Retail & Ecommerce

Netflix and Walmart’s partnership lets both swing back at Amazon: The deal is part of Netflix’s ongoing attempt to diversify through merchandise and other revenue streams.

Partnering with Billie lets Klarna’s European merchants offer B2B financing—helping it move early into a growing segment instead of vying for consumers.

On today's episode, we discuss who is using "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) services, why they're choosing them, whether banks can compete, and the dark side of these payment options. We then talk about whether Amazon's tech-fueled fitting rooms can move the needle, what early Black Friday deals from Amazon really mean, and some advertising secrets from the online shopping giant. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence David Morris and Andrew Lipsman.

Walmart’s GoLocal delivery service will need smaller customers to be sustainable: The Home Depot is a good start, but it’s big enough that it’s likely to take delivery in-house in the near future.

Trust in mass media is down—but social media isn’t a perfect alternative: Media confidence is highly split on partisan lines, and using social media for news can reproduce the same problems.

With a fresh approach to insurance sales and a modern tech stack, Toggle, a Farmers’ Insurance Company, is focused on simplifying the purchase journey. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Financial Services with Toggle’s Josh LaRoche, research and marketing director, to hear how empowering policyholders has helped its parent company innovate.

The BNPL provider will bring its solution to Simon Properties and FreedomPay merchants as consumers head back to stores for the holidays.

When it comes to ecommerce, China is ahead of the pack, whether it is sales, marketing tactics, or logistics.

In 2021, smartphone mcommerce will generate $295.41 billion in US sales, equaling 82.2% of total retail mcommerce sales.

US retail ecommerce sales growth will slow considerably this holiday season, from 32.0% in the 2020 season to 14.4% during that of 2021.