Tagged: commerce

Crypto-Powered Commerce Platform Launched by FASTAF via Solana, Stripe Partnerships

FASTAF, which claims to be an ultrafast delivery startup supported by former NBA star Baron Davis, launches one of the “first” cryptocurrency-powered commerce platforms through partnerships with Stripe and Solana. As noted in the update shared with CI, FastAF says it is the “first” and… Read More

WEX Brings Flume Platform to $25T Accounts Payable Market

WEX (NYSE: WEX), the global commerce platform that simplifies the business of running a business, announced the public launch of Flume, an FDIC-insured digital wallet uniquely designed “to bridge the digital divide for millions of small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S.” Flume is provided by… Read More

Thought Machine, Trade Ledger Provide Cloud-Native Infrastructure for Corporate Lenders

Trade Ledger, the data-driven lending technology provider, has partnered with Thought Machine, the cloud-native banking technology company and developer of core banking engine Vault Core, “to provide a fully integrated technology stack for commercial lenders and banks.” API-driven data exchange between the two companies will… Read More

Alterrage Teams Up with Boson Protocol to Open Phygital Web3 Store

Web3’s commerce layer Boson Protocol is partnering with Alterrage, a DAO-led fashion label leveraging blockchain technology, “to create interoperable collections across physical, augmented, and digital spaces.” The partnership will see Alterrage “open a phygital Web3 store where buyers will be able to purchase the unique… Read More

Research from Fintech Paysafe Reveals How Retailers are “Missing Out” by Not Taking Crypto Payments

Research released by specialized payments platform Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE) reveals how retailers “may be missing out by not accepting payments in crypto.” A significant 80% of crypto owners “want to pay for goods with their crypto balances but are held back by a lack of… Read More

Vietnam’s Startup Rino Finalizes $3M Pre-Seed Round to Tap into Nation’s Quick Commerce Opportunity

Rino, the newly-launched startup founded by Trung Thanh Nguyen, has finalized a $3M pre-seed round in order to accelerate the firm’s blueprint for 10-minute instant delivery by “setting up dark stores and building its own logistics units beginning with Ho Chi Minh City.” Trung Thanh… Read More

London Fintech SumUp Partners with PrestaShop to Provide Business Tools to Merchants

Global Fintech SumUp and PrestaShop – the digital commerce platform in Europe and Latin America – have announced a partnership that will aim to give thousands of merchants on the PrestaShop platform access to SumUp’s product suite of business tools (thanks to PrestaShop’s SumUp Payment… Read More

Shopping and Rewards Platform ShopBack Is Acquiring APAC Region’s BNPL Fintech hoolah

Shopping and rewards platform ShopBack announced on November 2, 2021 that it has obtained consent from shareholders of hoolah, a Buy Now, Now Later (BNPL) platform, for a 100% acquisition of the firm by ShopBack. hoolah, combined with ShopBack’s position as the publisher and shopping… Read More

Payments Fintech Square Introduces Subscription based Tools for UK based Companies

Financial services and digital payments company Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) has introduced subscription-based tools in the United Kingdom — Square Marketing and Square Loyalty — in order to help companies with expanding their sales. Following the announcement, shares of the firm appreciated marginally on Wednesday… Read More

Klarna, FreedomPay to Offer US Stores a Payments Makeover Ahead of Holidays

FreedomPay, a consumer-focused commerce platform, has performed an integration with Klarna, the international retail bank, payments and shopping service. Beginning today (October 7, 2021), FreedomPay’s US merchants may provide Klarna’s interest-free payment services at checkout in-store, which should help with boosting sales and “bringing added… Read More

Overfunding: Checkout Automation Fintech Magnetto Secures Nearly £180K via Crowdcube from 157 Investors

The team at Magnetto, which aims to challenge the traditional retail model by automating the checkout process, has raised £179,651 of its £150,000 target from 157 investors via Crowdcube. Magnetto reports a £2,367,720 pre-money valuation, a 7.05% equity, and a £0.90 share price. The company… Read More

Global Payment & Commerce-Enabling Platform Payoneer Announces Collaboration With eBay

  Payoneer Inc., the global payment and commerce-enabling platform, announced on Tuesday it is collaborating with eBay to enable sellers in select countries to get paid for their sales on eBay’s core marketplace. Payoneer reported that the partnership is part of eBay’s mission to modernize… Read More

India-Based Merchant Commerce Platform Pine Labs Announces Southeast Asia Expansion Through Mastercard Partnership

    Pine Labs, an India-based merchant commerce platform, announced on Thursday it is expanding its services to Southeast Asia, thanks to key organizational changes. As previously reported, Pine Labs notably offers a merchant platform that includes technology and financial solutions for merchants to help… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Payments Platform Afterpay Debuts Cross Border Commerce for Merchants Partners

Afterpay, a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Thursday it has introduced cross-border commerce for its merchant partners. Afterpay reported that specifically, merchants may open their e-commerce sites to Australian, British, Canadian, and New Zealand shoppers. According to Aftepay… Read More

Integrated Payment & Commerce Solutions Provider Paya Announces Partnership With SaaS Firm CoverMe

Paya,  a U.S.-based integrated payment and commerce solutions provider, announced earlier this week it has formed a partnership with CoverMe, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application for hospitals and long-term care providers. Paya reported that through the partnership, CoverMe will increase efficiency for healthcare providers in processing… Read More

Stripe Announces Global Commerce Partnership With Salesforce

Payments platform Stripe announced on Wednesday it has formed a global commerce partnership with Salesforce to power Commerce Cloud Payments and advanced commerce experiences for enterprise customers. The duo is teaming up to help retailers adapt to a reported digital spending surge. “E-commerce spending has… Read More

Mobile Commerce Platform Button Teams Up With Investment App Bits of Stock to Launch Stock Back Program

Button, a mobile commerce technology company, recently announced it has joined forces with Bits of Stock, the brand loyalty and investment app, to enable its users to discover in-app brand offers, shop, and earn fractional shares of stock. Button reported that through the integration, Bits… Read More

Square Announces Acquisition of Operations Management Platform Stitch Labs

Payments platform Square recently announced it has acquired Stitch Labs, an operations management platform for growing commerce brands. The acquisition comes less than a month after Square acquired Spain-based P2P payments app, Verse.  Founded in 2011, Stitch Labs describes itself as the leading operations management… Read More

UK-Based Online Payment Solution Ecommpay Announces Integration With PayPal Commerce Platform

ECOMMPAY, a UK-based online payment solution, announced on Monday it has integrated with PayPal’s new commerce platform. According to ECOMMPAY, the platform is designed to work with other tech platforms, payment networks, banks, and merchants to make payments “easy, reduce friction, and create hassle-free experiences”… Read More

India-Based Merchant Commerce Platform Pine Labs Scores Investment From Mastercard

Pine Labs, an India-based merchant commerce platform, has received a significant investment from multinational financial services giant Mastercard. According to Pine Labs and Mastercard, the investment is part of a partnership to continue the rapid growth of convenient electronic payment options for consumers across the… Read More

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