ClickWithMeNow aims to making the experience of online shopping less solitary and more collborative.
This isn’t ephemeral, like online advertising or virtual Credits for virtual livestock. Facebook Gifts is as real as it gets, and that reality is what the stock market is looking for from the Internet’s biggest success in a decade.
Facebook has just launched Gifts, a new feature that will let you send and receive gifts — real-world products, not animated cattle — with your friends. You don’t need to know where they live or work; Facebook’ll take care of that for you.
Fab.com, one of the world’s most popular flash-sale retail sites, has just announced a new “Fab Europe” hub for its operations on the continent.
Edo has raised $15 million in third round funding to brings its local-offers technology to small businesses across the country.
Warby Parker, a New York City-based startup offering stylish-yet-inexpensive glasses, has raised $36.8 million in a new round of funding.
You know that feeling when you’re in the fitting room, you try on that perfect item, and your friends jaws just drop? Boutine wants to capture that feeling, and bring it online.
Bigcommerce has taken a big $20 million to accommodate its rapid growth and accelerate product development. The platform helps small business owners create professional online stores so they can “Sell More.”
To give retailers a competitive edge, Shopify announced a partnership with ShopStation that promises to cut shipping time anywhere from a half to a third.
2012 marks a key switch: the first time that more than half of retail clothing purchases — almost 60 percent, actually — are either online or influenced by the web.
Sports-centered e-commerce site Fanatics, owned by Kynetic, grabbed the attention of Silicon Valley venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Insight Venture Partners to raise a $150 million round of funding at a $1.5 billion.
We’ve been tracking the progress of Dibsie, an New York based e-commerce company that learns your tastes from your social network and displays items in the form of a dynamic shopping catalog. Today the site is coming out of beta and launching to the public.
Guest Post The e-commerce industry has broadened in scope in recent years. Originally confined to transaction activity between large financial institutions, e-commerce then expanded in the 1970s and 1980s to include what was termed “EDI” (Electronic Data Interchange) between large companies who could afford the dedicated computing power and related IT department.
Goodsie is a drop dead simple service for setting up a stlylish e-commerce site. Since it launched, says founder and CEO Jonathan Marcus, the service has signed up 1,200 sellers, each paying $15 a month. And it’s growing at 20 percent each month. Today it introduced a suite of premium features: email marketing, real time sales analytics, and mobile optimization.
Less than one year after receiving $30 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, shoe-of-the-month company ShoeDazzle is dropping its subscription payment model and announcing impressive new user-numbers.
Boutiques are the last type of store you’d expect to get technical, but Shoptiques co-founder Olga Vidisheva is confident she can bring the tiny shops to your digital doorstep.
Guest Post This is a guest post from Dave Lifson, co-founder of Postling, a unified social media dashboard for small businesses. It originally appeared here.