Unsurprisingly, eCommerce growth shows no signs of slowing down: according to Forrester Research, eCommerce sales will reach $385 billions in 2017 (nearly +10% compared to 2016). Below are some wild predictions on what could become hot topics in 2017.
Every year we witness new players emerging in the space of eCommerce platforms. More than often, they come out of nowhere and disappear before gaining any significant traction, but sometimes we have a chance to look at very promising candidates from companies with strong reputation in the field. Here’s one of the latter: an eCommerce platform from Oro Inc, the creators of a quite powerful open-source CRM system – OroCRM. Though it’s still in the beta testing stage at this point, we simply couldn’t miss the opportunity to dig into a new product from the company we’ve worked with for years. Meet OroCommerce!
Last year turned out to be very successful for the eCommerce industry. Both the revenue figures and the growing number of shopping apps confirm that the global eCommerce market is continuing to develop at a rapid pace. Future forecasts are even more positive. In 2016, for instance, global B2C eCommerce sales are expected to reach $1.92 trillion. By 2018, that figure may even be as large as $2.36 trillion.
These days, more businesses than ever are getting into eCommerce. While there are plenty of recommendations for how a new eCommerce business should start their venture, the following are seven essential rules you should keep in mind as you begin setting up your online store.