Retail & Ecommerce

Gen Z spends more on clothing and cares more about political issues: A recent survey highlighted Gen Z spending habits that are behind the growth of social commerce and secondhand clothing and showed an increased rate of environmental consciousness.

PayPal users can make offline transactions using the wallet’s QR payment codes on select United flights—and Amex made it easier for customers to add their cards to PayPal.

Four years from now, eMarketer estimates that mcommerce will account for over 10.4% of all retail sales in the US. To take advantage of that growth, retailers will need to double down on their efforts to find and serve a mobile audience.

Since Alibaba held its first Singles’ Day in 2009, the event has grown into a shopping extravaganza that lasts for weeks and stretches across various platforms.

Visa is reportedly considering reducing the fees that Apple Pay earns from banks on subscription payments—potentially limiting the wallet’s revenues.

Is TikTok ready to take on Amazon? ByteDance wants to launch an international ecommerce platform; whether it rolls out as a TikTok integration, or as a standalone app, will be a litmus test for the strength of the US social commerce market.

Singles’ Day, the online shopping festival invented by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba and held on November 11, is widely known in the West. Now, a series of similar “double-digit” shopping festivals from digital powerhouses Lazada and Shopee are driving ecommerce growth in Southeast Asia.

Parcels in the US, Australia, and the UK most commonly originate from China, as many retailers ship goods from the country.