eCommerce

Cyber Week online spending down 1.4% to $33.9 billion as U.S. consumers shopped earlier this year

Consumer awareness of supply chain shortages and even earlier deals may have contributed to a slight decline in U.S. e-commerce sales during Cyber Week — the kickoff to the holiday shopping seas

Pepper brings in $16M, gets back to its roots of spicing up ordering experience for food distributors

The ordering system is specifically designed so food distributors can launch mobile apps and websites to accept orders and payments online.

Black Friday data adds to evidence e-commerce growth is slowing

No, the secular shift to online shopping will not reverse. But it is also seemingly reverting to slower growth rates.

eBay acquires the sneaker authentication business from partner Sneaker Con Digital

Online marketplace eBay is further investing in its sneaker business with today’s news that it’s acquiring Sneaker Con Digital’s authentication business, which verifies the authentic

Particular Audience takes in $7.5M to give retailers way to take on Amazon

Particular Audience provides product discovery tools for retailers to offer personalization without compromising personal data.

Bolt makes first acquisition with Tipser, launches ‘Remote Checkout’

The ability to purchase something at the point of discovery from digital content exists, but Bolt is ready to give that purchase its “one-click” treatment.

Rensource-spinoff Sabi closes $6M bridge round, expands B2B retail platform outside Nigeria

Nigeria’s informal trade sector, worth over $244 billion, has more than 40 million micro, small and medium businesses. Most of these businesses operated offline until a few years ago when startups b

Pet video marketplace Camlist eyes UK growth after raising $1.3 million pre-seed funding

Camlist, a video marketplace for pets, has raised $1.3 million in a pre-seed round, funding that the startup plans to use to develop its platform and grow its workforce — as it looks to expand i

Forest bags $8M seed round to acquire Japanese e-commerce brands 

Japan has been the birthplace of traditional arts and crafts since ancient times. Craftmanship, meticulous attention to detail and balance of design and functionality have contributed to creating uniq

Afterpay unveils BNPL subscription offering for US customers

The service will launch in both the U.S. and Australia beginning early in 2022 and will be free for customers who pay on time.

India’s Spinny valued at over $1.75 billion in $280 million funding

Spinny, a Gurgaon-based startup that operates a platform to facilitate the purchase and sale of used cars, is the latest firm to become a unicorn in the world’s second-largest internet market. Spinn

France asks search engines and app stores to remove Wish

Several French ministers have issued a common statement announcing that they have asked the main search engines and mobile app stores operating in France to hide Wish’s website and mobile app altoge

Vollebak, which makes ‘clothes for the future,’ is closing its Series A round

If you’ve ever visited the site of the six-year-old, London-based direct-to-consumer clothing company Vollebak, you’ve likely marveled at the exaggerated descriptions of clothing it sells,

TechCrunch+ roundup: Why your title matters, part-time CFOs, Sequoia’s new model

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Peek raises $80M as its travel experiences software and marketplace business passes $2B in bookings

Travel and tourism are slowly starting to move again in the wake of COVID-19 crashing over the world and sending us to shelter in place. Today a company focused on experiences — museum visits, s

Klarna offers ‘Pay Now’ option in US, Klarna Card coming soon

Klarna has doubled its customer base in the United States to over 21 million customers. 

New capital gives Mosaic Foods additional runway for plant-based frozen meals

Mosaic Foods is removing the "taste" excuse from trying plant-based foods by providing delicious frozen meals that come ready to eat.

Turkey’s instant grocery giant Getir grabs UK’s Weezy in latest delivery consolidation

Well that was quick. U.K.-based hyper fast grocery delivery startup Weezy — which only raised a pre-seed for its 15-minute delivery services of supermarket fare last year (after founding the biz

Italy fines Amazon and Apple $230M over alleged reseller collusion

Amazon and Apple have been hit with almost $230 million (€203 million) in total fines by Italy’s antitrust authority — following an investigation into reselling of Apple and (Apple-owned

Walmart will be the first retailer to test Twitter’s new livestream shopping platform

Twitter’s e-commerce initiatives now include livestream shopping and Walmart will be the first retailer to test the new platform. Over the past year, Walmart has invested in live shopping by hos
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