ecommerce

eBay, Visa and Mastercard pull out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Stripe and eBay have followed PayPal in backing out of Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra. They confirmed to the Financial Times that they would pull their support, while Mastercard and Visa have also dropped out. “We highly respect the vision of the Libra Association; however, eBay has made the decision […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us debuts a new website, but you’re really buying from Target

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Just in time for the holiday season, the Toys “R” Us website is back, with one big difference: Target is powering the revived ToysRUs.com. When you go to complete a purchase on the latter, it redirects you to Target’s website to check out. Richard Barry, […]

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Not even Allbirds is safe from Amazon’s copycat ways

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Allbirds The tech world’s penchant for outright copying successful ideas is well-documented. You only need to look at the last couple of years of Instagram’s development path to see just how much Facebook has tried to copy every unique facet of Snapchat. But Amazon may have taken things to an […]

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Pinterest’s latest Lens update makes it easier to buy items in your photos

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Pinterest Online shopping can be daunting, especially if you’re looking for one very specific type of item. Rather than search for “green Jaipur tapestry” or “blue plaid button-down shirt”, it might be easier just to snap a photo. Pinterest announced today that it is upgrading its Lens camera search feature […]

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Target’s curbside Drive Up service now available across the US

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Target Target’s same-day Drive Up service is now available across all 50 states in the US. If you’ve never used Drive Up before, the service allows you to order items through the retailer’s mobile app and then pick them up at a designated parking spot at your local Target store. […]

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TikTok offers in-app purchasing of sponsored products

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images TikTok, the short-form video platform dominated by teens, is now moving steadily into sponsored content. TechCrunch reported today that the app will now let viewers buy products associated with sponsored hashtags without leaving the app. Called Hashtag Challenge Plus, the new feature allows companies who […]

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FedEx drops Amazon (at least for Express shipments in the US)

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Drew Angerer via Getty Images FedEx announced today that it won’t renew its FedEx Express US contract with Amazon. Instead it will “focus on serving the broader e-commerce market.” While Amazon relies on other carriers, usually UPS and the United States Postal Service, FedEx is a big player. Dropping Amazon […]

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Amazon Prime members, one-day shipping has arrived

Mashable Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Amazon delivery workers will be working hard to get packages delivered quickly. Image: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2019-06-04 17:58:01 UTC Amazon is hustling to get […]

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Google Cloud’s extended outage was a big headache for small stores

Mashable Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. A Google Cloud outage left Shopify stores out of action. Image: Getty Images/EyeEm By Johnny Lieu2019-06-04 00:39:12 UTC A significant outage on Sunday caused a host of online […]

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eBay’s improved AI translation boosts Spanish-language sales

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links jejim via Getty Images Since eBay added artificial intelligence translations for product listings in 2014, sales from the US to Spanish-speaking Latin American nations increased by almost 11 percent, according to a study. Researchers from MIT and Washington University in St. Louis scraped data from the ecommerce platform, and found […]

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