Ecommerce Platforms News: Shopify introduces Google Autocomplete

Ecommerce platforms news - Shopify Oct 2017

Ecommerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and Volusion have been revolutionizing e-commerce shopping for merchants and customers alike. Their constant growth has largely contributed to the online retail growth in the past decade. New e-commerce tools, features, and integrations have opened the door for mobile shopping to take over and have brought younger generations closer to thousands of brands. The interactions between brands and their customers are now easier than ever.

Shopify introduces Google Autocomplete

For shoppers who enthusiastically picked out their favorite items online and hitting the checkout button, the need to complete a long purchase form puts a damper on the shopping experience. Multiple fields to complete at checkout slows down the process and increase the possibility of abandonment at checkout. This is more apparent on mobile platforms, where keying in long information can be tedious with frequent mistypes.

Earlier October, Shopify introduces Google Autocomplete for check out forms. When customers enter the first few characters of their address,  Google Autocomplete will pre-populate their address automatically. For Shopify customers, this makes their eCommerce checkout process simpler with nearly 20% time savings and with fewer errors. Conversions also showed an increase as checkout abandonment are fewer. Its a win-win for both eCommerce and consumers!

Effortless shipping labels

For merchants, order fulfillment – gather, label and ship – is an exhausting and time efficient effort. Worry no more, if you are a merchant in Canada or the United States, bulk shipping label print is here to make your life 10 times easier. One thing Shopify does well is helping merchants to grow with it. Printing shipping labels in bulk are like having an assistant at your services. It helps you complete missing shipping detail. At the same time, it highlights shipping variables and allows you to skip the line at the Post office.

Mobile shopping continues with QR codes

Mobile shopping is made more seamless via Shopify’s Instagram integration. Last month, Shopify further introduced a new QR code feature which allows shoppers to purchase items offline, online, anywhere! It is a free feature for all Shopify merchants that enables them to generate QR codes to be tracked with Shopify Analytics Dashboard. These codes are really versatile as you may include images, discount codes, and information to improve the user experience. You can find here the best WooCommerce Abandoned Cart Recovery Plugins. Additionally, IOS and Android devices are capable of reading such codes giving your customers the experience they are looking for. QR codes can be incorporated into offline media as well.

In closing, ecommerce platforms

Ecommerce platforms such as Shopify, BigCommerce, and others provide merchants a hassle-free way in setting up their e-shop. As those ecommerce platforms continue to invest in their features, merchants are enabled to deliver an improved shopping experience for their visitors. Fewer worries on the technologies mean more time to focus on attracting, winning and serving your customers. 

ContactPigeon works seamlessly with Shopify merchants. Once you’ve installed our App, all eCommerce history, product data, and contacts are fully synced so you can use these data insights to run smarter campaigns. To learn more about our Shopify integration and how you can use data to design automated campaigns, just give us a shout.

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