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This week: New ways to shop on Instagram, a look at the role Blockchain plays in emerging markets eco
Issue #21  •  September 24  •  view online
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
We provide the latest news and information about retail technology platforms and e-commerce from around the world.
This week: New ways to shop on Instagram, a look at the role Blockchain plays in emerging markets ecommerce, Stripe announces new POS product
-Kyle

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📈 STAT OF THE WEEK
More than half of products purchased on Amazon are now sold by third-party sellers, according to new research, and the company makes about $32 billion in sales from those services. That makes it the second largest revenue segment, after products and ahead of AWS.
More than half of products purchased on Amazon are now sold by third-party sellers, according to new research, and the company makes about $32 billion in sales from those services. That makes it the second largest revenue segment, after products and ahead of AWS.
📢 NEWS
The Prime Effect: How Amazon’s Two-Day Shipping Is Disrupting Retail - WSJ
The quest to offer free two-day delivery has forced retailers like Walmart and Target to spend billions on distribution infrastructure. It’s also forced smaller retailers to hand off selling, warehousing and shipping to a growing roster of startups and giants like FedEx and UPS—not to mention Amazon itself.
How blockchain bridges the digital divide for e-commerce in emerging markets | The Drum

Shopify AR - Augmented Reality for ecommerce & online stores - Shopify

Adobe Expands Voice Capabilities in Adobe Experience Cloud | Adobe Blog

Teikametrics Releases 'Flywheel' to Help Sellers Optimize Amazon Advertising for Total Product Profitability and Market Share

New Ways to Shop on Instagram – Instagram

Playing Nice With Retailers | The Daily | Gartner L2

Ocado retail tech platform deals are increasing, but remain short on detail

💰 FUNDING and M&A

New USD $7.4 Million Investment Follows Impressive Growth in North America

🌟 SPOTLIGHT:
Stripe Terminal: The programmable point of sale
Enable in-person payments with pre-certified card readers, JavaScript and mobile SDKs, and cloud-based hardware management. Stripe Terminal works for any business model, helping you easily extend your online presence into the physical world.

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Techstars Startup Digest Retail Technology & Ecommerce is curated by:
KYLE KELLY KYLE KELLY - Senior Director, Commercial Innovation & Global Business Development at Pitney Bowes
kyle.kelly@startupdigestmail.com
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