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5 Ecommerce Trends Everyone Should Pay Attention to in 20181 min read

Most of the trends coming next year are focused on making the consumer happier than ever.

It’s hard to believe there’s anything to look forward to in 2018, but as the eCommerce wars heat up, there’s at least plenty to pay attention to.

2017 asserted the dominance of eCommerce: Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion; Google Home and Walmart partnered up to ship items to people via Google Express; internet clothing darling, Everlane, did the unthinkable and opened up its first brick-and-mortar store.

During these pivotal moments, artificial intelligence and augmented reality continued to shake up how people-and the eCommerce industry-use their phones and the experiences they seek. The good news?

Most of the trends coming in 2018 are pointing towards making the consumer happier than ever.

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Steve Hutt

I'm obsessed with entrepreneurship, commerce, and Shopify. If you have the desire to implement what's working today for direct-to-consumer brands on Shopify, I'm excited you're here! Get the Shopify help you need. This industry blog and podcast is my digital brain where my guests and I share cutting-edge marketing strategy, must-have Shopify apps, and marketing platforms that will help you build and scale lifetime customer loyalty. To do this, I'm part of the Merchant Success Team at Shopify Plus and host of the eCommerce Fastlane Podcast.