No ecommerce site without using any software. Whether it’s shopping cart software, payment solutions, plugins, inventory management systems, you need to have software. And that’s why we often write about software. So, if you want to check out news on ecommerce software, management software or payment providers, check out all the articles below!

Shopify plugin for WordPress launched

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Shopify has released a plugin for WordPress, which enables owners of websites built on this CMS to add a shopping function to their website. The plugin is free to download and adds a “add product” button to the content management system of the popular blogging platform. Continue reading

ODSNet launches B2C ecommerce software solution

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On Demand Solutions, a UK company that already has ecommerce software for B2B retailers, has now launched an ecommerce software solution for B2C retailers. It focuses especially on small and medium-sized companies. The B2C version of ecommerce solution ODSnet has omni-channel functionality. Continue reading

Shopgate moves US HQ and names new CEO


Shopgate, a popular mobile commerce platform from Germany, announced it has appointed former COO/CFO Marc Biel as its Chief Executive Officer to lead its expansion strategy into the American mobile market. Shopgate also moves its US headquarters from Palo Alto to Austin, where it will hire 50 new staff this year. Continue reading

Petition for EU VAT exemption in Shopify

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There is a petition going on to let Shopify support VAT exemption, which it still doesn’t do. Several Shopify users are frustrated by the fact that whenever an EU based customer with a valid VAT number places an order in a different EU country, VAT is added to the sales price. Shopify doesn’t support a way to automatically validate VAT numbers during the checkout process. Continue reading

Delivery management software Consignor expands to the UK


Consignor, a delivery management software company founded in the Nordics, has entered the British market. In the UK, it wants to help companies to streamline their shipping process. The expansion is the result of an increasing demand from customers and partners to support that market in the platform. Continue reading

UK retail management software Brightpearl raises €10mn


Multichannel retail management platform Brightpearl announced it has raised 11 million dollars (10.09 million euros). Venture investors, including Eden Ventures, MMC Ventures and Notion Capital funded the British company, who wants to use the money to accelerate growth of its US business. Continue reading

Magento announces general availability of Magento 2.0

Magento announces general availability of Magento 2.0

Magento 2.0 has finally arrived. The long-awaited digital commerce platform is now generally available for download. It’s the welcome update to Magento 1 and has been announced four years ago, when the first commit was made to the new ecommerce software solution. Continue reading

Magento dominates in Europe

Magento dominates in Europe

Magento is a very popular shopping cart software. Not just globally, but also in Europe the eBay Enterprise-owned software has a dominant presence. Especially in Western Europe and Scandinavia, Magento is a popular choice amongst online retailers. Continue reading

Custom software popular with top German online stores

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About 40% of the turnover created by the thousand biggest online stores in Germany was achieved on websites that run on custom software solutions. The second most popular option is Amazon Webstore, with almost 20 percent of total sales. Another popular ecommerce solution in Germany is Hybris. Continue reading

Magento 2 is finally here, but is it still relevant?

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It took several years, but the developer beta of Magento 2 has finally been released. It will still take another year before merchants are generally able to use the new ecommerce software. So we asked ourselves if Magento isn’t too late with its next edition. Will Magento 2 still be relevant when it’s open to the public? Continue reading

Ecommerce software BiedMeer becomes CCV Shop and expands in Europe

Dutch ecommerce software provider BiedMeer will change its name into CCV Shop starting January 13, 2015. The company was acquired by CCV Group nine months ago and it now wants to use this name to start its services in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, as the name “BiedMeer” (literally: “offer more”) won’t ring any bells across the Dutch borders. Continue reading

Avalara and GlobalCollect want to simplify cross-border ecommerce

Avalara, that helps businesses achieve compliance with tax requirements, and payment service provider GlobalCollect are partnering up. The strategic partnership should simplify cross-border ecommerce by offering ecommerce businesses localized payment solutions, while ensuring they remain fully compliant with transactional tax regulations. Continue reading