Patreon sells product curation site Kit to Geniuslink – gpgmail

Patreon, the platform for independent content creators to operate membership businesses for their core fans, announced it is selling the assets of Kit.com to localized affiliate link service Geniuslink. Founded in 2015, Kit is a social-shopping platform where influencers curate bundles of products (“kits”) they recommend. When their fans buy products they featured in a […]

Walmart Grocery is expanding its $98 per year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ subscription across the U.S. – gpgmail

Walmart is expanding its brand-new “Delivery Unlimited” grocery delivery membership program to more stores across the U.S., with plans to reach over 50% of the country by year-end. The new program allows regular grocery delivery customers to pay either an annual fee of $98 or $12.95 on a monthly basis instead of paying the usual […]

Google Express to close in a few weeks, will become part of Google Shopping – gpgmail

Google’s failed online shopping service Google Express is closing in a few weeks, as its features will be merged into a revamped version of Google Shopping, Google says in an email sent to its customers this week. The company had already announced its plans to shutter the Google Express brand, as part of a wider […]

Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in its latest step into the financing fray – gpgmail

Last week, when the popular payments startup Stripe made some waves with its first move into money lending through the launch of Stripe Capital, we reported that the company was also soon going to be launching a credit card. Now, that news is official. Today, the company is doubling down on financing with the launch […]

Jack Ma officially retires as Alibaba’s chairman – gpgmail

Jack Ma stepped down as Alibaba’s chairman today, handing the role over to the company’s current CEO Daniel Zhang. The transition was announced a year ago. Ma will continue serving on Alibaba’s board until its annual general shareholders’ meeting next year. He also remains a lifetime partner of Alibaba Partnership, a group drawn from the […]

Target’s personalized loyalty program launches nationwide next month – gpgmail

Target today announced its new, data-driven loyalty program, Target Circle, will launch nationwide on October, 6th, following a year and a half of beta testing in select markets. The program combines a variety of features including 1% back on purchases, birthday rewards, and personalized offers and savings designed to make the program more attractive to […]

Why am I seeing this ad? AI, ML & human error in advertising – gpgmail

Ad platforms create equal opportunities for businesses but not equal outcomes. They’re mostly marketed as self-service and easy to use, however, there are new features added regularly and open-ended ways to set, structure and target. Meaning, countless ways to spend—creating winners and losers in advertising. This is where machines and digital advertisers are needed, to […]

Syte snaps up $21.5M for its smartphone-based visual search engine for e-commerce – gpgmail

Visual search has become a key component for how people discover products when buying online: if a person don’t know the exact name of what he or she wants, or what they want is not available, it can be an indispensable tool for connecting them with things they might want to buy. Now, one of […]

DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries – gpgmail

DHL  has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to 34 African countries. DHL  href=”https://Gpgmail.com/2019/04/11/dhl-launches-africa-eshop-app-for-global-retailers-to-sell-into-africa/”>went live with the digital retail app in April, bringing more than 200 U.S. and U.K. sellers — from Neiman Marcus to Carters — online to African consumers. Africa […]

Alibaba’s UCWeb to launch an e-commerce service in India – gpgmail

UCWeb, a subsidiary of Chinese giant Alibaba, plans to launch an e-commerce service in India in the coming months. In a statement to gpgmail, a UCWeb spokesperson said the firm plans to build an e-commerce service around content platform in India. The spokesperson added that UCWeb has no intention to compete with existing e-commerce businesses […]