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Instagram launches in-app checkout with 20 major brands

March 19, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

As Instagram’s parent company Facebook plots a controversial pivot to focus on private and encrypted messaging across its suite of products, the Checkout on Instagram news signals that the popular photo and video sharing app will continue to pursue its […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

PayPal enables Instant Transfer to banks for faster cash access

March 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

This offering is the latest example of how PayPal’s partnerships with traditional financial institutions and payment card companies are paying off. It first partnered with JPMorgan Chase in 2017, and the companies have looked beyond just broadening acceptance of PayPal […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Retail to lead global AI spending in 2019 as market reaches $35.8B

March 13, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers continue to lead the way in AI investments, as personalization becomes a more important driver of e-commerce sales and consumers demand better customer experiences, including those delivered by automated agents like chatbots and business messengers. Several recent case studies […]


Others, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Target’s digital strategy evolves from ‘folding table setup’ to enviable organization

March 8, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The earnings revealed the best traffic and sales since 2005 for the retailer, with digital initiatives at the heart of the growth. Large retailers like Target are having to answer to the demand of digital, home and store to stay […]


In-Store Media, Tech

Macy’s expands AR beauty try-ons to all app users

March 5, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Macy’s updates to its mobile app are geared to appeal to shoppers when they’re on the go or visiting its department stores. At the Shoptalk conference this week in Las Vegas, Jill Ramsey, chief digital officer at Macy’s, said two-thirds […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Walmart and Affirm team for installment payment service

March 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Affirm already is available as a payment option through Walmart-owned brands Hayneedle and Allswell. Walmart and Affirm were first reported to be working together more than a year and a half ago, when Walmart was said to be piloting Affirm’s […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Western Union launches local payments option for Amazon shoppers

February 15, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

This announcement comes a little over three months after Western Union said it was working with Amazon on a new payment service that would leverage the financial company’s presence in more than 500,000 physical locations in more than 200 countries […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Study: Voice assistant usage to surge 320% to 8B by 2023

February 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Android smartphones and iPhones currently are the biggest platforms for voice assistants, but the smartphone market has matured and shipments have slowed as consumers hold on to their handsets for longer periods. That means the growth for virtual assistants will […]


Others, Tech

Amazon to acquire Wi-Fi router company eero

February 13, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s various endeavors in the smart home market are becoming almost too numerous to track. It has its Echo family of devices and Alexa virtual assistant leading the way, but it also has other services, such as Key by Amazon, […]


Others, Tech

Puma unveils a self-lacing shoe

February 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The Puma announcement comes just a couple of weeks after Nike debuted its latest self-lacing shoe. While it is tempting to suggest that Puma’s Fi offering is a hastily-assembled reply to Nike’s announcement, it takes longer than two weeks to […]