Yakima business: Pop-up nursery opens at Westpark Shopping Center | Local

Brahm Buck

Verdant, a pop-up nursery, has been operating outside the former Royal Buffet space at the Westpark Shopping Center at 40th and Summitview avenues in Yakima for nearly two months.

Co-owners and neighbors Erin Anderson and Mitch Evans decided to test out the neighborhood nursery concept by doing a pop-up for several weekends this spring. The two avid gardeners were tired of traveling out of town to get specific plant and shrub varieties.

With interest in gardening growing significantly during the pandemic, the pair saw an opportunity.

“We just wanted to do a pop-up to gauge whether there is interest in

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Examining Open Banking For eCommerce Growth

Brahm Buck

 

Globally, consumers and merchants are adopting open banking technologies as the go-to option for frictionless payments in eCommerce.

According to a new PYMNTS report, Open eCommerce: Open Banking As The New eCommerce Accelerator In The U.K. And Europe, a PYMNTS collaboration with TrueLayer, open banking technology has become a critical component of eCommerce growth. It facilitates rapid user authentication and instant bank-to-bank payments. As digital marketplaces, merchants and brands launch or expand eCommerce offerings, the ability to quickly and securely launch a scalable payments infrastructure

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HomePod is now sold out at US Apple Store, after it was discontinued three months ago

Brahm Buck

Apple announced that it was discontinuing the original HomePod back in March, with Apple focusing its efforts on HomePod mini. The product has been listed as available ‘while supplies last’ since that time.

The space gray model sold out within a couple days of the announcement. The white model remained available to buy (price unchanged) up until today, at least in the United States.

The HomePod product page on the online store has not yet been removed. This suggests there may be some remaining stock still to work through, in select locations. For example, the space grey HomePod is still

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16 best early Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals to shop now

Brahm Buck

Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event is back. For 48 hours, Prime members can find significant deals on tech, home appliances, toys and more. This year, the annual Prime Day sales event — which Amazon created in 2015 — will take place June 21 and June 22. But, while it may come as a surprise to a few people, you can actually start saving today with early Prime Day deals. Recently, Amazon launched some early Prime Day deals you can shop now and in the weeks leading up to June 21 — other retailers like Best Buy, Lowe’s and Walmart,

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Netflix Launches Online Shop for Show-Themed Merchandise

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On Thursday, Netflix announced it will be launching an online shop that will sell limited-edition apparel, merch, and other collectibles based on its popular shows. 

The store, Netflix.shop, is already available in the U.S., and is set to expand outside the U.S. in the coming months. 

“Netflix.shop will drop exclusive limited editions of carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products tied to our shows and brand on a regular basis,” wrote Josh Simon, the company’s VP of Consumer Products, in a blog post. “Among the items debuting this month are streetwear and action figures based on anime series Yasuke and 

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