev capabilities enabled by Facebook and Instagram. These capabilities are continuously evolving so stay tuned for more updates.

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E-commerce meetup Berlin

E-commerce Meetup Berlin 2019 powered by Spree Commerce

We believe that staying on top of E-commerce trends and expanding your network of business friends can really make a difference in your professional life and boost your business results. Our goal is to create opportunities to network also outside your home city meeting up with other E-commerce professionals in locations that are crucial for your business. That is why we decided to host meetups with valuable keynotes and networking in a friendly yet business-oriented atmosphere in various cities starting with Berlin, the European startup capital. Continue reading

Let your customers pay with Afterpay in four installments, interest-free

Let your customers pay with Afterpay in four installments, interest-free

Spree Commerce integrates well with Afterpay helping retailers achieve, on average, a 22%+ increase in conversion and a 20-30% increase in average order value. To learn more about implementing Afterpay integration, fill out a form on the Afterpay & Spree Commerce integration page here.

Shoppers want flexibility in how they pay for their purchases, and they tend to choose brands with more options. As many as 48% of digital consumers state that the availability of financing options would influence their purchase decision. The buy now, pay later option removes common barriers at the critical moment of making this decision and helps increase conversion rates. Continue reading

E-commerce Meetup London venue

E-commerce Meetup London 2019

Spree Commerce proudly presents a partner event:

 

What is it?

E-commerce Meetup London is a part of E-commerce Meetup Network hosted by Spree Commerce around the world to connect E-commerce and digital marketing professionals.

We believe that staying on top of E-commerce trends and expanding your network of business friends can really make a difference in your professional life and boost your business results.

We are very excited to host our event during E-commerce Expo and meet up with E-commerce experts from London or visiting.

Find time to talk to other E-commerce experts, broaden your network and have some quality time enjoying drinks and food in a casual yet results-oriented atmosphere!

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spree marketplace facilitator sales tax avatax avalara

As a Marketplace Facilitator collect sales tax for marketplace sellers if required

New regulations already passed by the majority of states require online marketplace owners and operators to collect and remit sales taxes on behalf of their sellers. Below is a walkthrough of the new responsibilities in the form of frequently asked questions and answers (FAQ).

TL;DR: if all your marketplace sellers ship over a certain amount (usually between $100k – $250k in total) into any state then you should automate sales tax handling or could get in trouble with tax authorities.  Services such as AvaTax integrate well with Spree to help you mitigate your tax-related risks.

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vendor trust in spree commerce and stripe multi-vendor marketplace projects

Spree Commerce and Stripe for marketplace projects: how to build vendor trust and incentivize them to join?

Two-sided or multi-vendor marketplaces face an early chicken and egg problem – without vendors, suppliers or service providers there’s no value for the customers but without the customers, vendors don’t see a point of joining the marketplace. This problem is usually solved by building vendor trust and incentivizing the vendors, as the payout recipients having interest in getting new business, which is the first step to getting market traction. And what do the vendors really want? Stripe says: confidence in getting paid asap. Spree Commerce support that vision with a Stripe Connect integration.

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p2p peer-to-peer marketplace

Building a P2P Marketplace on Spree Commerce for the sharing, renting, swapping economy

An interview with Damian Legawiec, Spree Commerce open source tech lead, who talks about his experiences of building and running a successful P2P marketplace based on Spree Commerce. In the words of its founding father, it was “like a transactional Facebook + Messenger and people were spending quite a lot of time there every single day.” What are the most popular P2P use cases? Sharing, renting, swapping. People want to use everyday items without buying new ones because they only need it for a limited time once in a while. It’s only the beginning of the sharing economy.

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Which marketplace platform should you choose for your online marketplace business?

So you have 10-15 years of experience in your industry, know all about its potential, have contacts to the sellers, know how to reach the buyers, have read books such as “Platform scale” and plenty of blog posts, want to launch your own marketplace already, hope for the first mover advantage and the last missing piece of the puzzle is the marketplace technology. Now, you’re wondering which marketplace platform would be a good fit for your marketplace business. Here’s a quick walkthrough.

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Tech Open Air TOA Berlin conference

TOA Berlin – 2-5th July 2019

Spree Commerce proudly presents a partner event:

What is it?

TOA is Europe’s Leading Technology Festival. Our mission is to help people futureproof their businesses and their lives.

We believe that technology is transforming the way we work, live and relate: only if you understand technology can you take advantage of the opportunities it’s creating. Continue reading