Retail

Google Invests $550M in JD.com to Modernize Retail

JD products will also be available through Google Shopping.

The Maryland Cannabis Market Matters More Than Companies May Realize

Leaflink and Greenbits discuss why the market there is important to the industry and why companies should get into it now.

Etsy Announces New Tools for Sellers, and a Higher Transaction Fee

But will it make business owners happy?

Instagram Users Can Now Shop Without Ever Leaving Brands’ Stories

Clicking on new stickers brings up product information, link to buy.

Snapchat Introduces Shoppable Snap Ads, Amping Up Its Ecommerce Offerings

Snapchat’s new Shoppable Snap and Story ads lets advertisers create an ad that consumers can shop—all while staying in the Snapchat ecosystem.

PayPal Built An Artist-Created Pop-Up Bodega Shop In SoHo To Show How People Use Extra Cash

How would you spend an extra $500?

Onerous Ecommerce Checkout Processes May Be Driving Millennials Away

An Experian study found the desire for frictionless security.

How Pop-Up Shops Are Evolving as Ecommerce Brands Expand Their Footprints

Ecommerce companies continue to open pop-up shops or brick-and-mortar stores that stand for something more than products.

Walmart’s New Shopping Service Raises a Lot of Questions About Whether It’s Worth It

The service is called Jetblack.

Cuyana’s First Store in NYC Is the Company’s Culmination of Everything It’s Learned in Retail So Far

Cuyana’s third store comes from the brand’s mission to be an omnichannel retailer.