CoreCommerce Announces Merchant Growth Report for 2013

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CoreCommerce reports merchant growth for 2013, anticipates 2014 to be another stellar year.

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This past year, our CoreCommerce team and merchants have made great strides. I anticipate 2014 as a year of growth for us and for our amazing customers

CoreCommerce, the leading e-commerce shopping cart provider, released new information on the company’s merchant performance from 2013. The company has seen positive growth in the last few years, surpassing one billion dollars in transactions since 2008. “This past year, our CoreCommerce team and merchants have made great strides. I anticipate 2014 as a year of growth for us and for our amazing customers,” said Matt DeLong, CoreCommerce CEO. “We are dedicated now more than ever to helping entrepreneurs make their dream business a reality.”

eMarketer estimates that US e-commerce sales will grow by 14.6% in 2014, expanding to over $434 billion by 2017. Apparel and accessories, as well as computer and consumer electronics, remain the top overall e-commerce categories. The categories projected to see the most growth are apparel and accessories, with food and beverage close behind. The most popular e-commerce categories for CoreCommerce merchants in 2013 were fashion and apparel, jewelry and home decor.

In keeping with the growth of e-commerce over the next few years, CoreCommerce merchants have an optimistic outlook. Within the past year, CoreCommerce stores processed more than 834,000 orders, totaling $183 million. CoreCommerce merchants reported their total orders increased by 11% over 2012. The average order amount for CoreCommerce merchants was $218.94, growing by almost 8% year over year.

In 2013, CoreCommerce was one of the first e-commerce shopping carts to introduce free responsive design templates. Other notable features and integrations from 2013 include Pinterest Rich Pins,, e-mail marketing partner Emma, payment processor Stripe and abandoned cart remarketing tool, AbandonAid. “We are proud to work with such fantastic integration partners who help our CoreCommerce stores grow and continue to be successful,” noted DeLong.

About CoreCommerce:

CoreCommerce is the leading hosted e-commerce shopping cart solution for entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Founded in 2001, CoreCommerce provides easy to use, feature-rich solutions you need to create an engaging online store, including integration with over 100 partners that offer a variety of payment gateways, shipping and fulfillment, e-mail marketing and social media services. Respected for their Legendary Support™, Core Commerce has a knowledgeable, friendly customer service team that is devoted to helping you craft a dynamic online store. Winner of the 2013 American Business Awards’ Bronze Stevie® Awards.

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