SUMOHeavy — Issue #46

Featured Content

The New Builders Ep. 23: Start Open, Stay Open — On Early Adoption and Open Source

Bob Brodie, SUMO Heavy’s CTO, joined the New Builders Podcast to showcase how he built SUMO Heavy on the open source Magento eCommerce platform and why he’s so fond of open source in general.

During the conversation, Brodie explains what gave his team the confidence to launch SUMO Heavy when Magento was still in beta (6:37); how SUMO Heavy leverages a range of other open source libraries (11:12); his belief that “information not collected is information lost” (13:32); his take on the debate between native apps and web apps (26:16); and why he’s come around on containers (30:32).

[Listen to the podcast here]

What We’re Reading

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Retailers brace for Black Friday e-commerce — 
 Online spending is headed higher, as usual, and the Black Friday weekend sets the pace for the holiday season.

Us e commerce market maintains healthy growth

US e-commerce market maintains healthy growth — 
 The US e-commerce market continues to grow at a healthy rate as consumers take advantage of varied channels for online orders across product categories, according to the Q3 2016 report from the US Department of Commerce.

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Wal-Mart Beats 3Q Estimates on E-Commerce Boost — 
 Wal-Mart boosted its annual forecast as it topped third-quarter earnings estimates on expanded e-commerce. Blomberg’s Shannon Pettypiece reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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BuzzFeed wants to sell you stuff — 
 The company has acquired Scroll, an e-commerce startup from Quirky founder Ben Kaufman.


Report: Apple Pay on the web quickly becomes 5th most popular online payment platform —

Just over a month after launching Apple Pay on the web to bring the payments service to website checkouts via its Safari web browser, new data shows Apple has already made it into the top five payment technologies online.


Amazon has big plans to expand its online tickets business — 
 A program called Prime Tickets is coming, too.

Upcoming eCommerce Events

CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
January 5–8, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV

NRF Big Show 2017 Convention & Expo
January 15–17, 2017 | New York City

The 10x eCommerce Event
February 10–12, 2017 | Orlando, Florida

eTail West
February 27 — March 02, 2017 | Palm Springs, CA

The SUMO Heavy Job Board

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Our Latest Obsession

Napflix: Netflix for Sleepy People
After you stuff yourself stupid with turkey this Thursday, curl up on the sofa and check out Naplflix.

Napflix is a fully dedicated “slow TV” channel, full of the just right content to help you doze off. Titles like, “3 HOURS of Relaxing Aquarium Fish, Coral Reef Fish Tank & Relax Music”, “10-hour timer” (yes, it’s exactly how it sounds) and 3 straight hours of the 2016 World Men’s Curling Championship” are sure to put you right out.


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