Ecommerce Product Releases: February 15, 2021 

Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-February from businesses offering solutions to online merchants. You’ll find updates on trade, payment options, live-video shopping, artificial intelligence, collaborative web development, and much more.

Ecommerce Product Releases

Shop Pay expands to Facebook and Instagram. Shopify’s Shop Pay checkout service is expanding to all Shopify merchants selling on Facebook and Instagram. With this integration, customers on Instagram and Facebook will see Shop Pay as a payment option in Facebook Pay. Shop Pay pre-populates their details and charges them through payment, directly on Instagram and Facebook. After the purchase is made, consumers can track orders and see the carbon emissions offset from their purchases.

Shop Pay

SurveyMonkey announces GetFeedback integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud. SurveyMonkey has announced a new integration of its GetFeedback platform with Salesforce Commerce Cloud. The integration helps customers (I) identify the reasons behind cart abandonment and other behaviors, (ii) improve customer info via post-purchase surveys, (iii) conduct audience research among site traffic, (iv) resolve bugs, and (v) create more effective marketing campaigns.

PayPal’s”Purchase 4″ currently available on Digital River. Digital River, an ecommerce platform, has announced the availability of”Pay in 4″ from PayPal to all U.S. Digital River customers that have PayPal as a payment option. Purchase 4 enables customers to pay for purchases between $30 and $600 in four interest-free payments. Merchants get paid up front. Buy 4 and PayPal Credit1 are found in the PayPal Checkout integration at no additional cost.

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Hootsuite releases U.S. 2021 digital trends report. Hootsuite and We are Social, an agency, have published their yearly U.S. 2021 digital trends report, covering consumer actions linked to social media, internet and mobile, ecommerce, and much more. In 2020, U.S. consumers spent $127 billion on beauty and style (a 23-percent growth from 2019) and $50.6 billion on food and personal care (a 33-percent increase over 2019). The whole value of the consumer goods ecommerce market grew by 20 percent in 2020.

Hootsuite’s “The Global State of Digital 2021”

Linc launches Omnichannel Pickup Support Digital Worker. Linc, a customer-experience automation platform, has established”Omnichannel Pickup Assistance & Orchestration Digital Worker.” Retailers and brands are now able to send automatic notifications to their customers regarding omnichannel gratification, such as buy online pickup , curbside pickup, boat to residence, ship to store, and variations of these. The Digital Worker orchestrates two-way communication to ensure a quick and effective delivery or pickup of the customer’s items. This new service is available through Linc’s conversational messaging channels such as internet chat, SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, and voice channels such as Alexa and Google Assistant.

Fabric raises $43 million to scale headless commerce. Fabric, a headless commerce platform, has announced a $43 million Series A funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners, with additional participation from Redpoint Ventures and Sierra Ventures. The investment, coming months after the company’s $9.5 million in seed funding, will accelerate the product development of its headless commerce platform, expand the Fabric group, and meet the growing demand for its commerce technology. Fabric’s platform is an API-driven, modular system for direct-to-consumer and B2B brands.

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Bambuser augments live movie shopping platform with new features. Bambuser, a live-video shopping platform, has announced the launch of numerous new features. They include floating action button previews, event spotlight modules to advertise live-shopping events, audio captioning for audible descriptions of key visual elements, and talk from pre-screen. The extra capabilities are designed to drive awareness and enhance involvement when easing social sharing of interactive ecommerce experiences before, during, and after live events.

Wix’s Editor X starts from beta. Wix’s Editor X, an online development platform, has announced its launch from beta, with 200,000 users signed-up. Editor X is a platform to allow team members to work on a website simultaneously. The new collaboration features include live commenting, innovative roles and permissions, and shared design libraries. The platform also expanded its design capabilities and now provides innovative code-free interactions.

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Rev announces new languages in automatic speech recognition. Rev, a speech-to-text transcription service, has announced four new languages: French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. The new offering will expand Rev’s capacity to address the needs of a global user base. Powered by a large and vibrant community of freelancers, Rev uses artificial intelligence tools to turn speech into text for a minimal cost.

Sturish increases $3.2 million to develop AI-based ecommerce growth platform for SMBs. Sturish, an artificial-intelligence-driven ecommerce platform, closed a $3.2 million seed funding round from Neo, Act One Ventures, and Fika Ventures. The Sturish pricing model is built on aligned incentives. There are no initial costs, and Sturish only makes money when and if customers’ products sell. Sturish is privately beta with a few customers across multiple countries.

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