mobile commerce

  • Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech Crunch Network

    Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech

    We have entered a golden age for fintech. LendingClub and OnDeck recently exited through massive IPOs, and global investments in the fintech space hit $3 billion last year. This outpouring of innovation and investment has spread across the financial sector, spanning mobile banking, small business lending, financial advisers, credit scoring, savings and more. Read More

  • Taiwan’s 91APP Raises $9M To Make Launching E-Commerce Apps Easier

    Taiwan’s 91APP Raises $9M To Make Launching E-Commerce Apps Easier

    91APP, a Taipei-based startup that wants to make it easy for small merchants to launch e-commerce apps, has raised $9 million in series A funding, led by AppWorks with participation by CID Group, NineYi Capital, Hung-tze Jan (founder of PChome, one of Taiwan’s leading e-commerce marketplaces), and Senao chairman Paul Lin. Read More

  • As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

    As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

    Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers; but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal, by way of its Instant Buy API. Originally launched for Android in 2013, today the Instant Buy API is taking a step forward: Google is looking… Read More

  • Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

    Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

    Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million in October 2014 after raising $103 million in May, has taken a majority stake in CorFire, another mobile commerce startup that focuses on… Read More

  • After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    Groupon continues apace with its plans to evolve from an online daily deals giant into a wider e-commerce player, with an emphasis on mobile and local purchases. Today the company is launching a new app called Snap — which provides iOS and Android users with a set list of products, and gives you money back when you purchase them, by way of a photographed and uploaded receipt. Snap… Read More

  • Sears Becomes First Major Retailer To Allow Returns & Exchanges From Customers Who Wait In Their Cars

    Sears Becomes First Major Retailer To Allow Returns & Exchanges From Customers Who Wait In Their Cars

    Online shopping’s impact is taking its toll on brick-and-mortar retailers, who are now struggling to compete by offering their own spin on instant gratification and convenience. One such retailer is Sears, which last year introduced a “Shop’In” feature within its own mobile application in order to connect in-store and online shopping. Today, mobile users are offered… Read More

  • Thiel Fellow Raises $1.5 Million For Social Commerce App Strut

    Thiel Fellow Raises $1.5 Million For Social Commerce App Strut

    By presenting users with a curated feed of instantly purchasable products, Strut hopes to highlight new fashions and allow users to build outfits by mixing and matching available apparel. Users will also be able to share those fashions with friends, get feedback, and message each other around specific products. Read More

  • The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce Crunch Network

    The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce

    A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions. For entrepreneurs looking to build the next billion dollar m-commerce company, it pays to understand who these groups are, what their mobile activity looks like, and how to best serve them. When it comes to finding customers in mobile commerce, remember the Three Ms: moms… Read More

  • With A Mobile App, MTailor Offers Custom-Fit Tailored Shirts For Just $69

    With A Mobile App, MTailor Offers Custom-Fit Tailored Shirts For Just $69

    Custom shirts aren’t cheap — going to a tailor to get a shirt fitted and made costs real money. MTailor wants to change that by offering affordable, custom-fit clothing. It can do that because it removes much of the cost associated with taking customers’ measurements by measuring them via mobile apps. Read More