Shopify

  • Shopify beats on big revenue jump as it crosses 500K merchants

    Shopify beats on big revenue jump as it crosses 500K merchants

    Shopify reported results for its fiscal Q2 2017 on Tuesday, and the numbers are strong: Revenue grew 75 percent year over year, and the company’s gross profit also grew 83 percent compared to the same quarter in 2016. Total revenue beat expectations from Wall Street at $151.7 million, and its subscription-based business grew to $71.6 million, driven by a record number of new… Read More

  • Shopify adding eBay as a sales channel for merchants

    Shopify adding eBay as a sales channel for merchants

    Shopify has another sales channel, in addition to its existing avenues including Amazon, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Pinterest and more. The latest addition is eBay, which hosts a large audience of potential customers, giving Shopify store owners one more opportunity to get their wares in front of folks. The new Shopify integration with eBay will include immediate syncing of inventory info… Read More

  • Shopify’s Kit virtual shop assistant is now free for all merchants

    Shopify’s Kit virtual shop assistant is now free for all merchants

    Shopify is taking Kit, the virtual assistant it acquired last year and making it free to all members on its platform, as a basic part of their merchant services. That’s a big deal for the previously premium service, both in terms of how far it can reach, and in terms of what it can do for Shopify’s user base. Kit bills itself as a “virtual employee” for Shopify… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Google Home Gets More Personal

    Today’s Stories  Google Home can now recognize up to six voices and give personalized responses Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017 FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed card reader
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  • Shopify Pay aims to complete the picture for online checkout

    Shopify Pay aims to complete the picture for online checkout

    Shopify introduced a new product at its developer conference today, which will reduce friction during online orders and simplify checkout across any stores that run on Shopify’s ecommerce platform. Shopify Pay is similar to other instant payment solutions that store your info for fast access later on, including PayPal Express Checkout, but it works across any store using Shopify as… Read More

  • Shopify’s Marketing Events API shows merchants what marketing actually does

    Shopify’s Marketing Events API shows merchants what marketing actually does

    Shopify is announcing new APIs for developers at its annual Unite developer conference in San Francisco today, but the new Marketing Events API might be the most interesting. Basically, it allows developers already building marketing plug-in apps for Shopify stores to more easily show what their tools are doing for merchants, directly within Shopify itself. Read More

  • With its Unity Buy SDK, Shopify now lets mobile games sell real goods

    With its Unity Buy SDK, Shopify now lets mobile games sell real goods

    Mobile game developers tend to enjoy offering swag related to their games, especially if those amass any kind of decent-sized audience. The Unity Buy SDK from Shopify, announced at its Unite developer conference today, makes it easier to build a store for real stuff right inside your game, so that players can buy t-shirts, mugs, toys and emblazoned with your logo and characters as easily as… Read More

  • Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed card reader

    Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed card reader

    Shopify has designed its own hardware for the first time, building out a design team and coming up with a unique approach to the simple card reader, that most basic tool in the real-world merchant’s arsenal. The new chip and swipe card reader makes its official debut at Shopify’s Unite developer conference in San Francisco today. Read More

  • Shopify’s Burst is a new free stock photography resource

    Shopify’s Burst is a new free stock photography resource

    Sometimes you just look at a photo and think “that would make the perfect header for a millennial-run online store for artisanal, handcrafted goods.” That’s true for basically every photo I could find at Shopify’s new Burst stock photo site, which offers all images it contains completely royalty-free, under the Creative Commons Zero license, which means you can basically… Read More

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