Economies

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Wells Fargo Invites Customers To Bank In Lounge-Style ATM Center

Hoping to revamp its image, the financial group is testing out Express Centers in Utah and Washington, D.C., lounge-style ATM spaces that invite customers to stay, relax and even work

Brand Activation & Immersion Office Depot & Alibaba Offer U.S. Business Owners Global Market Access

The office supply brand's platform on the etailer's site aims to leverage the former's capabilities and localized connections with the latter's global reach, helping SME's better tap China's ecommerce market

Food & Beverage Dove Chocolate Improves Job Security For Female Workers In West Africa

As part of a campaign for International Women's Day, the chocolatier's new facility on the Ivory Coast aims to give its primarily female employees greater resources and support

Automotive UPS Online Fulfillment Solution Helps Small Businesses Process Orders Faster

The eFullfillment systems helps smaller retailers by combining the fast shipping consumers demand with scalable inventory management, storing products and delivering them reliably

Delivery & Logistics Western Union Lets International Amazon Customers Pay With Own Currency

Customers who take advantage of the e-tailor's PayCode option can visit a local WU branch to let the financial institution make the currency exchange for them

Shopper Education & Assistance JP Morgan Offers Customers Own Non-Volatile Cryptocurrency

The U.S. bank will regulate the JPM coin to avoid value fluctuation, ensuring a 1:1 dollar exchange as it strives to capture the growing mainstream crypto audience

Post Purchase Service & Support Revolut Offers Business Account Holders Free WeWork Space

Startup Revolut is partnering with Wework to give small businesses a boost, including complimentary hot-desk space at coworking locations across the U.K

Fashion & Apparel Digital-Native Luxury Resale Brand Invests In 30 Retail Stores

The reseller will utilize $25 million in Series-C funding to invest in its brick-and-mortar strategy, also integrating new technology and talent acquisition in a booming resale space

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Coinstar And Coinme Bring Bitcoin To Grocery Store Shoppers

A new partnership between Coinstar and Coinme allows grocery shoppers at Safeway and Albertsons to exchange cash for bitcoin through Coinstar kiosks, increasing accessibility to the crypto economy while driving foot traffic to stores

Consumer Goods Interview: How Alibaba's North America B2B Business Streamlines The Retail Experience

An executive from Alibaba North America tells PSFK how the company is enabling other businesses to be better ecommerce retailers

Merchandising & Curation Brick And Mortar Bookstores Partner With JD.com For Ecommerce Support

Rather than trying to put smaller bookstores out of business, JD.com is helping them with stock replenishment and logistics

Loyalty & Membership China's Top Ride-Hailing App Moves Into Financial Services

In addition to providing transport, Didi will also be offering users car loans and affordable personal insurance

Retail JPMorgan Chase Reveals Where And How Consumers Shop Online

The JPMorgan Chase Institute released a report that details where and how consumers are spending their money, highlighting key takeaways for local businesses in an age of ecommerce

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel 7-Eleven Brings Alipay And Wechat Digital Payment To Customers In Canada

7-Eleven is the first convenience store in North America to accept the popular mobile payment apps, initially targeting Chinese tourists and hoping to attract Canadian customers

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