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China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences – TechCrunch

China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences – TechCrunch Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s JD.com — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with another U.S. tech giant: Intel. JD and Intel said today that …

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday broke records with $1B+ in mobile payment volume – TechCrunch

Black Friday & Cyber Monday broke records with $1B+ in mobile payment volume – TechCrunch Black Friday broke records in terms of sales made from mobile devices, according to reports last week from Adobe. This week, PayPal said it saw a similar trend during the Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday shopping event. …

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Amazon reverses tax-triggered block on US shop in Australia – TechCrunch

Amazon reverses tax-triggered block on US shop in Australia – TechCrunch Amazon has reversed a decision it made six months ago to shut off its US ecommerce site to Australian shoppers. Reuters reports that the U-turn comes after a customer backlash. Since July shoppers in Australia trying to browse stuff to buy …

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Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US – TechCrunch

Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US – TechCrunch Online grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded the availability of a ‘click and collect’ pickup service it’s been trialing for a few months in the U.S. — now offering it in stores across the nation. It says …

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UK to probe fairness of personalized pricing practices in online retail – TechCrunch

UK to probe fairness of personalized pricing practices in online retail – TechCrunch The UK government has announced an investigation into personalized pricing practices in online retail following growing concerns that vulnerable consumers are at risk of price discrimination through the use of ecommerce technologies that vary prices for products such as …

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Sam’s Club to offer same-day grocery delivery via Instacart at over half its stores by month end – TechCrunch

Sam’s Club to offer same-day grocery delivery via Instacart at over half its stores by month end – TechCrunch Fresh off its $600 million round of new funding, grocery delivery service Instacart is expanding its relationship with Walmart, the companies announced this morning. The two first joined up in February to …

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Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch Shopify, the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. The first brick and mortar location for the Toronto-based company, is nestled in a warren of downtown …

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