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Weaving Tales from eBay Sales

Weaving Tales from eBay Sales | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Brooklyn resident and fashion blogger Emily Spivack has compiled the funny, sweet and strange histories of hundreds of items on eBay.
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Responsible Digital Credit for Merchants: Insights from Kenya

Responsible Digital Credit for Merchants: Insights from Kenya | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
As digital credit expands rapidly in East Africa and elsewhere, offering credit responsibly is becoming increasingly important. These insights from Kenyan merchants who use Kopo Kopo’s Grow cash advance product point toward some best practices for digital merchant credit.
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Project Jasper: Lessons From Bank of Canada's First Blockchain Project - CoinDesk

Project Jasper: Lessons From Bank of Canada's First Blockchain Project - CoinDesk | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Canada's central bank discusses new takeaways from six months of distributed ledger experimentation.
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Amazon Expands Into Ocean Freight

Amazon Expands Into Ocean Freight | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Amazon.com has begun handling shipment of goods by ocean, taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies and marking the retailer’s latest move to build out its delivery business.
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Intel Unveils New Intel Responsive Retail Platform and Plans for $100 Million Investment at NRF 2017 | Intel Newsroom

Intel Unveils New Intel Responsive Retail Platform and Plans for $100 Million Investment at NRF 2017 | Intel Newsroom | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Jan. 16, 2017 – At NRF 2017 – Retail’s BIG Show, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered a keynote to a crowded room of retailers, highlighting the important role of data and smart and connected solutions in transforming the retail industry, and the continuation of the company’s commitment to expanding the boundaries of technology to make … Continued
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An ‘Uber’ for Chinese e-commerce | McKinsey & Company

An ‘Uber’ for Chinese e-commerce | McKinsey & Company | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Logistics companies are struggling to match delivery capacity to fluctuating demand. A new social-media platform could help.
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How debit cards stack up

How debit cards stack up | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The debt debit owes to ATMs, banks, and credit card networks in becoming America’s preferred form of payment
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Amazon Scams On The Rise In 2017 As Fraudulent Sellers Run Amok And Profit Big

Amazon Scams On The Rise In 2017 As Fraudulent Sellers Run Amok And Profit Big | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Part one of a series about how the Amazon marketplace is rapidly becoming a cesspool of fraud, counterfeit products, and all out scams.
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8 Big Shifts In FI, Retail, Payments | PYMNTS.com

8 Big Shifts In FI, Retail, Payments | PYMNTS.com | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Karen Webster ID's 8 big shifts that can either kill or catalyze your little corner of these payments ecosystems — and a little heads-up so you can be prepared.
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Jeff Bezos Invests Billions to Make Amazon a Top E-Commerce Player in India

Jeff Bezos Invests Billions to Make Amazon a Top E-Commerce Player in India | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is telling executives to ‘do what it takes to succeed’ in India, investing billions of dollars to build a logistics network that has made the online retailer India’s No. 2 e-commerce player.
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How a $250 Billion Industry Lost Its Bad Reputation

How a $250 Billion Industry Lost Its Bad Reputation | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Today, management advice is everywhere. Yet it wasn’t always certain that an industry built around running enterprises would have so much authority or cachet, according to “Defining Management,” a new book that charts the industry’s evolution.
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More Pain at the Pump, But This Time for Gas-Station Operators

More Pain at the Pump, But This Time for Gas-Station Operators | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Jared Scheeler faced a tough decision this year: Spend more than $100,000 to upgrade the payment systems at his gas pumps in North Dakota or be left without protection against counterfeit cards.
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Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts on Turning Stores Into Town Squares

Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts on Turning Stores Into Town Squares | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Angela Ahrendts views Apple's newly redesigned retail outlets not just as stores, but as the company's next big products, she told Fortune.
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Retail’s SMB Crisis | PYMNTS.com

Retail’s SMB Crisis | PYMNTS.com | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Does the U.S. have a retail crisis — or an SMB crisis? Both. Which is why “fixing” retail must include giving SMB merchants the tools they need to compete.
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Council CTO on E-commerce Best Practices

The Council just published Best Practices for Securing E-commerce which educates merchants on accepting payments securely through online and mobile platforms.
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Retailers Turn to Silicon Valley to Lure Customers

Retailers Turn to Silicon Valley to Lure Customers | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
In the age of Amazon.com, other retailers are scrambling to find a way to keep consumers shopping on their sites and in stores. The trick? Personalization, via data and tech.
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Investors Try to Tap Into the Next Craigslist, Regardless of Earnings

Investors Try to Tap Into the Next Craigslist, Regardless of Earnings | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The two leading contenders offering app-based classified listings, Letgo and OfferUp, have raised some $300 million in the past six months, despite generating virtually zero revenue.
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Shipping Alliances Shore Up Industry, Unsettle Customers

Shipping Alliances Shore Up Industry, Unsettle Customers | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Three shipping alliances born of industry travails are poised to dominate ocean trade for years to come, worrying customers about the prospect of fewer sailings and higher rates.
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For Many Retailers, the Price Isn’t Right

For Many Retailers, the Price Isn’t Right | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Vitamin retailer GNC is revamping its pricing strategy as it seeks to reverse a persistent sales slump. GNC’s overhaul highlights a seemingly basic problem that has suddenly confounded many retailers: how to set prices for products they sell.
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The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen – The Mission – Medium

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen – The Mission – Medium | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
A few months ago, my friend Tim took a new sales job at a Series C tech company that had raised over $60 million from A-list investors. He’s one of the best salespeople I know, but soon after…
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WorldRemit’s Ismail Ahmed thinks mobile money accounts are the future

WorldRemit’s Ismail Ahmed thinks mobile money accounts are the future | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about his company and his views on the future o
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Can Apple Pay for Web take a bite out of PayPal?

Can Apple Pay for Web take a bite out of PayPal? | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Apple announced in June at their World Wide Developers Conference that they're planning to roll out Apple Pay for Web in time for the holiday season. Mac users will be able to pay online in Safari using a “Pay with Apple Pay” button, and authenticate their purchase using Touch ID
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The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. – Medium

The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. – Medium | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
In Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking, @JuliaAngwin and @ProPublica unpack what the subhead says well…
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