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YouTube shuts down Indian social commerce app Simsim

News | Ecommerce | 27 Mar 2023

YouTube has decided to shut down its live social commerce app Simsim, and made commitments to building a ‘seamless shopping experience for viewers.’

ecommerce, livestream shopping, social commerce, social engineering, online shopping

Online payments and 2023 economic trends: insights from Macropay's Adam J Clarke

Interviews | Online Payments | 21 Mar 2023

Adam J Clarke, CEO & Founder of Macropay, delves into the economic trends that are expected to shape 2023 and their impact on the payment industry.

online payments, payments , inflation, cash flow, digital payments, transactions , ecommerce, BNPL, social commerce, COVID-19

WPP, Stripe expand commerce and payments solutions

News | Payments General | 17 Feb 2023

Creative transformation company WPP has partnered with financial infrastructure platform for businesses Stripe to expand commerce and payments solutions for brands.

partnership, payments , social commerce, ecommerce, digitalisation, payments infrastructure, ecommerce platform, digital payments, online shopping, fintech, marketplace

Clickatell launches Chat 2 Pay on Whatsapp for customers of FlySafair

News | Mobile Payments | 03 Feb 2023

US-based chat commerce company Clickatell has rolled out Chat 2 Pay, enabling airline FlySafair’s customers to pay for luggage on the latter’s Whatsapp channel.

mobile payments, WhatsApp, travel payments, product launch, social commerce

Linktree introduces 3 new monetisation features

News | Payments General | 01 Feb 2023

Canada-based connectivity platform Linktree has launched new features to help content creators diversify their income sources and engage more with fans.

mobile payments, social commerce, Google Pay, Apple Pay, PayPal

TikTok prepares for launch of TikTok Shop in Spain

News | Ecommerce | 25 Jan 2023

China-based social media platform TikTok is reportedly preparing to launch its TikTok Shop in Spain.

expansion, ecommerce, social commerce, online shopping, shopping

PayTabs acquires Paymes

News | Ecommerce | 12 Dec 2022

Saudi Arabia-based fintech PayTabs has announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Turkey-based social commerce platform Paymes.

acquisition, payments , online payments, ecommerce platform, marketplace, social commerce, merchants, SMEs, unified commerce, instant payments

Amazon to launch TikTok-like shopping feature in social commerce push

News | Ecommerce | 09 Dec 2022

Amazon has announced it plans to roll out a TikTok-like feed in its ecommerce app, in a bid to attract new shoppers through photos and videos from influencers.

Amazon, ecommerce, marketplace, social commerce, product upgrade

Elon Musk reveals how a Twitter payments system would work

News | Payments General | 10 Nov 2022

Elon Musk has revealed his plans to bring Twitter into the payments space during a livestreamed meeting with advertisers hosted on Twitter Spaces.

payments , online payments, social commerce, product upgrade

TikTok plans ecommerce expansion to the US and Brazil

News | Ecommerce | 20 Oct 2022

Chinese social media platfom TikTok has reportedly announced several job openings in the US indicating plans to expand ecommerce services in the country, according to South China Morning Post.

social commerce, ecommerce, direct to consumer, ecommerce platform

TikTok, TalkShopLive to launch live shopping in the US

News | Ecommerce | 04 Oct 2022

China-based social media platform TikTok is due to enter a partnership with TalkShopLive to launch TikTok Shop in the US.

partnership, ecommerce, livestream shopping, expansion, social commerce, marketplace, online shopping

Adyen, Shopline expand partnership to boost smart commerce

News | Ecommerce | 28 Sep 2022

Global fintech Adyen has announced it expanded its partnership with Asia’s biggest smart commerce platform, SHOPLINE, to reduce complexities using one single integration and deliver valuable shopper insights.

partnership, local payment method, payment gateway, online payments, payment methods, KYC, compliance, PCI compliance, expansion, merchant, merchants, merchant onboarding, ecommerce, ecommerce platform, social commerce, m-commerce

Meta to shut down live shopping feature

News | Ecommerce | 04 Aug 2022

Global popular social media platform Meta (Facebook) has announced it is shutting down its live shopping feature as of October 2022, to further focus on the platform’s Reels.

online shopping, livestream shopping, ecommerce, ecommerce platform, cross-border ecommerce, artificial intelligence, social commerce, platform

Attentive rolls out text-to-buy with Shop Pay from Shopify

News | Ecommerce | 04 Aug 2022

US-based conversational commerce platform Attentive has launched text-to-buy with Shop Pay, allowing customers to make purchases from an SMS conversation.

social commerce, product launch, Shopify, ecommerce, mobile payments

Indonesia denies access to Yahoo, PayPal, gaming websites over license breaches

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 02 Aug 2022

Indonesia has reportedly blocked the search engine Yahoo, online payments giant PayPal, and several gaming websites for failing to comply with licensing rules.

regulation, regulatory sandbox, social commerce, online platform, compliance

TikTok cancels ecommerce expansion in Europe and the US

News | Ecommerce | 05 Jul 2022

China-based social media platform TikTok has abandoned plans to join the European and US live ecommerce market.

ecommerce, livestream shopping, expansion, social commerce

Shopify partners with content management platform Sanity

News | Ecommerce | 29 Jun 2022

Norwegian content management platform Sanity has partnered with ecommerce platform Shopify

partnership, ecommerce, ecommerce platform, social commerce

Telegram offers direct in-app purchases through Unlimint

News | Mobile Payments | 29 Jun 2022

UK-based fintech Unlimint has integrated with messaging service Telegram to be the latter’s payment provider.

social commerce, partnership, mobile payments, marketplace, data protection

Abeg rebrands to Pocket, gets approval as Mobile Money Operator in Nigeria

News | Mobile Payments | 28 Jun 2022

Nigeria-based fintech Pocket has gained an approval in principle (AIP) to drive digital payments and inclusion for micro-entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallet, social commerce, digitalisation

Mastercard and Aiia launch Open Banking feature 'Pay by link'

News | Payments General | 09 Jun 2022

Mastercard has delivered its payment feature ‘Pay by link’ in partnership with Denmark-based fintech Aiia, so businesses can accept payments anywhere.

MasterCard, Open Banking, partnership, product launch, social commerce