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Forest bags $8M seed round to acquire Japanese e-commerce brands 

Japan has been the birthplace of traditional arts and crafts since ancient times. Craftmanship, meticulous attention to detail and balance of design and functionality have contributed to creating unique Japanese […]




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Afterpay unveils BNPL subscription offering for US customers

“Buy now, pay later” company Afterpay announced Wednesday that it was going after the $1.5 trillion global subscription payments market by offering to its U.S. customers payment installments for subscriptions, […]




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Walmart will be the first retailer to test Twitter’s new livestream shopping platform

Twitter’s e-commerce initiatives now include livestream shopping and Walmart will be the first retailer to test the new platform. Over the past year, Walmart has invested in live shopping by […]







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In Amazon scuffle, Visa’s loss could be Affirm’s gain

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it would stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the U.K. due to high interchange fees on transactions. The company gave a deadline of […]




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4 strategies for setting marketplace take rates

Tanay Jaipuria Contributor Tanay Jaipuria is a product manager and angel investor who writes a weekly newsletter on business and technology. Every marketplace or platform startup has to decide how […]




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Kilo, a Vietnamese B2B e-commerce platform for MSMEs, bags $5M pre-Series A

Kilo, a Vietnam-based B2B e-commerce platform that connects wholesalers with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), wants to digitize the local retail value chain via technology. “In Vietnam, micro, small […]




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A wave of LatAm fintechs are laying down new global commerce rails

João Del Valle Contributor João Del Valle is the co-founder and CEO of EBANX, a Brazilian fintech unicorn that serves as the gateway to Latin America through its payments platform […]