Retail & Ecommerce

The BNPL provider bought South Africa-based Payflex to establish a presence in the region, which remains largely untapped and where point-of-sale financing solutions have strong growth potential.

After seeing just 23.1 million US travelers in 2020, the Memorial Day weekend rebounded somewhat this year.

We spoke with Rodrigo Gouveia, CEO of Inter Marketplace at Banco Inter, to hear his thoughts on how fintech companies, like Banco Inter, are working to help close the divide between banked and unbanked consumers and democratize access to the digital economy for all.

Walmart edged out Amazon in 2020 as the leading US grocery ecommerce retailer. We expect Walmart to continue outselling Amazon in grocery ecommerce sales through our 2023 projections.

Letting sellers tap into UnionPay’s massive base—and Chinese interest in cross-border ecommerce—could boost volume and attract sellers who might want to switch providers.

The etailer will offer Affirm as a payment option for its US customers, which can sharpen Affirm’s edge against competitors and help Amazon stay ahead as BNPL services gain steam.

Could Amazon be in trouble? With many key executives departing, new CEO Andy Jassy could face major hurdles in attracting top talent and maintaining the company’s overall growth.

On today's episode, we discuss whether TikTok is actually a top choice for social advertisers, how it compares with other ad channels, and what to make of the companies current shopping efforts. We then talk about Facebook's "meaningful pivot" around its ad business, the latest Federal Trade Commission suit against the social giant, and whether Reels on the blue app has potential. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson.

Both companies introduced customer-facing solutions and merchant tools and expanded partnerships to make their products more attractive as economic tailwinds die down and competition heats up.

Improved foot traffic shows that good malls still draw a crowd: While they may not have the trajectory of ecommerce, traditional retail is recovering, even amid ongoing delta variant concerns.

Revised rule guidelines mean online merchants and payment gateways won’t be allowed to save card details, limiting the ability to market products to consumers and potentially adding friction for customers—but it could benefit UPI and mobile wallets.

On today's episode, we discuss how the pandemic changed the car buying customer journey and what BMW's digital experience is trying to achieve. We then talk about why online-only brands might need to do more to earn customers' trust, whether people want more—or less—human interaction when shopping, and what eBay's latest move says about the future of the retailer. Tune in to the discussion with general manager at Autogermana Andrés Fuse, eMarketer senior analyst Matteo Ceurvels, and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Till introduced four new features that help tenants pay their rent with more ease and rewards them for on-time payments so landlords can get paid faster with fewer missed payments—making Till’s platform more useful.

TikTok’s Shopping tab marks a big but necessary shift: The feature will let select Shopify merchants add product catalogs to their profiles, likely the first of many interface changes to facilitate ecommerce on the TikTok.

The number of US social buyers on Pinterest grew 30.5% in 2020, for a total of 12.0 million, per our estimates. By the end of 2021, that number will grow another 16.4% to reach 13.9 million.

Foremost Business Systems offers point-of-sale hardware and software solutions for restaurants, which can help NCR build out its hospitality unit and boost overall revenues.