Tag Archives: ecommerce

Hard times ahead for DTC eCommerce and the rise of a dropshipping marketplace

What’s happening with Shopify is a health indicator of the entire independent DTC retail industry. And Shopify stock dropped 52% in the past 6 months. Long story short: hard times ahead. Google is about to introduce similar privacy changes to Apple’s which killed Facebook ads as a cheap source of traffic. The times of independent DTC brands might be coming to a painful end. There has never been a better time to launch or join a multi-vendor marketplace than now. Vendo is an all-in-one platform that allows you to onboard Shopify brands to your marketplace, as vendors, easily. Or to convert a Shopify store into a marketplace.

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Spree Commerce headless platform

Spree Commerce 4.3: headless and API-first eCommerce

With this latest release, Spree is going headless and API-first, unlocking limitless UX customization possibilities with best-in-class decoupled JS storefront integrations. Save hundreds of hours on development and build outstanding eCommerce platforms in a matter of days. Check out the Next.js Commerce integration demo, upgrade to the latest Spree 4.3 and let us know about your headless project so we can turn it into a success story.

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100+ amazing ecommerce websites using Spree Commerce

100+ amazing ecommerce websites using Spree Commerce

Spree Commerce is an open-source ecommerce platform developed by a community of over 850 contributors from around the world since 2007. To this day, it is constantly being updated and new features are regularly added to improve both performance and functionality. 

There are thousands of online stores and marketplaces using Spree Commerce. They represent various industries and are customized according to their business needs. In this post, you will find a selection of over a hundred ecommerce websites that use Spree Commerce handpicked by our team.

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Spree Commerce hosting: Heroku or AWS?

Spree Commerce is a free, open-source ecommerce solution that allows you to build an online store or a marketplace exactly the way you want it in every respect. There is no license cost of transaction fees with Spree. Unlike Shopify, which is a Software-as-a-Service offering, Spree is free of many SaaS limitations: it’s easily customizable and scalable. But it is also self-owned and self-hosted. That means you need to download its code and deploy it to a hosting provider of your choice. You need to host it yourself.  Here’s a rundown of the most common PaaS and IaaS hosting options: Heroku or AWS.

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2020 review and 2021 trends by ecommerce business owners

2020 review and trends for 2021 by 17 ecommerce experts

A lot has happened in the past year that has affected retailers and ecommerce businesses worldwide. The global pandemic and following lockdowns changed consumer habits and accelerated the digital transformation in many industries. Besides Covid-19, however, there have been many other events shaping the new ecommerce reality like Brexit, the California Consumer Privacy ActMagento 1 end of life, Google switching to mobile-first indexingStrong Customer Authentication implementation deadline in the EU, etc. 

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Holidays and events that drive online sales

Holidays and events that drive online sales all year round

Holidays have always been a golden opportunity for retailers to boost sales and drive more revenue. With the recent events – a worldwide pandemic of Covid-19, the digital transformation trend has accelerated dramatically as more and more consumers prefer to shop from the sofa and avoid crowded stores and malls.

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Is your ecommerce business ready for the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) implementation final deadline on December 31, 2020?

By 2022 European ecommerce is expected to grow to $1 trillion. This means an increase in online fraud, as well. According to the European Central Bank’s estimations, online fraud on European cards may amount to €1.3 billion a year.

In January 2018, the EU Payments Services Directive (PSD2) came into effect, bringing in new laws designed to protect its consumers. 

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Instagram feed on a Spree Commerce website

Instagram feed adds vibrancy to your homepage and increases time spent on site

Instagram, with over 1 billion monthly active users is the place to be for B2C brands especially from industries such as fashion, beauty, interior design, but also fitness, wellness, and even food. Simply by being on Instagram, brands can make a positive impression on potential customers. According to a Facebook survey, over 70% of people say they perceive brands on Instagram as popular, creative, entertaining, and relevant.

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A multi-million dollar Black Friday & Q4 success comes from all year’s work and preparation – an interview with Houtan Fanisalek, CTO of Felix Gray

How to survive the Q4 shopping spree and sell a lot of stuff according to a CTO of a successful online business? Let us introduce you to someone who does that for a living and on a significant scale. Houtan Fanisalek is the CTO of Felix Gray, a successful ecommerce eyewear company that is growing exponentially. The brand sells proprietary Blue Light glasses that mitigate the negative effects of looking at your screen. Those glasses are worn in the offices of companies like Apple, Spotify, and Google. Felix Gray uses Spree for its custom ecommerce platform that even handles orders for prescription glasses. Check out Felix Gray’s success story. We have asked Houtan about his ideas and tips on tackling the Holidays and the related shopping madness. 

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