e-commerce

The Rounds raises $38M Series A for its sustainable ‘household restocking’ service

Online shopping and speedy delivery through services like Instacart and Amazon Prime are the height of modern conveniences, but for many consumers who care about sustainability and e-commerce’s

EcoCart drives $14.5M of new funding into its sustainable shopping experience

The software company performs product lifecycle audits for its customers to help them calculate, analyze and offset their carbon emissions. 

Europe gives final sign off to rebooted e-commerce rules

European Union lawmakers have given final approval to an online safety-focused overhaul of the bloc’s e-commerce rules — the first major update to the legal framework for digital services

Amazon is launching a dedicated hub for its affordable shopping options

Amazon is launching Amazon Access, a new hub for customers to explore the programs, discounts and features that the online retailer offers for affordable shopping, the company announced on Monday. Ama

Everstores, an OpenStore-style D2C Shopify aggregator out of Europe, emerges from stealth with €18 million

Waves of Amazon-merchant aggregator startups, floating close to $15 billion in funding, have rushed in, rolled up and rushed out of the e-commerce market in the last several years. Now, a new tide, an

E-commerce aggregator Una Brands gets $30M to acquire more APAC brands

Una Brands, an e-commerce aggregator focused on brands in the Asia-Pacific region, announced the first close of its Series B round at $30 million today. The funding was led by White Star Capital and A

Google revamps shopping with 3D images, shoppable looks, buying guides and more personalization

At its Search On event this afternoon, Google announced a number of shopping-related changes and new features across areas that include visual shopping, personalization and buying with the help of tru

Stockly raises another $12 million to sell out-of-stock items via other retailers

French startup Stockly is raising a $12 million Series A round (€12 million) from Eurazeo, Daphni and several business angels. The company pools together the inventory of several e-commerce websites

A new Instagram test removes shopping tab from the home screen

Meta is making it harder to find the Shop tab on Instagram with its latest test. In the new test, the Shop tab has been removed from the app’s Home Screen and is instead hidden underneath Settin

Gently’s shopping aggregator aims to remove friction of locating secondhand apparel

Gently shopping aggregator enables users to search, filter and get alerts from their favorite secondhand clothing sites.

What the CHIPS and Science Act means for the future of the semiconductor industry

A look at how the CHIPS Act and Executive Order 14028 relate, what they mean for semiconductor firms and why the highs and lows of American semiconductor manufacturing boil down to one thing: Security

Dame Products expands sexual wellness product line following $7M raise

Dame doubled revenue, customers and employees each year for the past two years, and the new funding gives it runway for product expansion.

Retail tech startup Swiftly valued at $1B after bagging another $100M

Swiftly’s technology taps into that online shopping experience to make shopping at a brick-and-mortar store just as engaging and easy.

Bainbridge Growth wants e-commerce brands to stop sales guessing game

The company gathers sales data for financial modeling and forecasting to track progress, show planned value and then value in real-time.

Grocery delivery startups with low margins might drop IPO dreams for M&A reality

Getting a bunch of bananas and avocados from your favorite 15-minute grocery delivery company at 3 a.m. might be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but some of these companies are finding themselv

With Prediko, online brands should never run out of stock

Meet Prediko, a new startup that sits at the intersection of e-commerce, fintech and software as a service. If you’re manufacturing items or even just buying and reselling finished goods, chances ar

Apple’s in-app purchase prices jumped 40% year over year, likely tied to privacy changes

It’s become increasingly difficult to estimate how much money Apple’s App Store business makes, as it’s lumped in with other services on Apple’s balance sheet — and becau

TechCrunch+ roundup: Dotcom crash history lessons, post-M&A strategies, climate tech heats up

Today at noon PT/3 pm ET, Anna Barber, partner at M13, will join us on a Twitter Space to talk about how today's startup operators can avoid many of the missteps founders made in past downturns.

Enterprise e-commerce in 2022: As TAM expands, the platform wars are heating up

2022 is turning out to be a phenomenal year for enterprise e-commerce platforms. The pandemic was a reckoning for corporations ambivalent about e-commerce, and the result of that is evident.

Maverick leverages deepfakes for real e-commerce connection

E-commerce customers record a 30-second video once and Maverick's technology uses the voice samples to generate thousands of videos that are personalized to each customer.
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