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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

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ePages integrates Pay with Amazon

ePages integrates Pay with Amazon

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. Continue reading

Danish startup Clerk.io expands rapidly throughout Europe

Danish startup Clerk.io expands rapidly throughout Europe

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. Continue reading

BigCommerce partners with eBay

BigCommerce partners with eBay

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. Continue reading

Shop Direct’s comparison tool boosts its conversion

Shop Direct’s comparison tool boosts its conversion

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. Continue reading

Shopify plugin for WordPress launched

Shopify plugin for WordPress launched

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

ODSNet launches B2C ecommerce software solution

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 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

Petition for EU VAT exemption in Shopify

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

UK retail management software Brightpearl raises €10mn

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

Custom software popular with top German online stores

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