In between chowing down on turkey, slurping up cranberry sauce, and sucking down a cold beverage or two with friends and family, we’ve been busy shopping.
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.
Online shopping startup Sift, which just closed a $2 million seed round, simultaneously snubs and relies on retail marketing emails.
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.
That is, of course, the promise of responsive web design — one design to rule them all, and in the end bind them.
Two lifelong friends have come up with a way for fashionistas to keep their closets fresh without going broke.
TikTakTo combines flash sales, product search, social features and daily deals to create “the ultimate online shopping experience.”
Online shopping startup Decide.com has raised $8 million in its third round of funding so it can continue to help consumers find the best site and time to buy products using “big data.”
Denmark’s Wantr, a company that alerts you when your favorite stores get new items, raised $600,000 in seed funding today.
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.
A new study from the location analytics company Placed shows which retailers are most at risk for showrooming from Amazon customers — and the results might surprise you.
Google continues to take on Amazon in online commerce.
A simple Swingline stapler from the office supply chain Staples could cost you either $15.79 or $14.29, depending on where you live.
For intrepid deal hunters, there’s nothing better than finding the perfect coupon code right before you click ”Buy.”
Online commerce continues to gain share from physical store sales.
Brazilian e-commerce giant raises $65 million in its fourth round of funding, bringing its two year total to $180 million.
High-end online retailer Gilt Groupe has named Citigroup exec and GG director Michelle Peluso as its next chief executive officer.
Google purchased BufferBox, a startup that makes e-commerce delivery more convenient by setting up locals lockers for parcel pick-up.
It may indeed be better to give than to receive, but not everyone was shopping for Christmas gifts.
Up to 147 million Americans are planning to shake off their turkey dinners, get up early, and visit their favorite retailers this coming Black Friday. And they’ll spend almost $30 billion doing it.
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It’s a bit surprising to see what people are looking to buy on Cyber Monday. What it isn’t,is technology, at least not primarily.
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Taobao may not be well-known on our side of the Pacific Ocean, but it is the 13th-most-trafficked site in the world according to Alexa, and it is owned by one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world, Alibaba.
LEAP brings social, mobile, and big data together to improve online shopping.
Flit has a social shopping platform that works when you want to comparison-shop across sites.
Gaxsys today released a consumer-facing application called GaxWallet that aims to simply and expedite the e-commerce experience for brands and their customers.
Zugara receives patent for its technology that powers virtual dressing rooms
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal raises $40 million in its second round of funding from Index Ventures
The first app from flash sales retailer PLNDR aims to make it easier for its 1.7 million users to make purchases away from their computers.
Decide.com introduced a new feature today that will provide consumers with a ‘Decide Score’ to help them make shopping decisions. The score is based on a comprehensive analysis of ratings and reviews from across the web, intended as an objective, data-driven barometer for product quality.
The old cynic’s line about air travel is that never, in the history of flight, have two people on the same airplane paid the same price for a ticket. Online, that’s getting more and more true as well, as companies such as Amazon and Orbitz experiment with variable pricing for different clients.
Secure in our digital enclaves with high-speed WIFI powering smart TVs, smartphones, smart appliances, and even smart toilets, we tend to think we’re pretty technologically sophisticated in the Western world. Which just goes to show how easily we are being leapfrogged by “developing” nations that have gone mobile and digital faster, in some ways, than the U.S.
We’ve got a lot of stories this Wednesday for you. Click each link below to learn more about the day’s funding news.
Ahalife, an online shop for curated one-of-a-kind, luxury wares, has raised $10.1 million in a second round of funding.
Online consignment store Threadflip launched Tuesday with $1.6 million in the bank. Much like a traditional consignment store, the website lets you buy and sell gently used women’s clothing.
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.