A Seattle-based startup called Indix has raised an $8.5 million series A-1 round of venture capital for its service that keeps a…
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/marketing-solutions/benchmark-reports/cyber-monday-2013.html It was a spectacular Cyber Monday! And it was the biggest online shopping day in history according to IBM (s IBM), which…
The U.S. consumer book publishing industry had a strong 2012, fueled in part by the growth of ebooks.
Design site Fab is getting festive with new holiday shops that help people find the right gift for the holidays. The new shops caps off a huge year of growth for Fab, which is now up to 9 million members.
Warby Parker has apparently raised $36.8 million in a Series B round, according to a new SEC filing. The online eyewear seller has succeeded by building a strong brand based on hip styles, low prices, customer support and a mission to donate glasses to needy people.
YBuy, a Southern California company, has built a monthly subscription service around the try-before-you-buy model for gadgets, appliances and other products and it’s getting a big name backer in Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, whose TomorrowVentures is leading a $1 million Series A round.
Goodsie, a New York City-based start-up that launched a year ago, allows small businesses to create simple and elegant online store fronts without knowing any code. Now, it’s vying for a bigger piece of the pie by adding some key tools for small businesses.
Amazon continues to defy gravity deep into its second decade. That’s terrible news for consumers and competitors says Michael Schreck of Zmags. E-commerce needs competition to innovate. But for that to happen, we need to ditch the old e-commerce model, and embrace discovery shopping.
Warby Parker, the New York maker of hip glasses, had an amazing year in 2011 with its stylish designs, low prices, customer service and social mission. The success comes down to the work the company did in building a coherent brand that has resonated with consumers.
Russia is now Europe’s largest Internet market — but it’s still a daunting and confusing place for startups. But as the CEO of young, successful incubator Fast Lane Ventures, Marina Treshchova,may have a few answers on how to do Russia right.
With Russia recently becoming Europe’s biggest internet market, retailers are fighting over who can dominate proceedings. Now flash sales site KupiVIP is pumping $50m into online shopping rival Shoptime to try and crack the nascent market.
The emergence of the smartphone is changing consumer behavior in many ways. And this holiday season we are going to see smartphones play a bigger role in how we shop. Thanks to smart apps and smartphones, we are seeing the rise of the smart buyer.
Boticca.com, an online marketplace connecting high-fashion,independent jewelry and accessories designers with fashonistas looking for hand-crafted Czech crystal collar necklaces and gold-foil-and-pearl jellyfish rings, has received $2.5 million in funding. The Series A round comes from both international and Silcon Valley investors.
Swedish entrepreneur Ernst Malmsten presided over the rise and fall of Boo.com, Europe’s most notorious dot-com failure. Now he’s ready to try his hand at online retail once again — but what has he learned from more than a decade in the wilderness?
While Amazon and Netflix increasingly win over web consumers, a significant decline in online retail customer satisfaction dropped overall e-commerce satisfaction to its lowest point since 2004. That’s according to the latest figures from ForeSee Results’ annual e-commerce report on American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Amazon’s success as an online retailer is the stuff that entrepreneurial dreams are made of. In 15 years, Amazon has defined and continued to shape how we shop online – especially for media like books, movies and music. But something unexpected is happening as more media is consumed in the cloud and less on printed pages and plastic disks. Amazon isn’t being as successful here.