Woolworths Credit Card customers can now use Apple Pay to make transactions with a tap of their device. The move, which is a first for a supermarket branded credit card in Australia, builds on Woolworths Rewards’ integration with Apple Wallet, introduced in 2017. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

Cotton On store in Bourke Street, Melbourne

Forty per cent of Cotton On’s Australian ecommerce sales now come through buy, now, pay later channels like Afterpay. While in Malaysia the preferred payment method is cash on delivery, which accounts for 40 per cent of Cotton On payments. The difference in payment preferences in Asia Pacific is just

Amazon Prime Air

From setting the standard for delivery and ease of transaction in ecommerce to pioneering cashierless stores and embracing cloud computing, Amazon is a consistent and persistent disruptor in the retail sector. The rise of the Seattle giant has left investors wanting to know, how is the rest of retail industry

Digital bank Up has hit 100,000 customers since launching in October last year, the neobank attributes this growth to its quick sign up process and partnership with Apple Pay. Up said this means it is one of the fastest growing digital banks in the world. Anson Parker, head of product

smartphone, digital

Open banking has been regulated or has organically developed in a number of major economies in recent years. In the UK It was forced upon the nine biggest banks with the promise of increased transparency and competition for customers over a year ago. Today over 100 regulated entities are enrolled

The number of people using digital wallets will increase from 2.3 billion this year to nearly 4 billion, or 50 per cent of the world’s population, by 2024. This in turn will push wallet transaction values up by more than 80 per cent to more than $9 trillion per annum.

Booktopia equity crowdfunding

The board of Australian online book retailer Booktopia has decided to walk away from an equity crowdfunding campaign it launched in November after failing to reach its minimum target. The company had been hoping to raise between $3 million and $10 million at $1 per share on equity crowdfunding platform

grocery delivery

Woolworths is taking a 9 per cent stake in subscription-based meal kit provider Marley Spoon as part of a A$30 million strategic partnership announced last week. Founded in Berlin in 2014, Marley Spoon entered the Australian market in 2015 and competes against subscription-based meal kit provider HelloFresh. Sign up for

donuts sweet temptation irresistible

Once an enterprise has set up its ecommerce platform, it needs to decide how it will entice its customers – new and old – through the entirety of the customer experience journey. In the Magento ebook, Want to Build an Irresistible eCommerce Experience? the authors say retailers will need to

technology investment money finance business

Investing platform Raiz Invest has taken a major step forward in its push into Southeast Asia with the signing of a joint venture agreement (JVA) with a subsidiary of a leading Malaysian investment institution. The JVA is with Jewel Digital Ventures (Jewel), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PNB Equity Resource Corporation