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Coinbase launches bitcoin tool for shops and businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments

Having trouble spending your bitcoin?<p>Despite the cryptocurrency boom, using it to pay for goods is far from mainstream. But there's one startup that …

Costco Is Worried It's Losing to Wal-Mart and Amazon

The warehouse club is hurrying to play catch-up in grocery delivery to keep from losing members.<p><b>Costco</b> (NASDAQ:COST) never bought into the idea it …

How controlling your recommendations system can drive sales growth

<i>Greg Cox, chief product and technology officer, Experticity.</i><p>It’s impossible to open up a business publication today without reading something about …

eCommerce

Retailers continue to experiment with visual search

Though image-enabled search technology is gaining traction within the retail industry, it remains murky whether or not consumers will actually adopt …

eCommerce
eCommerce

Bringing Blockchain Technology to E-Commerce: Current Trends

While online retail sales have increased astronomically over recent years, in the online retail space, from shoes, to purses, and even to …

Whole Foods gives Amazon hundreds of return centers. A startup wants to give other e-commerce sites the same.

Happy Returns has raised a $4 million Series A investment.<p>When Amazon acquired Whole Foods last month, it bought more than a grocery business; it also purchased 400-plus stores that could serve as return points for Amazon orders.<p>Now, a startup called Happy Returns is building a nationwide network …

Online

This one couch is listed for four different prices, with five different names, on five different sites

It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school, others are graduating or just moving house, and millions of individuals are shopping for new furniture. Increasingly, people are buying stuff like sofas and dressers—things they used to test out in person—on the internet, thanks to the …

End of an era: Amazon’s 1-click buying patent finally expires

Get your pointer fingers ready: Amazon’s one-click buying process, patented by the Seattle-based company back in the heady days of 1999, expired on …

eCommerce

With Amazon looming, Walmart quietly grows as an advertising force

With around 140 million people shopping at its 5,000 stores in the U.S. every week, Walmart is not just a retail giant. It is also a growing …

Advertising Industry

This Startup Is Helping America's Independent Grocers Take On Amazon in the Fight for a $600 Billion Market | Inc.com

Co-founded in 2012 by CEO Nick Nickitas, a former Wall Street executive with an MBA from Cornell, Rosie is backed by investors like NXT Ventures of Boston. Nick and his co-founders are launching their second round of venture financing to help them scale up from the 27 employees they have today.<p>I …

Customers

Four Quadrants - Dividing and Conquering the Crypto Universe

<i>Hu Liang is the former head of emerging technology at State Street, and the founder of a new blockchain stealth startup 'Project Omni.'</i><p><i>In this</i> …

Blockchain

Walmart’s online sales continue upward trend

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Walmart reported comparable-store sales growth of 1.8% year-over-year (YoY) for Q2 2017, while revenue increased 2.1% to $123.4 billion.<p>That boost in revenue is largely due …

eCommerce
Blockchain

Chatbot Experiment: Warby Parker Bot

The Future of E-Commerce: Warby Parker Bot<p><i>Disclaimer: This project is not affiliated with, authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Warby Parker or any</i> …

eCommerce

How This Malaysian Startup Got Over 200 Pieces Of Free Media Coverage In Only Nine Months

Want to save thousands of dollars by doing your own PR?<p>Sounds impossible? It’s not says Andrew Prasatya, Senior Content Marketer at iprice group. According to Prasatya, he has a proven public relations (PR) system that has helped his company get over 200 pieces of press coverage in Southeast Asia’s …

Public Relations

Ethereum, a bubble or the future internet?

It seems to be a billion dollar question whether Ethereum is just a bubble or whether it will shape the way we use internet in the future. The answer …

Cryptography

9 Ways to Include Bots in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Sometimes when I talk about ecommerce marketing, I hear someone say it.“I’m surprised robots haven’t replaced all of us yet.”People say it all the …

Chatbots

THE FREE SHIPPING REPORT: How this pervasive perk is eating away at margins, and the strategies retailers can adopt to compete with Amazon

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping has led to an industry paradigm shift. Online retailers — small and large — are …

eCommerce

Register your drone with DJI or it will throttle it

You might not have to register your drones through the Federal Aviation Administration anymore, but if your flyer of choice is a DJI model, you'll have to activate it online, or take a hit in flight range and functionality. The company is adding a new application activation process, tied to a …

Drones