I started the Shopifreaks E-commerce Newsletter in January 2021 because I wished it existed. Other retail and tech newsletters I subscribed to covered the big headline news, but they missed the smaller e-commerce stories that had significant impact on my business.
For example, Morning Brew or The Hustle aren’t covering TikTok adding a product marketplace, Amazon partnering with Affirm to offer BNPL, Twitter testing live product streams, or Shopify / BigCommerce adding global selling by default — but those stories are important to those of us in e-commerce.
E-commerce is a world of its own, and the industry needed a newsletter that spoke our language. (I know what BNPL is and don’t need to read “Buy Now Pay Later” in every headline. And I know that Shopify is a leading e-commerce platform; you can skip the company description! LOL.)
Since launching Shopifreaks, I’ve published 63 weekly editions (at the time of writing this post). I haven’t missed an edition yet!
CEOs and executives from the largest e-commerce platforms and marketplaces in the world read my newsletter religiously each week, which I still sometimes can’t believe! But hey, I do my best to deliver great content that fills a niche in our industry, so why shouldn’t they?
Shopifreaks has become a real community. Every week, readers hit reply to my e-mails and share their thoughts after reading the latest edition — and I love that. More than just a newsletter, it’s become a conversation.
My readership has grown organically each week through readers sharing the newsletter with their networks, which is the best compliment I can receive as a publisher. I love how one week I’ll see a new subscriber sign up with their work e-mail address, and then a week later several more subscribers from the same business come through! Several readers have told me that they discovered my newsletter through a co-worker forwarding it to them or sharing it in their Slack channel.
If you’re in the e-commerce, thanks for giving Shopifreaks a sub. Be sure to hit reply to my welcome e-mail and introduce yourself, so that I know who’s on the other side of the e-mails.
All that being said, Shopifreaks serves a purpose, but doesn’t try to be the end all be all of e-commerce and retail news, so I’ve compiled a list of some of the best e-commerce newsletters on the web to help fill in the gaps.
I don’t subscribe to all of these newsletters, and neither should you. This curated list is simply to save you the time and energy of scouring the web for e-commerce newsletters on your own. The list is in no particular order.
What’d I miss? Drop a comment at the bottom of this post or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of any other e-commerce newsletters that I should add (or remove) from the list. Your feedback matters.
Mega List of E-commerce Industry Newsletters
DigitalCommerce360 – Stay up-to-date on breaking ecommerce news and the latest trends.
Retail Dive – Get the latest retail industry news & intel in your inbox for free.
EcommerceBytes – Helping online sellers stay informed since 1999.
Ecommerce Insider (by Business Insider) – Get daily updates on the latest trends in e-commerce.
Ecommerce Mag – Extensive knowledge from 50+ of the world’s top ecommerce experts.
Practical Ecommerce – Helping merchants improve their online businesses with expert articles, commentary, guides, webinars, and podcasts.
Ecommerce Skinny – Stay up-to-date on the latest eCommerce marketing news & trends.
Page One Newsletter – Master advertising, market intelligence, and marketplace strategies for your ecommerce business.
Ecommerce Nurse -Marketing, Advertising, Account Management and Retail Consulting for Amazon Sellers and Vendors.
Fit For Commerce – We have helped hundreds of retailers, brands and B2B organizations build, grow and accelerate their businesses.
Martech – Content and experiences that educate, engage and support you in your daily mission as a professional working at the intersection of marketing and technology.
Morning Brew – Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
E-commerce Insider (by Sana Commerce) – Exclusive access to the latest e‑commerce news and recommendations from four top B2B e‑commerce professionals.
Multichannel Merchant – Covers the entire scope of what happens behind the purchase: from customer experience, operations, and fulfillment, to shipping and delivery.
Shopify Retail – Get exclusive behind-the-scenes merchant stories, industry trends, and tips for creating standout brick-and-mortar experiences.
ChannelX – Smart, insightful content, created to help you sell better and sell more on online marketplaces, whether you’re out on your own or a large retailer already.
The Skimm – Connects the dots on how the day’s biggest stories affect your life.
Web Retailer – Exclusive emails with news from Web Retailer and special offers, free downloads, webinars and events from the best companies in the ecommerce industry.
Inside Ecommerce – Stay up-to-date, ahead of the curve, and get smarter in less than 5 minutes a day.
NRF SmartBrief – Stay up to date on retail industry news by getting the latest headlines each day.
Social Media Today – Original analysis on the latest happenings in the social media industry.
The Hustle – Daily business and tech in 5 minutes or less.
Brand Growth Experts – The ecommerce news you need, without the noise.
DTC Newsletter – Become the smartest marketer in the room.
Second Marathon – The latest supply chain news plus commentary, straight to your inbox on a weekly-ish basis.
A Better Lemonade Stand – Get exclusive content, tutorials, resources and tools to help you build, launch, and grow your ecommerce business.
For The Love – A newsletter for people who love branding, DTC trends, and mission-driven companies aiming to make the world a better place.
Thanks for visiting, and thanks for giving Shopifreaks a sub too! If you know of any other great e-commerce newsletters, drop a comment below or e-mail email@example.com.