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British Flower Brand Wants to Normalize Men Receiving Flowers

Father's Day gifts may have evolved over time--neckties, aftershave and slippers are so old school--but they haven't progressed to fresh flowers. In fact, the first time most men receive any kind of floral arrangement is at their own funerals. Taking that grim fact and running with it, U.K.-based flower company Interflora has launched a campaign...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Interflora

Amazon deflects responsibility on fake reviews but admits 200M were blocked last year

Amazon admits it has a fake review problem, but does its best to spread the blame around in a new post detailing the issue. After numerous reports for years that the online retail giant is overrun with knock-off products and faked or farmed reviews, the company aims to look as if it is finally putting its foot down, but no new efforts or rules are discussed — rather, it is others that need to step up their work to keep Amazon safe. Amazon reviews have become notoriously unreliable as indicators ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, UK, Congress, Tech, Cnbc, Fake Reviews, Bezos, Tommy Noonan, Buzzfeed Amazon

A look inside Google’s first store, opening in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow

There have been plenty of pop-ups over the years, but tomorrow Google’s first store opens in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The brick and mortar model finds the company joining peers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and even Amazon, all of whom have a retail presence in Manhattan, including several just around the corner from Google’s new digs. The new space, which opens tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. local time, fills 5,000 square feet of selling space in Google’s big, pricey West Side real estate inve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, Hardware, NYC, New York City, Tech, Post Office, Chelsea, Retail, Manhattan, Starbucks, West Side, Google Store

To win post-pandemic, startups need remote-first growth teams

Growth leaders used to build key relationships across a company while working together in a real-life office. Those relationships could carry over through the pandemic, but let’s say you’re a new company and you’re remote-first. How do you build this complex collaboration from scratch? Growth marketer and investor Susan Su tells us that the solution is not just more software tools. In the interview below, she says that after the pandemic, startup founders will need to develop a mentality that pl...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Entrepreneurship, Tech, E-commerce, SU, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, Sound Ventures, Collaboration Tools, Susan Su, Growth Marketing

How Harry’s Lab VP Is ‘Eager’ for Dynamic Post-Pandemic Consumer Behavior

Passionate about brand storytelling and founder-led brands, it's no surprise Tehmina Haider took on the role of vice president and head of Harry's Labs at Harry's, Inc. And as the vaccination rates increase, it will be an exciting time to see the work brands release as consumers begin going out once more. Tune in to...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Data & Insights, Innovators, B-to-B, Harry s Labs, Harry s Inc, Tehmina Haider, Life After Lockdown, CPG & Grocery

Uberall raises $115M, acquires MomentFeed to scale up its location marketing services

Location-based services may have had their day as a salient category for hot apps or innovative tech leveraging the arrival of smartphones, but that’s largely because they are now part of the unspoken fabric of how we interact with digital services every day: we rely on location specific information when we are on search engines, when we are using maps, or weather apps, or taking and posting photos and more. Still, there remain a lot of gaps in how location information links up with accurate inf...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Advertising Tech, Berlin, Funding, Tech, M&a, Tripadvisor, North America, Hedges, Los Angeles CA

Shopify expands its one-click checkout, Shop Pay, to any merchant on Facebook or Google

E-commerce platform Shopify announced this morning its one-click checkout service known as Shop Pay will become available to any U.S. merchant that sells on Facebook or Google — even if they don’t use Shopify’s software to power their online stores. That makes Shop Pay the first Shopify product offered to non-Shopify merchants, the company notes. First introduced at its developer conference in 2017, Shop Pay is similar to other instant checkout solutions that offer an easier way to pay online by...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Shopping, Google Search, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Online Shopping, United States, Mobile Payments, Shop, Stripe

Jungle Scout Review 2021 (The 7-Figure Secret?)

Want to get started selling on Amazon but aren’t sure about investing in Jungle Scout? In this Jungle Scout review for 2021, I cover everything you need to know with UP-TO-DATE info. Most reviews... The post Jungle Scout Review 2021 (The... [This is a content summary, continue reading on our website!]
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Branding

Helium 10 Review (UPDATED 2021) – Read Before Buying

Hey, Amazon FBA’er! We recently used Helium 10 to research, scale, and sell our Amazon FBA brand for $150,000+.  So in this Helium 10 Review and tutorial, we’re going to take a deep dive... The post Helium 10 Review (UPDATED 2021)... [This is a content summary, continue reading on our website!]
Tags: Ecommerce, Branding, Amazon FBA

Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, and Swan Sit to Panel #webcreators2021

Elementor, the platform that allows users to more easily design websites on WordPress, will celebrate its 5th year by hosting a star studded conference focused on the future of the web. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Internet, World, Innovation, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Gary Vaynerchuk Seth Godin

MeUndies Is Going Organic

MeUndies, a subscription underwear, sleepwear and loungewear brand, has introduced its first collection of products--encompassing underwear, bralettes, undershirts and socks--made from organic cotton. Top line The digitally native brand is investing in a slew of new product offerings after raising $40 million in growth equity from Los Angeles-based investment firm Provenance in November. Between the...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Los Angeles, Branding, Consumer, Product Innovation, Challenger Brands, Fashion & Apparel, Briefly

Everything’s Coming Up Mums for William Murray Golf

The Murray brothers' ties to golf go back to their teenage years when they spent their summers as caddies at Indian Hill Club, a private golf course located in the suburbs of Chicago. It was those experiences that would see all six of them--Andy, Ed, Joel, John, Brian and golf brand William Murray's namesake Bill--not...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Chicago, Branding, Murray, Consumer, William Murray, Product Innovation, Retailing, William Murray Golf, Indian Hill Club, Creative Disruption, Fashion & Apparel, Influencers & Creators, Andy Ed Joel John Brian

Fresha raises $100M for its beauty and wellness booking platform and marketplace

Beauty and wellness businesses have come roaring back to life with the decline of Covid-19 restrictions, and a startup that’s built a platform that caters to the many needs of small enterprises in the industry today is announcing a big round of funding to grow with them. Fresha — a multipurpose commerce tool for independent wellness and beauty businesses such as hair, nail and skin salons, yoga instructors and more, based first and foremost around a completely free platform for those businesses ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Marketplace, Funding, Tech, Paypal, Atlantic, Beauty, Alibaba, Square, General Atlantic, Lightspeed Pos

Netflix is launching an e-commerce site to sell show-related merchandise like anime hoodies and $60 'Lupin' throw pillows

Netflix Netflix has opened an online shop selling products inspired by shows like "Lupin" and "The Witcher." Current offerings include hoodies, necklaces and a Kendama toy, all inspired by "Yasuke" and "Eden." It is only running in the US for now but will expand to other countries in the coming months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix is launching an e-commerce site selling merchandise inspired by its shows, The New York Times reported on Thursday. ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, New York Times, Times, Shopify, Simon, Kendama, Netflix Netflix, Sarah Jackson

Netflix Pushes Into Ecommerce With Online Shop Selling Show-Specific Collections

Netflix, which has focused its efforts on selling DVD rentals and on-demand video subscriptions for more than 20 years, is officially getting into the ecommerce game. Today, the streaming service is debuting, an ecommerce store offering apparel, jewelry and collectibles to fans of its original series. Items available the first day include hoodies, tees,...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Netflix, Streaming & OTT

Shopify Rolls Out a New Buy-Now-Pay-Later Option in Partnership With Affirm

As the buy-now-pay-later payment model continues to grow in popularity, Shopify is unleashing a new feature that will allow its hundreds of thousands of merchants to offer customers the option of shopping through installment plans. The new product, Shop Pay Installments, will be powered through an exclusive partnership with buy-now-pay-later giant Affirm in the United...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising

Instagram adds affiliate and shop features for creators

As Apple hosts their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Instagram and Facebook chose this moment to pilot their first-ever Creator Week. This three-day event is geared toward aspiring and emerging digital creators, complete with 9:45 AM virtual DJ sets and panels on “Algorithm Mythbusting” and raising “zillions for a nonprofit you care about.” During the first day of the event, Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement introducing new ways for creators to make money. In the coming months, Instag...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, E-commerce, Software, United States, Conference, Video Hosting, Zuckerberg, Partner

Instagram Begins Testing Native Affiliate Tool, More Ways for Creators to Set Up Shops

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled several updates to monetization options for creators on Instagram during the two platforms' Creator Week virtual event Tuesday. He said during the opening session, "I think that any good vision of the future has to involve a lot more people being able to make a living by expressing their creativity...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Advertising, Social Pro Daily

Ali Weiss Promoted to Glossier CMO After 6 Years of Challenging the Beauty Industry

Ali Weiss is taking on her new role as Glossier's first chief marketing officer with the same objective she had on her first day of work six years ago: democratize the beauty industry by proving that makeup doesn't have to come with a set of rules. "We take a people-first approach to beauty, which is...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Customer Experience, Challenger Brands, Ali Weiss

See the pitch decks that fast-growing advertising and media startups used to raise millions from top VCs

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits and marketers' need to ensure their ads are working. Check out these pitch decks to see how these startups pitched their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Media, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Discovery Communications, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Espn

This Sports Drink Was Made for Professional Athletes. Now, It’s Available to Everyone

During his seven years with the New York Knicks, lastly as director of performance, Bar Malik concocted a sports drink the players couldn't get enough of. This is how his drink, Barcode, was born. The plant-based, all-natural performance drink launched late last year through ecommerce and brick and mortar channels. But the brand-building was years...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, New York Knicks, Food & Beverage, I'm With the Brand, Adweek Original Video, Bar Malik

Pinterest adds a Shopping List feature to round up your saved products

Pinterest has long positioned itself a source for inspiration that could ultimately lead to online purchases. And over the years, it has worked on features to better connect consumers with the products and services they want to buy, like shoppable pins, visual search, AR try-on, product recommendations, and more. Today, the company is rolling out another feature aimed at turning users’ saved Pins into purchases: a shopping list. The new Pinterest Shopping list feature saves all your Product Pins...
Tags: Ecommerce, Pinterest, Shopping, Germany, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Digital Media, Pins, Products, Visual Search, U K, Facebook Instagram, Product Pins, Online Purchases, Australia Canada France

Equity Monday: Jeff’s going to space, and everyone wants a piece of Flipkart

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here. It’s WWDC week, so expect a deluge of Apple news to overtake your Twitter feed here and th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Twitter, Space, Elon Musk, China, Nigeria, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, United States, Jeff Bezos, Equity

Lightspeed buys Ecwid for $500M; NuOrder for $425M in ongoing e-commerce consolidation play

Lightspeed has picked up two more companies in what is shaping up to be an acquisition spree for the Canadian point-of-sale software provider. The company today announced that it would acquire e-commerce platform Ecwid for $500 million; and NuOrder, a B2B ordering platform servicing wholesales, brands and retailers, for $425 million. Together, the two deals underscore the long-anticipated consolidation trend swirling around the fragmented e-commerce industry, at a time when digital transactions ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Russia, Tech, Commerce, M&a, Morgan Stanley, POS, Wix, Point-of-sale, Lightspeed, Dax Dasilva

Pinterest Rolls Out New Shopping Features and Extends Availability of Existing Ones

Summer is shopping season on Pinterest, as the discovery platform rolled out several new features and extended the availability of existing ones into new markets. Pinterest research found that Pinners are over seven times more likely to purchase products they have saved, so it is rolling out new feature Shopping List in the U.K. and...
Tags: Ecommerce, Pinterest, Advertising, Social Pro Daily

Extra Crunch roundup: Guest posts wanted, ‘mango’ seed rounds, Expensify’s tech stack

Prospective contributors regularly ask us about which topics Extra Crunch subscribers would like to hear more about, and the answer is always the same: Actionable advice that is backed up by data and/or experience. Strategic insights that go beyond best practices and offer specific recommendations readers can try out for themselves. Industry analysis that paints a clear picture of the companies, products and services that characterize individual tech sectors. Our submission guidelines haven’t ...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Confluent, Ecommerce, Twitter, Etsy, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, United States, SaaS, Venture Capital, EC, Barkbox, Caribbean

As buy-now-pay-later startups keep raising capital, a dive into Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm’s earnings

Venture capitalists continue to fund buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) startups, evidence of ongoing optimism regarding not only e-commerce, but the specific model for financing consumer purchases as well. Evidence of continued investor confidence in the BNPL space cropped up several times in the second quarter. Divido, a startup that TechCrunch described as a “white-label [BNPL] platform for retail finance that integrates with e-commerce platforms,” raised $30 million. And Zilch raised $80 million for a...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Tech, Payments, Affirm, Exchange, Klarna, The Exchange, Divido, Afterpay, BNPL, Buy Now Pay Later, EC Ecommerce and D2C, Klarna Afterpay

Fashion wholesale marketplace Joor opens China office

Joor, an online marketplace that connects fashion brands and retailers around the world, has opened its first China office in downtown Shanghai as it eyes growth in the region. The 11-year-old New York-based company works as a virtual showroom for brands, which traditionally would meet with their retail partners in physical venues to showcase the latest collections. With Joor, showrooms become live videos, a feature that has no doubt proven useful during COVID-19. The company also gives brands a...
Tags: Ecommerce, Asia, Europe, New York, China, Tech, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Tokyo, Online Marketplace, Melbourne, North America, Battery Ventures, APAC, Canaan Partners, Itochu

Opontia raises $20M to roll up e-commerce brands in Africa and the Middle East

Razor Group. . Thrasio. These are big names in the new wave of e-commerce companies taking the world by storm. Their business of acquiring small e-commerce brands that look promising and consolidating them is quite popular in the U.S. and Europe . The concept has sifted through those shores to Latin America and Asia, where companies like Una Brands and Valoreo have raised significant investment to acquire and build these brands . Today, the concept has made its way into the Middle ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Europe, China, Singapore, Africa, Tech, West, Middle East, Dubai, Brazil, Meyer, Latin America

JOKR launches in New York with a different take on on-demand delivery

For years now, the world of retail has been evolving. Whether it’s next-day delivery with Amazon Prime or subscription D2C services or on-demand delivery from Postmates, we’re growing increasingly accustomed to being able to buy something and have it arrive at our door relatively quickly. Today, a new startup is launching in New York with a fresh take on on-demand delivery. JOKR, founded by Ralf Wenzel (the same guy who founded FoodPanda, which later merged with DeliveryHero) promises delivery i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, New York, Softbank, Tech, Mexico City, Postmates, Wenzel, Ralf Wenzel, JOKR, Latin America Brazil Lima