Say Hello to Shopify Editions

Shopify has always been a great starter program for retailers just wanting a simple online shopping cart. But that meant it also has limitations. For example, if you wanted to have a robust wholesale shopping cart, WooCommerce simply had more options, plugins, and features available.

Now Shopify is attempting to level the playing field by releasing “Shopify Editions.” This includes over 100+ updates including:

  • B2B on Shopify (yes, wholesale on Shopify is now a reality!)
  • Shopify Point of Sale
  • Shopify Markets
  • Shopify Audiences
  • Shop Cash, with Twitter Shopping
    Shopify merchants can now display as many as five products on their Twitter profile or use Twitter Shops, a pilot feature that lets vendors advertise as many as 50 products in a tab linked to their profile.
  • Tokengated Commerce for selling NFTs and connecting to drypto wallets
  • Customer Engagement Tools with email, chat, marketing automations and segmentation
  • Admin Enhancements
  • Shopify Fulfillment Network with order and Inventory Management

For details please visit: https://www.shopify.com/editions/summer2022. If you have been wanting a Shopify store, now is a good time to call WebStores Ltd and get started!

Credit Card Processing

Online credit card processing has become much simpler over the years thanks to PayPal and Stripe. But the fees associated with these simpler solutions is higher than traditional credit card payments.

WebStores Ltd. has partnered with Newtek to bring you the best of both worlds: Online payments with a low 2.6 percent fee. No monthly fees and no per transaction fees. You can even use this for high risk products like CBD (processing fees will be 3.35%). There is an annual fee for the plugin to use this credit card processor of $79. But that’s it – so you may be able to save some money if you are processing a regular amount of orders.

Apply for your Instant Merchant Account at: https://www.newtekpaymentsystems.com/ima/webstores-ltd/

Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation

“Facebook agreed to pay $90 million to resolve claims of unlawful user tracking on external websites to collect data. The settlement benefits people who were Facebook users between April 22, 2010, and Sept. 26, 2011, and who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed a Facebook “Like” button.”

You may have received an unsolicited email with something like the above. It goes on to say…

  • A Settlement  has been reached between Defendant Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly Facebook, Inc. (“Meta” or “Defendant”) and Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • You are included in this Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if, between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011 inclusive, you were a Facebook User in the United States who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook Like button.
  • The lawsuit is known as In Re Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation, Case No. 5:12-MD-02314-EJD (N.D. California).  Defendant denies that it violated any law but has agreed to the Settlement to avoid the costs and risks associated with continuing this case.

The only way to receive a payment from this Settlement is by submitting a timely and properly completed Claim Form that obtains approval from the Settlement Administrator.  The Claim Form must be submitted no later than September 22, 2022.  You can submit your Claim Form online at FBInternetTrackingSettlement.com or download the claim from the Settlement Website and mail it to the Settlement Administrator. If your claim is approved by the Settlement Administrator, you will give up the right to sue the Defendant in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.

If you do nothing, you will not get a payment from this Settlement and you will give up the right to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against the Defendant related to the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.

Based on the information we have at this time and our research, this is potentially a scam. DO NOT give up any personal information to this website!

There was a real case, but it got dismissed in 2017. Here’s the link: https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/california/candce/5:2012md02314/251223/148/

Webinar Replay

Did you get a chance to catch the webinar we did on the Top Ecommerce Challenges in 2022? This was an information-packed hour uncovering some great tips about these challenges and what to do about them:

  • Security and Data challenges
  • Customer Challenges
  • Marketing Challenges
  • Technology Challenges
  • Staffing Challenges
  • Cash Flow Challenges
  • and More!

If you missed it, you can still catch the replay:

Watch the Replay!