If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the future of retail shopping today, just head to an Apple store with an iOS 7 device.
One retailer got way more of its social content shared than others leading up to Black Friday. But on this fateful day, that retailer isn’t where people are actually shopping, according to some data.
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.
American Giant, the clothing maker that is winning the hearts of the Internet generation, just raised $3.6 million.
The TOMS marketplace features a curated selection of brands and products that have a social mission behind them.
Aisle411 collects data on retailers’ inventory, in-store product locations, and floor plan information. It turns this data into digital maps that help consumers find what they are looking for.
Retention Science is building analytics tools to help retailers under how price sensitive you are — and adjust promotions accordingly.
Guest Post Michael Hart is VP of Logistics at start-up Deliv.
AT&T has learned a lot of lessons from Apple about how to run a retail store. And thank God for that.
Bigcommerce has raised big bucks from Steve Case’s Revolution Growth Fund to help physical retailers build successful online stores.
Credit card company American Express and actor Will Smith are apparently sinking $53 million into online retail service The Fancy.
Storefront’s goal is to make starting an offline store as easy as an online store, by making it easier for anyone to find and rent short-term retail space.
Boutiika is a startup that connects online shoppers to clothing available in local stores. Today the startup announced that it has expanded into three more cities, has more than 300 retailers available on the site, and added in a slew of new features.
Erply provides POS system and inventory management software for commercial retail and e-commerce businesses. Today the company announced raising $2.15 million in its second round of funding.
Loyalty and payments startup Marqeta has raised $14 million from Greylock IL, Granite Ventures, and Commerce Ventures. The company also announced that it will power the Facebook Card.
JOOR is using software to make the journey from runway to retail stores as smooth as walking down a catwalk. The company is on track to do more than $350 million in transactions in 2013, which is more than three times the amount from 2012.
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.
CircleUp is a crowdfunding platform for up-and-coming consumer product businesses. In the year since its launch, CircleUp has helped 12 companies raise more than $10 million.
Traditional payments systems are becoming obsolete as companies developer cheaper, more efficient, flexible alternatives.
Guest Post Let’s take a step back and understand the technology tools that can benefit the largest group of people who have been hardest hit by large enterprises and new technologies: the tens of millions of local merchants all over the world.
Google reportedly plans to open several retail locations in the United States before the end of 2013, a move that would better position the company’s products against Apple.
“If I ever feel I’m dropping down from an excitement level, I go in a store … it’s like a Prozak,” Cook said. “It’s a feeling like no other.”
Guest Post You know that little slip of paper you get at the end of a transaction? It’s printed on flimsy paper. It gets crumpled. It gets lost. Well, it’s long overdue for a upgrade.
Guest Post As online retailers incorporate better technology to improve the shopping experience for consumers, the convenience and experience gap between offline and online gets bigger.
Guest Post Last week, I had an experience at a large national electronics chain that brought home how far the big box retailers are falling behind their online competitors.
Target is trying to put a stop to showrooming, but it needs to try a bit harder.
Euclid furthers its quest to become the Google Analytics for the real world.
High-fashion mannequin maker Almax has released mannequins that don’t just look good, but also look. Right back at you, that is.
Guest Post With the holidays upon us, we thought we’d take a look at how ready our index startups are for two great holiday traditions – shopping and travel. Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday vacations, and winter storms, these sites are about to get a workout.
Wholesale fashion buying platform Balluun raises $3.8M to connect designers with retailers.
Showrooming may be burning up big box stores like Best Buy, but it could also be key to their survival.
Cisco’s purchase is the latest effort to help retailers learn more about how their customers are shopping in stores.
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.
If you were one of the 12 construction workers building Apple’s new “prototype” store in Palo Alto, Calif., you were working hard as the sun came up — perhaps in order to hit an October deadline.
Social product development platform Quirky has raised $68 million from major VC firms.
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.
AT&T has taken a cue from Apple and Microsoft and is focusing on its retail strategy, opening a glossy new flagship store this Saturday in Chicago.
In the race to bring indoor location technology to market, an eight-person startup is taking on big name players Google, Qualcomm and Samsung, and has the potential to win.
Samsung’s transparent display technology will help usher in the future of shopping.
If you run an online shopping/ecommerce business of some kind, you’re gonna want to get your mobile act together, STAT. A new survey shows that it 2012, holiday shoppers will be taking to their phones more than ever.