eCommerce

eBay on Tuesday launched a new generative AI-powered feature to appeal to fashion enthusiasts: a “shop the look” section within its iOS mobile app that will suggest a carousel of…

eBay adds an AI-powered ‘shop the look’ feature to its iOS app

India is one of the fastest growing economies, yet its supply chain system remains antiquated, operating much as it did decades ago. The logistics sector is highly fragmented, with a…

Meesho taps micro-entrepreneurs to plug gaps in India’s supply chain network

Etsy today launched “Gift Mode,” an AI-powered feature designed to match you with tailored gift ideas based on specific preferences. Gift Mode is essentially an online quiz that asks about…

Etsy launches ‘Gift Mode,’ a new AI-powered feature that generates 200+ gift guides

E-commerce company eBay said today that it plans to let go of 1,000 employees or around 9% of its workforce due to the ongoing economic conditions. The company said in…

eBay plans to cut 1,000 jobs because it couldn’t grow enough

Amazon’s Buy with Prime, a service that lets Prime members shop directly from third-party merchants and get Prime benefits like free shipping and returns, launched today new features, including the…

Amazon introduces new Buy with Prime perks, such as tracking and returns

Shein has seen big swings in its price tag over the last year. The Singapore-headquartered fast fashion platform is targeting a valuation of up to $90 billion in a potential…

Shein reportedly seeks $90 billion valuation in IPO

Agora, the company that develops “real-time engagement” APIs, is making its livestream shopping technology widely available to help more brands build live commerce experiences, including shoppable shows, live auctions, personal…

Agora enables brands to host live shopping events and auctions

Amazon might have the monopoly on physical goods sold online. But what about digital ones? There’s Steam for games and software. Shopify supports some forms of digital goods, like artwork…

Whop, an online marketplace for digital goods, raises $17M

Rubber Ducky Labs, a San Francisco-based startup, is looking to make it easier for teams to debug, analyze and improve their recommendation systems. 

The quest for better AI recommendation engines

Walmart announced this morning it will be reducing plastic across its e-commerce operations in a number of ways, including shifting from plastic mailers to recyclable paper bag mailers and allowing…

Walmart to drop plastic mailers, let customers bring their own bags to order pickup

The Apple Store could be expanding beyond tech products. As the company continues to invest in its original Apple TV+ content, a recent Bloomberg report indicates that Apple plans to…

‘Ted Lasso’ and other Apple TV+ merch could arrive in the Apple Store, report says

Let’s look at the three most important milestones along the road to predictive analysis in the retail media context.

Retail media targeting on the AI maturity curve

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,…

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

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 support…

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

Snap today offered an update on its AR Enterprise Services (ARES), the company’s recently announced initiative focused on providing AR tools and expertise to businesses that want to leverage Snapchat’s…

Snapchat’s AR technology comes to the real world with ‘AR Mirrors’

In a move reminiscent of its successful early bet on the government-backed UPI network seven years ago, PhonePe, India’s leading mobile payments app, is now setting its sights on the…

Walmart-backed payments giant PhonePe makes e-commerce push

Snap users are already quite familiar with the company’s expertise in AR thanks to Lenses and Filters. Now, the social media company is unveiling AR Enterprise Services (ARES) to offer…

Snap is offering its AR tools to enterprise customers

India-based startup Flash wants to reduce the spam you get by providing an email ID that you can use for all e-commerce needs, and it will even reward you to…

Ex-Flipkart exec’s Flash app wants to be an inbox for your e-commerce needs

Restaurant delivery service DoorDash announced today it will begin to support the ability for customers to pay with cash for their online orders. But there’s a catch — the feature…

DoorDash is adding support for cash — but not in its main app

Curbside pickup of groceries and other big-box retailer goods had been growing for years, then boomed during the pandemic, reaching mainstream adoption. Now, Target is taking the opportunity to offer…

Target will allow you to return items from your car starting this spring

Hexa, a 3D asset visualization and management platform, today announced that it closed a $20.5 million Series A round from Point72 Ventures, Samurai Incubate, Sarona Partners and HTC. CEO and…

Hexa raises $20.5M to turn images into 3D objects for VR, AR and more

Walmart is selling e-commerce outdoor retailer Moosejaw to Dick’s Sporting Goods after purchasing it six years ago. The financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in March,…

Walmart sells e-commerce outdoor retailer Moosejaw after acquiring it in 2017

Highbeam, a startup that provides banking features, credit and cash flow insights to e-commerce customers, today announced that it raised $10 million in debt from TriplePoint as it looks to…

Highbeam secures $10M loan to provide credit, spend monitoring and more to e-commerce retailers

Shopify powers a massive number of e-commerce sites, so it’s also no surprise that there is a vast ecosystem of tools around it that help these merchants manage all aspects…

Triple Whale raises $25M for its smart Shopify data platform

Often, first-time e-commerce entrepreneurs don’t know what they need to build an effective funnel and cart experience for their platforms. It’s not their fault; the problem’s challenging. According to one…

ThriveCart, which sells tools to build e-commerce carts, raises $35M

Starbucks will become available for delivery via DoorDash across all 50 U.S. states by March, in an expansion of a partnership with the delivery service announced last year. In September,…

DoorDash expands Starbucks partnership with plans to reach all US states by March

In an age when almost everything can be bought online, watch resale is done in a surprisingly archaic way, namely, face-to-face with little price transparency. Wristcheck, a startup based out…

Wristcheck wants to make used luxury watches more affordable

It’s time to take a look at where the digital commerce industry is headed, who the dominant players will be, what the challenges to adoption are and what brands will…

Embracing digital commerce may be retailers’ best bet for staying ahead of a fast-moving industry

Shein, the world’s largest fashion e-commerce site, has taken significant steps to ramp up its environmental, social and governance — or ESG — efforts. But responsible fast fashion sounds like…

As its fashion empire booms, Shein wants an ESG makeover

Temu, a shopping app operated by the parent firm of China’s e-commerce giant Pinduoduo, has risen from obscurity in the last few months. After becoming the No. 1 shopping app…

Pinduoduo’s sister shopping app Temu tops US App Store