Magento is the fastest growing and most widely used ecommerce platform in Europe. At least, that’s what Magento Commerce announced. The ecommerce solution currently has 53 clients on Internet Retailer’s list of Europe’s 500 biggest ecommerce companies, which is more than any other provider.
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!
Ecommerce software provider ePages launched Pay with Amazon for its UK and German based online shop owners. This integration allows the merchants’ customers to check out with payment and shipping information stored in their Amazon account, while remaining within an ePages-powered shop throughout the checkout process.
Clerk.io, a Danish SaaS startup that helps online shops increase sales and retention, is expanding rapidly throughout Europe. The software company has already established itself in Europe, primarily in the UK, the Netherlands and Italy, but wants to expand to Germany and France as well.
BigCommerce and eBay have launched a strategic partnership, enabling retailers using the BigCommerce ecommerce platform to list their products and manage their inventory on the eBay marketplace. These retailers also have access and exposure to more than 162 million global active eBay buyers.
Customers from UK ecommerce company Shop Direct can now virtually compare the size of products they want to buy with a model in their own size or with items they already own. And this technology benefits the UK’s second largest pure-play online retailer as it contributed to a 10.3% increase in net revenue per visitor.
Zenstores, a British shipping platform for online sellers, has today launched an integration with WooCommerce, according to Builtwith the most popular ecommerce platform on the web. Ecommerce sellers with a WordPress site can now manage orders and dispatch items more easily.
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.
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.
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.
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.