Retail & Ecommerce

Walmart’s strong retail media business may help it compete with Amazon: Soaring revenues and more advertisers than ever bode well for the big-box retailer’s future.

The retailer saw notable sales growth as consumers returned to stores post-vaccine, and recent partnerships might continue the trend—if delta doesn’t get in the way.

The year 2021 marks a new era for retail and ecommerce. The pandemic drove a massive shift in almost everything digital, and while 2020 will remain an anomaly in terms of the frenzied pace of adoption, consumers’ new behavior is here to stay. Over the next five years, digital activities will continue growing from today’s accelerated base.

Amazon's department stores will let it offer more categories under one roof: The model gives Amazon an advantage for in-store purchases like clothing and apparel.

In Latin America, mobile commerce saw increased time spent as government-mandated lockdowns forced consumers indoors: Double-digit gains will continue through the end of the forecast period in 2025.

On today's episode, we discuss how the pandemic changed how we buy electronics and how omnichannel marketing and operations are evolving. We then talk about whether YouTube is living up to its potential, ESPN+'s sports rights strategy, and whether DAZN can shake up sports TV. Tune in to the discussion with head of ecommerce at Samsung Electronics Argentina Guido Shama, eMarketer senior analyst Matteo Ceurvels, and director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco.

Although BNPL is flourishing, intensifying competition might push providers into new global markets and sectors outside of traditional retail to sustain their growth.

Following a major shift to online retail in 2020, retail ecommerce sales will continue to grow by double digits through 2023 and make up an increasing share of total retail sales worldwide.

The retail giant’s new job opening for a crypto experts suggests it’s looking to enable crypto payment acceptance and build out its fintech business.

Retail investors and the investing-curious give Reddit a push: Thanks to January's meme-stock craze, the 16-year-old platform's user growth helped fuel increases in ad revenue, which will help the company dive into international expansion and video.

The new suite of credit cards could help Synchrony bolster its pandemic recovery by tapping into a top spend segment while entrenching itself as a major player for online-focused co-brand cards.

Retail social commerce is already a multibillion dollar industry in the US, having earned $26.97 billion in sales in 2020. That figure will more than double by 2023, when we predict retail social commerce earnings will hit $56.17 billion.

About a third of K-12 students have already returned to class amid a fourth COVID-19 wave. While, earlier this year, analysts had predicted a very optimistic back-to-school (BTS) season for retailers and brands, not all is lost: Many parents still want to make school-related firsts and rites of passage as “normal” as possible for their children.

With Pay Later, SMBs can apply for short-term loans and pay them in equal installments—helping Veem carve out a piece of the BNPL market through B2B payments.

The API issuer-processor saw total processing volume increase 76% year over year in Q2 driven by clients like Square and JPMorgan—but going forward, diversification might be the key to helping Marqeta balance business growth.

In the US, three apps accounted for 86% of online engagement with alcohol delivery between March and May 2021, according to ShareThis.

On today's episode, we discuss Amazon's Q2 advertising performance, the true value of its ad business, and what to expect for the remainder of 2021. We then talk about Twitch's new “Stream Display Ads,” the significance of Amazon's near $1 billion fine, and why Tubi is on the up as Roku cools down a little. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

Successful brands are providing a hybrid customer journey that lets shoppers move seamlessly between the online and offline worlds. Tijs van Santen, chief customer officer at Uberall, shares insights with eMarketer editorial director at Insider Intelligence Rimma Kats, on consumer shopping behavior, including engagement with local businesses.