Retail & Ecommerce

PayPal wants to expand its in-store digital payment solution and card business as cash use falls across Europe.

Residents in eight states will soon be able to add their drivers licenses or state IDs to the Apple Wallet, which might help convert more iPhone owners to Apple Pay users and keep existing users within Apple’s payments ecosystem.

Before the pandemic, 84% of US adults shopped for groceries in stores, but as of June 2021, that number's slipped down to 70%.

After a deflated 2020, Uber and Lyft are both poised to see US ride-sharing sales grow for years to come, but the former’s will rise faster and from a higher base.

The BNPL provider bought South Africa-based Payflex to establish a presence in the region, which remains largely untapped and where point-of-sale financing solutions have strong growth potential.

Walmart edged out Amazon in 2020 as the leading US grocery ecommerce retailer. We expect Walmart to continue outselling Amazon in grocery ecommerce sales through our 2023 projections.

We spoke with Rodrigo Gouveia, CEO of Inter Marketplace at Banco Inter, to hear his thoughts on how fintech companies, like Banco Inter, are working to help close the divide between banked and unbanked consumers and democratize access to the digital economy for all.

After seeing just 23.1 million US travelers in 2020, the Memorial Day weekend rebounded somewhat this year.

Letting sellers tap into UnionPay’s massive base—and Chinese interest in cross-border ecommerce—could boost volume and attract sellers who might want to switch providers.

Could Amazon be in trouble? With many key executives departing, new CEO Andy Jassy could face major hurdles in attracting top talent and maintaining the company’s overall growth.

The etailer will offer Affirm as a payment option for its US customers, which can sharpen Affirm’s edge against competitors and help Amazon stay ahead as BNPL services gain steam.

Both companies introduced customer-facing solutions and merchant tools and expanded partnerships to make their products more attractive as economic tailwinds die down and competition heats up.

On today's episode, we discuss whether TikTok is actually a top choice for social advertisers, how it compares with other ad channels, and what to make of the companies current shopping efforts. We then talk about Facebook's "meaningful pivot" around its ad business, the latest Federal Trade Commission suit against the social giant, and whether Reels on the blue app has potential. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson.

Improved foot traffic shows that good malls still draw a crowd: While they may not have the trajectory of ecommerce, traditional retail is recovering, even amid ongoing delta variant concerns.

Revised rule guidelines mean online merchants and payment gateways won’t be allowed to save card details, limiting the ability to market products to consumers and potentially adding friction for customers—but it could benefit UPI and mobile wallets.

TikTok’s Shopping tab marks a big but necessary shift: The feature will let select Shopify merchants add product catalogs to their profiles, likely the first of many interface changes to facilitate ecommerce on the TikTok.