Five At Five: Jet Brings New Fuel To eCommerce

Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news. Coverage includes a look at the latest move by to up its online retail game, along with a new Starbucks delivery push. An autonomous truck debuts, Apple does not impress Goldman Sachs and Walmart has a new bitcoin offering — well, sort of.

Jet Brings Wider Selection, Faster Delivery to eCommerce Site

The updates include a larger selection of items along with speedier delivery, among other features, as the company seeks to tailor customers’ experiences based on their past purchases and zip codes.

Starbucks Delivery Lands in South Florida Thanks to Uber Eats

The partnership between Starbucks and Uber Eats in South Florida kicked off earlier this week, enabling people to order from 100 stores.

Volvo Debuts Autonomous Electric Truck

The truck is still being developed and no official launch date was given, but the automaker said the vehicle should be initially deployed in ports and large logistics centers.

Goldman Sachs Cuts Apple Estimates After Launch of New Devices

Goldman Sachs is not impressed with Apple’s new line of smartphones that were unveiled on Wednesday (Sept. 12), cutting its earnings estimates for the Cupertino, California iPhone maker as a result.

Walmart Sells Milk Chocolate ‘Bitcoins’

The candies, which are a take on the foil-wrapped chocolates of the past, are a bit more reasonable than the price of an actual bitcoin.


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