Retail & Ecommerce

The acquisition could give Zip a path into long-term financing and a user base boost as competition mounts and regulation looms.

The fintech will launch a credit card next month that lets users earn an average yield of 6.04% on purchases—but costs $750 a year.

The DNA of today’s shopping experience has been rewritten over the past 20+ months. Taking a holistic, coordinated, and strategic approach to modernizing your company’s payments architecture will help you keep up while unlocking significant value and growth.

Why Amazon keeps experimenting with physical stores: While offline sales represent a tiny fraction of its overall sales, Amazon has plenty to gain by venturing into the real world.

The consumer protection watchdog is looking into the major players’ business practices and their effects on consumer credit access.

Of the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US that accept cryptocurrency, 93% take payments in Bitcoin, making it the most commonly accepted crypto.

Retail ventures into the metaverse: Sentiment at annual industry show suggests the metaverse may already be too big to fail.

On today's episode, we discuss the most important trends shaping the future of shopping, whether gifting experiences can catch up with physical goods, the best return policies, the "empty promise" of instant delivery, Taco Bell's subscription service, an unpopular opinion about Netflix prices, who invented Monopoly, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, and director of reports editing at Insider Intelligence Rahul Chadha.

Google hired former PayPal exec Arnold Goldberg to lead its payments division following last year’s struggles with employee turnover within payments.

Insider Intelligence spoke with Lindsay McCormick, founder and CEO of Bite, a direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand founded to help consumers decrease plastic use in their personal care routines, starting with a plastic-free toothpaste before expanding into other products like deodorant.

The majority of US social buyers still order from retailer websites, rather than directly on social platforms. In December, 61.5% said they made their most recent social commerce purchase on the retailer’s site, while 38.5% reported doing so through the social network’s checkout feature.

Capital One will take over BJ’s portfolio from ADS, and JPMorgan will work with Instacart on a credit card program.

On the third episode of this brand new Behind the Numbers show, Reimagining Retail, co-hosts and eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Suzy Davidkhanian and Andrew Lipsman discuss the rise of sustainability in retail and share a ranking of their top five under-the-radar retail stories for 2022. Plus, a bonus discussion of a couple of overhyped retail trends.

Shopify works with ecommerce giant JD.com to help its merchants sell in China: The deal marks a major push into China for Shopify and broadens JD.com’s international reach.

Walmart, Target, and Best Buy executives look ahead: Their comments at a retail industry conference offer insight into where and how they expect consumers to shop.

Bitcoin is losing ground in the payments realm as stablecoins solve key crypto pain points, which could move the needle for crypto adoption.

China’s grocery ecommerce sales were expected to grow 24.6% in 2021 and reach $198.70 billion (RMB 1.36 trillion).

Instacart’s delivery ambitions extend beyond grocery: Ahead of a potential IPO, the grocery delivery giant expands its product offerings to include prepared food delivery.

Visa Acceptance Cloud, which lets payment service providers embed transaction software into digital devices, opens new acceptance channels for Visa.