This Week in eCommerce:
April 21-25

Continuing with our Weekly Wrap Up series, we bring you a compilation of articles and news from the world of eCommerce. Huge congratulations to the folks over at Shopify! Canada’s fastest growing eCommerce platform hit 100,000 stores this week! Logistics is a vital component of retail and Amazon’s latest promise of next day delivery makes it difficult for retailers to uphold the industry standard of “meCommerce”. Lastly, Magento takes the lead with 43% market share in among eCommerce platforms products according to Aheadworks.com annual report.

Me-Commerce

Article: Nex-day Shipping Wars: Can Etailers compete with Amazon?
Source: Linkedin Influencer

Logistics is a vital component of retail and Amazon’s latest promise of next day delivery, makes it difficult for retailers to uphold the industry standard of “meCommerce”, the ability for retailers to get the right product to the right customer at the right time. The number of distribution centers Amazon has along with their geographic location, have a lot to do the company’s success. For online merchants, shipping issues represent half of the top 12 reasons consumers do not shop online.

Shopify Reaches 100,000 Stores!

Article: 100,000 Stores Now Use Shopify
Source: Shopify
Huge congratulations to the folks over at Shopify! Canada’s fastest growing eCommerce platform hit 100,000 stores this week! Armed with the mission to make commerce better, Shopify is home to businesses in over 150 countries around the world, attracting merchants from of various sizes. From mom-and-pop shops to big brands like Google, CEO Tobias Lutke shares his thoughts on witnessing thousands of people accomplish life-long dreams of growing their own business.

A Comprehensive Study of eCommerce Platforms

Article: eCommerce Platforms Comparative Study Based on Alexa1Million Top Sites
Source: Ahead Works Magento Extensions

Aheadworks.com published their annual eCommerce comparative study report, measuring approximately 20 platforms. Lets see how they measure up. Based on Alexa 1 Million Top Sites, results show that Magento takes the lead among eCommerce platforms with its Community Edition holding 33.8% share while Magento’s Enterprise solution holds 8.7% share. Many platforms experienced growth. Shopify takes the lead in terms of growth with a 4.6% increase in market share reaching 8.3%. The report also includes Google trends data showing the average search volume and regional interest for each platform.