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betakit

lululemon CTO Julie Averill joins Indochino board

Averill has over 25 years of experience in the retail industry.


Digital Main Street

DMS Recommends: Microsoft Canada – In Support of Small Business Month

With the support of numerous Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce, professional associations and groups plus their 7 retail stores, Microsoft will hold business self-defense events across the country this October—all designed to help raise awareness of digital threats and teach businesses how to defend themselves from harm.


pymnts

Amazon Pay, Zuora partner on subscription billing

Zuora said that merchants can now integrate Amazon Pay into their subscription checkout.


techcrunch

Klarna raises $20M from H&M, will build financing and payment services for the fashion retailer

Klarna says the deal will cover “frictionless” in-store, mobile and online payments across the company’s whole footprint, a better delivery and return process, and more flexible payment options, including “try before you buy” pay later services, to be delivered through H&M’s app and its Club loyalty program.


retaildive

Shopify aims to protect merchants from fraudulent chargebacks

The new anti-fraud product is designed to protect merchants from fraudulent chargebacks on protected orders and also streamline order fulfillment.


cnbc

Walmart acquires online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities

Walmart’s string of small fashion-company acquisitions is designed to help the retailer access younger, millennial customers who do not normally shop on its website, and recover ground lost to Amazon.com and others.


techcrunch

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles

For Shopify, Los Angeles is the ideal place to debut a physical storefront showing off the company’s new line of hardware products and the array of services it provides to businesses, ranging from newly opened startups to $900 million juggernauts like the Kylie Cosmetics brand.


theverge

Here’s how indie artists will make money with SoundCloud Premier

Marketplace’s new AI features are designed to streamline the buying and selling process.


fastcompany

The VC behind Warby Parker, Glossier, and Jet.com has raised a new $360 million fund

“One of the things we’re increasingly looking at today is supply chain, and how people are thinking about bringing a product to market efficiently and being nimble with their working capital, and what are the ways in which they can design a process and a system where they can have unique advantages?”


techcrunch

Walmart will now allow shoppers to access PayPal cash in stores

The deal marks the first time that PayPal mobile app users will be able to take cash out from their PayPal balance while in a brick-and-mortar environment.


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.