Retail & Ecommerce

In 2021, digital payment card transactions—credit card, debit card, and prepaid card—will total $67.74 billion in Canada.

The issuer introduced the Altitude Go Visa and Cash+ Visa secured cards to tap customers with limited or subprime credit histories.

The credit score startup is in talks to raise funds at a $5.5B valuation. Expanding its platform will enable it to exploit surging credit card adoption in the country.

The retailers that will be on top this holiday season are those that see mobile apps as the connective tissue between brick-and-mortar and ecommerce shopping experiences.

Partnering with Billie lets Klarna’s European merchants offer B2B financing—helping it move early into a growing segment instead of vying for consumers.

In a survey, 60% of consumers said they will not give their business to merchants who fail to offer digital payment options.

EBA Clearing and The Clearing House are working with Swift to speed up and lower the cost of cross-border payments.

On today's episode, we discuss who is using "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) services, why they're choosing them, whether banks can compete, and the dark side of these payment options. We then talk about whether Amazon's tech-fueled fitting rooms can move the needle, what early Black Friday deals from Amazon really mean, and some advertising secrets from the online shopping giant. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence David Morris and Andrew Lipsman.

Walmart’s GoLocal delivery service will need smaller customers to be sustainable: The Home Depot is a good start, but it’s big enough that it’s likely to take delivery in-house in the near future.

Trust in mass media is down—but social media isn’t a perfect alternative: Media confidence is highly split on partisan lines, and using social media for news can reproduce the same problems.

With a fresh approach to insurance sales and a modern tech stack, Toggle, a Farmers’ Insurance Company, is focused on simplifying the purchase journey. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Financial Services with Toggle’s Josh LaRoche, research and marketing director, to hear how empowering policyholders has helped its parent company innovate.

The BNPL provider will bring its solution to Simon Properties and FreedomPay merchants as consumers head back to stores for the holidays.

When it comes to ecommerce, China is ahead of the pack, whether it is sales, marketing tactics, or logistics.

In 2021, smartphone mcommerce will generate $295.41 billion in US sales, equaling 82.2% of total retail mcommerce sales.

US retail ecommerce sales growth will slow considerably this holiday season, from 32.0% in the 2020 season to 14.4% during that of 2021.

PayPal users can make offline transactions using the wallet’s QR payment codes on select United flights—and Amex made it easier for customers to add their cards to PayPal.

Four years from now, eMarketer estimates that mcommerce will account for over 10.4% of all retail sales in the US. To take advantage of that growth, retailers will need to double down on their efforts to find and serve a mobile audience.

Since Alibaba held its first Singles’ Day in 2009, the event has grown into a shopping extravaganza that lasts for weeks and stretches across various platforms.