Shopify revenue skyrockets as businesses rush online during pandemic

Shopify revenue - Shopify app on phone

The online and mobile commerce platform was losing money a year ago and is now exploding in popularity. Shopify revenue has taken off, reporting $36 million in profits for the second quarter of 2020. This represents double what it had been taking in during the same quarter in 2019. The company has been widely benefiting from the COVID-19 lockdowns as businesses rushed online. The Canadian company said that it had earned 29 cents per diluted share during its second quarter which ended at the close of June. Comparatively, during the…

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7-Eleven mobile ordering launches expanded delivery and order ahead features

7-Eleven mobile ordering - 7-Eleven store

The 7NOW delivery app now allows users to place their orders ahead of arrival at the store. The 7-Eleven mobile ordering app has now broadened its range of features. It recently added to its mobile ordering capabilities, allowing customers toplace their orders ahead of time. That way, their orders will be ready by the time they arrive at their neighborhood store. The idea is to allow those shoppers to purchase what they want but skip the line upon arrival. Customers using the 7-Eleven mobile ordering feature on the 7NOW app…

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How QR Codes Can Make Your Products Better

QR Codes

QR codes have been around for a while, but are still an underutilized technology that holds a lot of benefits that numerous companies are failing to exploit. They’re great at providing a link between print and online marketing, and they create a measurable way for businesses to track the success of their campaigns and products. QR codes have the potential to make your products drastically better, and smarter, be it if they appear on the packaging or product itself. They also provide a creative way to improve your goods. Here’s…

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Indian Railways soon to use contactless QR code tickets

Contactless QR code tickets - Train in India

Train passengers will also be experiencing check-ins more comparable to those at airports. Indian Railways has announced its plans to start a contactless QR code tickets system across all its stations. Officials have also stated that passengers will also start to see check-in counters more comparable to those at airports. Passengers will use an online ticketing system and will receive an SMS with a URL and quick response barcode. Travelers will make their bookings online. They will automatically receive a confirmation SMS with a URL and a barcode. Once they…

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Twitter subscription options drawing attention as ad revenue takes a dive

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The social media company said it is exploring new arenas for bringing in user money. A Twitter subscription option is among the various strategies the company is exploring to try to make money from its users. This is not the only model being considered, but is certainly one of them, said CEO Jack Dorsey. The move has occurred as the platform has experienced a substantial drop in its core ad business. “You will likely see some tests this year,” Dorsey said, referring to a number of different approaches while speaking…

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