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Shopify Raises Monthly eCommerce Subscription Fees by 34%

Shopify fees

Shopify has urged online retailers on its eCommerce platform to switch from monthly to annual payment plans to avoid a steep increase in fees from April 23, 2023. The price increase will see monthly fees across all of its plans increase as follows: Monthly Shopify Subscription Fees Basic: From $29 to $39 – an increase of 34% Shopify (Standard): From $79 to $105 – an increase of 33% Advanced: From $299 to $399 – an increase of 33% By locking into an annual agreement before the April 23 deadline, retailers will continue to enjoy current pricing for the next 12 months. However, retailers renewing annual subscription fees after the deadline will also see significant price increases. Why Is Shopify Doing This? Explaining the… Read more »

Shopify: 8 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Stats

Shopify Black Friday

Hot off the heels of BigCommerce’s incredible Black Friday results, Shopify has released data from across the entire Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend is the highest volume shopping event of the year for Shopify merchants. Globally, more than 52 million consumers purchased from brands powered by Shopify over the 2022 Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, representing a 12% increase from the previous year. While Shopify is keen not to use the weekend as a proxy for the whole holiday season, it suggests that it is a moment that showcases the power and impact independent businesses have around the globe. 8 Key Takeaways From Across The Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend $3.5 Million Per Minute: Black Friday saw the highest… Read more »

An inconvenient truth for eBay and Amazon sellers

Your business is fraught with risk when you rely 100% on online marketplace sales. Just because you are busy with marketplace sales doesn’t mean that your business is in good shape. In many ways, those eBay and Amazon sales are like a diet rich in sugar. They will give you a short-term energy boost but, in the long run, will potentially leave you feeling empty and prone to a crash. eBay and Amazon Suspension Consider what would happen if a marketplace you were selling on suddenly became unavailable to your business. This isn’t some distant threat. We regularly receive emails from retailers desperate to re-instate their eBay or Amazon account after being temporarily or even permanently being suspended from selling.… Read more »

Mailchimp VS Klaviyo for Shopify

Mailchimp vs Klaviyo

Mailchimp is separating from Shopify. So, by May 12, any merchants using Mailchimp will need to switch to another mail service. Klaviyo is one of the most popular alternatives to Mailchimp right now. If you’re not familiar with Klaviyo, this post will give you an overview of what it does, and how it compares to Mailchimp.   Who uses Mailchimp or Klaviyo?   Your store is doing well. You have a custom Shopify store design that’s converting like a dream and you’re turning 6 figures in revenue each month. You’re focused on squeezing every last bit of profit from your store. Your product research is doing well, your pixel is trained, and your processes are organised so that you have time… Read more »

Ecommerce plugins: 10 of the best

It’s never been easier to start an online business. With plenty of ecommerce platforms to choose from, it’s fair to say your foundations have already been laid, regardless of what it is you want to sell. The one you choose will depend on your own needs and preferences, but popular examples include Shopify, Magento 2.0 and BigCommerce. These tools are immensely useful, even in their most basic form, but there are ways to really maximise their potential. For us, the key lies in finding the right plugins and extensions. Thankfully, you needn’t traipse through the thousands available in each respective marketplace – we’ve brought the most useful together in the handy list below. We’ve focused on the three platforms mentioned… Read more »