Mobile Commerce: Page 2


  • Mobile wallet industry to reach $3.5 trillion by 2023: report

    Western countries are behind in adopting the technology, but the pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of payments. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 12, 2021
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    Walmart returns to TikTok for beauty-focused shoppable livestream

    The retailer's first livestream on the platform experienced seven times as many views as it had expected, and boosted its TikTok following by 25%.​

    By Robert Williams • March 10, 2021
  • Trendline

    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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    Best Buy Health, Apple partner on health tech tools for older consumers

    The retailer is continuing its expansion into device-based emergency response tools and virtual care services to match doctors with patients.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 9, 2021
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    Ikea deals out digital card game on Instagram to fight domestic work inequality

    FiftyFifty recognizes that women are doing up to three times as much unpaid care and domestic chores as men amid the pandemic.

    By Peter Adams • March 9, 2021
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    Livestream shopping platform Whatnot raises $20M

    Aiming to serve a niche, the company plans to expand into more collectible categories and emphasize the community element of collecting.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 8, 2021
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    Instagram launches Live Rooms in bid to expand livestreaming capabilities

    Up to four people can livestream at once, and viewers can buy badges for hosts, as well as use other features such as Shopping and Live Fundraisers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 3, 2021
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    Klarna raises $1B in funding, hits $31B valuation

    The funding makes it the highest-valued private fintech in Europe and the second highest globally, according to the company. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 2, 2021
  • Fabletics releases fitness app

    Like other activewear brands, the company is shifting its focus toward digital engagement and benefiting from the home workout trend.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 2, 2021
  • Study: 59% of US shoppers see Amazon Go as a threat to Walmart

    A number of retailers are ramping up their cashierless payment systems as more tech companies offer the capability. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • March 2, 2021
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    American Eagle creates AR shoppable jeans guide for Snapchat

    With fewer customers shopping in-store, the retailer is leaning into social media experiences and its lingerie brand.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris and Cara Salpini • Feb. 26, 2021
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    Afterpay to offer installment payments to Stripe, Squarespace

    The partnership comes as more consumers look to purchase goods online, and as many continue to reel from the financial impact of the pandemic.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 25, 2021
  • Walgreens expands same-day delivery with Instacart

    Stores in Illinois will roll out the service Tuesday, and nearly 8,000 stores nationwide are slated to offer it in the coming weeks.

    By Jeff Wells • Feb. 23, 2021
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    Klarna, Cosmopolitan co-host virtual shopping event

    This year's "Hauliday" event features a new livestream shopping element following a period of growth for Klarna.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 23, 2021
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    Essie, ModiFace debut AR nail polish try-on tool

    Unlike many virtual testing tools, Essie's does not require the customer to download an app to use it.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 22, 2021
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    BJ's Wholesale Club releases new app features

    The retailer unveiled updates that make it easier for members to reorder products, clip digital coupons and access delivery and pickup options

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 22, 2021
  • Want a pandemic-friendly way to try on makeup? There's an AR solution for that.

    Gone are the days where product testers are displayed in beauty aisles as more brands leverage the use of augmented reality.

    By Feb. 17, 2021
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    Apple Pay to accept Bitcoin via BitPay cards

    Samsung Pay and Google Pay will do the same later this year, as more retailers and their financial partners begin accepting cryptocurrency as payment.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 16, 2021
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    Poshmark enters into the pet category

    The secondhand marketplace is getting into the popular pet segment just a few weeks after its IPO. 

    By Feb. 11, 2021
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    Perfect Corp. releases AR eyewear try-on tool

    The beauty tech company continues to create testing technology and recently raised capital.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 11, 2021
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    Shopify adds Shop Pay to Facebook, Instagram

    It's the first expansion of the service outside of Shopify's own platform, and seeks to offer a smoother buying process.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 10, 2021
  • Tractor Supply offers on-demand vet advice via app

    The service, which can also be accessed via chat or email, is part of the retailer's push to be a "more complete resource for pet parents." 

    By Feb. 9, 2021
  • Pinterest's ascent continues as holidays spur explosive adoption of shopping ads

    The platform plans to scale its sales team "significantly" to court advertisers, while investing more in commerce, Story Pins and automation.

    By Peter Adams • Feb. 9, 2021
  • Family Dollar teams up with Instacart for same-day deliveries

    The partnership is an expansion of a 275-store pilot that began in late 2020. The delivery platform will now be available at more than 6,000 stores.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 5, 2021
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    Rebag launches image recognition tech for luxury bag pricing

    The new artificial intelligence tool allows users to scan and assess the resale value of a handbag instantly. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 4, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    What does a government reckoning with Google and Facebook mean for retail?

    For many, the tech giants are key to customer acquisition online, and they dominate the market for digital advertising, making them all but unavoidable for retailers. 

    By Feb. 4, 2021