Like most online retailers, Jackthreads has seen the light when it comes to mobile.
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.
We love doing business with local retailers, and since our address of record is the Internet, we consider these startups part of that group.
This will be ecommerce’s second-ever billion-dollar Black Friday — and Cyber Monday (whoever coined that term: get out of the 90′s) will see more than a billion and a half in sales.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend and one of the things we’re undoubtedly thankful for is the ability to go on a massive spending spree immediately after turkey day. Just a little tip — when you’re busy buying, the bad guys are busy stealing.
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American Giant, the clothing maker that is winning the hearts of the Internet generation, just raised $3.6 million.
Ecommerce optimization company Granify has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to reduce shopping cart abandonment on big retailers’ sites.
Trustev, a company that specializes in anti-fraud technology for online transactions, has raised $3 million in seed funding from Greycroft Partners, UK fund, Mangrov Capital Partner, and others.
Sometimes, small gestures go a long way. A gift to celebrate a birthday. A card to thank a potential client for a meeting. But all too often, we fail to follow through on those gestures.
Office supply retailer Staples has purchased e-commerce personalization startup Runa, the company announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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The Slice team set out in 2011 to help you track your packages and spending. And it just scored $23 million to stay on this mission.
Ecommerce giant Amazon has launched a new Amazon Art marketplace for fine art, drawings, prints, and photographs with more than 40,000 works.
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As Amazon’s order numbers continue to climb, so, too, do its employee numbers.
Grand St., an online marketplace for buying “creative technology” products, has taken down its invite-only wall so anyone on the web can check out and buy their products.
Rocket Internet, love it or hate it, isn’t going anywhere and it has raised another $500 million in fresh capital.
In addition to creating better experiences for the end user, Connect also lets Stripe-using merchants set up and start using their online payments in minutes instead weeks.
Touch of Modern has resolved its legal differences with Fab, making it a safer bet for investors. The company today netted $3 million in venture funding.
Malaysian e-commerce startup Lazada, founded by the Samwer brothers’ Rocket Internet, has raised $100 million in new funding to become a substantial online shopping player in Southeast Asia.
Hot Russian e-commerce startup Lamoda has raised an insane $130 million in funding.
Enterprise software titan has agreed to buy Hybris, a Switzerland-based ecommerce player with big customers.
Google is increasingly focused on e-commerce, and today signed a multiyear partnership so it can access ratings and reviews of online retailers.
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Indian home shopping business Homeshop18 has closed a $30 million funding round as it edges closer to an IPO.
Popular Indian e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has reportedly raised $50 million in a new round of funding to help it continue to grow and beat out similar sites.
What’s so special about an ecommerce site for fashion addicts? Ask Earlybird Ventures, who just led a huge Series A for the startup.
E-commerce startup Nice Laundry provides colorful, high-quality designer socks at a low cost, and recycles old socks to boot.
Alibaba predicts that 2013 will be the year that Chinese e-commerce surpasses U.S e-commerce, with $265 billion in sales compared to a projected $230 billion for America, and that total Chinese online sales will reach $445 billion in 2015.
Pinterest just raised $200 million at a $2.5 billion valuation. But if the company seriously starts to monetize what marketers like Sephora are finding in the social shopping platform, two and a half billion dollars is far too cheap.
“We had a great finish to an excellent year, with fourth quarter results exceeding our expectations,” said eBay president and CEO John Donahoe.
One Kings Lane, a prominent e-commerce business for home decor, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding with hopes of rapid expansion.
With $600 million in projected sales, Wayfair has become a major force in home goods retail.
Alibaba chairman Jack Ma said only two companies have ever recorded annual transaction volumes at this level: Wal-Mart and Alibaba.
Fab is blowing away all its previous sales numbers — and for retail, late November is just the beginning.
Rent the Runway raises $20 million to give Cinderella moments to everyone.
Facebook was either an amazing driver of purchases and traffic over the holiday shopping weekend or a complete non-factor. So which is it?
Today, the fashion-tech startup has launched its iPhone app, with an Android and tablet offering on the way.
Holiday shoppers didn’t totally forgo long lines and early call times on Black Friday, but they did grab their smartphones and iPads to help them navigate to the best destinations, online or off.