Articles with tag like: social commerce

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Interview with Lowell Group on social commerce and its relevance for merchants

Interviews | Ecommerce | 23 Jul 2021

Michael A. Renz, Lowell Group: ‘The customer experience counts the most – and it should drive all efforts in order to increase sales since social commerce provides a unique opportunity to do so.’

social commerce, ecommerce, merchants, online shopping

YouTube acquires social commerce startup Simsim

News | Ecommerce | 20 Jul 2021

YouTube has announced the acquisition of Simsim, an India-based social commerce startup.

social commerce, ecommerce

Klarna acquires HERO to bring best of in-store experience to social shopping

News | Ecommerce | 12 Jul 2021

Klarna has acquired of HERO, a social shopping platform designed to provide consumers with inspiration, advice and immediately shoppable content produced directly from retailers' physical stores. 

Klarna, acquisition, social commerce, ecommerce

Social commerce to surpass USD 30 bln in the US, eMarketer reported

News | Ecommerce | 09 Jul 2021

eMarketer has revealed in its latest forecast that social commerce sales in the US are picking up.

research, social commerce, ecommerce, online shopping

Printemps launches livestream shopping event

News | Ecommerce | 28 Jun 2021

France-based department store Printemps has debuted a livestream shopping experience, claiming to be the first in the country to tap into the growing trend that first took place in China.

product launch, livestream shopping, social commerce, ecommerce

88 percent of US-based Millennials want to make purchases on chat apps

News | Mobile Payments | 15 Jun 2021

Clickatell, a mobile communications and chat commerce company, has revealed that 82% of US-based Millennials want to make purchases via chat apps like the ones they use to talk to friends and family.

study, research, social commerce, mobile payments

TikTok is testing in-app shopping with streetwear brand Hype

News | Ecommerce | 18 May 2021

ByteDance, the maker of video app TikTok, has started to test in-app shopping features in Europe.

social commerce, ecommerce, online shopping

Snap to launch its Creator Marketplace in May 2021

News | Ecommerce | 07 May 2021

Snap has announced plans to launch a Creator Marketplace, which will help businesses to find and partner with Snapchat creators, including Lens creators, AR creators, and Snap Stars.

Snapchat, product launch, marketplace, social commerce, ecommerce

India-based social commerce to value USD 7 bln by 2025, Redseer reveals

News | Ecommerce | 12 Apr 2021

India-based consulting company Redseer has revealed that the social commerce segment in India is expected to value USD 7 billion and contribute at least 5% of the overall ecommerce market by 2025.

study, research, social commerce, ecommerce

Snapchat acquires fashion recommendation app Screenshop to expand its ecommerce efforts

News | Ecommerce | 09 Apr 2021

Snapchat has acquired Screenshop, an app that scans your photos to identify your desired style choices, then provides clothing recommendations based on those findings.

Snapchat, acquisition, social commerce, ecommerce

Afterpay to launch live shopping event featuring sustainable brands

News | Ecommerce | 07 Apr 2021

Afterpay has announced the launch of a live shopping event to help consumers build a more mindful and eco-friendly wardrobe.

Afterpay, social commerce, BNPL, ecommerce

Nike is working on an in-house social commerce app aimed at Gen Z

News | Ecommerce | 02 Apr 2021

Nike has launched a project that aims to create its own social shopping niche outside the bounds of TikTok and Instagram.

product launch, social commerce, ecommerce

YouTube tests automated product recognition in videos

News | Ecommerce | 31 Mar 2021

YouTube has announced experimenting with a product listing feature for videos, pushing the video platform in the social commerce direction.

ecommerce, social commerce, mobile payments

Nordstrom launches platform for shoppable content as more retailers experiment with livestreaming

News | Ecommerce | 19 Mar 2021

The department store chain Nordstrom has announced its 'Livestream Shopping' channel, as part of its broader ambitions to delve into ecommerce livestreaming.

social commerce, online shopping, ecommerce, retail

Rapyd powers payments on J L Stream – the India-based social live streaming app

News | Mobile Payments | 17 Mar 2021

Rapyd has partnered with J L Stream (Jaldi Live), the new 'Made in India' social live streaming app, to provide a complete payment solution to J L Stream users globally.

Rapyd, social commerce, e-wallet, mobile payments

Walmart to host a new livestream shopping event on TikTok

News | Ecommerce | 10 Mar 2021

Walmart has announced it will return to TikTok to host another livestream shopping event, which will allow viewers to shop the featured products directly in the TikTok app by tapping on product 'pins'.

Walmart, social commerce, online shopping, ecommerce

Twitter trials new ecommerce features for tweets

News | Ecommerce | 09 Mar 2021

Twitter has confirmed it’s testing a new way to display tweets that link out to ecommerce product pages – like products on a Shopify store.

Twitter, ecommerce, social commerce

Roadman Investments signs Social Ecommerce Licensing Agreement with A3Com Solutions

News | Ecommerce | 15 Feb 2021

Roadman Investments has signed a Social Ecommerce Licensing Agreement to add A3Com Solutions’ iCashRewards to its portfolio.

social commerce, Roadman. investment, A3Com, loyalty rewards, ecommerce

India-based social commerce app Kiko TV raises pre-series A funding led by SOSV

News | Ecommerce | 26 Jan 2021

India-based social commerce startup Kiko TV had raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-series A funding round led by US-based VC firm SOSV.

Kiko TV, funding round, fundraising, India, social commerce, ecommerce, online shopping

Mastercard rolls out biometric card in Asia, extends Click to Pay checkout to Hong Kong

News | Cards | 21 Dec 2020

Mastercard has rolled out a biometric card in Asia, and has extended the Click to Pay online checkout solution to Asia Pacific including Hong Kong.

MasterCard, biometric card, click-to-pay, payment checkout, IDEMIA, social commerce