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Amazon lowers free shipping threshold after Walmart’s sterling Q4 in ecommerce

February 24, 2017

Amazon has recently lowered its minimum order for free shipping to $35 — the same minimum Walmart instituted on free two-day shipping not three weeks ago, in a move that evinces Amazon’s acknowledgment of Walmart’s enterprising ecommerce tactics.

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EBay brings reselling capabilities to “social organizer” app

February 23, 2017

eBay is looking to entice users of Snupps, an application that allows for cataloging and social sharing of one’s belongings, to monetize their unwanted items through seamless integration.

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Despite rising fraud, 80pc of consumers believe their info is secure: report

February 23, 2017

A new report from ACI Worldwide illuminates a few of the drawbacks of an increasingly connected world, including a focus on the U.S., where only 54 percent of consumers trust third-party firms with personal and financial data.

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Gulf Oil pilot program proves mobile payments belong in any sector

February 22, 2017

Gulf Oil, which licenses its intellectual property to a number of gas stations across the country, is piloting a mobile payments product, which is to launch in select New England and New York markets.

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92pc of shoppers visit a brand’s Web site to do something other than shop: report

February 22, 2017

Given how quickly the field is developing, consumer ecommerce behavior is still a mystery to many working in mobile, making the online shopping ecosystem one largely bereft of personalization, according to a new report from Episerver.

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Starbucks Japan creates keychain enabled for contactless payments

February 21, 2017

Starbucks Japan’s partnership with local fashion brand Beams has produced an interesting entry into a precarious wearables market: a branded keychain that customers can use to pay for their drinks, similar to its ubiquitous mobile payments product.

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Vivid Seats inks deal to become official ticket provider on ESPN’s digital platforms

February 17, 2017

ESPN has decided to partner with online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats in a deal that unseats rival Stubhub as official ticket partner across digital platforms, providing the media outlet’s consumers with seamlessly integrated branding, links and promotions.

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What to expect from eTail West 2017

February 17, 2017

With the lead up to this year’s eTail West in full swing, here is what is awaiting attendees of the conference, which begins on February 27 and touts 60 percent retail attendance.

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90pc of travelers want to use mobile devices to search for flights: report

February 16, 2017

Despite strong profit projections in the past year, a new report from CellPoint Mobile claims that airlines are not taking full advantage of mobile solutions for their ecommerce infrastructures.

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Q4 mcommerce spending grew 45pc year-over-year: report

February 15, 2017

While the rise of mcommerce and ecommerce at large is unsurprising to anyone paying attention, online retail is usurping bricks-and-mortar spending in Q4, the most active retail quarter, according to the latest comScore report.

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