Retail & Ecommerce

The BNPL provider delivered triple-digit growth in gross merchandise volume and active merchants, with CEO Max Levchin highlighting some of the key factors that contributed to growth, like Affirm’s expanded Shopify partnership.

More than 1,400 people registered to learn about social commerce, purpose-driven brands, and grocery ecommerce. The audience had lots of questions for our analysts. Here are three we think brands and retailers should know.

Mobile messaging app adoption accelerated in 2020, particularly in the early months of the pandemic, as housebound consumers sought out ways to stay connected with friends and family.

The etailer is working on a new point-of-sale solution for non-Amazon merchants with features like contactless enablement, customer analytics, and inventory management.

At the heart of Amazon's flywheel is Amazon Prime—a subscription service that includes a wide variety of perks such as discounts on select items, expedited shipping, and online videos, games, and music, to name a few.

PayPal signed an agreement to buy the Japanese BNPL provider, which can help it gain a stronger foothold in Japan’s budding installment lending market and overall digital payments space.

It’s no secret that US grocery ecommerce sales skyrocketed last year, shooting up by 63.9% over 2019. Our forecast reveals that growth will continue for the next few years, though not at the same unprecedented rate.

On today's episode, we discuss why Amazon is diving into department stores, what they might look like, and what kind of impact they might have. We then talk about how some other retail giants fared in Q2, whether the online shopping boom has run its course, and where Warby Parker and Allbirds go from here. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman.

As the consumer-facing BNPL market heats up, these banks could find success thanks to their strong user bases and acceptance foundations.

Survey shows that nearly 50% of shoppers were more interested in online shopping in 2020 compared to 2019, and this interest will likely grow even higher during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

PayPal wants to expand its in-store digital payment solution and card business as cash use falls across Europe.

On today's episode, we discuss how Disney+ stacks up against the competition and how Disney-owned Hulu and ESPN+ are getting on. We then talk about the Media Rating Council (MRC) taking its accreditation from Nielsen's measurement services, whether national TV ad minutes per hour are going up or down, and if Apple TV+ will ever be able to enter the real streaming wars conversation. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

Residents in eight states will soon be able to add their drivers licenses or state IDs to the Apple Wallet, which might help convert more iPhone owners to Apple Pay users and keep existing users within Apple’s payments ecosystem.

After a deflated 2020, Uber and Lyft are both poised to see US ride-sharing sales grow for years to come, but the former’s will rise faster and from a higher base.

Before the pandemic, 84% of US adults shopped for groceries in stores, but as of June 2021, that number's slipped down to 70%.

Starbucks invests in more frictionless customer experiences: More fast-food brands are building up their drive-thru and on-the-go ordering capabilities, meeting changing consumer behavior in the process.

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.