The fight for commerce dollars gets a little more crowded. This week, digital discovery and native advertising platform Taboola announced it plans to acquire performance marketing platform Connexity in a deal worth US$800 million. The move intends to open up the next stage of growth for the business in an

There was a little blip of a transaction last week which might go unnoticed by many, but may just herald a shift in momentum for where marketing dollars will be best spent in our futures. Last week, another great Aussie success story was acquired by a global behemoth when ad-serving

The reverberations of the pandemic continue to be felt across our lives, from our wallets to our workplace. In a recent consumer survey by customer engagement software firm Freshworks of more than 10,500 customers from 10 countries, their research uncovered some favourable trends for Aussies when compared to their global

There’s a new ecommerce king in town. This week saw Amazon knocked off its perch as the number one downloaded ecommerce app. The challenger? International B2C fast fashion e-commerce platform, SHEIN. According to the latest Provider Ranking of Shopping Apps by, SHEIN has taken over the top spot for

Australian fintech startup Beforepay today announced that its co-founder, Tarek Ayoub, is stepping down as CEO, to be replaced by Jamie Twiss.  Twiss has worked as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Data Officer at Westpac for more than five years, and prior to that was Managing Director, Americas, of First

Microsoft today announced a partnership with Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) provider Zip Co, launching its pilot in the Australian market. Microsoft claims that the partnership is in response to changing habits for digital purchasing, with more than 35 per cent of Australian consumers using BNPL installment plans.  According to

Commonwealth Bank announced today that it has partnered with SaaS e-commerce platform BigCommerce to support merchants with their online businesses.  BigCommerce claims that it helps companies to capture market opportunities, generate “content-rich experiences” and connect backend systems and apps to help businesses to scale. According to James Fowle, Executive General

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The value of losses due to eCommerce fraud will rise this year, from $US17.5 billion in 2020 to over $US20 billion by 2021; a growth of 18 per cent over a single year. The figures are contained in a new paper by Juniper Research. The research found that fraudsters have

Australian Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) player Zip Co is set to grow its reach worldwide following a deal with Adobe to partner with the latter’s Magento e-commerce platform. The deal sees Zip become an Accelerate Partner in Adobe’s Exchange Partner Program, and means that Zip’s BNPL services will be

Point of sale payments business Square announced this week the Australian launch of its small business lending program, Square Loans. The company claims that its lending program offers Australian businesses access to funds using historical transaction data, without the red tape and paperwork required by traditional forms of funding. According