Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Important ranking factors for products in Google shopping and search

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The 2021 Product Ranking Factors Study by Joe Youngblood SEO & Digital Marketing Consulting, a Shopify SEO Agency and WooCommerce SEO Agency, has been released.

CARS24 Australia unveils a new design of car dealership on a couch

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CARS24, Australia’s first 100% online used car buying platform has partnered with The Quiet Company, an AI-driven wellbeing business, to create the ultimate used car buying destination: an innovatively designed couch.

Shopify merchants break sales records with $2.9b on Black Friday

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Shopify Inc. announced a record-setting Black Friday sales of nearly $2.9 billion in New Zealand through its close in California. This represents a 21% increase over Black Friday in 2020 when sales by Shopify merchants surged 75% over 2019 driven by COVID-19 lockdowns and is more than double in 2019.

Payhawk becomes first ever Bulgarian unicorn after raising $100m

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Payhawk, the payment and expense solution with offices in London, Sofia, Berlin, and Barcelona, has raised an additional $100m to extend its Series B round to $215m. The Series B extension means that the company hits a valuation of $1bn, making Payhawk the first ever Bulgarian company to achieve unicorn status. The company plans to become a catalyst for the Bulgarian startup ecosystem, and continue to attract and retain the top 1% of talent in the market.

Convenience and value for money vital for the survival of online brands

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The Australian Ecommerce Report 2022 by IAB Australia and Pureprofile found that while shoppers have been able to get back into physical stores, online purchasing for groceries and retail products has increased since last year with 83% of online shoppers buying monthly.
James Chin Moody, CEO of Sendle

Retailers are changing how they send parcels to cope with the online boom

Now, new data reveals online retailers are dropping off 39 per cent of customer parcels to after-hours collection networks, rather than post offices, to cope with the demand and to avoid queues.
Jumia Uganda expands its pick-up stations across the country

Jumia expands pick-up stations

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“This new initiative will see us partner with existing local business owners in each key town, so they can become Jumia Logistics Partners & earn additional income,” Jumia CEO Ron Kawamara.

Younger shoppers are getting savvier about stretching their dollars

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Bucking the traditional perception of the young as reckless spenders, 61% of Gen Z and 55% of millennials say they wait until an item went on sale before making the plunge to buy it online.

Shopify Markets to help leverage cross-border commerce opportunities

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Shopify desires to help independent Australian brands expand and reach customers globally amid a global ecommerce market forecast to reach nearly US$5 trillion this year.

Liquor delivery service launches in Melbourne to support bottle shops

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A new start-up company, MR SIPPY, is shaking up the alcohol delivery industry by putting independent bottle shops on the map, just in time for the festive season.