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81% of retailers will use unified commerce platforms by 2020

This marks a big increase from prior years as retailers step up efforts to create and support omnichannel operations.

Customer Experience

Elon Musk's brilliant email rule at Tesla

<b>By Frank Chung</b><p>Elon Musk is famed for his unconventional management style.+<p>The South African-born entrepreneur behind companies including Tesla and …

Cryptocurrencies have an everything problem

A mom from Arkansas, a major donor to Republican causes with very little experience in technology, wants to invest $50,000 in bitcoin. A man from Switzerland curses during a Skype call because his Korean over-the-counter exchange went down during a massive trade. An entrepreneur placed a Trezor …

Cryptocurrency

The promise of managing identity on the blockchain

Blockchain, the secure distributed ledger technology first created to track bitcoin ownership, has taken on a number of new roles in recent years tracking anything of value from diamonds to real estate deeds to contracts. The blockchain offers the promise of a trusted record that can reduce fraud. …

Blockchain

Mobile Sales Dominate On Cyber Monday

According to a report from The Verge, by Ameiia Krales and Shannon Liao, this year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest sales day for online and for mobile …

75% of Shopping Carts Abandoned On Thanksgiving Weekend

Only one out of four online transactions resulted in a purchase Thanksgiving weekend according to a Barilliance study, but triggered email campaigns …

Product Recommendation Effect on Black Friday Weekend

The Data: Where we got it and how we cleaned it<p>Our goal is to understand how product recommendations helped eCommerce stores.<p>We know that product …

Black Friday 2017 Cart Abandonment Stats

Black Friday Cart Abandonment Stats Breakdown<p><b>Cart Abandonment by Territory</b><p>Global cart abandonment over Black Friday weekend came in at …

Retailers, don't be relieved: Amazon's second act is yet to come

But for investors looking for anything but a short-term trade, this response is way too premature. The market took a bit of a reality check on …

Morgan Stanley

It's easier than ever to bet on the death of brick-and-mortar retail

There's no denying that traditional retailers are in trouble. Fortunately for stock investors, it just got even easier to bet on their demise.<p>ProShares, a provider of exchange-traded funds, just unveiled the Decline of the Retail Store ETF (ticker: EMTY) — a product designed to return the inverse …

Investing

Death of Retail? 2017 Was All About the Empire of Luxury E-Tail

At first glance, Lauren Santo Domingo may not strike you as an empire builder. A former Vogue editor and glossy blond socialite, she is married to the heir of a Colombian beer fortune and has a slew of “It girl” friends. She could appear easy to dismiss.<p>But this week Moda Operandi, the online high …

eCommerce

Surging online orders are swamping UPS and causing package delays

A record-breaking surge in online purchases this holiday season is swamping delivery companies.<p>UPS said on Tuesday that the deluge of online purchases during Cyber Week has resulted in package delays of one or two days, Bloomberg reports.<p>The company's delivery drivers are working overtime — as many …

Cyber Monday

My $200,000 bitcoin odyssey

This was not what I expected to be doing with my October. But there I was, on a flight to Hong Kong, hoping I would be able to retrieve $200,000 worth of bitcoin from a broken laptop.<p>Four years ago, I was living in Hong Kong when a fellow journalist named Mike* and I decided to invest in bitcoin. I …

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Global Policy

Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin Security - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin is taking the world by storm. The decentralized digital currency is a secure payment platform that anybody can use. It is free from …

Quantum Computing

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

Smart Homes

What happens when you sell your startup?

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Entrepreneurship is not just about …

Venture Capital

Shoppers expect more personalization

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Consumers are expecting personalization more quickly, with 54% of shoppers anticipating a personalized discount in a day, and 32% within just an hour of sharing their …

eCommerce

Adding buyer protection to cryptocurrencies could finally take them mainstream

Generally, online payment platforms are more of a necessary evil than a pleasure to work with. Systems like PayPal and others have been used extensively, but have limited functionality, low-level business application, and no access for cryptocurrency users. While these systems have been popular, …

Retail is dead, long live the retail experience

Aside from announcing the insanely expensive iPhone X last month, one piece of Apple news went somewhat unnoticed: the renaming of Apple stores to …

eCommerce

WTF is Ethereum?

Blockchain is eating the world, including media and marketing.<p>But confusion exists about blockchain’s newfangled terms. We’re breaking things down, …

Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

Josh Nussbaum Contributor<p>Joshua Nussbaum is a partner at the New York-based venture firm, Compound.<p>Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sales are all the rage right now. In the 5+ years I’ve been working in the VC industry, this is by and large the fastest I’ve seen any area of …

Blockchain

bpost acquires Radial, formerly eBay enterprise, for $820M

The global e-commerce race — and how it is underpinned by logistics, delivery and economies of scale — continues to heat up. And today, the Belgian Post Group, also known as bpost, announced its latest move to bulk up its operations in North America. It has acquired Radial, the fulfilment company …

eCommerce

This Is How the World Will Shop by 2025

We asked the world's leading e-commerce technology providers to help us predict the future of online, in-store, and automated shopping.<p>PCMag reviews …

eCommerce

How Jack Wills used personalisation to increase conversion by 12%

A case study of how a retail brand ran a personalisation program to improve engagementJack Wills, a retail fashion store, has used personalisation to …

eCommerce

TechCrunch

The global e-commerce race continues to heat up

TechCrunch

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Elements, Stripe’s new check-out toolkit, aims to boost e-commerce sales completions

Stripe, the payments startup is now valued at $9 billion, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to help its customers — which now number in the hundreds of thousands, and include companies like Lyft, Salesforce, Facebook, Deliveroo, and the U.K. government — generate more transactions, …

eCommerce

Short seller Andrew Left says he's found a 'business dirtier than Herbalife'

The Citron Research founder tweeted on Wednesday that the Canadian e-commerce company Shopify was a "business dirtier than Herbalife."<p>He also posted a seven-minute YouTube video outlining his bear case, titled "Citron Exposes the Dark Side of Shopify — The FTC Will Take Notice," and posted a report …

eCommerce

Citron Exposes the Dark Side of shopify The FTC will Take Notice

<b>Shopify Immediate Price Target- $60- and that is before they are caught red handed by the FTC</b><p>Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) is the #1 <b>hottest</b> stock on the NYSE …