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Past issues

Shopify Dispatch Issue #398 - Shopify layoffs, Big asset file changes

Issue #398 - May 10th, 2023 Shopify: Important team and business changes The big news this week is Shopify laying off 20% of their employees and selling off Shopify Logistics less than a year after acquiring Deliverr for $2.1 billion. There's a ton of spin coming out from them so...

Shopify Dispatch Issue #397 - Shopify Benchmarks, Data profiling

Issue #397 - May 3rd, 2023 Compare Data to Stores Like Yours with Benchmarks Shopify has released the ability to benchmark some of your metrics against other stores. It's a very limited set of metrics and has a lot of criteria but it's an improvement over their previous store-wide benchmark...

Shopify Dispatch Issue #396 - Shopify Bill Pay, Collection list performance

Issue #396 - April 26th, 2023 Introducing Shopify Bill Pay: Pay Any Business, Any Way You Want Shopify has integrated with Melio to offer the ability to pay bills within Shopify. While an interesting feature, it feels a bit off-topic for Shopify to build. The Current State of E-Commerce Product...

Shopify Dispatch Issue #394 - Better long-term customers, Shopify 2.0 themes

Issue #394 - April 12th, 2023 Investing Marketing Dollars Kevin Hillstrom shares an example where different product categories create better long-term customers, even though they appeared weaker at acquisition. That's why you need to go beyond just the basic transaction metrics and look at customer behavior. Shopify 2.0 themes highly...

Shopify Dispatch Issue #392 - Raising price problems, Shop sales channel

Issue #392 - March 29th, 2023 Price / Customer Tradeoff Kevin Hillstrom writes about how price increases that might appear profitable in the short-term, could have negative impacts in the long-term. Especially when it comes to merchandise and the need to liquidate. The Shop sales channel has been added to...

Shopify Dispatch Issue #391 - Long-term impact of product problems

Issue #391 - March 22nd, 2023 What Harms You Today Harms You Tomorrow Kevin Hillstrom writes about how introducing a set of under-performing products can end up hurting your store for years to come, even if there's no crisis. Learn which products build the best customers Find which products create...

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