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Ruby on Rails powering 4 out of 5 top multi-vendor marketplace platforms in the world

4 Ruby on Rails powered marketplace businesses – Airbnb, Doordash, Instacart, Postmates – gross 76% of all merchandise sold (GMV) by all top 100 marketplace platforms on the Andreessen Horowitz “Marketplace 100”, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing multi-vendor marketplace E-Commerce websites.

2 out of 10 fastest-growing marketplace platforms in the Andreessen Horowitz Marketplace 100 ranking were built using Ruby on Rails.

The most popular JavaScript framework among the top 100 marketplaces is React used for frontend app development.

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CBD E-Commerce marketplace compliant with FDA interstate regulations

FDA’s jurisdiction over interstate CBD sales could be possibly avoided with a CBD E-Commerce multi-vendor marketplace offering hemp products in each state separately. Customers living in a particular state could only purchase CBD products from merchants based in their own state. Spree Commerce can help to make that happen.

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Rental marketplace development using Spree Commerce

A rental marketplace is a multi-vendor E-commerce platform connecting people or parties who want to use the equipment, sports gear, vehicles or real estate owned by some other people. Sometimes called a P2P marketplace, it allows for renting, loaning, sharing, swapping. Spree Commerce may be customized for such a purpose.

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FDA warning letters to 22 CBD E-Commerce businesses provide guidance for the industry

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently published 22 detailed warning letters sent late in 2019 to firms that “marketed unapproved new drugs that allegedly contained cannabidiol (CBD)”. These detailed letters contain valuable insights into the FDA’s thinking about interstate CBD sales and also guidance for hundreds of other CBD merchants on what kind of activities, including marketing copy, FDA sees as unacceptable. TLDR: don’t claim CBD cures any disease. Here’s a brief breakdown of what the FDA said.

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Selling CBD on Shopify becomes harder as FDA gets stricter on edibles

“Can I sell CBD on Shopify?” is a question better asked sooner rather than later. Some CBD E-Commerce merchants invest a lot of time and effort only to become disappointed with the payment processing options available or getting reported as illegal. As 2019 ends, FDA clarifies its strict stance on edible CBD sales. FDA also issued official warnings to 22 CBD merchants offering CBD oil, among other edible products. Some CBD merchants turn to Spree Commerce looking for marketing flexibility as well as cheaper and more versatile payment methods, including recurring payments for subscription sales.

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Abandoned cart recovery with Mailchimp Ecommerce

Most online stores are losing revenue by leaving orders behind. When a customer adds products to the cart but doesn’t complete the checkout, that order is lost. Mailchimp Ecommerce automates sending out email reminders with the abandoned cart contents and tracks all recovered sales in a dashboard. It also comes with several other automations and email marketing tools. 

 TL;DR: It’s basically free money with hardly any dev work. Just install it and watch the recovered orders roll in.

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