Is there a contender to the Shopify crown at last? Popular among designers for its innovative CMS, Webflow has finally opened its e-commerce beta—to everyone. They claim to offer the same robust feature set as Shopify+ for 1/70th the price. Based on their impressive debut in the site building and content management space, we’re excited to see what they’ve come up with.
Have you used Webflow e-commerce yet? Let us know what you think.
An interesting look into the risky relationship between retail and private equity, and the high correlation between leveraged acquisitions and bankruptcy.
Walmart’s e-commerce sales are up 43% in Q3.
Alibaba crushed its single day sales record recently.
To flash or not to flash? Shopify+ has a decent rundown on the considerations when considering a Black Friday mega-sale.
UPS Freight avoids a holiday shutdown with a last minute “yes” vote on a new contract—accepting new volume immediately.
NRF 2019 Retail's Big Show | NY, NY | (Jan 13–15, 2019)
BeautyXSummit | Los Angeles, CA | (Jan 21–22, 2019)
eCommerFuel Live 2019 | New Orleans, LA | (Jan 23–26, 2019)
Outdoor Retailer | Denver, CO | (Jan 30–Feb 1, 2019)
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