Here is a list of mid-September product releases and upgrades from firms that provide services to online merchants. Live shopping, email marketing, warehousing and distribution, sustainable last-mile logistics, ecommerce platforms, and cryptocurrency payment alternatives are all updated.
Bluehost introduces new commerce features for WordPress. Bluehost, a WordPress hosting provider, has introduced additional features for launching an online store. The new service will make it easier to use WordPress for ecommerce by integrating YITH WooCommerce plugins. Merchants may then collect payments, sell across marketplaces, arrange calendar appointments, ship client orders, print labels, and add additional features like gift cards, wish lists, and customer account pages, among other things.
Amazon has launched a new tool to help with supply chain issues. Amazon has announced a feature that allows merchants to use new, purpose-built facilities for bulk inventory storage and automated shipment, continuing its multi-year investment in warehousing and distribution. Amazon Warehousing & Distribution is a pay-per-use solution for inventory management, supply chain issues, and operational efficiencies.
BigCommerce adds BitPay and CoinPayments to its crypto ecosystem. BitPay and CoinPayments, two cryptocurrency firms, have announced strategic alliances with BigCommerce. Sellers can accept a number of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Shiba Inu, Wrapped Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, and five US dollar-pegged stablecoins, using BitPay. With a 0.5% processing fee, CoinPayments enables retailers to accept real-time global payments from over 100 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.
GoBolt introduces sustainable same-day and next-day parcel delivery. In collaboration with EcoCart, a sustainability technology firm, GoBolt, an eco-conscious first-party supply chain network, has launched a small-parcel delivery service in Canada and the United States, powered by an electric vehicle fleet. GoBolt will now pick up, consolidate, sort, and deliver small parcels as part of its expansion into small-parcel delivery.
Amazon now offers free email marketing services to sellers. Amazon has added new features to its Customer Engagement tool to assist sellers in increasing their email marketing reach at no cost. When sending marketing emails to their most devoted buyers, sellers can now go beyond brand followers. Amazon Tailored Audiences enables sellers to track the effectiveness of their email marketing campaigns using performance and reporting measures like open rate, click-through rate, emails delivered, opt-out rates, sales, and conversion. Tailored Audiences is in beta right now. In early 2023, Amazon plans to make it available to all US vendors.
Threedium and SharpEnd collaborate to prepare consumer brands for the metaverse. Threedium and SharpEnd, both based in the United Kingdom, have joined forces to enable marketers to provide “metaverse ready” connected experiences. Among these encounters will be.
Bambuser has introduced global live shopping. Bambuser, a live-streaming service provider, has launched Bambuser Plus, a division dedicated to assisting shops with all elements of live shopping. Bambuser Plus offers services such as integrated retail strategy, creative and production, influencer marketing, education, and training.
Amazon adds marketing tools to assist sellers who use Buy with Prime. Amazon has unveiled new marketing options that would allow direct-to-consumer vendors to reach out to engaged users and drive purchases on their own websites. Amazon is testing the features as part of Buy with Prime, a new initiative that allows vendors to give Prime purchasing privileges to customers who do not shop on Amazon. Participating vendors can highlight their DTC products with a new Buy with Prime page on their own website or a customised Amazon shop. Sellers can then use customised advertising called Sponsored Brands to guide buyers to those DTC products. Sellers earn a Buy with Prime symbol to use in their marketing materials.
Wix adds tools to help creators manage their portfolios. The new Wix Portfolio is a tool for showcasing the work of designers, artists, photographers, and other creators. Creators can match the appearance and feel of their brand in a straightforward and systematic approach with several adjustable layouts targeted to multiple industries and professions, allowing them to get their work online quickly. The functionality also supports project collections, allowing for easier navigation of larger portfolios.
With the acquisition of Market Beyond, Bright Data introduces the “Insights” product. Bright Data has acquired ecommerce insights business Market Beyond, expanding its data services with a new branch called Bright Insights. This solution will enable retail brands, marketplaces, and manufacturers to obtain high-quality, dependable web statistics and crucial information.
Logicbroker, an ecommerce platform, has launched B2B products. The B2B product suite has been released by Logicbroker, a curated marketplace and drop-ship ecommerce platform. The B2B products from Logicbroker revolve upon supply chain insight, as well as marketplace and drop-ship capabilities. The B2B marketplace and drop ship solution of the company are focused on frontend order-tracking automation. The cloud-based platform of Logicbroker controls inventory availability, pricing stratification, shipments, vendor performance, and more.