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Our mission since 2005 is to publish content to help ecommerce merchants. What follows are the 10 most popular articles that we published in May 2020. Articles from early in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.

Facebook Shops Are an Ecommerce Game Changer

When the world’s largest social media network decides to become an ecommerce platform, you can bet it will impact the industry and make a difference long-term. On May 19, 2020, Facebook added ecommerce Shops to Facebook business pages and Instagram business profiles. Read more…

The Good News and Bad News for Ecommerce Shipping

Ecommerce sales are up and shipping carriers such as USPS, UPS, and FedEx have responded admirably to demand in the face of numerous coronavirus-induced shutdowns and restrictions. That is the good news for ecommerce sellers. Unfortunately, supply chains have suffered. That’s the bad news. Read more…

5 Content Marketing Ideas for June 2020

Content marketing is the act of creating or curating content, publishing that content, and distributing it all with the aim of attracting, engaging, and retaining customers. What follows are five content marketing ideas your business can use in June 2020. Read more…

Amid Covid-19, Amazon’s Q1 2020 Earnings Confirm Ecommerce Dominance

On April 30 Amazon announced its 2020 first-quarter results. As anticipated, its total earnings for the three months ended March 31 were exceptionally strong — about $33 million an hour in sales. Read more…

Don’t Drop Google Shopping Ads Despite the Free Listings

In a surprise, Google announced on April 21 that a portion of listings on the Google Shopping tab would be free. Google had required sellers to create a Merchant Center account and run Shopping Ads through Google Ads. Henceforth, sellers with Shopping listings will still need a Merchant Center account but not Google Ads. Read more…

Bankruptcies, Layoffs Deplete the Retail Industry

At the beginning of 2020 several brick-and-mortar chain retailers were struggling, trying to restructure debt or find new lenders while dealing with plummeting revenues. The Covid-19 pandemic has closed stores and effectively made those efforts pointless. Read more…

14 YouTube Channels to Grow an Ecommerce Business

Ecommerce merchants can get plenty of free help on YouTube — from step-by-step software tutorials to strategies from entrepreneurs. Here is a list of YouTube channels for ecommerce merchants. Read more…

Ecommerce Product Releases: May 17, 2020

Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-May from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on online payments, loyalty programs, selling on Amazon, virtual reality, and more. Read more…

15 Social Media Management Tools for 2020

Social media management tools can help you to plan and publish posts and campaigns, measure engagement, and find out what people are saying about your brand and competitors. Here is a list of social media management tools to try in 2020. Read more…

Pandemic Alters Retail Return Policies

The coronavirus pandemic has forced retailers large and small to make significant, temporary changes to their return practices. Since March, retailers have handled returns in two ways, generally. Read more…

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