Apple says its App Store facilitated $519B in commerce in 2019

Amid increasing antitrust scrutiny by U.S. regulators, Apple announced an update on its App Store ecosystem. While the company normally shares some App Store metrics during its WWDC keynote, it’

Walmart shuts down its experimental personal shopping service, Jet black

Walmart is shutting down its personal shopping service, Jet black, on February 21, after struggling to find adoption or additional investment. The service had allowed New York-area customers to text m

Starbucks rolls out a more personalized mobile app along with a revamped Rewards program

Starbucks this morning announced the overall of its mobile application, now used by 17 million people, in an effort to create a more personalized experience for its customers. The changes rolled out a

Shopify Debuts Shopkey, An App That Puts A Product Catalog In Your iOS Keyboard

A growing number of e-commerce businesses today are assisting their customers over SMS and mobile messaging. There are even SMS-based services, like Magic, Operator, GoButler, and others targeting

Smartphone-Driven Holiday Sales Nearly Doubled In 2015

The shift to smartphones as a preferred means of online shopping is continuing to have an impact on the e-commerce industry, according to new data released by Adobe this morning. During the 2015 holi

Mobile Commerce In 2015

The past year has represented a tipping point in mobile commerce investment, so as we enter a new year, we wanted to take stock by updating our m-commerce market map and offering our predictions for 2

Peach Is A Flash Sales App With An Auction-Based Twist

There are already a gabazillion flash sale sites and apps available, but the Berkeley, California-based founders of Peach App believe that there is still room for innovation in the world of online imp

Europe’s Sign2Pay Launches To Simplify Mobile Debit Payments And Oil The Wheels Of M-Commerce

Mobile payments startup Sign2Pay, launching today here in London at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, is aiming to improve low conversion rates on mobile devices by simplifying and streamlining the payment p

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

No one can predict with perfect accuracy what technology trend will birth the next set of billion-dollar, venture-backed companies or “unicorns.” Even more difficult is determining where the next

Mobile Shopping App Paytm Challenges E-Commerce Rivals In India, As Smartphone User Base Explodes

India’s nearly 100 million smartphone users are beginning to shop online at a pace that the country’s biggest e-commerce companies such as Flipkart and Snapdeal are expecting the mobile tr

On Smartphone-Optimized Sites, Black Friday Sales Up 187%, Thanksgiving Sales Up 258% Over Last Year

Mobile's portion of online shopping continues to grow - this Black Friday, for example, smartphones drove a quarter of all online traffic, and 7.2% of all online sales, <a href="https://techcrunch.com

Sift Raises $2 Million For Its Personalized Shopping App, Now On iPhone

Mobile shopping service <a target="_blank" href="http://siftshopping.com/">Sift</a> has closed on $2 million in seed funding, the company is announcing today, alongside its <a target="_blank" href="ht

Branding Brand Rides M-Commerce Wave To $9.5 Million Series B

You may not be familiar with the m-commerce vendor known as <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brandingbrand.com/">Branding Brand</a>, but you've likely encountered its work. The company, which is t

E-Commerce Startup CouchCommerce Snags A Seed Round For Mobilizing Magento Shops

The move to mobilize e-commerce websites continues. Last week, a company called <a target="_blank" href="http://theshoppad.com/">ShopPad</a>, which turns Shopify and Magento sites into tablet-friend

ShopPad Raises $500K To Instantly Turn Online Shops Into iPad-Friendly Websites

<a target="_blank" href="http://theshoppad.com/">ShopPad</a>, an e-commerce platform that turns retailers' desktop websites into tablet-optimized experiences, is today announcing $500,000 in seed fund

Rocket Internet’s African Amazon Clone, Jumia, Extends Its Reach With Android App

Jumia, an Amazon clone for Africa backed by the Rocket Internet ecommerce startup incubator and launched last year, is pushing onto mobile with the launch of its first smartphone app. The Android app,

Jifiti Raises $2.5 Million For Gifting App Which Combines Thoughtful Shopping With The Convenience Of A Gift Card

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.jifiti.com/">Jifiti</a>, a startup trying to reintroduce thoughtful gifting in the age of the ubiquitous gift card, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, the com

Shopzilla Acquires Zappli, An M-Commerce Startup Behind A Fast, 2-Click Mobile Checkout Technology

<a target="_blank" href="http://crunchbase.com/company/shopzilla">Shopzilla Inc</a>., the home to several online shopping brands including <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bizrate.com/">Bizrate,</

Tablets Continue To Build Momentum As A Place To Pay, Android & iPad Up 5% In 10 Months

Payments company Adyen has published the first of a new quarterly index intended to track the evolving landscape of mobile commerce. One notable increase flagged up by the data is the increasing popul

Re-commerce Gets A Revamp With Threadflip’s New iPhone App Built For An Exploding Mobile Audience

Threadflip, the online and mobile marketplace that helps users clean out their closets, or buy from those who are doing just that, is today introducing a completely revamped mobile experience for its
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