Retail & Ecommerce

Working with the restaurant delivery software provider lets Block build out its Square for Restaurants suite.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce growth has slowed since 2020, but the leading digitally native brands remain popular. In December 2021, the Peloton website raked in 6.7 million visits worldwide, far more than the sites of Warby Parker, Casper, and other top digital natives in the D2C space.

Musk says he’d consider turning Twitter into a super app with a strong payments focus and pointed to WeChat as a “good model.”

US subscription ecommerce sales will grow in 2022, but digital subscription buyer growth will slow.

There’s strong demand for UGG, HOKA, and The North Face: And shoppers are increasingly buying those brands’ products directly, which is helping boost their margins.

US consumers can’t get enough of luxury retail: While Walmart and Target struggle, LVMH and Burberry benefit as affluent customers ramp up their spending.

GoParrot helps restaurants set up and manage online ordering and payments and can strengthen the Square for Restaurants suite.

Insider Intelligence spoke with Liyia Wu, founder and CEO of ShopShops, about why livestream shopping will take off in the US.

Consumers are trading down to private label brands: That presents an opportunity for retailers such as BJ’s Wholesale Club to use their own brands to demonstrate value and build loyalty.

Southeast Asia emerges as a mobile-first consumer economy: Online food delivery, grocery sales, and digital payments to benefit as internet accessibility expands in the region.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands: where they started, what they’re up to now, and where they’re headed. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top five D2Cs that are going to endure in the digital age. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Andrew Lipsman.

The US labor market is a tale of two halves: While retailers with a strong brick-and-mortar presence are intensifying their hiring efforts, startups are taking a more cautious approach to recruitment as VC funding dries up.

The program lets customers use facial and fingerprint biometrics to pay for purchases in-store—but they’re not sold on the tech yet.

Target and Walmart post disappointing Q1 results: Both were hurt by a confluence of factors that are unlikely to resolve anytime soon.

Shared electric vehicle company Lime builds brand awareness by demonstrating the value of car alternatives in cities. Hear from Lime’s Carolyn Rosebrough, global head of communications and brand, to learn how its localized marketing approach encourages a greener way to get around.

Inefficiency and environmental impacts make Bitcoin unfit as a payments network, per Sam Bankman-Fried. We think CBDCs pose better chances.

After doubling its transaction volume in its fiscal Q3, Affirm wants to focus on turning a profit.

Noncard crypto payments are increasingly available to consumers and may also be attractive to merchants.

China’s zero-COVID policy hinders retailers at home and abroad: The mitigation measures put the brakes on both retail sales and manufacturing, which could have long-term implications.