News Cart for June 19th

Hey there!

Shopify partners with Walmart, it’s probably time to move on from Magento 1.x and if you like overlanding you should chat with Drew Sanocki.

Enjoy today’s News Cart!

– Andrew

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In the News

Shopify Partners Up with Walmart

  • New integrations makes it easier for Shopify sellers to sell on Walmart and sync their product+inventory feeds
  • Only an estimated 1,200 Shopify merchants will be approved for the program by the end of the year, ~0.1% of all Shopify stores

Facebook Tests Email Marketing Tools for Business Pages

  • Small and medium-sized businesses will be able to upload their contact lists and create marketing emails directly through Facebook
  • Likely will appeal mostly to small businesses/pages with no existing ESP

Support for Magento 1.x Expiring This Month

  • Security patches will be provided for Magento Commerce 1 and Open Source 1 through June 2020
  • Merchants must upgrade to Magento 2 or face no support and future security vulnerabilities

J.P. Morgan Predicts 35-40% “long-term” eCommerce Penetration

  • J.P. Morgan suggests the acceleration to online buying will be sustainable post-COVID
  • Categories that will be over-represented online include:  books, electronics, office supplies, toys, apparel and sports/fitness.

Jeff Bezos May Testify Before Congress For The First Time This Summer

  • Bezos’ testimony would be part of a months-long antitrust investigation led by the House Judiciary Committee
  • The antitrust panel also invited Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai to testify as well

Amazon Rolls Out Cameras In Warehouses to Detect Social Distancing Compliance Among Workers

  • Amazon’s “Distance Assistants” cameras give real-time feedback on social distancing as employees work
  • Amazon faced criticism for its slow response to implementing PPE and other COVID-19 safety measures

Basecamp Launches ‘Hey’ – A Different Kind of Email Client

  • Offers sender ‘screening’, in-line workflows for replying to messages in batch, tracking pixel blocking and more

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