Mobile Commerce


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    Facebook encourages shopping through its groups with new features

    The tools are designed to help shoppers find products they trust as they increasingly shop via social platforms. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Williams Sonoma debuts shipping membership program, recipe app

    For $99 per year, members have access to free shipping, a subscription to the app and other perks. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 11, 2021
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    How the payments landscape is changing

    As the space rapidly shifts, the future is for anyone's taking. 

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Wish announces standards program to improve product quality

    The program implements a set of quality assurance standards such as shipping experience, product quality and reviews.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Nike and Dick's tie loyalty programs together

    The combined offering comes as Nike deepens its relationship with key wholesale partners.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Wayfair launches in-app video commerce experience

    With Wayfair On Air the retailer is releasing daily episodes as a means to encourage product discovery. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Pinterest debuts livestream shopping through Pinterest TV

    The social media platform will air weekly episodes from the likes of Christian Siriano and Olympian Tom Daley, and run exclusive product drops.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 2, 2021
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    3 rules for holiday 2021 success: Be first, be mobile, be flexible

    Given supply chain issues, retailers should promote what they know is in stock, writes Vincent DeSantis, director of Retail Facebook Business Group.

    By Vincent DeSantis • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Google eyes 'long-term opportunity' in commerce as retail drives blowout ad revenue

    As rivals like Facebook contend with headwinds from Apple, Google has kept up momentum through strengths in its shopping business and YouTube.

    By Peter Adams • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Fast Simon debuts visual search tool

    The technology can recognize other objects in an image, allowing merchants to "complete a look" for shoppers by offering related products.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 19, 2021
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    3 mistakes retailers should avoid with social commerce

    Selling on social media channels can be a powerful tool to reach new customers. But done wrong, it could hurt your brand more than not being on social media.

    Oct. 18, 2021
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    Walmart tests text-to-shop tool

    The pilot comes about two years after the mass merchant discontinued Jet Black, a shop-by-text service geared toward higher-income New Yorkers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris and Caroline Jansen • Oct. 15, 2021
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    Solve iOS 15 challenges with SMS this holiday season

    To engage iOS 15 users and drive sales this holiday season, embrace the channel that is already privacy-first — SMS.

    Oct. 11, 2021
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    Google adds visual search features for shoppers

    Users will soon be able to make all images on a website searchable, in a continued effort to prompt discovery of products and brands. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 30, 2021
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    It's time to make payment processing part of your customer experience

    Learn why legacy payment systems no longer meet today's shoppers' demands for great customer experiences.

    Sept. 20, 2021
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    Walmart looks for a cryptocurrency strategy leader

    The retailer follows Amazon in seeking a subject matter expert for a field that is still largely unproven and sorting itself out. 

    By Aug. 16, 2021
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    Everyday e-commerce: How new ways of paying accelerated new ways of buying

    Whether it's the purchases themselves or the payment methods, digital platforms are now an integral part of the retail experience.

    By Claire Gates, CCO PPRO • Aug. 2, 2021
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    Pinterest rolls out new monetization features for creators

    Users can make commissions through affiliate links, partner with brands and make content shoppable as the platform deepens its relationship with creators.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 28, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    The omnichannel age is here — and it's expensive

    Store pickup of online orders grew by triple digits amid the pandemic. Retailers are now scrambling to become more efficient sellers across channels.

    By April 5, 2021
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    Anthropologie unveils first digital-only catalog on Pinterest

    The social media platform has seen 80% growth in engagement with shoppable items over the past year.

    By Robert Williams • March 24, 2021
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    Perfect Corp, Mineral Fusion partner for virtual beauty try-on in Whole Foods

    Using their smartphones, shoppers can scan QR codes on in-store displays to virtually test out the cosmetics. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 23, 2021
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    Afterpay shopping event to include physical retail for the first time

    The installment payment platform has partnered with more brick-and-mortar retailers in pursuit of in-store transactions.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 22, 2021
  • Snap acquires sizing tech company Fit Analytics

    The deal is the social media company's latest push to grow its e-commerce platform.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 18, 2021
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    Stripe reaches $95B valuation

    The payments processing company's new valuation is based on raising $600 million in new capital that it plans to use for further expansion in Europe.

    By Lynne Marek • March 16, 2021
  • Poshmark debuts listing videos feature to showcase sellers' items

    Video appears to be a focus for the company after launching Posh Stories last spring.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 16, 2021
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    Chatbot startup Heyday raises $5.1M

    Spending via chatbot is expected to reach over $140 billion by 2024 as the pandemic sped up the adoption of digital technology. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 15, 2021