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Shopify will power BC’s online cannabis sales

Shopify will create one website for customers, and one for private retail stores to verify the age of purchasers on the BC Cannabis Stores’ website.

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PayPal Checkout can now be personalized to each shopper

Instead of retailers having to litter their checkout page with a variety of payment options, PayPal Checkout’s new “smart payment buttons” will update to display the right set of options for each customer in each geography.


Cashify raises $12 million from Morningside, CDH, others

Online used phone seller Cashify plans to utilise the funds for growing business in India and abroad, expanding the offline reach and scaling pop-up store service.


Amazon launches a last-mile delivery program powered by entrepreneurs

Instead of showing up for gig work, drivers can opt for a new program where Amazon helps them establish their own delivery business.


Shopify acquires Return Magic to help retailers automate refunds

Return Magic allows retailers to build branded portals for returns, auto-generating labels, refunds, and emails while reporting analytics on a dashboard.


Amazon buys PillPack, an online pharmacy, for just under $1B

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed by Amazon, but sources close to the deal say it was for just under $1 billion.


Yoobic, the retail tech startup used by Aldi, Citroen and The Kooples, has raised $25M for its US expansion

Yoobic, which provides tech to support real-time monitoring of in-store retail operations, will be using the funds to hire 100 new staff members over the next 12 months expand into the US in September this year.

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.