In today’s top connected economy news, Sam’s Club is piloting a Scan & Ship functionality, while Google is letting GoDaddy merchants integrate their product inventory in an easier manner across Google at no additional cost. Plus, Visa is rolling out its “installments” option with more merchants and credit cardholders in Canada.
Sam’s Club Trials Scan & Ship Feature For In-Store Shopping
Sam’s Club is testing a Scan & Ship functionality that lets in-store shoppers scan merchandise for direct-to-home shipping. Scan & Ship lets in-store shoppers scan large products, such as televisions and furniture, and have them shipped, typically inside of three to five days. “We challenge ourselves every day to develop and execute convenient solutions that disrupt the warehouse model and provide additional value to our members,” Tim Simmons, senior vice president and chief product officer at Sam’s Club, said in an announcement.
GoDaddy Teams With Google For Wider Merchant Exposure
Google said Tuesday (July 13) that it is welcoming GoDaddy merchants to integrate their product inventory across Google in an easier fashion without an additional cost. “This means that GoDaddy merchants can now get discovered across Search, Shopping, Image Search and YouTube in just a few clicks,” Google said in a blog post announcing the news. “With this integration, GoDaddy merchants can upload their products to Google, create free listings and ad campaigns, and review performance metrics — all without leaving GoDaddy’s Online Store.”
Visa Links With Global Payments, Desjardins On Installments Service In Canada
Visa is launching its “installments” option to additional Canadian retailers and credit card holders. The firm is teaming with Global Payments and Desjardins as part of the effort. “Installment payments represent a significant segment of the payments ecosystem globally, and it is growing rapidly here in Canada,” Brian Weiner, vice president and head of Product and Digital for Visa Canada, said, as previously reported. “We are thrilled to be able to provide more Canadians with the power of choice through this offering with Global Payments and Desjardins.”
NEW PYMNTS DATA: DIGITAL BANKING STUDY – THE BREWING BATTLE FOR WHERE WE WILL BANK
About: Forty-seven percent of U.S. consumers are shying away from digital-only banks due to data security worries, despite significant interest in these services. In Digital Banking: The Brewing Battle For Where We Will Bank, PYMNTS surveyed over 2,200 consumers to reveal how digital-only banks can shore up privacy and security while offering convenient services to satisfy this unmet demand.