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Amazon’s 16% bite of Deliveroo finally clears UK competition probe

It’s official: Days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was peppered with awkward questions by US lawmakers concerned about the market power of his ecommerce empire, the UK’s competition regulator has confirmed it’s happy for the tech giant to take a 16% bite out of local on-demand food delivery app, Deliveroo. The CMA had been investigating the planned stake for some 15 months, completing phase one of its scrutiny in December. At the time it decided it had enough concerns to move to a phase 2 pro...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, UK, London, US, Tech, Competition, Jeff Bezos, Mcintosh, Group, Cma, Deliveroo, Bezos


Facebook launches commerce and connectivity-focused accelerator programs

Facebook launched two 12-week accelerator programs for startups on Monday as the social juggernaut looks for new ideas and solutions to expand its commerce and connectivity efforts. Facebook’s Commerce Accelerator will select 60 startups from the EMEA and LATAM regions for the program, the company said. The startups that make the cut will explore building shopping solutions to drive commerce inside Facebook’s family of apps. “Our goal is to make shopping seamless and empower anyone from an en...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Accelerator, Tech, Commerce, World Bank, OECD, Connectivity, EMEA, Huang, Startup Programs


AMAZON o ALIBABA? E-commerce, tasse & DUBAI

Amazon o Alibaba? Vendere su Internet da Dubai. Abbiamo affrontato in tanti altri articoli se e perchè conviene aprire una
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, Business, Featured, Alibaba, Dubai, Free Zone, First Page, Tasse, Video YouTube, Dubai Abbiamo


The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups

Nils Mattisson Contributor Share on Twitter Formerly at Apple, Nils Mattisson is now CEO and co-founder of smart home tech company Minut. If you look at the most successful startups today, you’ll find plenty of proof that the hardware-enabled service (Haas) model works: Peloton, Particle, Latch and Igloohome all rely on subscriptions along with product sales. Even tech giants like Apple are rapidly reinventing themselves as se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Ecommerce, Column, Hardware, Tech, B2C, Strava, Haas, D2C, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Hardware-as-a-service


5 Tips for Creating a Content Strategy for Your eCommerce Website

Content marketing is a type of inbound marketing designed mainly to bring an audience to your website. This marketing method relies on content creation and it comes in various forms, such as written articles, tutorial videos, infographics, and so on. Sharing that content to targeted audiences is done with the purpose of generating leads, building your brand, and driving more customers to your website. Let’s look at some proven tips that will help you create an excellent eCommerce cont...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Content Marketing, Blogging, Content Strategy, Blogging Tips


Infinite Scrolling on eCommerce: Is it for every website?

This was the hypothesis used by the Etsy team when they were building an infinite scrolling feature on their website: “Changing the pagination to ‘infinite scroll’ on the search results page, will... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Ecommerce, Etsy, Innovation, Ux


Why aren’t Rackspace and BigCommerce worth more?

This week has brought with it two tasty pieces of IPO news — Rackspace’s return to the public markets and BigCommerce’s debut will be far more interesting now that we know what a first-draft valuation for each looks like. But amidst the numbers is a question worth answering: Why aren’t cloud-focused Rackspace and e-commerce-powering BigCommerce worth more? Using a basic share count and the top end of their initial ranges, Rackspace is targeting a roughly $4.8 billion valuation, and BigC...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, SaaS, Bigcommerce, Rackspace, Shopify, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Azure Google, Extra Crunch


Teespring’s comeback story

Startup stories are often too reductive — an entrepreneur dreams up an idea, snags some co-founders, raises a bit of money, and presto: success and riches. It’s nearly never true. Even breakout successes like Slack that may feel straightforward have complicated stories. Amongst the most valuable startups there are hidden crises and disappointing quarters. Some famous startups even had to execute a hard pivot after their original idea flopped. Slack was originally a gaming company, Twitter was a ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Entrepreneurship, Tech, E-commerce, Teespring, Exchange, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Extra Crunch, Growth and Monetization


India’s Flipkart gives hyperlocal delivery service another try

Flipkart on Tuesday launched a hyperlocal service in suburbs of Bangalore, four years after the e-commerce group abruptly concluded its previous foray into this category. The e-commerce group, owned by Walmart, said Flipkart Quick leverages the company’s supply chain infrastructure and a new location mapping technology framework to deliver more than 2,000 products across grocery, perishables, smartphones, electronics accessories, and stationary items within 90 minutes to customers. When a ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Walmart, Flipkart, Bangalore, Amazon India, Indiranagar, Flipkart Quick, Whitefield Panathur, Sandeep Karwa


Walmart Marketplace seller additions surge following Shopify deal, up 3x from January

Walmart’s recent partnership with Shopify to expand its online marketplace appears to already be paying off.  The retailer in June announced it was opening its marketplace to Shopify’s small business sellers with the goal of onboarding 1,200 new sellers by the end of 2020. Following the Shopify announcement, the marketplace added 3,000 more sellers in June and is expected to exceed 3,600 in July, according to a new report from research firm Marketplace Pulse. That’s triple how many sellers it wa...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Marketplace, Ebay, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Shopify, Walmart Marketplace


Who says Austin can’t do consumer?

https://medium.com/media/ce497d5b733554490d91544fae217d41/href Who says Austin can’t do consumer? Sign up for SupplyDrop to prove them wrong (and never run out of toilet paper). If you live in Austin, you can be one of the first to sign up for a new consumer service right out of Austin started by Andrew Busey and April Downing. Save time, save money, and never run out of essential household supplies like paper towels, garbage bags, detergent, and yes, of course — toilet paper. Use this link fo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Shopping, Startup, NewCo, Austin, Andrew, Civitas Learning, Amazon Subscribe, Austin Startups, Dachis Group, Andrew Busey, Subscription-economy, DropAndrew Busey, Andrew Busey Co


Can Google Win Back the Market Share It Lost to Amazon?

Dominance in overall search does not equate to dominance in product search. That's a hard truth Google may have learned too late. Now, however, it's trying to win back brands and customers by establishing itself as an Amazon alternative in ecommerce. And, in its latest bid, Google announced the sellers who use its Buy on...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Advertising


Can Google Win Back the Market Share It’s Lost to Amazon?

Dominance in overall search does not equate to dominance in product search. That's a hard truth Google may have learned too late. Now, however, it's trying to win back brands and customers by establishing itself as an Amazon alternative in ecommerce. And, in its latest bid, Google announced the sellers who use its Buy on...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Advertising


Instacart blames reused passwords for account hacks, but customers are still without basic two-factor security

Online shopping service Instacart says reused passwords are to blame for a recent spate of account breaches, which saw personal data belonging to hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The company published a statement late on Thursday saying its investigation showed that Instacart “was not compromised or breached,” but pointed to credential stuffing, where hackers take lists of usernames and passwords stolen from other breached sites and brut...
Tags: Google, Security, Ecommerce, Tech, Data Breach, Canada, Password, Dark Web, Password Manager, Instacart, Data Security, Computer Security, BuzzFeed News, Multi-factor Authentication, Credential Stuffing, Lyndsey Grubbs


No More Commission Fees for Sellers Using Buy on Google

Sellers using the Buy on Google checkout experience will no longer have to pay commission fees, and the platform is being opened up to third-party providers, the company said Thursday. This follows April's move to provide free product listings in the Google Shopping tab for merchants affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and a similar move...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Advertising, Social Pro Daily


Arrive Outdoors, the gear rental platform for outdoor adventures, raises $4.75 million

Camping has been on the rise, especially among younger people, for the past couple years. Even during a pandemic, camping represents a relatively safe way to get back on the road again. Arrive Outdoors, a startup based out of Santa Monica, is looking to capitalize on the growing popularity of camping and interest in outdoor activities with its gear rental platform. The company was cofounded by married couple Rachelle Snyder and Ross Richmond who had experienced the problem of wanting to do outdo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, California, Cdc, Funding, Tech, Mike Jones, National Park Service, Santa Monica, Snyder, James Reinhart, Science Inc, Freestyle Capital, Recent Funding, Utah State Parks


Amazon reportedly in talks to buy a 9.9% stake in India’s Reliance Retail

Amazon may join its global rivals Google and Facebook in backing one of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s ventures. The American e-commerce giant is in preliminary talks to acquire a 9.9% stake in Reliance Retail, local TV news channel ET Now reported Thursday afternoon, citing unnamed sources. Reliance Retail, founded in 2006, is the largest retail chain in India. It serves over 3.5 million customers each week as of early this year through its nearly 10,000 physical stores in more than 6...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Atlantic, Flipkart, Amazon India, Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries, Reliance Retail, Mukesh Ambani


Flipkart buys Walmart’s India wholesale business to reach mom and pop stores

Flipkart said on Thursday it is launching a wholesale marketplace to serve small and medium-sized businesses and neighborhood stores in India, entering an increasingly crowded space that has attracted several players including India’s richest man, Lightspeed-backed Udaan, Amazon, and Facebook in recent years. To launch the wholesale marketplace, called Flipkart Wholesale, the e-commerce giant said it was acquiring a 100% stake in Walmart’s India business, which had limited standalone prese...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Walmart, Flipkart, Amazon India, Lightspeed, India Facebook, Reliance Retail, Mukesh Ambani, Facebook India, Aggarwal, Walmart International


Missfresh racks up $495 million in funding as China’s e-grocery booms

The COVID-19 lockdown around the world introduced online grocery to many shoppers for the first time, boosting an industry that had long drawn skepticism. In China particularly, the older generations often worry about buying perishable food without scrutinizing them in person. Still, venture investors are bullish on the future of online grocery. One beneficiary is China’s Missfresh, which announced (in Chinese) Thursday a new funding round of $495 million led by a fund under state-backed China I...
Tags: Ecommerce, Asia, China, Tech, Research, Alibaba, Tencent, Tiger Global, Meituan, Grocery Store, Meituan-dianping, Qiming Venture Partners, Online Grocery, E-grocery, China International Capital Corporation, Freshhippo


UK’s Selina Finance raises $53M for its SMB loans platform based on home equity

When you need a loan, the cost and speed of getting it can be as critical to get right as the financing itself, a principle that might be even more relevant today in our shaky pandemic-hit economy than ever before. Today, a company that proposes to cut both the time and price for securing financing, with a platform, initially aimed at SMBs, that lets business owners put up their home property as collateral to get the loan, is announcing a funding round to expand its business. Selina Finance, whi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Real Estate, UK, London, Finance, Berlin, Tech, SoFi, Benning, Samwer, Mike Cagney, Fenwick, SELINA


UK’s Selina Finance raises $42M for its SMB loans platform based on home equity

When you need a loan, the cost and speed of getting it can be as critical to get right as the financing itself, a principle that might be even more relevant today in our shaky pandemic-hit economy than ever before. Today, a company that proposes to cut both the time and price for securing financing, with a platform, initially aimed at SMBs, that lets business owners put up their home property as collateral to get the loan, is announcing a funding round to expand its business. Selina Finance, whi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Real Estate, UK, London, Finance, Berlin, Tech, SoFi, Benning, Samwer, Mike Cagney, Fenwick, SELINA


YC-backed Glimpse helps Airbnb hosts make money through product placement

Glimpse is giving Airbnb hosts a way to make extra money while also supplying their accommodations with new products. The startup was founded by CEO Akash Raju, COO Anuj Mehta and CPO Kushal Negi, who all recently graduated from Purdue University. It’s part of the current batch of startups at accelerator Y Combinator — where, coincidentally or not, Airbnb is the most famous alum. Raju said that he and his co-founders came up with the idea while they were still in school and working with brand...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Advertising Tech, Tech, Airbnb, Yc, Purdue University, Raju, Glimpse, Akash Raju COO Anuj Mehta, Kushal Negi


Messenger tools can help you recover millions in lost revenue

Baruch Labunski Contributor Share on Twitter Baruch Labunski is an entrepreneur, internet marketing expert and author from Toronto. He currently serves as CEO of Rank Secure, a web design and internet marketing firm. We’ve all had annoyingly memorable experiences with websites — websites that invite you to subscribe to browser notifications or bombard you with pop-ups that ask for your email before you’ve even had a chance ...
Tags: Startups, Ecommerce, Column, Messenger, Toronto, Tech, Customer Service, Web Analytics, Analytics, Google-analytics, Live Chat, Baruch Labunski, Windows Live Messenger, Growth Marketing, Extra Crunch, Growth and Monetization


Adevinta acquires eBay’s Classifieds business unit in $9.2B deal

Consolidation continues apace in the world of e-commerce, and today it was the turn of the classified ads market. Today, eBay announced that it had reached a deal to sell off its Classifieds business unit to Adevinta, a Norway-based classified ads publisher majority owned by Danish publisher Schibsted. The deal is valued at $9.2 billion, which includes eBay getting $2.5 billion in cash and 540 million Adevinta shares. The deal makes eBay a 44% owner of Adevinta, with a 33.3% voting stake. Adevin...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, Ebay, Paypal, M&a, Schibsted, Norway, Stubhub, Exit, SVP


Amazon confirms Prime Day delay in U.S., will run Prime Day in India on Aug 6-7

Amazon’s annual sales holiday, Prime Day, has typically been a global event — one so big, it often crashes the Amazon retail website as consumers. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the retailer’s plans. Today, Amazon officially confirmed reports that it will delay Prime Day in the U.S. until sometime later this year. It will also host a Prime Day in India next month, from August 6 through August 7. This will be the first time that Prime Day didn’t occur on the same day for ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Australia, India, Tech, United Arab Emirates, Cnbc, Reuters, Today Amazon


Gojek appoints Amazon, Microsoft veteran as its new chief technology officer

Indonesia-based ride-hailing company and “super app” Gojek said today that it has named a new chief technology officer. Severan Rault, who previously held leadership positions at Amazon and Microsoft, takes over the role from Ajey Gore, who announced last month he was leaving for personal reasons. In a statement, the company said Rault will oversee Gojek’s engineering teams in Southeast Asia and India and report to co-chief executive officer Kevin Aluwi. Rault has a long history of leading en...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Microsoft, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Paypal, Logistics, On-demand, Ride Hailing, Gojek


From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Share on Twitter Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor An optimistic view of deepfakes Digital influencers and the dollars that follow them In the blink of an eye, millennials...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Startups, Ecommerce, Column, Advertising Tech, Whole Foods, Digital, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, United States, Automation, Robotics, Logistics, Instacart


(How to fix) 5 common UX mistakes in online banking

Customer support is a huge part of a user’s experience, and one that every bank likes to say they’re great at. But there is a lot we can learn from the mistakes that U.K. banks have made. Based on his latest research report into the user experience of a dozen leading British banks — including Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Monzo, Starling and Revolut — Built for Mars founder Peter Ramsey shares his top five UX tips for customer support. We dive deeper into each tip, including discussing the thorny t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Finance, Disney, Tech, Barclays, Hsbc, Ux, Argos, Mars, Financial Services, Usability, Fintech, Revolut


eBay reportedly getting close to selling its classified-ads unit to Adevinta

eBay is reportedly getting close to a deal to sell its classified-ads business to Adevinta, a Norwegian company that runs online marketplaces across Europe and Latin America. According , if the negotiations are successful, a cash and stock deal could be announced as soon as Monday. The transaction is expected to value eBay’s classified business at about $8 billion. The Wall Street Journal first in February that eBay was planning to sell off its classifieds business, with prospective buyers na...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Marketplace, Ebay, Mexico, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Amsterdam, Classifieds, Norway, Wall Street Journal, Latin America, Naspers


What Factors One Should Keep In Mind When Starting An Ecommerce?

Technological innovations paved the way for eCommerce & the process of selling goods & services through online stores powered by the internet. Because of this advancement in technology, more and more people have the opportunity to put up their online shops.
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