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Issue #35  •  March 2  •  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: Affirm gets a massive endorsement from WalMart, Target launches a marketplace, Payoneer intros new seller capital advance product
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🌟 SPOTLIGHT:
Affirm CEO Max Levchin Talks New Partnership With Walmart on Cheddar
Max Levchin, founder and CEO of lending startup Affirm, joined Cheddar’s Tanaya Macheel to discuss Affirm’s partnership with Walmart to offer point-of-sale loans for customers.
📈 STATS OF THE WEEK
98% percent of Etsy’s footprint comes from sending packages. They just became the first global ecommerce company to offset all of its shipping emissions… Link
Amazon has nearly 50% of all e-commerce trade. How they did it and what it means… Link
Southeast Asia’s e-commerce market is set to exceed US$102 billion by 2025, here are eight trends set to shape the market. Link
📢 NEWS
Late to the Game, Target Launches Ecommerce Marketplace

Amazon to Launch New Grocery-Store Business - WSJ

Robots may soon make your FedEx delivery from Walmart, Target and Pizza Hut

This startup is solving fashion’s waste problem with on-demand manufacturing

Amazon is testing its own delivery service. If it succeeds, expect a price war

Payoneer Launches Capital Advance Services for U.S. Sellers – WWD

How DTC Retail Brands Will Fuel Their Next Phase of Growth | ExchangeWire.com

💰 FUNDING and M&A
DTC ecommerce startup Peloton Is Said to Pick Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan to Lead IPO - Bloomberg

ThirdLove, the direct-to-consumer lingerie startup, gets a $55M boost – TechCrunch

Pinterest confidentially files for IPO

JD.com and Rakuten to collaborate on drone delivery in Japan - Parcel and Postal Technology International

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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
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