Are QR Codes an Option for Contactless Payments?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, many physical-store merchants considered contactless payments to be a fad. Most did not see a reason to implement contactless systems. They were, after all, expensive to install and difficult to operate with little apparent return on the investment. Then came the coronavirus. Everything changed for contactless payments. Now consumers are reluctant …

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Scalefast Closes $22M Series B To Boost E-commerce Pathway For High-Growth Brands – Crunchbase News

Digital commerce solution Scalefast announced it raised a $22 million Series B round of funding Tuesday to help brands launch an e-store in as little as 15 days. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily The Los Angeles-based company’s mission is to improve agility and speed in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) world, which Scalefast’s founder and CMO Olivier …

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Online Retail Scheme grants 183 retailers an average of €35,500 each

A total of 183 retailers will receive between €16,000 and €40,000 in funding under the Government’s Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme. Today (2 July), Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, announced that 183 retailers were approved for a total of €6.5m in funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme. The Government …

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Amazon’s Sponsored Display is Finally Available for Sellers!

It’s time to properly take advantage of that valuble real estate below the buybox! Learn strategies for the new Amazon Sponsored Display Beta Campaigns.Amazon’s Sponsored Display is finally available for sellers!After two years of only being available to vendors through the AMS/Ad Console, third-party sellers can now take advantage of the wonderful placements directly below …

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SEO How-to, Part 6: Optimizing On-page Elements

Keyword research can help improve your organic search performance. Search engines attempt to sync the words and intent of consumers’ queries with web pages. Ecommerce merchants should therefore align their pages using the right keywords to convey the proper intent. This post is the sixth installment in my “SEO How-to” series, following: Body copy is …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on E-Commerce GMV, Part 2

Since our prior post last week (with data from January 1 – Mar. 17, 2020), more communities around the world have been locked down and more people are working from home. Marketplaces continue to update their policies for marketplace sellers, brands and retailers are adjusting advertising spend, and businesses are jockeying with fulfillment options. We’ve …

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Fivetran Lands $100M In Andreessen-, General Catalyst-Led Series C To Grow Globally – Crunchbase News

Fivetran said Tuesday it raised a $100 million Series C round of financing led by Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst, giving the provider of automated data integration a valuation of $1.2 billion. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily The company automates connectors to sync data from cloud applications, databases and event logs into users’ data warehouses …

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