Retail & Ecommerce

On today's episode, we discuss how the Olympics might affect Peacock user growth, streaming services feasting on sports rights deals, how not to annoy your customers, whether consumer spending can hold up, how young people are spending their summers (and how marketers can reach them), the events people want to see added to the Olympics, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, senior forecasting analyst Peter Vahle, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

The payments firm’s total payment volume hit a whopping $311 billion—and it will likely sustain that momentum as it dives deeper into BNPL and cryptocurrencies and builds out Venmo and its in-store payments business.

As retailers explore new strategies in H2 2021 and beyond, they will need to gain greater understanding of which consumer behaviors have shifted permanently, which will revert to those of pre-pandemic times, and which will settle somewhere in the middle.

Amazon’s Q2 earnings are tomorrow: Due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, we expect Amazon’s retail sales to best last year’s.

Visa reported a 34% YoY rise in payments volume in its fiscal Q3—and its recent moves in the BNPL, cryptocurrency, and cross-border payments spaces can help it maintain its trajectory and build market share.

Three of the four largest ecommerce companies in the world are based in China—Alibaba, JD.com, and Pinduoduo (PDD)—and they are all still delivering impressive annual sales increases.

Facebook earnings: The company's Q2 earnings could shed light on the effects of Apple’s iOS 14.5 update, but it’s still on track to clear $100 billion in revenues by the end of the year.

China’s efforts to roll out a CBDC could create more competition for mobile payment giants like Ant and Tencent, which are already under serious regulatory scrutiny.

Home improvement stores, like The Home Depot and Lowe's, continue to see US sales surge as the pandemic-propelled demand for DIY and home improvement projects continues through 2021.

A job posting suggests the etailer wants to dive into the growing crypto payments space—and perhaps develop a proprietary digital currency—before it falls behind other Big Tech firms.

Nonstore retailers like Amazon and Wayfair, which operate solely online, are dominating the US ecommerce market.

On today's episode, we discuss what cryptocurrency is, why it's popular, what it's used for, and which coins will lead the charge and why. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer vice president of content and head of financial services Daniel Van Dyke and financial technology analyst at Insider Intelligence Victor Chatenay.

During its 16 months in port, Norwegian Cruise Line took a bold approach to its messaging by acknowledging consumers' need to “break free.” Watch Industry Voices: Holiday Preparedness with Norwegian’s Isis Ruiz, senior vice president and CMO, to hear how the cruise line maintained marketing momentum last holiday season and what it has prepared for this year.

Taboola buys Connexity: The merger will help Taboola's publisher clients tap into ecommerce dollars while also helping Connexity's retail clients diversify away from Amazon.

Spending on travel and entertainment and goods and services saw strong growth driven by Amex’s rewards revamp—and the issuer can keep riding this wave by gearing rewards and solutions to younger consumers.