Software

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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Shopware launches Shopware Connect

Shopware launches Shopware Connect

Shopware, the German provider of ecommerce software, has launched Shopware Connect. Now other ecommerce software systems and major suppliers can also access the system. In other words, it allows retailers to add products from other merchants, suppliers & manufacturers.

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Gartner: ‘Intershop among the top in retail software’

Gartner: ‘Intershop among the top in retail software’

What's the best software for retail businesses? IT research company Gartner tried to answer this question and came with an extensive report. It ranked ecommerce software provider Intershop third, behind the two retail software giants IBM and SAP. The German company is active for many years, but now it really seems on the rise, especially in mature ecommerce markets such as the Netherlands, Sweden and its home market Germany.

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Magento the most used ecommerce platform in Europe

Magento the most used ecommerce platform in Europe

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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