1. Corporate Finance
In an era when ecommerce is reshaping retail, platforms like Shopify have emerged as indispensable allies for businesses large and small. Shopify, originally a beacon for small and medium-sized enterprises, is now expanding its reach to larger corporations. However, this expansion brings to light a critical issue for CFOs and finance teams: the intricate and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Up to 60% of merchants say reducing friction between in-store and online is a top priority. To create a competitive experience, the back end of a merchant’s in-store and online business needs to be unified, ultimately creating a front-end experience that is consistent and cohesive. Shopify provides a unified commerce platform designed to enable seamless […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
“Ecommerce is not dead.” — Russ Dieringer, Founder and CEO, Stratably Ecommerce experienced a massive boom during the pandemic, but as stores reopened and life returned to normal, the prevailing wisdom within the retail industry was that ecommerce wouldn’t continue to be a major growth engine for brands. That notion was way off base, according […]
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The Taylor Swift Effect isn’t just a pop culture headline, it’s also big business, and online retailers are well positioned to take advantage, says Shopify President Harley Finkelstein. In a LinkedIn post, he flagged up the example of creator and entrepreneur Cassey Ho, founder of Blogilates. With the release of Swift’s latest album, The Tortured […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Gopuff has launched Powered by Gopuff, a platform designed to enable brands to offer delivery services from their owned and operated online storefronts by leveraging Gopuff’s logistics network, instant fulfillment infrastructure and technology. In addition to fulfillment services, CPG brands using Powered by Gopuff will be able to leverage online ads and marketing to drive […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Gopuff has announced the launch of Powered by Gopuff, a logistics and technology platform that, according to the quick commerce big hitter, enables brands to offer affordable delivery from their owned and operated online stores in as fast as 15 minutes. “We’ve spent the last ten years building and scaling our own hyper-local logistics network […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Shopify is partnering with Mana Up, an accelerator and venture fund for Hawaii-based products, on an immersive market concept designed to spotlight emerging brands from “the Aloha state.”   Aloha Market will run April 26 to 28, 2024, at Shopify’s NYC activation space in SoHo, and will feature unique products from more than 40 Hawaii creators […]
  1. Data & Insights
This webinar discussed findings from the 28th edition of The CMO Survey with a focus on benchmarks for marketing spending and managing digital marketing returns. Professor Christine Moorman, Founder and Managing Director of The CMO Survey and the T. Austin Finch Sr. Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) have been caught between a rock and a hard place by their SaaS platforms. Everyone knows interest rates have been rising and inflation has also lifted prices. However, the seemingly endless and automatic “price changes” announced by billion-dollar software companies like Shopify are endangering the very existence of SMBs. Shopify […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Brent Bellm, Chief Executive Officer at BigCommerce, has taken to social media to hit out at e-commerce rival Shopify. Last week, the latter flagged up a study claiming that it has the best total cost of ownership in commerce. “We are better value because where our competitors put their complexity onto the backs of their […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The ecommerce industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years, with global sales reaching an estimated $5.8 trillion in 2023, according to research by Statista. The same study suggests this trend is only expected to continue: by 2027, the global retail ecommerce market is projected to grow by 39% and surpass the $8 trillion mark. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would force TikTok owner ByteDance to sell its ownership of the app or face a ban in the U.S. Despite (or perhaps because of) this political pressure, TikTok is pushing forward on some big commerce ambitions — and the popular platform is putting success […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Beyond, Inc. — parent company of Bed Bath & Beyond and — has acquired the intellectual property of defunct flash-sale retailer Zulily, following that platform’s abrupt wind-down of its business in late 2023. Newly appointed Beyond, Inc. Executive Chairman Marcus Lemonis said the acquisition is aimed at strengthening Beyond’s position in the off-price market. Beyond paid $4.5 million in […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Are you ready to catapult your pre-owned retail business into the digital universe? Transitioning from a physical shop floor to the online market is like swapping a bicycle for a spaceship. But fear not! We’ve got your back with 7 steps that’ll guide you through this galaxy of eCommerce.  From understanding who’s gonna buy your […]
  1. Data & Insights
The shipping and delivery phase of an e-commerce order is filled with opportunities or ‘touchpoints’ that you can capitalize on to convert one-time shoppers into repeat customers and spread positive word of mouth to influence their close ones, all while hoping that you don’t encounter any challenge that can infuriate your customers and get your […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Beyond, Inc., owner of online retail brands Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) and Overstock, will bring back a standalone site in approximately five weeks rather than the September 2024 target date announced earlier. Beyond rechristened its Overstock site with the Bed Bath & Beyond name in June 2023 after it acquired the bankrupt retailer’s […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
American singer, songwriter and businesswoman Beyoncé’s new haircare brand, Cécred, has gone live on Shopify. After teasing her fans (aka the BeyHive) about the venture last May, Beyoncé recently took to social media to announce her first ever beauty brand. Captioning a post on Instagram with “hair is sacred”, an accompanying video interspersed archive footage […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Our guest this week is Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, VMLY&R who joins us to talk about the ever changing landscape of retail and consumer branding, customer engagement, and loyalty. In particular with dip into what defines high performance retail and the emerging world of “creative commerce.”  We also get a sneak preview of her […]
  1. Data & Insights
The success of an e-commerce business depends on a lot of factors — venturing into new markets, net profits made during a quarter, rapport shared with customers and the general public, offering quality products and services, etc. As a merchant, you initiate and perform a list of activities that contribute to said success — be […]
  1. Data & Insights
Imagine if, a decade ago, your retail business could have seen how and where consumers were adopting e-commerce. Imagine if you could have observed how adoption patterns differed by age group and by location. And imagine if you had had access to all this data in real time. You could have made informed decisions to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
After a bruising year for retail, there are finally some reasons for optimism going into 2024, says Charlotte Broadbent, General Manager in the UK at Faire, an online wholesale marketplace. The holiday season appears to be delivering to expectations. The freeze on business rates has put real cash in retailers’ pockets. And while I hear […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The next era for retail is already underway, and it all starts with the simple but powerful scan of a code. Nearly 50 years ago, UPC barcodes changed the game for retailers everywhere, and now we’re on the cusp of another massive transformation. According to GS1 US, a member of the GS1 global not-for-profit organization […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Rare is the e-commerce small to midsize business (SMB) that has the time, resources and expertise to build its own website. It’s basically, Shopify, a Shopify competitor, or bust. Thanks to a bunch of artificial intelligence-powered releases from Shopify in the second half of 2023, that’s not necessarily as limiting as it might sound. […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Despite tight budgets and wariness about the economy, U.S. consumers have come through for retailers in 2023, and that has continued into the all-important fourth quarter. Even with some holiday promotions moving into October, Black Friday and Cyber Monday helped push November retail […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Design is a key aspect of setting up a retail space, as the aesthetic appeal of a business can greatly improve its chances of success. This is because retail stores that are created with their customers and design trends in mind are typically inviting and interesting to look at, which encourages people to come in […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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