Below is a list of product updates and product updates for the end of October from companies offering services to online merchants. Updates are available on augmented reality tools, image recognition for search, shipping tools, payment security, and affiliate programs.
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Electronic Commerce Product Releases
Airbnb launches a new API and affiliate program for high traffic sites. As a new initiative to boost its bookings, Airbnb has launched a new campaign for affiliate partners with sites of more than 1 million visitors, as well as an API for app developers . Through a guest affiliation program, showcase any Airbnb ad on your site and earn a commission for every reservation you make through your audience. Present Airbnb hosting opportunities to your audience and earn a commission for each new host that enrols.
Target adds augmented reality to his mobile website. Target has launched an augmented reality feature on its mobile website. The new feature, called "See in your space," allows shoppers to use their smartphone camera to see how a piece of furniture would look in their room before they buy it. Currently available for 200 Target Project 62 home products, the feature will be rolled out to hundreds of additional products by the end of the year and thousands of products in 2018.
Facebook launches Marketplace for cars. Facebook is expanding its inventory of used cars by partnering with major car dealerships. Browse the car dealership inventory through new partnerships with Edmunds, Cars.com, Auction123, CDK Global and SocialDealer. Communicate directly with Dealer Representatives via Messenger, powered by chat providers such as ActivEngage, CarCode, Contact At Once !, and Gubagoo. Visit the Enhanced Vehicles section and filter lists by year, make, model, mileage, vehicle type and transmission.
Mobify Web Push Notifications adds new scans. Mobify web push notifications are available immediately as a feature of the Mobify platform. The new feature allows retailers to understand how buyers engage, which messages offer the best conversion rates or have the greatest impact on revenue, and how campaigns work globally, by device or specific campaign.
eBay search with new image recognition features. The new image-recognition search features – find it on eBay and image search – are now live on eBay's mobile apps. These features allow buyers to use images instead of words to search for 1.1 billion eBay ads. With Find It on eBay, start your search on any social platform, like Facebook, or by browsing your favorite blog or website. Simply "Share" the image with eBay and the eBay mobile application will make similar ads surface. With the search for images, you click on the camera button and take a photo or use an existing photo of the article you want to buy from your filmstrip. eBay will then show you ads for items that match closely or visually to what you want to buy.
Qualpay strengthens its payment platform. Qualpay, a provider of integrated omnichannel payment solutions, announced the release of recurring billing with account update features on its payment processing platform. Qualpay's recurring billing allows merchants to deploy personalized billing plans, simplify price management, facilitate payment tracking, and more. The account update helps merchants to improve their relationship with subscribers by automatically updating customer payment information provided by card issuers.
Visa ID Intelligence moves the security of payments beyond passwords. Visa has announced Visa ID Intelligence, a platform that allows issuers, acquirers and marketers to quickly adopt emerging authentication technologies and create safer and more convenient ways for consumers to access the Internet. buy, pay and wager on their connected devices. Available through the Visa Developer platform, Visa ID Intelligence offers a selection of leading third-party authentication technologies with simple integration using Visa APIs and SDKs, allowing customers to create, test and adopt new authentication solutions.
Kount announces BOOST technology to boost sales, beat AI fraud. Kount, a provider of solutions for fraud and risk management, has announced the release of BOOST Technology, its latest enhancement based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. BOOST technology is designed to assess the risk of fraud against the value of each unique customer in order to identify legitimate fraudulent transactions. Machine learning at the heart of BOOST technology works out of the box, evolving and improving its algorithm by building a unique picture of each trader's business.
First Data unveils a series of new initiatives with Apple Pay. First Data, a commercial technology player, announced new initiatives with Apple to expand the distribution of First Data's Clover devices and accelerate the expansion and digital transformation of Apple Pay . The Clover Go device from First Data, an EMV and Apple Pay compatible mobile card reader, will be available in the coming weeks on Apple.com and at Apple retail stores across the United States. Clover Go can be used with iPhone and iPad, and can accept EMV transactions in less than 3.5 seconds.
Amazon launches Handmade at Amazon.ca. Amazon announced the launch of Handmade on Amazon.ca, a new showcase featuring handmade items made and sold directly by artisans. With Handmade on Amazon.ca, consumers can discover hundreds of artisans and more than 10,000 products from around the world, and make local purchases from artisans based in their community, with a free delivery of two days. For artisans looking to sign up, Amazon.ca waives all registration fees until December 31, 2018. All products available on the Handmade at Amazon.ca website must be made at the hand. Product categories include interior design, jewelery, stationery and party supplies, furniture, kitchen and dining room.
eBay launches eBay Authenticate to boost buyer confidence in luxury handbags. eBay has launched eBay Authenticate, a white-glove authentication service designed to help millions of active shoppers shop with confidence for luxury handbags. EBay sellers can now use this service to list handbags and luxury wallets valued at at least $ 500 and 80% of the final sale price when they sell bags. Luxury hand of 12 premium brands such as Gucci, Hermes, Prada and Valentino. For a limited time, the service will accept luxury handbags of a value of at least $ 250 and sellers will receive 90% of the final sale price. EBay buyers can shop with more confidence in luxury handbags knowing that items marked with a "Verified Authenticity" label are covered by a 200% money back guarantee.
Reaction Commerce raises $ 8.5 million in Series A financing led by GV. Reaction Commerce, an open-source trade platform for retailers and brands, announced $ 8.5 million in Series A financing. The tour was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with the participation of previous investors. In addition, Reaction is also launching new multi-store market capabilities, as the company continues to innovate in its approach to trading. Reaction Platform, the company's paid offering, is a unique end-to-end platform that enables continuous, scalable, and automated deployment and management of business applications in multiple environments and regions.
The ShipWorks shipping company software is now integrated with Jet.com. ShipWorks, a company shipping software for warehouses and run centers, announced a new integration with Jet.com, the online shopping platform. The integration of ShipWorks allows Jet.com traders to manage the entire process of order processing within a single interface. Once traders have uploaded their Jet.com orders into ShipWorks, they can quickly compare shipping rates and delivery times for multiple carriers. Once the label is printed, the delivery information will be automatically forwarded to the merchant's Jet.com account, including the date of shipment, the service used and the tracking number.
Amazon launches Business Prime Shipping in the United States and Germany. Amazon Business has announced the launch of Business Prime Shipping, an annual fee-based subscription program for registered multi-user business customers in the United States and Germany. In the United States, Business Prime Shipping offers a free, two-day free shipping on eligible items for all users of an Amazon Business account. Amazon Business customers can sign up for an annual Business Prime Shipping subscription based on the number of users on their business account: $ 499 for 10 users, $ 1,299 for 100 users, and $ 10,099 for more than 100 users.