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Amazon Debuts Cash-based Alternative Payment Method

Amazon Cash is the latest payment method and feature supported by Amazon and was designed for the under- and unbanked. Consumers can request a barcode that is linked to their Amazon account, and when checking-out at a partner retail store location the customer can add between $15 and $500, using cash, which will become stored

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Wal-Mart Makes Another Major eCommerce Move in Uphill Battle Against Amazon

Amazon has a stronghold as the largest eCommerce merchant in the United States, comprising as much as 43 percent of all U.S. online retail purchases in 2016. Wal-Mart, the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the U.S., is one of the largest U.S. online retailers as well, but with online volumes less than one-fourth that of Amazon.

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Wal-Mart’s $3.3 Billion Acquisition of Jet.com Signifies the Importance of eCommerce

Already an eCommerce, as well as brick-and-mortar, giant, Wal-Mart upped the ante on their digital commerce bet acquiring an online retailer that focuses on an optimal user experience and offers a different customer base. Many analysts say the Jet.com acquisition was geared at competing with Amazon, although it may just be part of a long-term

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Amazon Acquires Indian eCommerce Payment Platform Emvantage

Amazon announced in February they would be acquiring Emvantage, an online payment gateway that processes alternative and card-based payments in India, for an undisclosed sum. The privately held startup offers a platform and technology that Amazon will leverage to develop and build out their Indian eCommerce site and payment platform. The acquisition of Emvantage benefits

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Websites Can Let Customers Checkout Through Amazon

Amazon is reemerging as a third-party payment provider leveraging the hundreds of millions of Amazon buyers that already trust their payment credentials with the online titan by providing the option to “Login and Pay with Amazon” on other merchant’s eCommerce sites. Read More

 
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Supreme Court Considers First-Sale Doctrine, Ruling Could Have Major Effect on Auction and Marketplace Sites

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the final ruling on a case between a book publisher and eBay seller, and while this individual case may not seem too important it could have far-reaching effects for eCommerce auction and marketplace sellers and websites. Read More

 
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