e-commerce

  • The Bouqs Gains A $12 Million Bushel in Series B Financing To Grow The Business

    The Bouqs Gains A $12 Million Bushel in Series B Financing To Grow The Business

    We’re a week-and-a-half away from Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest days for flower purchases everywhere and probably the best time for The Bouqs, an on-demand-ish flower startup to announce it pulled in $12 million in Series B financing. The Bouqs is not a name that rolls off the tongue, but it promises better pricing and next day shipping with flowers that last longer. Read More

  • App Fatigue Crunch Network

    App Fatigue

    In the 1980s and 1990s it was all about shrink-wrapped software … ah, those were the days. Software was sold on big and small pieces of plastic and shiny CDs. The 1990s brought in the wave of early Internet to the consumer. The Internet provided a new means for accessing software. You could finally download bits and pieces. But it wasn’t until early 2000 that the average… Read More

  • Short-Term Real Estate Marketplace Storefront Expands To Four New U.S. Cities

    Short-Term Real Estate Marketplace Storefront Expands To Four New U.S. Cities

    Storefront, the startup that provides a marketplace for short term real-estate rentals, is expanding into four new U.S. metropolitan areas. Read More

  • Boon + Gable Hopes To Bring Personal Shoppers To The Masses

    Boon + Gable Hopes To Bring Personal Shoppers To The Masses

    Online shopping continues to rise in popularity, but it’s still tough to know if the items you pick out on a website will work as an outfit in real life. New startup Boon+Gable hopes to change that by sending a personal shopper to your house. Startups like StitchFix and Le Tote act as virtual personal shoppers, sending you recommended items through the mail on a monthly basis. But… Read More

  • Custom Apparel Shop Teespring Lays Off Staff, Exits Providence

    Custom Apparel Shop Teespring Lays Off Staff, Exits Providence

    Following last summer’s restructuring, custom T-shirt shop Teespring has laid off under 10 percent of its workforce and is shutting down its Providence office entirely. The company had around 300 total employees ahead of the layoffs, but not all those who work in Providence are out of a job, we understand. Instead, some have been offered the opportunity to relocate to Teespring’s… Read More

  • The App Ecosystem’s New Status Quo Crunch Network

    The App Ecosystem’s New Status Quo

    Americans spent more time using smartphone and tablet applications in 2014 than they did mobile and desktop web combined. With nearly four billion smartphones projected to be in use by 2020, the platform shift to mobile is well underway. Read More

  • UberRUSH Now Delivers The Same Day From Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, Other Big Retail Stores

    UberRUSH Now Delivers The Same Day From Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, Other Big Retail Stores

    UberRUSH, Uber’s merchant delivery service, will now ship purchases within a few hours from household retail names like Nordstrom and 1800Flowers. It typically takes, at least, a few days for deliveries to arrive at your doorstep from most online retailers, but Uber introduced a private API that can integrate into the shopping experience of these bigger companies with the aim to get… Read More

  • Shelf Helps You Find The Best Products People Actually Use

    Shelf Helps You Find The Best Products People Actually Use

    A newly launched startup called Shelf wants to make it easier for people to discover great products, without having to first read through tons of online research or consumer reviews. Instead, the company has built a social platform that lets users automatically keep track of their own inventory of purchases, and selectively share this information with friends. The idea is to bring… Read More

  • PayPal Shares Up 6% On Earnings; Revenue Rises 17%

    PayPal Shares Up 6% On Earnings; Revenue Rises 17%

    PayPal reported earnings after the bell Wednesday, and the stock quickly ticked up 6% in after hours trading. The payments company authorized a $2 billion stock repurchase program and reported revenue and earnings that exceeded the company’s full year guidance. PayPal’s fourth quarter adjusted revenue came in at $2.56 billion, up 17% year-over-year. Adjusted net income was… Read More

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