mobile shopping’s influencer shopping app hits 1M users

Launched just 9 months ago on iOS and last month on Android, has just hit 1M registered users on their mobile app, bringing total users to 2.8M. As a refresher, is a servi

Crunch Report | This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile and we found a new planet

Today’s Stories  This Black Friday could be the biggest ever for mobile shopping Amazon blames the postal service for Amazon Fresh delivery issues Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet nearby C

79 percent of Americans now shop online, but it’s cost more than convenience that sways them

Eight in 10 Americans are now shopping online, according to a new study from Pew Research out this morning. That’s 79 percent of U.S. consumers who shop on the web or their phones, up from just

More people than ever will shop online over the holidays, spending to rise by 18%

The fourth quarter is always the busiest for e-commerce businesses, with the biggest sales and more consumers than the year prior turning to the web and mobile devices to complete their holiday shopp

Android Pay expands its reach via new partnerships with Visa and MasterCard

Google announced this morning two strategic partnerships with Visa and MasterCard aimed at expanding the reach of its mobile payments service, Android Pay. The company says that Android Pay users who

Mobile shopping startup PredictSpring raises $11.4M

PredictSpring, a startup that helps brands and retailers build mobile apps, announced today that it has raised $11.4 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Nitin Mangtani has said that one of hi

Wallapop and LetGo, two Craigslist rivals, merge to take on the U.S. market, raise $100M more

Consolidation is afoot in the online classifieds space as two popular startups born in Barcelona are in advanced talks to merge operations in the U.S.. Wallapop and LetGo — which both provide p

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

Mobile Shopping App Wish Buys Android Lockscreen App Maker Locket

Mobile shopping startup Wish — fresh off a $500 million round of funding — has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired Locket, a startup that makes lockscreen apps for Androi

Amazon Tests Local Pickup With Seattle-Based Deals Service “Treasure Truck”

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a unique - if somewhat odd - new service it's calling "Treasure Truck," which introduces a different way for customers to shop from The company

WantList, A Tinder For Shopping, Arrives On iOS And Apple Watch

London-headquartered fashion shopping site Styloko, whose image recognition technology helps women find similar products to those they like at better prices, today begins testing the concept that onli

Kwoller, A Tinder For Fashion Price-Tracking, Launches At Disrupt NY

Kwoller, a new mobile commerce startup launching its product today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, wants to speed up your next impulse buy. Got an idle two minutes in a queue for latte? Then whip out your p

Senator Charles Schumer, Location Analytics Firms Unveil Code Of Conduct For Tracking Shoppers By Cellphones

As companies like <a target="_blank" href="">Apple</a> and <a href="

Social Shopping App Depop Bags $1M Seed From Fashion-Focused Investors Red Circle & Luca Marzotto

Another day, another social mobile shopping app on the march. U.K.-based Depop, which was founded in 2011 but launched officially in April this year, has just closed a $1 million seed round, from seve

Social Shopping Startup Shopcade Bags $4M To Fuel Mobile Growth & A Big Data Play

Social shopping and deals-focused startup Shopcade, which launched out of the U.K. in November 2011, has raised £2.5 million (circa $4 million) to accelerate its growth on mobile. Investors in the fu

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="">Branding Brand</a>, but you've likely encountered its work. The company, which is t

Shopping Around For Cheap Prices [Not Mobile Payments] Is The Most Popular In-Store Activity Among Mobile Users, Says Google

Most people may not yet be using smartphones to pay for goods when they are out shopping, but that doesn't mean that they are not glued to their handsets anyway. Some <a target="_blank" href="http://g

Mobile Commerce On The Rise As Amazon AppStore Tops Nielsen’s List Of Fastest-Growing U.K. Android Apps

Google's Android platform dominates the U.K.'s smartphone landscape -- powering 54 per cent of the handsets in use at the end of 2012 (Kantar's data). But what apps are U.K. Android owners spending in

U.K. Mobile Shopping Startup, Tapestry, Trials Barcode/NFC Scanning App To Link Shoppers With The Physical Things They Fancy

Tapestry, the latest contender in the fashion-tech startup space, wants to connect a shopper's digital identity with the physical products in the store they're in by using barcode/NFC-scanning smartph

Nielsen On U.S. Mobile Shopping: eBay’s App Attracts The Most Users, Shopkick Keeps Them Around Longer

As mobile payments continue to become more commonplace among retailers, smartphone consumers are already showing a pretty strong appetite for mobile shopping on their devices. According to a <a target
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