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


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…

Read more…