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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

Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistance

Amazon announced today it’s making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps. The program, which requires that customers

Amazon brings its big-screen shopping app to Fire TV

In December, Amazon introduced a way to shop its site from the Apple TV through a dedicated app designed for tvOS. That same app, which lets you search and browse Amazon products and make purchases us

Walmart tests using store staff for last-mile deliveries

Walmart today says it has begun testing using store employees to make last mile deliveries for online orders in select markets. The idea is an expansion on the retailer’s recently launched 2-day

Amazon cancels its QVC-like shopping show ‘Style Code Live’

Amazon's own take on a QVC-like home shopping experience, "Style Code Live," has gone off the air. The live program, first launched in March 2016, was streamed online and via mobile to Amazon shoppers

Amazon drops its free shipping minimum to $25, undercutting Walmart

Amazon is fighting back against Walmart by dropping its free shipping minimum requirement down to $25. The move comes after a number of challenges by Walmart, including the added support for free two

Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

Target announced this morning it’s testing a next-day home delivery service called Target Restock. The service, which is currently being trialed with Target employees ahead of a customer-facing

Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

There are a number of great deals to be had on Amazon, but finding them across the retailer’s vast array of products is still a challenge. That’s where a new app called Nugget comes in. Th

Korea’s Ticket Monster nabs $115M at a $1.4B valuation to ramp up in grocery

After an M&A rollercoaster that involved getting acquired by LivingSocial and then Groupon (before getting spun out again), Korea’s Ticket Monster, a mobile e-commerce marketplace, today is

Shopkick’s rewards shopping app expands to grocery stores

Shopkick, a shopping rewards app that’s currently ranked only #1233 on the App Store, is expanding its focus. The company today is launching a new feature called Shopkick Grocery, to move it

Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the

Twitch to start selling video games as soon as this week [Updated]

Video game streaming site Twitch will soon begin selling PC games and other in-game content on its site, the company says. We understand the games may arrive as soon as tomorrow or later this week,

CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to deliv

Ebay takes on Amazon with guaranteed 3-day delivery on 20 million items

In response to the growing threat of Amazon and its annual Prime membership program, eBay announced a new program that will offer online shoppers guaranteed three-day delivery on 20 million eligible p

Amazon will now tell Prime members what to wear via a new “Outfit Compare” feature

Amazon has been steadily pushing its way into fashion over the past several years, with investments in its own private labels – from workwear to activewear – plus increased fashion ad

Kidizen raises $3.2M for a kids’ clothes resale app with a social twist

Kidizen, a marketplace for secondhand children’s apparel, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding, the company announced today. The funding was led by Chicago-based Origin Ventures, which b

Amazon’s private label Elements expands for first time in years with invite-only vitamins and supplements

Amazon has quietly added a new product to its private label, Amazon Elements, which previously only carried Amazon’s own brand of baby wipes, after pulling its diaper line from the label in 2015

Walmart launches free, 2-day shipping without a membership on purchases of $35 or more

Walmart has just issued its strongest response to the growing Amazon threat, since its acquisition of e-commerce newcomer Jet.com last summer. Starting today, Walmart will begin offering free, two-da
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