Ecommerce

Las Vegas

Zappos Pop-Up Store Constructed For The Holidays: Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos Pays Visit Downtown Las Vegas

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 4:53 am

Just in time for the holidays, it appears that Zappos, the online retailer known for culture and customer service, is constructing a Zappos pop-up store in downtown Las Vegas in the space previously occupied by the Western Hotel. According to online reports, the space…

Ecommerce

Austin

SalesCart: Social and Mobile E-commerce Tools for Small Businesses

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Building a website for your business can be complicated and time consuming, especially if you are a small e-commerce company. Dealing with payment fees can be an expensive hassle. That’s why Round Rock-based startup SalesCart believes that companies should be able to set up…

Business

Are You Paying Too Much Online Because of Variable Pricing?

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

You may have already started clearing your browsing history – or changing browsers altogether – when hunting down online airfares in order to make sure you’re always seeing the best price. But how many other hack gymnastics are you performing in order to make sure…

B2B

NYC

How Poshly Leverages Cosmetics Giveaways Into Valuable Consumer Data for Brands

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

For consumers, the notion of a “freebie” seems an innate part of our human identity, nowhere removed from our desire for self-fulfillment and tendency for self-improvement; we love free things. We also love competition and the uncertainty that lies at its foundation – the thoughts…

Ecommerce

With Immediate Sales Alerts on Specific Items, Online Bargain Shopping with Shoptagr Can’t Get Any Easier

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

In college, I didn’t know anyone who didn’t at least once go online shopping in the middle of a lecture – that’s pure hyperbole, but whatever. I think it’s become one of those past-times that we all find ourselves doing every now and then: after coming…

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Ecommerce

Five Shopping Cart Mistakes That Will Drown Your Sales

By | Oct 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

What’s the goal of every online business? Make huge sales. You must pay attention to some essentials in order to accomplish that task. Have a persuasive landing page. Write a compelling sales copy. Organize a smooth checkout process. This last one is especially important —…

Ecommerce

5 Ways to Design Your Site for Conversions

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Website design is more than just putting together a snazzy new layout, or impressing people with your animation skills. A great website not only inspires, but also evokes trust and interest from a targeted audience. In fact, great designing is about conversions. That only…

B2B

DC

How to Close Your Fundraising Round

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

It is a lot of hard work to raise money from investors. The process can be grueling and require leaping through a variety of different hoops as part of “due diligence.” Waveborn Sunglasses spent the past three months working with accredited investors to raise $500,000….

Ecommerce

The Future of Links and the eCommerce Economy

By | Sep 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Trying to predict the future of online marketing and eCommerce is much like trying to predict the weather—although you can make an educated guess, you can never be 100% certain about the eventual outcome. Constant technological advances, ever changing online trends, and increasingly savvy…

Accelerator

Boise

Boise Accelerator Collabortank to Provide Resources for Local Startups

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A coalition of successful business owners and educators have joined forces to create Collabortank, a startup accelerator at Boise Hub co-working space for entrepreneurs. The Boise accelerator comes at a time when the city is starting to get national attention as a growing tech hub, recently ranked top 5…

Business

Baltimore

Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has…

Ecommerce

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Lily&Strum Helps Create Perfect Moments with Perfect Gifts

By | Aug 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

A lot of anxiety can go into finding the perfect gift, especially for the sentimental perfectionists among us.  Combine that with the nonstop, ADD-stricken lives that many of us lead, the good intentions we once had of finding the most personalized, amazing, and treasured gift can be neglected….

Business

NYC

AddThis’s Peggy Fry to Join Wedding Startup Loverly as President and COO

By | Jul 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Loverly, the wedding startup that offers brides an online platform to plan every aspect of their wedding, announced today that Peggy Fry will join the team and take on the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. First reported by TechCrunch, founder and CEO Kellee Khalil…

Ecommerce

Chicago

Foxtrot Adds Another Dimension to On-Demand Food and Beverage Delivery

By | Jul 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Too many choices leads to analysis paralysis.  This is one reason why curation is king at the moment (move over, content). Consumers want to leave at least some of the decision making to those who know better and then choose from the best of the best….

Android

Toronto

Slyce Raises $12M for Its Image Recognition Shopping Technology

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This morning, the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce announced that it has raised $12 million in its most recent round of funding. The round was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. With this latest financing, the company has raised a total of a little more than $27 million….

Business

Boston

Boston Cybersecurity Company BioCatch Raises $10M Series A

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

It was announced this morning that the Boston-based cybersecurity company BioCatch has raised $10 million in a Series A round of financing. The round was led by Blumberg Capital and OurCrowd, with existing investors participating in the raise. BioCatch provides behavioral authentication and threat detection…

Business

NYC

NYC’s Bindo Raises $1.8M Seed Round Led by Gary Vaynerchuck

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

Bindo, a NYC-based retail startup that offers a Cloud-based checkout system and tools to simply the way merchants manage inventory and customer relationships, announced yesterday that it has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Gary Vaynerchuck, Metamorphic Ventures, and…