Thursday, August 18, 2022

Digital wallets to be #1 e-commerce payment method in Australia by 2025

0
Credit/charge cards remained the leading online payment method among Australians in 2021, accounting for a third (33 percent) of e-commerce transaction values. However, a new report released today from financial technology leader FIS® (NYSE: FIS) is forecasting digital wallets to overtake credit/charge cards to become the leading e-commerce payment method in Australia by 2025. 

Alibaba appoints two directors with enhanced corporate governance

0
Alibaba Group Holding Limited announces that Irene Yun-Lien Lee, Chairman of Hysan Development Company Limited, and Albert Kong Ping Ng, ex-Chairman of Ernst & Young China, were appointed as independent directors to the board, effective August 4, 2022. The hires show the Company’s commitment to corporate governance excellence and diversity at the board level. The Company’s board now consists of twelve directors, including seven independent directors. The number of female board members increases to three.
online business

Tired of board games and movies? Here’s how you could start and grow an...

0
A website can act as the digital base for your business, giving you the platform to tell your story, showcase your products and services
Jumia launches sale to help consumers save this Valentine’s Day

Jumia launches sale to help consumers save this Valentine’s Day

0
Leading e-commerce platform Jumia is showing some love to its consumers this February by giving them discounts of up to 50% off on a number of products ranging from fashion, to beverages as well as flowers and chocolates in a campaign dubbed “Jumia Loves You”.

InstantScripts expands delivery in e-prescription with $11m investment

0
InstantScripts e-scripts are priced at $15, and patients can have their doctor-approved prescription medicine home delivered via express shipping for an additional $7. Its telehealth consultations are priced at $40.

TheFork and SevenRooms sign a multi-year strategic partnership deal

0
TheFork, an online restaurant reservations platform from the Tripadvisor Media Group announced a partnership with SevenRooms, a guest experience and retention platform.

Marketplacer raises $38m to fund expansion and product development

0
Marketplacer has raised more than $85m to date with investors in this latest funding round. Marketplacer’s investors include Acorn Capital, Ellerston Capital, Endeavor Asset Management, Lennox Capital Partners, Mirrabooka, OC Funds, Salesforce Ventures and SG Hiscock. New investors include Fifth Estate, Washington H Soul Patterson and Wunala Capital.

Virtual bra fittings, the new way to shop for bras after a pandemic

0
Amazing advancements and developments have been percolating away in the innovation pipeline, despite the world grappling with a pandemic and its far-reaching ramifications. Saluting advancements in technology, Storm in a D Cup has launched two online services to help women get the right fit on their bras: the online bra finder and virtual bra fittings.

Australian used car platform Carma secures A$75m Series A funding

Australian online used car platform, Carma, announced it had completed a US$52m (A$75m) Series A funding round, led by General Catalyst Partners and Tiger Global. Carma previously secured the largest seed round in Australian history, with US$20m (approx. A$28m) from Tiger Global in March 2021. The company has now raised over A$100m in funding. Carma’s used car sales have been growing quickly since providing early access to Sydney clients in late 2021. The capital raise will accelerate its growth, and building the team, growing used car inventory and establishing reconditioning operations in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Vend announces a new major integration with Pointy from Google

Vend announces a new major integration with Pointy from Google

0
Pointy, which normally retails at AUD$1,299, will be free for all Vend customers and includes AUD$100 Google Ad credits.