Amazon’s palm-scanning payment tech will now be able to verify ages, too

Amazon One, the retailer’s palm-scanning payment technology, is now gaining new functionality with the addition of age verification services. The company announced today that customers using Ama

Zamp wants to give online sellers ‘freedom from sales tax’

Zamp provides a solution for e-commerce businesses to monitor their sales tax life cycle, including nexus monitoring, product categorization, rooftop-level tax calculation, registration and filing.

8fig gives smaller e-commerce businesses the ‘C-suite’ they’ve always wanted

8fig is building out “C-suite” software for e-commerce companies.

Praktis lands $20M to help Indonesian D2C brands handle their supply chains

Small to medium-sized enterprises contribute 60% of Indonesia’s gross domestic product. But companies in the D2C space still struggle to compete against bigger brands. Praktis wants to put them on a

eBay appoints new head of emerging markets, covering regions like Southeast Asia and India

eBay announced today that it has appointed Vidmay Naini as its general manager for global emerging markets, a role that covers the company’s growth in Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe, Israel,

Easyship strikes agreement to support eBay’s new International Shipping program

Easyship, the New York- and Singapore-based startup that enables e-commerce sellers to integrate with more than 250 courier services, announced today it has expanded its partnership with eBay to suppo

Klarna’s latest update introduces a personal shopping assistant and new creator tools

Klarna, the payments and shopping platform, announced today new features and updates that aim to give users a more personalized shopping experience. This includes “Ask Klarna,” a personal shopping

Rally bags $12M to build the future of e-commerce checkout

Rally provides one-click checkout and post-purchase offers that allow the merchant to inject offers after the checkout.

After GoFundMe, Rob Solomon is flying a $200M Kite in the land of commerce

Through strategic M&A, Kite will provide brand founders with capital, operations and technology to accelerate their business across “every channel,” from e-commerce to social, retail and beyond.

Staytuned bags $34M in equity, debt to build ‘Salesforce suite for e-commerce’

Staytuned focuses on Shopify merchants and acquires and builds e-commerce applications to help them with return on investment.

Slack backs Videowise’s approach to creating interactive, shoppable videos

Videowise's video platform helps online stores manage and publish videos on an unlimited number of pages without sacrificing page speed. 

Snap quietly acquired 3D-scanning startup Th3rd last year

Snap quietly acquired Amsterdam-based 3D-scanning studio Th3rd in the second quarter of last year, at a time when the company was looking to bolster its AR-powered commerce ambitions. A spokesperson f

Here’s a new corporate card startup, backed by $157M in equity, debt, going after Brex, Ramp

Parker emerged from stealth Thursday with $157 million in equity and debt funding with a corporate card for e-commerce brands.

Apple launches a new way to shop online for iPhones with help from a live specialist

Apple today is announcing a new way to shop for iPhones. The company is introducing a new service, “Shop with a Specialist,” that will offer customers in the U.S. a live video shopping exp

Indent raises $8.1M funding for its AI-powered customer video review tool

According to a recent report, 92.4% of consumers use reviews when deciding to purchase products. It’s understandable. They want confidence in their purchase choice before buying a product online

E-commerce aggregator Una Brands lands $30M just five months after its Series B 

Una Brands, a Singapore-based e-commerce aggregator, has raised $30 million in pre-Series C financing just five months after announcing its $30 million Series B funding that was raised in September o

African watchdog forces Jumia to review its terms in push to protect consumers

Africa’s largest e-commerce site Jumia has amended its terms and conditions after the regional watchdog, the COMESA (Common Markets for Eastern and Southern Africa) Competition Commission, compelled

Want to go from direct-to-consumer to retail? This startup has a platform for that

Crstl created a network of trading partners and integrations and offers a no-code electronic data interchange workflow for brands to quickly connect and begin transacting with the network.

Rebuy is out to change the customer buying experience, one personalization at a time

Merchants can use Rebuy to create personalized shopping experiences for their customers through upsells, cross-sells and post-purchase follow-ups.

More brands are now testing TikTok’s Shop feature in the US

TikTok is continuing its push toward making its app a shopping destination by onboarding more brands for its Shop initiative, which lets companies sell their goods directly on the app with a full chec
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