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Bzaar bags $4M to enable US retailers to source home, lifestyle products from India

Small businesses in the U.S. now have a new way to source home and lifestyle goods from new manufacturers. Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India. The U.S.-based company announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, led by Canaan Partners, and including angel investors Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, PhonePe founders Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, Addition founder Lee Fixel and Helion Venture...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, China, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, US, Tech, Walmart, SaaS, Alibaba, Vietnam, Market, Flipkart


Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers

Flippa, an online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets, announced its first venture-backed round, an $11 million Series A, as it sees over 600,000 monthly searches from investors looking to connect with business owners. OneVentures led the round and was joined by existing investors Andrew Walsh (former Hitwise CEO), Flippa co-founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs, as well as new investors Catch.com.au founders Gabby and Hezi Leibovich; RetailMeNot.com...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Advertising Tech, Australia, Funding, Flippa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, SaaS, Online Retail, Online Marketplace, Shopify


9am.health launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

Founders like to create companies around what they know, and Frank Westermann and Anton Kittelberger know diabetes. They met and bonded over both having type 1 diabetes — Westermann was diagnosed over 25 years ago — and started the MySugr app for diabetes self-management in 2012 (they won a TC pitch-off back in 2011). Four years later, Westermann moved to the U.S. from Austria to introduce MySugr stateside before the company was acquired by Roche for $100 million in 2017. The pair moved on to th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Texas, Medicine, California, Funding, Tech, Diabetes, Hypertension, Austria, Vienna, United States, Healthcare


Amazon bets on Hindi voice shopping to reach wider India

Speaking of Amazon — which is reportedly conducting an investigation to find whether its lawyers bribed government officials in India — the company announced today it plans to roll out the voice shopping experience feature in the Hindi language in the South Asian market ahead of the Diwali festival in early November. The e-commerce giant, which rolled out the voice shopping experience in English last year, said the feature in the Hindi language — which will roll out in “coming weeks” — will enab...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Flipkart, Alexa, Amazon India, Diwali, Ken, Marathi, Kishore Thota


Will US Regulators Crack Down on the Buy Now, Pay Later Industry?

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) models have surged in popularity during the pandemic as an explosion of ecommerce has led to more demand for alternative payment options, especially among young people. That growth has sparked a flurry of recent deals among retail and payments companies, including Square's $29 billion acquisition of BNPL provider Afterpay and...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, US, Square, Premium, Retailing, BNPL


Spend, Travel and Worry Less About Your Retail Business Using Alibaba.com

Sponsored Post The average U.S. small business worker is estimated to work over 50 hours a week. That’s nearly 14 hours more than the average American worker, and 14 hours likely that these SMBs wish they could save in their weekly efforts. But how can they achieve this? Fortunately, retailers and SMBs who face difficulties with limited time and budget do not have to settle on these realities anymore. Using Alibaba.com, there is a lot to offer SMBs, beginning with saving time and while spending...
Tags: Sponsored, Ecommerce, Sales, Alibaba, EPE, Retail Trends, Modalyst, Dropshipping Solutions, Time Delivery Service, Wenyao


Demand Curve: How to get social proof that grows your startup

Nick Costelloe Contributor Share on Twitter Nick writes actionable growth marketing insights as head of content at Demand Curve. More posts by this contributor Demand Curve: How to double conversions on your startup’s homepage Demand Curve: 10 lies you’ve been told about marketing When people are uncertain, they look to others for behavioral guidance. This is called social proof, which is a phy...
Tags: Social, Startups, Cloud, Ecommerce, Column, Social Networks, Marketing, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, SaaS, User Generated Content, Assistant, E-sports, Social Proof, Growth Marketing


Choices and constraints: How DTC companies decide which strategy to follow

Companies typically have to settle on strategies that align with their customers, employees, investors, and regulators. The more they know about how the other side will decide, the clearer their own strategies become. If regulators always prefer choice for consumers, then it is easy for a platform to allow multiple payment choices: Shopify allows multiple payment options from its partners, Apple doesn’t. By regulatory intervention, it will have to now. Nash equilibrium and Netflix time Nash eq...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Ecommerce, Marketing, Tech, Marketing Strategy, Online Shopping, Netflix, Warby Parker, Shopify, Merchandising, Omnichannel, Nash, D2C, Direct To Consumer, DTC


See How Alibaba.com Gives Ecommerce Businesses an Edge

Sponsored Post Small Business Trends takes a look at the many benefits, such as direct sourcing from manufacturers, online showrooms, and savings, that Alibaba.com offers to drop shippers and other ecommerce sellers. Watch the video here… This article, "See How Alibaba.com Gives Ecommerce Businesses an Edge" was first published on Small Business Trends
Tags: Sponsored, Ecommerce, Sales, Alibaba, Retail Trends


A/B testing on Holidays: Is it Worth it? 

How far out do you need to plan your holiday A/B testing strategy? Some online retailers take two weeks to plan. Some take a couple of months. And, others need a few weeks to prepare.  There seems... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Ecommerce, Innovation, A/b Testing


How Oats Overnight Puts Subscribers ‘in the Driver’s Seat’

The world arguably didn't need another oatmeal brand. But Brian Tate saw a need for one that would reflect health-conscious oatmeal eaters' on-the-go lifestyle. So Tate created Oats Overnight, a direct-to-consumer brand that allows users to take their healthy breakfast anywhere by providing a custom container for shaking, refrigerating and drinking oatmeal. When the pandemic...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Social Commerce, Platforms, Food & Beverage, Tate, Performance Marketing, Brian Tate, CPG & Grocery


Adobe Rolls Out New Payment Service for Ecommerce Platform

Adobe is rolling out a new payment service for its commerce platform, designed to make it easier for merchants to offer an array of buying options for each transaction. The software giant said its Payment Services for Adobe Commerce will be powered through a partnership with PayPal's own commerce platform and available to stores using...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Paypal, Retailing, Adobe Commerce


Constructor finds $55M for tech that powers search and discovery for e-commerce businesses

One of the biggest problems in the world of e-commerce is the predicament of shopping cart abandonment: when shoppers aren’t getting to what they want fast enough — whether it’s finding the right item, or paying for it in a quick and easy way — they bounce. That singular problem is driving a wave of technology development to make the experience ever more seamless, and today one of the companies closely involved in that space is announcing some funding on the back of healthy growth. Constructor, ...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Shopping, Funding, Marketing, Social Media, Google Search, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Cnn, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Fox, President, Retail


Sustainable e-commerce startup Olive now ships beauty products, in addition to apparel

Earlier this year, a startup called Olive launched its new shopping site and app with the goal of making e-commerce more efficient, convenient, and sustainable by offering a way for consumers to aggregate their orders from across retailers into single shipments that arrive in reusable packaging, not cardboard. If items need to be returned, those same packages are reused. Otherwise, Olive will return to pick them up. Since its February 2021 debut, the company has grown to include over 100 retaile...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, Marketing, Tech, Adidas, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, United States, Usps, Reuse, Retailers, West Coast, East Coast


Pinterest Brings Its Shopping Features to 7 More Countries

Pinterest extended its shopping features for both merchants and Pinners to seven more countries Wednesday: Austria, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. "Over the years, we've made it possible to go from Pin to purchase," Pinterest head of shopping product Dan Lurie told Adweek. "Computer vision and visual search enable Pinners to re-create...
Tags: Ecommerce, Pinterest, Advertising, Switzerland, Platforms, Netherlands Spain, Austria Brazil Italy Mexico, Dan Lurie, Adweek Computer


SmarterTravel sheds HopJump name, begins a new journey with $9.5M round

Travel startups continue to rake in venture capital dollars as more people become comfortable traveling amid the global pandemic. The latest is SmarterTravel, which brought in $9.5 million in Series B funding co-led by Link Ventures and Second Alpha, with existing investors also participating. In addition to the fundraise, the company, a provider of personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content, announced its name change from HopJump, which reflects the company’s renewed vision...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Advertising Tech, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tourism, Tripadvisor, Travel Industry, Hopper, Digital Marketing, Travel Tech, Smartertravel, Staab


Zonos banks $69M to develop APIs for democratizing cross-border commerce

Cross-border commerce company Zonos raised $69 million in a Series A, led by Silversmith Capital Partners, to continue building its APIs that auto classify goods and calculate an accurate total landed cost on international transactions. St. George, Utah-based Zonos is classifying the round as a minority investment that also included individual investors Eric Rea, CEO of Podium, and Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. The Series A is the first outside capital Zonos has raised since...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Enterprise, Finance, Funding, Tech, Customer Experience, SaaS, Silicon Valley, Payments, Pricing, Pluralsight, Reid, MacLean


This Ecommerce Platform Offers Consumers What Amazon Can’t: Sustainable Convenience

Following a career in convincing consumers to buy more stuff online, Jet.com co-founder Nate Faust now wants to limit the number of packages that show up at their doorsteps. Top Line Olive, which launched in early 2021 to consolidate apparel orders from different vendors into joint shipments, is hitting up the beauty space. The startup...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Nate Faust


Creative ad tech is on the cusp of a revolution, and VCs should take note

Casey Saran Contributor Share on Twitter An ad tech veteran who has logged time at Google and The Rubicon Project (now Magnite), Casey Saran is co-founder and CEO of Spaceback. 2021 has been a good year to be an ad tech investor. Valuations are surging, Wall Street is happy and exits are frequent and satisfying. It’s the perfect time to double down and invest in an area that has been largely ignored but is poised for major ups...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Advertising Tech, Digital, Tech, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Digital Advertising, Targeted Advertising, Digital Marketing, EC Column


Creative adtech is on the cusp of a revolution, and VCs should take note

Casey Saran Contributor Share on Twitter An ad tech veteran who has logged time at Google and The Rubicon Project (now Magnite), Casey Saran is co-founder and CEO of Spaceback. 2021 has been a good year to be an adtech investor. Valuations are surging, Wall Street is happy and exits are frequent and satisfying. It’s the perfect time to double down and invest in an area that has been largely ignored but is poised for major upsi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Advertising Tech, Digital, Tech, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Digital Advertising, Targeted Advertising, Digital Marketing, EC Column


The network effect is anti-competitive

Eric Schwartzman Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Schwartzman is a digital marketing consultant with structured programs for helping individuals and organizations pivot to digital marketing and is the author of “The Digital Pivot: Secrets of Online Marketing.” A U.S. federal judge last week struck down Apple rules restricting app developers from selling directly to customers outside the App Store. Apple’s stock fell 3% on the...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Uber, Column, Spotify, Social Networks, Republicans, Opinion, Senate, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce


Amazon partners with AXS to install Amazon One palm readers at entertainment venues

Amazon’s biometric scanner for retail, the Amazon One palm reader, is expanding beyond the e-commerce giant’s own stores. The company announced today it has acquired its initial third-party customer with ticketing company AXS, which will implement the Amazon One system at Denver, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre as an option for contactless entry for event-goers. This is the first time the Amazon One system will be used outside an Amazon-owned retail store, and the first time it’s used for entr...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Technology, Privacy, Whole Foods, Tech, Ceo, United States, Computing, Retailers, Facial Recognition, Denver, E-reader, Retail Store, Alexa, Amazon Music


Fintech startup SellersFunding raises $166.5M in equity, credit round to support e-commerce sellers

SellersFunding secured $166.5 million in a combination of Series A equity funding and a credit facility to continue developing its technology and payments platforms for e-commerce businesses. Northzone led the round and was joined by Endeavor Catalyst and Fasanara. SellersFunding CEO Ricardo Pero did not disclose the funding breakdown, but did say the company previously raised two seed rounds for a total of $40 million in equity and more than $100 million in credit facilities, including one that...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Banking, SaaS, Jp Morgan, Payments, Retailers, Fintech, Northzone


17 pitch decks that startups trying to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions from investors

Jeffrey Nicholson Tracer Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, marketers' need to see their ads are working, and more. Check out these 17 pitches to see how these startups sold 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, media, and marketing.Insider has been t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, Media, Microsoft, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Diageo, Walmart, Bloomberg


A wave of e-commerce logistics startups is threatening to break the UPS and FedEx duopoly

FedEx and UPS have spent the last year or two taking a hard look at their own businesses. The resulting changes are upsetting the status quo. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The pandemic e-commerce boom maxed out delivery capacity, leaving retailers hungry for alternatives. UPS CEO Carol Tomé's "better, not bigger" strategy is forcing shippers to look for new options. Startups are moving in to shake up the 50-year duopoly between UPS and FedEx. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Trends, Walmart, UPS, Usps, Logistics, Package, Pitney Bowes, Justin Sullivan Getty, Walmart Target, Amazon Air, Carol Tomé, BITranspo


16 pitch decks that startups trying to disrupt media and advertising used to raise millions from investors

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, marketers' need to see their ads are working, and more. Check out these 16 pitches to see how these startups sold 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, Florida, Media, Microsoft, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Diageo, Walmart, Bloomberg


The Met Gala Is (Sort of) Shoppable on Instagram This Year

The Met Store, the retail arm of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, has partnered with fashion media powerhouse Vogue to sell designer products on Instagram as the Met Gala--the A-list event whose red carpet has in prior years seen actor Billy Porter carried in by half a dozen shirtless men and actor Jared Leto...
Tags: Ecommerce, New York, Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Billy Porter, Experiential, Fashion & Apparel, fashion media powerhouse Vogue


Commercetools raises $140M at a $1.9B valuation as ‘headless’ commerce continues to boom

E-commerce these days is now a major part of every retailer’s strategy, so technology builders and platforms that are helping them compete better on digital screens are seeing a huge boost in business. In the latest turn, Commercetools — a provider of e-commerce APIs that larger retailers can use to build customized payment, check-out, social commerce, marketplace and other services — has closed $140 million in funding, a Series C that CEO Dirk Hoerig has confirmed to me values the company at $...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Europe, Business, John Lewis, Germany, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, Munich, AT&T, Api, Audi


With sales momentum, Bookshop.org looks to future in its fight with Amazon

If Gutenberg were alive today, he’d be a very busy angel investor. With book sales booming during the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the humble written word has suddenly drawn the limelight from VCs and founders. We’ve seen a whole cavalcade of new products and fundings, including algorithmic recommendation engine BingeBooks, book club startups like Literati and the aptly named BookClub, as well as streaming service Litnerd. There have also been exits and potential exits for Glose, LitCharts and ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Books, Microsoft, Tech, Epic, Silicon Valley, Glose, Hunter, Andy Hunter, Occam, Gutenberg, Literati, Bookshop


MaxRewards banks $3M to reveal best payment methods that reap the most rewards

When Anik Khan graduated from college, his first job was working on credit cards and business expenses at Accenture. There, he found that someone could bring in a couple of thousand dollars just by having the right credit cards and following the rewards and promotions. It was back in 2017 when he and David Gao got the idea for his company MaxRewards, a digital wallet app that manages credit cards and automatically activates benefits like rewards, cashback offers and monthly credits. It also make...
Tags: Credit Cards, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Funding, Tech, Atlanta, Hawaii, Dundee, Watson, Payments, Accenture, Khan, Financial Services