Artificial Intelligence

Whether you sell on your own webshop, marketplaces or other ecommerce platforms across the web, the use of Artificial Intelligence is not just desirable and profitable, but essential in today’s world. Read our Artificial Intelligence Position Paper  
By Chris Dawson October 15, 2018 - 9:00 am

Devin Wenig wants a discovery-based shopping experience for eBay

Devin Wenig, eBay's CEO said at the recent Geekwire Summit that he doesn't want to compete with Amazon. Further, he wants to get as far away from Amazon as he can with a discovery-based shopping experince. You might think this somewhat strange considering eBay's current

Facebook Marketplace set to introduce new features including AI

To coincide with the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Facebook Marketplace, the social network has announced a raft of changes and developments to the functions that should make it a safer, easier and more effective place to buy and sell. Some of the

New eBay visual shopping Drag and Drop Image Search experience

eBay are making it easier to search for similar items on mobile with a new Drag and Drop Image Search experience so that when a consumer finds an item of interest they can instantly find more listings, perhaps with different price, location, shipping or indeed

Amazon Scout machine learning shopping experience

Amazon are testing a new way to search - Amazon Scout, a visual search method where liking or disliking items with a thumbs up or thumbs down reveals an alternative selection of products. Sometimes, say Amazon, you don't know what you're looking for until you see

eBay ShopBot soon to be ShopNOT

Two years ago, eBay introduced ShopBot to Facebook, an artificial intelligence chatBot that could help consumers shop on eBay. It’s on Facebook Messenger and if you’ve got the messenger app installed on your smartphone (or use your computer) you can talk to the eBay ShopBot. Now,

letgo wants to reinvigorate secondhand selling with AI

Despite the origins of online marketplaces, encouraging people to sell to each other online, being in collectables, secondhand and antique products, they have increasingly started to focus onboard new goods. But letgo wants to breathe new life into selling secondhand by harnessing the powerful technologies

Should the marketplaces enable customer support chatbots for merchants?

Industry reports and trends are clear: customer support chatbots are the future. As machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies improve, then the computers can increasingly automatically answer questions from interested shoppers with the hopeful aim of clinching a sale or resolving a post-transactional problem. If truth

Scandit $30m funding to accelerate mobile vision platform growth

Scandit have raised $30 million in Series B funding to accelerate global expansion and further develop its mobile computer vision platform to support advanced capabilities across any camera-equipped device. The funding will propel Scandit’s long-term vision of bringing the Internet of Things to everyday objects.

5 major online shopping trends of 2018

The key online shopping trends for 2018 are all technology based. While we’re already half way through the year, there’s still time to capitalise on some of the year’s top ecommerce trends, especially with the busiest trading period still to come. Currencies Direct have gathered