Walmart partners with Shopify to expand its online marketplace – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Walmart this morning announced a new partnership with e-commerce shopping platform, Shopify, now used by over 1 million businesses. The deal will open Walmart’s Marketplace to Shopify’s small business sellers, with the goal of bringing 1,200 Shopify sellers to the marketplace this year. The partnership will greatly expand the reach of the participating brands…

Walmart’s Sam’s Club launches curbside pickup nationwide – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Walmart’s online grocery business has been a significant contributor to its growing e-commerce sales, particularly now amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now the retailer is expanding access to curbside pickup at its warehouse club chain, Sam’s Club. Today, Sam’s Club announced the nationwide launch of curbside pickup, bringing the service to all its 597 clubs…

Walmart’s Flipkart rolls out voice assistant to make shopping easier – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Flipkart is rolling out a voice assistant feature to its platform to make it easier for consumers to shop as the Walmart-owned e-commerce giant looks to expand its reach in the nation. The AI-powered voice assistant currently supports grocery category, called Supermart, but a company spokesperson told that Flipkart will soon be extending it…

JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in additional cities – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched…

India’s Khatabook raises $60 million to help merchants digitize bookkeeping and accept payments online – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Khatabook, a startup that is helping small businesses in India record financial transactions digitally and accept payments online with an app, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as it looks to gain more ground in the world’s second most populous nation. The new financing round, Series B, was led by Facebook…

Where to shop online that isn’t Amazon, Target or Walmart – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As shutdown orders extend indefinitely, online shopping has become a lifeline for people forced to avoid the outside world. Often times opting to shop with a mega corporation like Amazon, Walmart or Target is the path of least resistance, but there are plenty of reasons to patronize an alternative. There are the ethical questions…

Clyde raises $14 million Series A to help e-commerce businesses offer extended warranty plans – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Four years ago, Brandon Gell was an architecture student who spent most of his time working on 3D printing modular housing. Now, he’s the founder of Clyde, an extended warranty startup that wants to help small e-commerce businesses offer product protection. Today, the company announced it has raised a $14 million Series A led…

Amazon, Flipkart, Ola and Uber begin to resume their services in India – TechCrunch

[ad_1] E-commerce firms Amazon, Flipkart, and ride-hailing giants Ola and Uber are partially resuming their services in India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government eased some restrictions late last week to revive economic activity that’s been stalled since the stringent stay-at-home orders were ordered across the nation in late March. The companies said in their…

Walmart is piloting a pricier 2-hour ‘Express’ grocery delivery service – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Record usage of grocery delivery services amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to delayed orders, fewer open delivery windows and, on occasion, an inability to even book a delivery time slot. Walmart now hopes to capitalize on the increased demand for speedier delivery with the introduction of a new service that allows consumers to…

Replacing plastic with plant pulp for sustainable packaging attracts a billionaire backer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In a small suburb of Melbourne, two entrepreneurs are developing a technology that could mean big changes for the packaging industry. Stuart Gordon and Mark Appleford are the co-founders of Varden, a company that has developed a process to take the waste material from sugarcane and convert it into a paper-like packaging product with…