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📈 E-flation, Twitter Shops, & Shopify NFTs

📈 E-flation, Twitter Shops, & Shopify NFTs

It's been a big week in e-commerce with Q2 earnings reports reigniting excitement from investors alongside big players making big moves (some good, some bad, and others tbd). The lines between e-commerce / social media / and fintech continue to blur as companies look...

🔪 eBay goes American Psycho, XPO spinouts, & Indian unicorns

🔪 eBay goes American Psycho, XPO spinouts, & Indian unicorns

Growing up in the emerging world of technology during the 90s and early 2000s, the Internet was spoken about early on as a liberator from big industry. It was supposed to level the playing field and allow information, products, and services to bypass the gatekeepers...

📦 Facebook Pay, Amazon Aggregators, and Cardboard

📦 Facebook Pay, Amazon Aggregators, and Cardboard

Thanks for being an active reader of my Shopifreaks newsletter. As a reminder, this is a community project and I value your contributions. Whenever you come across share-worthy e-commerce news, you can e-mail it to paul@shopifreaks.com (or simply hit reply to any of...

🖃 Stamps.com goes private & BigCommerce Eurotrips

🖃 Stamps.com goes private & BigCommerce Eurotrips

It's been 7 days since Andy Jassy was inaugurated as CEO of Amazon and the world hasn't fallen apart yet. While tons of analysts have ideas about how well he will succeed in the role and in which areas he will leave his mark on Amazon -- they are all speculations. So...

🛒 Shopify 2.0, Bienvenido Etsy, & PayPal POS

🛒 Shopify 2.0, Bienvenido Etsy, & PayPal POS

This week we dive into some exciting technological advancements among big players in e-commerce including Shopify's new Online Store 2.0, PayPal's launch of an integrated POS system, Adobe's cookieless future, BigCommerce's Bitcoin play, and more.  With all that...

⚖️ India’s new e-commerce laws

⚖️ India’s new e-commerce laws

Did you ever think you'd live in a world where India had better antitrust and consumer protection laws than USA? And that's not meant to be a jab at India! The question is meant more as a disapproving reflection at the current state of U.S.A.'s outdated and ill...

🛒 Shop Pay everywhere, GoDaddy Payments, & Stripe investments

🛒 Shop Pay everywhere, GoDaddy Payments, & Stripe investments

Everywhere I look in the news lately, I see headlines about companies "taking on Amazon". When you look at Shopify's recent acquisitions and investments, Google making big plays to acquire product data, SquareSpace going public, and companies like Wix, GoDaddy, and...

💳 Wix POS, Lightspeed $1B Acquisitions, & Netflix Merch

💳 Wix POS, Lightspeed $1B Acquisitions, & Netflix Merch

I hope you're enjoying our new and improved newsletter format these past few weeks, exclusively focusing on e-commerce industry highlights. If so, there are a few ways you can really help us grow:  1) Write a testimonial. You can hit reply to this e-mail and let me...

🍪 Etsy Acquisitions, eBay/PayPal Breakup, & Cookieless Futures

🍪 Etsy Acquisitions, eBay/PayPal Breakup, & Cookieless Futures

Ever since I started this newsletter in January 2021, I've had my ear to the ground of the e-commerce industry like never before. Consequently a positive result has been that I've made some incredible stock picks! I bought OLO on Mar 22 at $31.35 which is now up...

🛒 Reply, Retweet, Like, Buy?

🛒 Reply, Retweet, Like, Buy?

Welcome to the new streamlined Shopifreaks newsletter. We've shifted our focus towards exclusively headlining the most important e-commerce news of the week so that you never miss any major happenings in the industry. Hit reply to this e-mail and let me know what you...

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