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Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Ama

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

Facebook is again getting into the daily deals space, this time in collaboration with eBay. The company has launched a new feature within its Marketplace section on its mobile app, where a selection o

Target expands its next-day ‘everyday essentials’ delivery service, Target Restock

A day after Target announced the acquisition of transportation technology company Grand Junction, the retailer this morning is expanding its next-day delivery service, Target Restock. Announced this s

Yelp partners with Curbside to add order pickup to its app for CVS, Pizza Hut and more

Curbside, a startup powering same-day shopping experiences for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, including CVS, is today announcing a new partnership with Yelp that will allow consumers to shop

Amazon launches ‘Themes,’ a feature for filtering Customer Reviews by popular terms

Amazon has quietly launched a new feature called “Themes,” designed to make it easier for shoppers to navigate a product’s customer reviews. Now, in the Amazon mobile app, you’

Amazon gets into shoes and handbags with its new private fashion label ‘The Fix’

Amazon is again expanding its presence in the fashion industry with this week’s launch of yet another private label brand, The Fix. The new label for Prime members is aimed at women and features

Online consignment shop thredUp takes on The RealReal with launch of Luxe

Online consignment shop thredUp is taking on The RealReal. The e-commerce site for secondhand items today announced the launch of a new luxury goods storefront, simply called Luxe, which is now availa

Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app

While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there's an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce gia

Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the messaging a

Amazon’s ‘Treasure Truck’ deals program is expanding nationwide

Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the retailer’s deal programs that offers discounts on select items paid for online then picked up in person from an actual truck, is expanding across the U.S. Firs

Amazon Pay Places lets you pay for real-world shopping using your Amazon info, starting with TGI Fridays orders

Amazon is today introducing a new feature called Amazon Pay Places, that allows customers to pay for in-store and order ahead shopping experiences using their Amazon app. That is, instead of using cas

Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members

Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark users are

Amazon pushes Alexa ordering with $10 for first-time voice shoppers and Prime discounts

Amazon is again pushing Alexa’s voice shopping capabilities with today’s announcement of Prime Day deals. Prime Day, Amazon’s own version of a Black Friday sale – but only for

Deal-finding browser tool Honey now tracks Amazon price drops, offers hotel savings

Since its launch several years ago, the deal-finding browser add-on Honey has grown its install base to 4.4 million users on Chrome, in addition to its smaller presence on Firefox and Safari. Initiall

Target’s next-day essentials delivery service opens to customers in pilot test

Target announced this morning it's opening to consumers a new, next-day home-delivery service called Target Restock. The company said in May the service was live and being tested with company employee

Ebay will now match Amazon’s, Walmart’s and others’ prices on over 50,000 items

As Amazon and Walmart continue their battle to become the world’s largest retailer, another longtime rival in the e-commerce business, eBay, is now stepping up its game as well. The company this

Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon

The future of retail will be a combination of both online e-commerce and a brick-and-mortar retail presence – as recent moves from both Walmart and Amazon have shown, including today’s bac

Amazon launches ‘My Mix,’ a personalized shop filled with your favorite things

Amazon has quietly launched a new feature offering shoppers personalized suggestions of products they might like to buy. Called "My Mix," the addition is tied to Amazon's "Interesting Finds" -- the cu

Cortana can now do price comparisons when you’re shopping online

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana will now be able to save you money when you’re shopping online. The company announced today that it will begin a pilot test of a new Cortana feature t

Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change, starting this summer. The retailer announced this week it will soon combine the functionality of its Cartwheel savings app with it
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