Microsoft and FedEx partner up to improve online and mobile commerce shipping

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The companies announced a new multiyear collaboration to combine their technologies. Last week, FedEx and Microsoft jointly announced a new multiyear collaboration to help transform online and mobile commerce shipping. They plan to do this by bringing together the courier’s global digital and logistics network and the tech giant’s intelligent cloud power. The partnership wants to build new opportunities for their customers through a range of joint offerings. Together Microsoft and FedEx intend to use the joint online and mobile commerce shipping enhancing offerings powered by Dynamics 365 and Azure.…

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Google Shopping announces free product listings on search pages

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The tech giant has removed the fees typically associated with the marketing feature. Google Shopping has announced the temporary elimination of its product listing fees for online merchants trying to reach their customers during the pandemic. Brick and mortar businesses are scrambling to reach their customers in new ways. Non-essential brick and mortar businesses who have not previously sold products and services online are now attempting to work as fast as they can to reach their customers using online resources. To help ease the burden of working with a new…

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Virtual reality shopping experience makes home delivery more like in-store

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As more customers must rely on e- and m-commerce, VR lets people feel like they’re still at the mall. As social distancing shuts down more brick-and-mortar shops, LifeStyles In 360 is providing a virtual reality shopping experience. This lets those brands close their physical doors while still allowing customers to feel as though they’re not just buying through a screen at home. The Florida-based tech firm created the VR commerce experiences for several large brands. LifeStyles In 360 is the company behind the virtual reality shopping experiences offered by large…

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New Mavely shopping app rewards customers for shopping, sharing and influencing

Mavely Shopping App - Mavely YouTube

The Chicago-based startup announced the launch of its unique shopping and affiliate app. The newly launched Mavely shopping app targets women shoppers and has been designed with the objective to reward its user for purchasing and recommending products from over 100 direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. The mobile shopping program gives users the chance to earn cash back on the products they buy. Users can earn affiliate commissions off purchases. More specifically, the app allows users to discover up-and-coning D2C brands, earn affiliate commissions off their purchases, and tap into their own…

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Required mobile text verification could exclude some consumers from shopping online

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HSBC requires customers to have a registered mobile phone to verify future online card payments. UK consumers who don’t own a mobile phone or who fail to get a mobile signal at home, could be out of luck when it comes to online shopping. The reason is mobile text verification is becoming a growing norm. Banks, such as HSBC, are increasingly requiring their customers to verify online payment via text for security reasons. HSBC has informed its customers that they will need to register a mobile phone to enable the…

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