eCommerce

White-label SaaS shipping startup Outvio closes $3M round led by Change Ventures

Outvio offers online stores of any size a post-purchase shipping setup, which seeks to replicate an Amazon-style experience where customers can also return packages.

Gopuff confirms new $1B cash injection at a $15B valuation to expand its instant grocery delivery service

Gopuff said it plans to use the funding to continue expanding in North America, the U.K. and Europe, among other things.

Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers

Catch is working to make sure that every gig worker has the health and retirement benefits they need.

Livestream e-commerce: Why companies and brands need to tune in

Livestreaming is a new pillar that brands must consider when building omnichannel marketing strategies, joining the trinity of in-store experiences, traditional e-commerce and social media.

Colombia’s Merqueo bags $50M to expand its online grocery delivery service across Latin America

Merqueo offers more than 8,000 products, including fresh foods, packaged goods, home essentials, beverages and frozen products. It currently operates in more than 25 cities and has over 600,000 users.

Walmart to sell its e-commerce technologies to other retailers

Walmart’s investments in software and retail technologies it used to transform its business from a brick-and-mortar to one that combines both in-person and online shopping will now be made avail

Shopify’s Q2 results beat estimates as e-commerce shines

Like Microsoft and Apple in the wake of their after-hours earnings reports, Shopify shares are having a muted reaction to the better-than-expected results.

Twitter launches US e-commerce pilot that lets users shop from profiles

Twitter this morning will launch a pilot in the U.S. aimed at testing the potential for e-commerce on its platform. The company is introducing a new “Shop Module” that offers brands, busin

Same-day delivery apps need more than speed to survive post-pandemic

Consumer satisfaction hinges on more than the amount of time it takes to move an order from an app to the customer’s door.

Shopify allows merchants to sell NFTs directly through their storefronts

The NBA’s Chicago Bulls launched its first-ever NFTs –– including digital artwork of NBA championship rings –– by launching an online store on Shopify.

Pinterest rolls out new features that let creators make money from pins

Creators will be able to tag products in their Idea Pins -- a video-first feature the company first launched this spring -- to make their content 'shoppable.'

Oova raises $1.2M to develop a better at-home kit for detecting a woman’s best time to conceive

Oova officially launched its Oova Kit that includes an at-home test that quantitatively measures two hormones, informing a woman — and her doctor — of her fertile days and confirming ovulation.

Amazon-backed Indian D2C beauty brand MyGlamm raises $71 million

MyGlamm, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand in India that sells most of its products through its own website, app and retail touch points, said on Monday it has raised $71.3 million in a financing roun

Spinn taps into $40M to create better coffee brewing, discovery experiences

When you are a coffee lover, taste matters, and Spinn is brewing up some fresh funding to bring connected coffee to new customers through its hardware-enabled coffee marketplace.

Sproutl is an online marketplace for gardeners founded by former Farfetch executives

Meet Sproutl, a marketplace for gardeners living in the U.K. The startup founded by former Farfetch executives has raised a $9 million seed round. It wants to make gardening more accessible by providi

Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years

The bottled beverage industry wasn’t what Genki Forest’s founder, Binsen Tang, initially set out to tackle. The company aims to reach $1.2 billion this year.

Checkout is the key to frictionless B2B e-commerce

Checkout is a platform play, not a payments play, and now is the time to build the category in B2B. Business buyer behavior is changing, and the stars are aligning on the fintech infrastructure front.

After going public via a SPAC, Taboola acquires e-commerce marketing network Connexity for $800M

Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach further into e-commer

Kitchenful combines meal planning with a grocery concierge service

Meet Kitchenful, a new German startup backed by Y Combinator that wants to make it easier to cook at home by taking care of menu ideas and grocery shopping. The service is currently available in early

Last-mile delivery in Latin America is ready to take off

Venture capitalists have been investing heavily in last-mile delivery over the past five years on a global scale, but Latin America has lagged behind.
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