Retailers are giving thanks today as not only were Thanksgiving sales up more than 10 percent yesterday but Black Friday sales are also up at least 7 percent today.
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.
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.
It could really be a black Friday this year for online retailers. Or at least moderately grey.
Shopping trips generally make me anxious and clammy. Which is why I decided to write about TheHunt, an app that is designed for intense shoppers.
Guest Post Adam Lewis is a tech entrepreneur and CEO of Apploi, a mobile recruiting application.
Bytelight has raised $3 million for its indoor positioning system that connects LED lights with the cameras in your mobile device.
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.
Crystal Shopper is a barcode scanner and price checker for Google Glass that presents the shopper with price comparisons and Amazon ratings.
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.
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.
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.
Shopping search engine TheFind unveiled its new iPad app that wants to create a new and improved customer experience on tablets.
RetailMeNot, “the world’s largest digital coupon marketplace,” filed for a proposed initial public offering. The proposed maximum aggregate offering price is $230 million and the stock will be listed on the NASDAQ as ”SALE.”
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.
Wanelo released the third version of its mobile application today to make online shopping a pleasurable and personal experience “for everyone.”
PhiSix launched its 3D simulation solution today that allows people to virtually try-on clothing before hitting ”buy.”
Editor’s Pick Foursquare may be a great app, but it suffers from some fundamental deal-breaking paradoxes.
Honey has secured angel funding for its technology that surfs the web for discounts, so you can benefit from coupons without doing any of the work to find them.
Poshmark, the fashion mobile marketplace that has boomed in both growth and funding, finally launched its iPad app today.
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.
Euclid lets brick-and-mortar businesses track consumer behavior to find actionable insights.
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Google continues to take on Amazon in online commerce.
That fancy new app the marketing department wants so you can sell more paperweights may not be your best investment. In fact, unless you’re lucky or really, really good, the app might just end up being the digital equivalent of a paperweight itself.
Euclid furthers its quest to become the Google Analytics for the real world.
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.”
PayPal now offers pre-paid cash cards for people who rely on cash, but want to shop online.
Seesaw has raised a $1 to $1.5 million seed round and plans to use it to build an app that will help you get advice from your friends in real time.
Fab is blowing away all its previous sales numbers — and for retail, late November is just the beginning.
In the battle between made-up consumer holidays, it looks like Black Friday still reigns supreme on mobile devices.
Traffic is generally a good thing for websites. But perhaps Pinterest, which has been called the third most popular social network after Facebook and Twitter, has enough.
It may indeed be better to give than to receive, but not everyone was shopping for Christmas gifts.
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.
After making a name for itself as a useful smartphone app for in-store shopping, ShopSavvy is finally launching on the iPad today — a shift that has forced the company to think beyond its current price comparison strategy.
It may be shocking to some men — or at least advertising art directors — but not all women have the stereotypical Barbie dimensions. Or the Twiggy lack thereof.
European online shoe retailer Spartoo raises $32.5 million.