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Shopify now lets stores sell directly in Facebook Messenger

Shopify was early to bring its merchants the ability to converse directly with customers via Facebook Messenger, and now it’s launching the ability to actually sell directly within messages between stores and customers.<p>The integration works by giving customers a “Shop Now” option when they start a …

Alibaba And JD Face Chinese Online Clothing Market Deceleration

China's burgeoning online clothing market experienced a sharp slowdown in the second quarter. Yearly growth rates tumbled from over 70% just six …

eCommerce

Inspiring Entrepreneurship: Shopify

Entrepreneurs just like investors are risk takers. They sacrifice capital for the promise of future benefits. Nearly everyone has had a dream of …

Investing

Retailers Adapt To The Changing E-commerce Landscape

The e-commerce world is enormous. In fact, according to eMarketer, it is the only trillion-dollar market (1.6T USD in 2015) in existence that is projected to grow over 20 percent this year and continue to increase at double-digit rates. It is still relatively early in the shift from traditional …

Hispanics Are The Ecommerce Shoppers You Should Be Targeting

Reports earlier this year projected that online sales in the U.S. will reach $523 billion by 2020, a number that is broadly motivated by shopping on mobile devices. Marketers want their piece of the ecommerce pie, but whom should you be targeting?<p>As one of the fastest growing demographics in the …

How ecommerce startups can use the halo effect to boost their brands

Have you ever bought a product from a salesperson only to realize you have been taken in by their broad smile and perfect teeth?<p>Have you ever bought …

Bourbon Production Climbs To Historic High

At no point in recent memory have consumers been as excited about bourbon as they are today.<p>"We are in the middle of a global whiskey renaissance," Lisa Hawkins, vice president of the Distilled Spirits Council, said. "There is a fascination with bourbon in the U.S. and abroad, with demand booming …

Every Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie, Ranked

From Terminator to Batman & Robin, the ultimate look at the action star's career.<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger stands apart.<p>History groups him in with the action heroes of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, but the Austrian bodybuilder-turned-movie-star does more than pick up a gun and fill space. He's a natural …