eCommerce

  • Lessons From An Advertising Past Crunch Network

    Lessons From An Advertising Past

    The Lending Club IPO was a watershed moment for marketplace lending. One of the largest U.S. public Internet offerings ever, its success makes crystal clear that peer-to-peer lending is not only here to stay, but is poised to grow enormously. With this stamp of validation behind it, the next question is: What lies ahead for the future of marketplace lending? Read More

  • The Future Of Consumer Marketing Is Personal Crunch Network

    The Future Of Consumer Marketing Is Personal

    Today’s marketing industry is a long way from achieving its end-game of a system that delivers the perfect creative through the best medium at the optimal moment to each individual audience member. To move toward that vision, the industry is evolving from an impression-centric paradigm to a user-centric paradigm. Read More

  • Group Commerce Startup Massdrop Raises $40M

    Group Commerce Startup Massdrop Raises $40M

    Massdrop is announcing that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding. The company focuses on what it calls “community-driven commerce.” It allows people who are interested in things like high-quality audio, men’s fashion and quilting (yes, those are all actual Massdrop communities) to connect with other enthusiasts, discuss products, make purchases with group discounts… Read More

  • Salesforce Adds E-Commerce To Its Community Cloud

    Salesforce Adds E-Commerce To Its Community Cloud

    Customers of Salesforce’s Community Cloud will soon be able to add their own buy buttons. The Community Cloud allows businesses to build sites where customers can interact with the company and with each other. By introducing the ability to make purchases directly from those communities, Mike Stone, the senior vice president of marketing for Salesforce Community Cloud, said the company… Read More

  • Markhor Takes The Middleman Out Of Designer Shoemaking

    Markhor Takes The Middleman Out Of Designer Shoemaking

    Markhor founder Waqas Ali spent the first half of his life without ever using the Internet. He grew up in a small village in Pakistan, and recalls using Google for the first time in 2007 after he moved to Lahore to attend college. When Ali returned home to Okara for summer break, he was inspired to start Markhor while talking to a local shoemaker about Facebook. The man had heard… Read More

  • Livspace Lands $8M To Expand Its Online Home Design Service In India

    Livspace Lands $8M To Expand Its Online Home Design Service In India

    Livspace, an interior design and home furnishings e-commerce startup in India, has closed $8 million in fresh funding to expand its nine-month-old service. Read More

  • Tiger Global Leads $30M Investment In E-Commerce Robotics Firm GreyOrange

    Tiger Global Leads $30M Investment In E-Commerce Robotics Firm GreyOrange

    Robotics is the latest area of interest in India for Tiger Global, after the New York-based hedge fund led a $30 million investment in GreyOrange, a company that automates e-commerce and logistics processes. Read More

  • Scentbird Aims To Help Men Smell Better

    Scentbird Aims To Help Men Smell Better

    Perfume subscription platform Scentbird was once just for the ladies. But participation in Y Combinator influenced the startup to create a men’s cologne service, Scentbird Men. Scentbird launched out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator nearly a year ago with the goal to provide the roughly 63 million women in the U.S. market who like to spray themselves with sweet smells on a… Read More

  • Alibaba Buys 20% Of Chinese Retail Giant Suning For $4.6B

    Alibaba Buys 20% Of Chinese Retail Giant Suning For $4.6B

    Alibaba may be using the Internet to let merchants reach Chinese consumers, but the e-commerce giant still retains an interest in brick and mortar retail. How much of an interest, you ask? Enough to invest RMB28.3 billion (that’s around $4.63 billion) in retail giant Suning, an offline rival to its business. Read More