That’s a big bet on a nascent market.
ArtZoco is an e-commerce platform that gives artisans in remote locations, who may not be tech savvy or have a bank account, the opportunity to sell their crafts.
Storenvy unveiled a redesigned website today with a new emphasis on product discovery and debuted 100 brand pages today that tell the stories of featured brands.
Fashionistas rejoice — Keep is making Instagram shoppable.
Guest Post Now is a perfect time to look at how the online retailers on the Keynote Startup Shootout Index are performing, and see if they are ready for the holiday rush.
Hucksley features a curated array of products from emerging brands. Each item is offered at a discounted price for a limited amount of time, flash-sale style, and twenty-five percent of every purchase you make goes to a participating charity.
Investors believe that Zulily defied expectations with its initial public offering, which is arguably the most successful exit since Amazon acquired Zappos.
As if our Facebook news feeds weren’t already polluted enough.
Don’t feel like a $135 tagine dish adequately expresses your joy for your betrothed friends? Zola’s goal is to turn the wedding registry into a pleasant online retail experience.
The TOMS marketplace features a curated selection of brands and products that have a social mission behind them.
Linio, which positions itself as the ‘Amazon of Latin America,’ is soaking up $50 million in new funding to continue its growth.
Guest Post Disclosure: Alan Colmenares is an advisor to Magnolia, but does not currently hold shares in the company.
Guest Post Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation.com.
Editor’s Pick Judge holds TradeKey liable for removing thousands of counterfeit listings from its e-commerce site.
Flipkart is one of the biggest websites in India, and this $360M will help the company to build out its supply chain and undercut the competition.
The daily deals site for moms and kids filed a $100 million initial public offering (IPO) today, the first deals site since Groupon to go public.
TheFind crossed the “1 billion shopping searches” mark, and shoppers have browsed over 100 billion products. The database includes 500,000 stores and 500 million products, and it updates 100 million listings a day to reflect new items, price changes, and current discounts. Whew.
Big news in the payments world this morning: eBay just announced that it has snapped up popular e-commerce payments processor Braintree for $800 million in cash.
There is big money in fast fashion, and JustFab’s founders want to build the next generation of these brands. If the founders of H&M and Zara are billionaires, why not them?
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan made a large investment into the Rocket Internet-backed Dafiti Group, one of Latin America’s largest e-commerce retailers.
“The salsify plant is a cousin to the dandelion. It is beautiful, low maintenance, and spreads like wildfire — all qualities we think the worlds of product content management, syndication, and distribution need.”
Internet companies have repeatedly criticized the antipiracy law, believing that it will block bona fide sites.
After making a big jump into e-books a few years ago, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is once again following in Amazon’s footsteps.
Retention Science is building analytics tools to help retailers under how price sensitive you are — and adjust promotions accordingly.
Groupon is planning a network of North American warehouses for its physical goods business. Goods is actually doing well, and CEO Eric Lefkofsky said that bringing shipping in house will improve the company’s margins.
Big money for the next generation of payments.
Doggyloot is a daily deals site for dogs and their people. Today it announced closing $2.5 million in its first round of financing .
The e-commerce firm has spent $13.9 billion on new facilities since 2010.
The new umbrella company aims to be “the world’s largest fashion subscription e-commerce company.”
It has 33 million members around the world and is predicted to generate over $400 million sales in 2014.
The best and brightest of Silicon Valley crowded into the Computer History Museum today for Y Combinator’s demo day. Of the 49 promising startups, here are the most exciting consumer-facing businesses.
Tophatter powers a real-time, super fast, peer-to-peer auction platform that does $100,000 in sales a day. It released an iPad app with the hope of doubling its business.
Thirdlove announced today that it has raised $5.6 million led by venture capital heavyweights New Enterprise Associates and Andreessen Horowitz to launch a lingerie brand and corresponding mobile app.
Fast-moving Fab is on a mission to become a “really massive” global e-commerce company.
Storenvy makes it easy for anyone to open an online store. It provides tools for designing a digital storefront, as well as a marketplace filled with quirky items.
Super incubator Rocket Internet entered the hotel business with the launch of Jovago, a hotel booking site based in Nigeria.
Online retailer of home goods Wayfair announced that it has acquired DwellStudio, a lifestyle brand that creates high-end furniture, bedding & bath products, rugs, home decor and accessories, and items for babies and kids.
With more mobile phones than people, Latin America presents a significant and untapped opportunity for mobile commerce.
That is, of course, the promise of responsive web design — one design to rule them all, and in the end bind them.
Bigcommerce has raised big bucks from Steve Case’s Revolution Growth Fund to help physical retailers build successful online stores.
Mobile wallet startup Lemon released Lemon Network where merchants can quickly implement one-touch mobile checkout.