Retail & Ecommerce

Mastercard’s gross dollar volume increased 14% YoY in Q2. The firm said it’s ramping up value-added services and investing in innovation to sustain growth.

This year is like no other. Retailers of all sizes will need to react to supply chain woes to get a better handle on their cost of goods and therefore margins.

Here’s a snapshot of the retail licensing market.

As privacy regulations and third-party cookie deprecation change the digital landscape, brands are seeing poor performance from what were once primary growth channels. Now, in a swing back in time, brands are re-evaluating top-of-the-funnel forms of marketing like TV to drive performance. In this video, Marketing Architects' Angela Voss shares how recent progress in automatic content recognition technology, programmatic buying, and more has helped brand marketers see the impact of TV and the benefits of sticking with it.

Amazon lets shoppers get products delivered from nearby stores: The new program offers another benefit to Prime members at the same time it weaves other retailers into the Amazon ecosystem.

Dick Durbin and Roger Marshall have drafted a bill that will let merchants route Visa and Mastercard credit card transactions to alternative networks.

Even an ecommerce slowdown isn’t enough to break Amazon’s stride: The company reported strong sales and ad growth as it leans harder on Prime Day to drive momentum.

Ariel Kaye, founder and CEO at Parachute, spoke with Insider Intelligence about creating a lifestyle brand within the competitive home market category.

There will be about 94 million users on TikTok by the end of this year. As the platform pushes further into commerce in the US, our Reimagining Retail podcast team weighed in on which communities are having the greatest impact.

The economy looks very different to high-income consumers: Luxury sales continue to soar, while lower-income shoppers rethink their priorities.

Southeast Asia is home to the three fastest-growing ecommerce markets in the world. This year, Singapore will post 36.0% digital sales growth, while Indonesia will see an increase of 34.0% and the Philippines, 25.9%.

Volume increased 12% YoY in its fiscal Q3 and was at 136% of 2019 levels—though inflation likely played a role.

Google Shopping stands to benefit from external factors that will draw more shoppers to its platforms.

While Nordstrom hasn’t seen its customers cutting back, it could be only a matter of time before the recession comes for the department store.

The cost of school supplies is weighing heavily on US parents. Between May and June, 40% of those planning to do back-to-school shopping considered it a significant concern in their budget, compared with 30% last August. Meanwhile, 19% said they could not afford it, up from 14%.

Adding functions for small sellers’ convenience can help shore up its business, but it could also foreshadow Amazon’s broader payments strategy.

Walmart’s profit warning signals tough times ahead for retailers: But Unilever and The Coca-Cola Co. reported strong earnings due to higher prices as CPGs continue to thrive.

Following the heels of Amazon’s biggest Prime Day ever, our Remaining Retail podcast team discussed what’s next for the retail giant.