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eCommerce trends: The future of grocery industry

In 2016 nearly 25% of Americans ordered groceries online at least once. Over the next 2 years, that number has doubled and the total value of online sales of food and beverages is expected to exceed $25 billion for the first time. This is just a small fraction of the $1 trillion market and the growth potential for online groceries in the next years is enormous. Below we discuss top trends in this industry.

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Adam PacaeCommerce trends: The future of grocery industry
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Prepare your Ecommerce for Q4: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas

According to Adobe’s 2017 online shopping data, last year Cyber Monday hit a new record as the largest online sales day in U.S. history with $6.59 billion. In comparison, Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day brought in $5.03 billion and $2.87 billion in revenue respectively.

Over the five-day period from Nov. 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving) through Nov. 27 (Cyber Monday), American consumers spent $19.62 billion online. This was $2.6 billion and 15% more than they spent during the same timeframe the year before.

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Michal FaberPrepare your Ecommerce for Q4: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas
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Keepabl – building a GDPR compliance SaaS startup in under 3 months

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was set to come into force in May 2018.  For months beforehand, organisations were very worried about how to comply with a complex and, in places, ambiguous law.

From his 13+ years as General Counsel of growth companies, Robert Baugh knew first-hand that people didn’t enjoy being given compliance responsibility, particularly if they weren’t in the Legal or Compliance team.

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Anna AmbroszkiewiczKeepabl – building a GDPR compliance SaaS startup in under 3 months
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Apple Pay on the Web as of 2018

Ok, so you want to implement Apple Pay on your website? This article will uncover some pitfalls, tech-details, and gotchas of the implementation. There’s no end-to-end guide on how to implement it as there’s no such thing as a single right way to do this. The article may also help you to make a proper estimation and to communicate with your boss or client why you do need such an amount of time forjust one button.

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AlexApple Pay on the Web as of 2018
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DevHeroes Meetup #1: heroes are not born, they are self-made

DevHeroes meetup, a place to meet your fellow Developer, QA professional / Tester, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager, was hosted by Spark Solutions on September 19th, 2017, at Nowy Świat Muzyki in the heart of Warsaw. It was a time away from the keyboard, time for inspirational talks, chatting and networking with like-minded IT professionals.

The mission of Dev Heroes meetups is to get people who are doers together, share their true stories of amazing accomplishments, recharge batteries and get inspired to face greater challenges than ever before.

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Klaudia CzarneckaDevHeroes Meetup #1: heroes are not born, they are self-made
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Spark Project Handbook, seriously!

This is work in progress. By no means over. First iteration. Enjoy! If you can…

1. Our goal is to deliver WORKING software in STAGES or iterations for which we have an agreed scope, timeline and budget (Project Management Triple Constraint). It’s an iterative process of improvement, constant work in progress – Rome was not built in one day.

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Michal FaberSpark Project Handbook, seriously!
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Open Commerce Conf 2016 & multiple Spree success stories

The first Spree dedicated event since Spree Conf 2014 took place on June 28-29th in New York. Organized by Spark Solutions team, it was a 2 day event that connected developers and business people interested in eCommerce open source solutions. It was packed with real life know-how, discussion and Spree Commerce success stories. Followed by a lot of networking during the after party on one of the Big Apple’s famous roof tops. Look for all the Spree success stories at opencommerceconf.org.

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Anna AmbroszkiewiczOpen Commerce Conf 2016 & multiple Spree success stories
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Join us in New York City on June 28-29th for OpenCommerce Conf 2016

Join us in New York City on June 28-29th for OpenCommerce Conf 2016: http://opencommerceconf.org/

It’s a 2 day event on E-Commerce with great speakers, Spree success stories, discussion panels for both developers and business people and of course drinks in the afternoon.

There are thousands of Spree store owners and developers all over the world invested in Spree over the years. Thousands of stores and developers rely on a lean, flexible, extendible Spree open-source software being developed. That is a large community and a foundation of all our open-source efforts.

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Michal FaberJoin us in New York City on June 28-29th for OpenCommerce Conf 2016
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DevHeroes – meetup for Ruby and JavaScript developers organized by Spark Solutions

On April 12th, 2016 the historic, first DevHeroes meetup gathered a crowd of software engineers who decided to combine their superpowers for that one special evening. It was hosted by Campus Warsaw, one of Google’s hubs for startup communities placed in some of the most innovative cities like London, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Sao Paolo and Seoul. Campus Warsaw is located in an old vodka factory (yes, vodka;) on the right bank of the Vistula river. This gives the place a unique atmosphere and makes it one of the favourite spots for young entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Anna AmbroszkiewiczDevHeroes – meetup for Ruby and JavaScript developers organized by Spark Solutions
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