Retail & Ecommerce

Amazon’s Q2 earnings are tomorrow: Due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, we expect Amazon’s retail sales to best last year’s.

Visa reported a 34% YoY rise in payments volume in its fiscal Q3—and its recent moves in the BNPL, cryptocurrency, and cross-border payments spaces can help it maintain its trajectory and build market share.

Facebook earnings: The company's Q2 earnings could shed light on the effects of Apple’s iOS 14.5 update, but it’s still on track to clear $100 billion in revenues by the end of the year.

China’s efforts to roll out a CBDC could create more competition for mobile payment giants like Ant and Tencent, which are already under serious regulatory scrutiny.

Home improvement stores, like The Home Depot and Lowe's, continue to see US sales surge as the pandemic-propelled demand for DIY and home improvement projects continues through 2021.

A job posting suggests the etailer wants to dive into the growing crypto payments space—and perhaps develop a proprietary digital currency—before it falls behind other Big Tech firms.

Nonstore retailers like Amazon and Wayfair, which operate solely online, are dominating the US ecommerce market.

On today's episode, we discuss what cryptocurrency is, why it's popular, what it's used for, and which coins will lead the charge and why. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer vice president of content and head of financial services Daniel Van Dyke and financial technology analyst at Insider Intelligence Victor Chatenay.

During its 16 months in port, Norwegian Cruise Line took a bold approach to its messaging by acknowledging consumers' need to “break free.” Watch Industry Voices: Holiday Preparedness with Norwegian’s Isis Ruiz, senior vice president and CMO, to hear how the cruise line maintained marketing momentum last holiday season and what it has prepared for this year.

Taboola buys Connexity: The merger will help Taboola's publisher clients tap into ecommerce dollars while also helping Connexity's retail clients diversify away from Amazon.

Spending on travel and entertainment and goods and services saw strong growth driven by Amex’s rewards revamp—and the issuer can keep riding this wave by gearing rewards and solutions to younger consumers.

The pandemic supercharged ecommerce sales in the US, accelerating the digital market about two years into the future in terms of its penetration of total retail sales.

On today's episode, we discuss five new bills that aim to limit Big Tech, whether short-form audio is next, Google's fine over its treatment of news publishers, why we buy what we buy, what to make of Disney+ subscriber growth hitting the brakes, how the world gets its caffeine, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analysts Sara M. Watson and Jasmine Enberg and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Currencycloud provides API-based foreign exchange banking and payments services and can help Visa strengthen its position in the cross-border payments market.

Aussies love their social commerce! Or so it would seem, based on eMarketer’s inaugural forecast for social buying in Australia.

Join us as Dave Fisch, general manager of Shopkick, discusses with Geoff Ramsey, co-founder of eMarketer, these latest consumer behavior trends and more.