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AiFi emerges from stealth with its own take on cashier-free retail, similar to Amazon Go

Farwell, cashier jobs. Following the launch of Amazon’s cashless, cashier-free Amazon Go convenience store in Seattle, a startup called AiFi is emerging from stealth today to announce the availa

Letgo takes on Craigslist with addition of housing listings

Everyone wants to be the Craigslist killer. In November, Facebook expanded its Marketplace section to include partners' housing rentals alongside secondhand merchandise, and today the No. 3 three shop

LIKEtoKNOW.it’s influencer shopping app hits 1M users

Launched just 9 months ago on iOS and last month on Android, LIKEtoKNOW.it has just hit 1M registered users on their mobile app, bringing total users to 2.8M. As a refresher, LIKEtoKNOW.it is a servi

Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout

Has Amazon’s ‘one-click’ checkout on mobile looked a little different to you lately? A number of users of Amazon’s mobile applications have recently reported seeing a new check

Target adds an e-gifting option to its website

Target today unveiled a new e-gifting feature designed for those who think gift cards are too impersonal, but who are just too busy (or too lazy) to actually shop for and mail gifts themselves. The re

Amazon sold ‘millions’ of Alexa devices over the holiday shopping weekend

On the heels of news that Amazon may have accounted for half of Black Friday online sales, the retailer today announced that the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend – which it defines as Thank

Macy’s credit card processors stop working on Black Friday

It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but retail giant Macy’s can’t get its credit card processors to work. Customers have been waiting in lines across the United States

Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

Walmart is further expanding into same-day delivery with the help of its existing delivery partner, Deliv . The companies today announced they will now be working together to power same-day grocery de

Crunch Report | This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile and we found a new planet

Today’s Stories  This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile shopping Amazon blames the postal service for Amazon Fresh delivery issues Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet nearby C

Black Friday will be the biggest mobile shopping day ever in the U.S., forecast claims

A new report from App Annie predicts that time spent doing mobile shopping via apps will grow 45 percent in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday, compared to the same time two years ago. The firm

Lord & Taylor will start selling on Walmart.com

Walmart and Hudson's Bay-owned department store Lord & Taylor just announced an interesting partnership -- Lord & Taylor will start selling its catalog of high-end fashion merchandise on Walma

Alexa gets its first celeb voice with Oprah, but it’s just a holiday promo

Alexa is getting its first celebrity voice, and it’s Oprah. Before you get too excited, Oprah won’t respond to your day-to-day questions, as Alexa does – instead, the addition of Opr

Target store staff can now create online orders for customers when local merchandise is unavailable

Amazon and Walmart aren’t the only major U.S. retailers looking to better merge online with brick-and-mortar operations. Today, Target announced a new app called “myCheckout” for its

eBay launches visual search tools that let you shop using photos from your phone or web

eBay today is launching two new visual search tools that will allow online shoppers to use photos they snap, have saved on their phone, or even those they find while browsing the web or other social n

Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express

Target announced today an expanded partnership with Google that, among other things, will allow consumers to shop Target across the U.S. via Google Express, including by voice. The deal will also see

Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval

Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing the purchase.

Shopify rolling out Instagram shopping feature to thousands of merchants

Online commerce giant Shopify is ready for its Instagram moment: The one-stop shop platform provider is opening up its Instagram integration to thousands of its merchants leading up to the holiday sea

Jet.com to launch its own ‘everyday essentials’ grocery brand, Uniquely J

Walmart's Jet.com is going after millennial shoppers with the launch of its own grocery brand called Uniquely J, which is expected to arrive in a couple of months. The goal with the brand -- beyond an

Target expands its next-day delivery service, now reaches 70+ million customers

Target’s next-day delivery service focused on everyday essentials, which has been in testing over the summer, is now expanding to eight major metros, making it available to over 70 million peopl

Target rolls out Bluetooth beacon technology in stores to power new indoor maps in its app

Target is adding an improved indoor mapping component to its mobile app, designed to help shoppers find their way through stores and locate the products they need, the retailer announced this morning,
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