COVID-19 isn’t the only reason that commerce has moved in the direction of online shopping. While the pandemic increased the necessity of online stores, to say online shopping wasn’t already on the rise would be an oversight. In 2018, Shopify saw $1.5 billion in sales during the Thanksgiving shopping period from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. One year later, they broke that record with $2.9 billion in worldwide sales in 2019 during Black Friday and…