Here’s a list of product releases and upgrades for late January from businesses that provide solutions to online merchants. You will find updates on user experience tools, monetizing newsletters, promotional bonuses, satisfaction, and hiring a programmer.
Ecommerce Product Releases
Adobe Experience Platform delivers new tools for merchants . Adobe recently unveiled new tools in its own Experience Platform to help retailers grow their electronic companies. With Client Journey Analytics, built on Adobe Experience Platform, retailers can leverage artificial intelligence to detect broken adventures or find new opportunities. This upgrade allows brands to determine where problems arise as shoppers move between stations. Offer Decisioning helps retailers get real-time signs that capture interactions happening across channels to provide more relevant offerings and drive better conversion. Also, retailers are now able to utilize Launch Server Side to streamline data collection procedures.
Adobe Experience Platform
Introducing Instagram Content Publishing API. Facebook has established Content Publishing API, a new feature on the Instagram Graph API Platform to make it easier for companies to publish content. With this attribute, Instagram Business accounts may program and publish posts to their Instagram feeds from third party platforms. Together with the Content Publishing API, companies can now more easily plan campaigns and build internal procedures around publishing articles using the platform of their choice. Content Publishing API will support publishing and scheduling single-photo or movie posts to Instagram feed for Instagram Business accounts only. Each Instagram Business account will be limited to 25 API-published posts in a 24-hour transferring period.
BlackCart increases $8.8 million for its try-before-you-buy platform. BlackCart lets merchants conduct a try-before-you-buy program. The startup has closed a financing round of $8.8 million, directed by Origin Ventures and Hyde Park Ventures Partners, with participation from Struck Capital, Citi Ventures, and 500 Startups. BlackCart enables shoppers to test products without upfront commitment and assists merchants deliver the exact same fitting-room experience to customers everywhere. BlackCart works with notable ecommerce platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, and WooCommerce.
Storetasker revamps its Shopify programmer marketplace and increases funds. Storetasker, an internet marketplace for linking Shopify merchants with programmers and specialists, has relaunched after being acquired last year by Lorem. The platform was rebuilt using a new customer experience. Shopify merchants can explain a project in simple terms, and then Storetasker will match them with a professional. To guarantee a high ability level of the programmers, Storetasker has conducted over 5,000 interviews. Besides the relaunch, Storetasker has increased $3.2 million in Series A financing this past year from Flybridge, Founder Collective, and FJ Labs.
Acquia to start Digital Commerce with partners. Acquia has partnered with Commercetools and Lucidworks to establish Acquia Digital Commerce, a service which permits marketers to unify information, content, commerce, and electronic merchandising to provide a seamless omnichannel encounter throughout the customer lifecycle. Utilizing Acquia Digital Commerce using Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform, entrepreneurs can induce real time, personalized, shoppable adventures at every customer touchpoint. Commercetools provides an omnichannel buying platform, as well as the Lucidworks AI-powered product discovery platform provides personally relevant content and products to clients.
Amazon expands FBA New Choice program. Last April, Amazon announced the Fulfillment By Amazon New Selection program. Since that time, 60,000 registered sellers have sent over 680,000 new-to-FBA things to fulfillment centers. Amazon is currently expanding the program. Beginning April 1, 2021, for up to 30 units per parent ASIN, it is going to offer free storage for up to 90 days and absolutely free removals for up to 180 days for qualified oversize items. For qualified sellers, Amazon will provide promotional credits for sponsored advertisements. Amazon will eliminate the 500-ASIN limit, allowing an infinite quantity of qualified, new-to-FBA ASINs to qualify for program benefits. For qualified parent ASINs, Amazon will expand free storage from 90 days to 120 days for up to 100 units per parent ASIN (up from 50 units). Also, Amazon will expand eligibility for the client returns processing fee waiver from 120 days to 180 days.
Twitter accelerates Revue for monetizing newsletters. Twitter has obtained Revue, a service which makes it easy and free for anyone to begin and publish editorial newsletters. The purchase will give authors a way to market their audience, whether it’s one they assembled at a novel, their site, on Twitter, or elsewhere. To jumpstart the campaign, Twitter has made Revue’s Pro features free for all accounts and is lowering the paid newsletter fee to five percent.
Sustainable shopping platform Farleigh.io to start . Farleigh.io is a brand new, sustainable social shopping platform to purchase, sell, and curate items through virtual store windows. The platform is centered on renewable products — reducing, reusing, and recycling. Farleigh.io uses social shopping for shopping recommendations from friends. It’s like the popular second-hand clothing app Depop. Farleigh.io is launching as an invitation-only beta platform.
Namogoo launches advertising machine for retailers. Namogoo, an electronic travel platform, has established Intent-Based Promotions, which arm retailers with automatic, customized incentives for each site visit. The service uses machine learning how to predict each shopper’s intent from her specific signals and electronic behavior in real-time. Accompanied by an intuitive, easy-to-use design studio and analytics dash, retail manufacturers can implement Intent-Based Promotions in their site or mobile app using a native mobile SDK or using ecommerce integrations.
EBay lowers fees for high-priced business and industrial products . EBay has lowered final value fees for sellers in pick high-priced goods in Business and Industrial categories, such as heavy equipment, commercial printing presses, food trucks, trailers, and carts. For eBay store vendors, the new closing fee is 2.5 percentage on the complete quantity of the per-item sale around $15,000 and 0.30 cents per purchase and 0.5 percent on the part of the sale over $15,000. For non-eBay store sellers and people that have a starter shop, the new closing fee is 3% on the complete quantity of the per-item sale around $15,000 and 0.30 cents per purchase and 0.5 percent on the portion over $15,000.
Walmart expands local fulfillment centers. Walmart is increasing the amount of stores that will function as local fulfillment centers. A neighborhood fulfillment center is a compact, modular warehouse constructed inside, or added to, a shop. Local fulfillment centers can save thousands of the things, including frozen and fresh consumables, electronics, and much more. Automated robots retrieve items inside the fulfillment center. The items are then brought into a choosing workstation, where the arrangement could be constructed with speed. When the purchase is collected, the system stores it for pickup. Walmart is developing the local pride centers with different technology partners, such as Alert Innovation, Dematic, and Fabric.
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