Facebook Is Taking On Amazon…And Other Small Business Tech News

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Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1 —Facebook Pay buttons are coming to online stores in August.   

Facebook announced this past week that—beginning in August—it will be expanding Facebook Pay to help support web-based purchases and transactions. Facebook Pay will now allow customers who are based in the US to purchase items from businesses that are powered by Shopify. When users visit a seller that uses the platform, they will be able to buy something with a saved PayPal account or card by simply using the Facebook Pay button. Previously, Facebook Pay was available through WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. (Source: Engadget)  

Why this is important for your business:

Back in October I interviewed Rich Rao, who is Facebook’s Vice President of Small Business (you can listen to the…

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