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Hyperloops, AR, and drones … oh, my! Forget the impractical prognostications, here are 10 trends transforming how we shop online — backed by data, a synthesis of experts, and TONS of examples in action: 1. Ecommerce Is Growing but Only Represents 9.1% of Retail Sales 2. B2B Ecommerce Is Dwarfing B2C Ecommerce by Over $2 Trillion 3. Ecommerce Automation Is an Accessible Reality for Businesses 4. Fragmentation Is the Future of Ecommerce’s Biggest Challenge 5. Multi-Channel Ecommerce Is the Solution to Fragmentation 6. International Ecommerce Remains Largely Untapped 7. Mobile Is the New Normal but Adds Purchase Complexities 8. Native Social-Selling Is Finally Delivering 9. Micro-Moments Are the New Battleground for Optimization 10. Content Is the Holy Grail of Ecommerce Engagement (Did we miss one?)

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    Nathan Resnick

    over 2 years ago #

    This is epic insight, always dig the content from Shopify Plus blog!

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    Anup Kiran

    over 2 years ago #

    Top ten trends share

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    Gigi Rodgers

    over 2 years ago #

    Jeez, Amazon is that young and THAT BIG of a beast!
    All the stores that are going from offline to online - I wonder how that space will be repurposed now.

    The B2B vs the B2C stat - it shouldn't feel shocking, but spelled with a "t" - jeezus...

    This article is insightful as hell, and should make anyone go over their launch or business plans for the next year - you know...just to iron out everything.

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    Brian Wallace

    over 2 years ago #

    Wow man that is some list!

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    Shanelle Mullin

    over 2 years ago #

    I tend to avoid trend articles, but damn, the Shopify Plus content team delivered again. Thanks for putting this genuinely useful article together, Herbert.

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    Lucas Miller

    over 2 years ago #

    Talk about an absolutely incredible post - awesome job, Herbert! Having been a reader of The Shopify Plus blog for about six or seven months, I've come to expect nothing less than the best - incredibly (ecommerce) information :)

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    Johannes Ceh

    over 2 years ago #

    Very smart ones...