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Shopify reveals Amazon-style fulfillment centres, 3D product display at Shopify Unite(BETAKIT)
The Shopify Fulfillment Network will provide US-based merchants with a network of various fulfillment centres.
Amazon expands air cargo fleet with 15 more planes, will have 70 planes by 2021(TECHCRUNCH)
Following news from earlier this month that FedEx was dumping Amazon from its air cargo service, Amazon announced the expansion of its own air delivery network, Amazon Air.
Carrot Rewards shuts down app, files for bankruptcy(BETAKIT)
“Even though we gave it our all, our funds eventually ran out and we could no longer be in business,” said Andreas Souvaliotis, founder and CEO.
Walmart is using AI-powered cameras to prevent theft at checkout lanes(THEVERGE)
If an unusual activity occurs, such as an item moving into a bag without being scanned, a checkout attendant will be notified to take action.
Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants(TECHCRUNCH)
With this expanded integration, merchants can opt to enable PayPal as a payment method in their own Google Pay integration — something that’s easily done if Google Pay has already been implemented on their site.
Office tour of Shopify’s newly renovated Toronto location(BETAKIT)
Currently home to 450 employees spanning a variety of departments, Shopify is looking to expand to 1,200 employees in Toronto by 2022.
UK-based travel booking startup Duffel raises $21.5 million(TECH.EU)
An interesting detail about the company, which has raised more than $25 million so far, is that it’s yet to make its product publicly available.
Whitebox raises $5 million for its e-commerce logistics platform(TECHCRUNCH)
The company works with both startups and more established brands, giving them the tools they need to run direct-to-consumer e-commerce businesses.