Retail & Ecommerce

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.

Visa is reportedly considering reducing the fees that Apple Pay earns from banks on subscription payments—potentially limiting the wallet’s revenues.

The new tie-up can help bring more Honey users to PayPal’s app, aiding cross-promotion and its push further into retail.

Is TikTok ready to take on Amazon? ByteDance wants to launch an international ecommerce platform; whether it rolls out as a TikTok integration, or as a standalone app, will be a litmus test for the strength of the US social commerce market.

Parcels in the US, Australia, and the UK most commonly originate from China, as many retailers ship goods from the country.

Over 70% of decision-makers said that events will include more robust digital components in the future, according to Forrester Consulting. Mike Dietrich, vice president of product marketing at Cvent, discusses with eMarketer editorial director at Insider Intelligence Rimma Kats, the key findings from the survey, and how organizations can prepare and invest in event marketing today.

Amazon announces “Black Friday-worthy” deals are starting earlier than ever: Following Prime Day 2020's success as a preamble to the holiday season, Amazon is rolling out discounts early—and competitors are following suit.

The Reflect card rewards on-time payments with extended 0% APR in a bid to pull consumers away from solutions like BNPL.