Instagram Adds Shopping Feature For Users in The US, Will it Come to India?

April 1, 2019

Facebook Inc’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to generate fresh […]

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Instagram adds in-app checkout as part of its big push into shopping

March 20, 2019

Instagram took its next step to becoming a full-fledged commerce business today, announcing that it is bringing a checkout feature to its mobile apps. With checkout, you can store your payment information with Instagram to make purchases more quickly. In return, Instagram is charging retailers a selling fee. More than 20 brands will use checkout […]

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From shopping to LCD screens: Indian Railways offer new airport-like facilities to train travellers

March 19, 2019

Indian train travellers can look forward to airport like facilities as the Railways Ministry plans new upgrades. In what seems to be an attempt to compete with the roadways and aviation sector, the ministry is offering many new facilities both at the stations and on trains. Indian Railways has been upgrading its services across a […]

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A la Nirav Modi: Where tycoons can go shopping for a new passport

March 18, 2019

Nirav Modi, India’s most-wanted man, found a safe house in UK using a ‘golden visa’, a tier-1 (investor) visa issued by the British government to investors outside the European Union on a commitment to invest £2 million in bonds or shares of a company. The easy access to Modi puts investment-linked residency and citizenship programmes […]

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Gov’t working to prevent tax loss from online, informal shopping from abroad

March 2, 2019

Overseas shopping has begun to cause major losses in the economy. It has been reported that around 60 million commercial products, including 26 million from China, have entered Turkey under the status of letters in 2018. The value of these products has been reported to have reached approximately TL 20 billion. This “individual import system” […]

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How to Optimize Shopping Actions with Google Express

February 23, 2019

Last year, Google made a considerable push to bring volume and recognition to Shopping Actions, most visibly accessible through the Google Express web and app experience. It became what you might also call Google’s marketplace – where some major retailers like Target, Fry’s, Overstock, and Best Buy were listing products alongside smaller retailers and brands. Google […]

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Miraj Supermarkets are bringing the ease of shopping to small towns

January 25, 2019

Miraj Group was launched in October 2018. The company has, in just over a couple of months, rolled out 10 supermarkets in two states and four cities. The retailer is now eyeing to expand to all the Tier II and Tier III cities in north, west, and central India. Silas Paul, CEO, Miraj Group, speaks to Progressive […]

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