The goal is to put physical shops on a similar playing field as e-commerce stores, which already have a wealth of data about customer buying habits.
American Giant, the clothing maker that is winning the hearts of the Internet generation, just raised $3.6 million.
BitTorrent released its new Bundle format today in closed alpha, giving moviemakers, recording artists, authors, and anyone else who creates content a new mini-store that follows their art wherever it goes.
Peter and Karl Koch spent their childhood being dragged from trade show to trade show with their parents, so they founded Balluun to put that process online.
Customers acquired via Twitter are worth 23 percent less, and Facebook brings in just barely average clients. But pay-per-click advertising brings in customers worth 46 percent more, and organic search brings in buyers who are worth a massive 54 percent more than your average customer.
Guest Post There are hundreds of e-commerce sites supporting the sale of any particular product or service. Unfortunately, with potential comes saturation. This clutter has become the biggest barrier to entry.
Following the lead of other recent tech-focused IPOs, e-commerce software business ChannelAdvisor’s shares popped almost 40 percent in its first day of trading as a public company.
Javelin Strategy and Research released a report which found that mobile point-of-sale (POS) technology poses a significant and growing threat to terminal-based solutions.
Hybris survived the dot-com bust and has made it to 2013 where it is still selling commerce management software. The company brought on a $30 million round of funding, which might be the last the 16-year-old company takes before a rumored IPO.
Stripe expands its payment processing platform into Canada
It’s getting to be a tough market in mobile commerce. Google and Apple are both out with solutions that approach digital wallet status, upstart startups like Square are claiming merchant mindshare, and the original mobile payments company, PayPal, is having to forge a path from the desktop to the smartphone.
What can 100 million online shopping experiences teach you about e-commerce in 2012? Apparently quite a bit.
For Shane Rahmani, who spent the past four years working on digital strategy and operations at MTV, moving to Thrillist, a lifestyle company aimed at hip, young men, wasn’t too bad of an adjustment.
Facebook is bringing a boatload of apps and actions onto the social network. Now, instead of just “Liking” something, you can say you read it, listened to it, or watched it, all through your favorite web and mobile apps.
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Fab.com is borderline famous for its design-focused flash sales, and today, it’s launching pop-up shops.
IBM is announcing a “smarter commerce” initiative today to make it easier to figure out what consumers really want and then get vendors to give it to them. If it works, IBM will be able to attack a $70 billion market.