Transactions & Payments

Analysis Interview: How A Peer-To-Peer Mobile Marketplace Lets Anyone Open A Virtual Store

Aiming to democratize retailing, Storr is an online marketplace where anyone can build their own outlet, encouraging friends and followers to shop their curated wares from startup and big-name brands instead of going to Amazon

Fitness & Sport Meditation Platform Offers Members Remote Live-Stream Sessions

Journey LIVE is a mobile app that lets subscribers tune into 15-minute instructor-led sessions through live audio and video content

Post Purchase Service & Support Amazon Integrates Pick-Up Service Into European Retail Stores

The e-tailer is bringing its Amazon Counter pickup points to European retailers, starting with grocery chain Fermopoint in Italy and Next in the U.K.

Cafe & Restaurant Sonic Customers Can Order By Voice With Mastercard And ZIVELO Kiosk Tech

The two companies are testing a pilot program for self-service voice capabilities at the fast-food restaurant to enhance quick and personalized transactions

Food & Beverage Sainsbury's Nectar Loyalty Program Offers Personalized Rewards

Sainsbury's is redesigning its loyalty program to offer targeted rewards as well as greater digital integration for seamless transactions

Automotive Interview: How Turo Is Building A Marketplace For On-Demand Car Sharing

The head of Turo's U.K. team tells PSFK how the platform is poised to fundamentally shift the nature of car ownership, enabling a service it describes as the Airbnb of car-sharing and letting car owners make money on their vehicle's idle time

Delivery & Logistics Digital P2P Platform Offers Book Access For Literature-Scarce Venezuela

Ongoing humanitarian crises in the South American country inspired an innovative peer-to-peer analog book exchange, helping citizens form networks to access increasingly scarce literature

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Online Shoppers Can Get Back Their Sales Tax With B&H Credit Card

Released through Synchrony Bank, B&H's Payboo credit card automatically applies a cash-back reward equivalent to the sales tax on all purchases shipped to eligible states

Fashion & Apparel Luxury E-Tailer Farfetch Gives Customers Credit For Used Handbags

The ecomm's 'Second Life' initiative will take consumers' used designer bags and give them money towards future purchases on its site

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Flexa Payment Network Lets Consumers Pay For Whole Foods With Crypto

Flexa is a payment-processing network that lets shoppers pay for everyday transactions with mainstream retailers like Crate & Barrel using cryptocurrency

Beauty Instagram Lets Consumers Shop In-Feed From Curated @Shop Account

Instagram's own @shop page will let consumers click to buy directly and without leaving the feed thanks to its Checkout feature

Loyalty & Membership San Francisco Shoppers Can Peruse Rent The Runway's 'Dream Closet'

The designer apparel rental service is debuting a flagship retail space targeted at young professionals of Silicon Valley

Home eBay Popup Concept Gives Smaller Retailers An IRL Outpost

eBay is opening a market featuring forty local business as an experiment in helping smaller venders cultivate consumer engagement