Retail & Ecommerce

On today's episode, we discuss what "going back to the office" may actually mean, the dawn of “tiered-access journalism,” video safe havens for brands, possible surges in travel plans, Facebook's new video speed dating app called Sparked, why the Rubik's Cube was invented, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts Jillian Ryan and Jeremy Goldman, and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Another day, another network: Dollar Tree becomes the latest company to launch a retail media network, in effort to capitalize on the rise in ecommerce channel ad spending.

Gig economy meets supply chain: Target is piloting a delivery model that aims to reduce delivery times by incorporating Shipt contract workers.

Vice launches its affiliate content business: The publisher’s Rec Room will focus on smaller, independent brands tied to CBD, sexual wellness, and other industries within Vice’s coverage area.

On today's episode, we discuss Amazon's current size, how much more of the market it might swallow, and whether others could ever compete. We then talk about Best Buy's new membership program, Instacart, DoorDash, and Walmart getting into financial services, and how much in-store foot traffic has recovered in 2021. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer analysts at Insider Intelligence Daniel Keyes and Blake Droesch.

New ad formats on TikTok: The company is preparing a new slate of ecommerce ad formats as part of its broader push to encourage users to shop on the app.

Nearly half of US social media users have bought something via social platforms: Facebook and Instagram were clear favorites, but most social networks have been ramping up shopping capabilities.

B2B, C2C, and B2C payments all stand to gain from shorter settlement times, which offer greater financial flexibility and control. Faster payments’ speed also provides valuable transparency for firms, which benefit from the certainty of immediate payment.