online retail

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

Alongside co-founder and longtime partner Stephan Ango, Jesse Genet has built a business with Lumi that's already been profitable, and has just raised $9 million in venture funding to boost its growth

Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the

How artificial intelligence is changing online retail forever

AI is all around us, from searching on Google to what news you see on social media. With the momentum around AI growing, it’s not surprising that some of the most innovative retail sites have been e

BloomReach wants to deliver meaningful data directly to online merchandizers

BloomReach has always been about helping online retailers maximize their revenue algorithmically by adjusting content in an automated fashion based on what it knows about the visitor and his or her pr

Shopping Quizzes is a quiz-based recommendation engine for e-commerce sites

A key tenet of e-commerce is the recommendation engine. If implemented correctly, it can be a major sales driver for online retailers. However, most sites normally just implement a basic engine t

Vente-Privee buys Spanish fashion ecommerce site Privalia for ~$560M

Barcelona has just clocked up its biggest ever exit -- albeit the price-tag on the sale of veteran Spanish ecommerce player Privalia, headquartered in the city, to France's Ventee-Privee has not been

E-Commerce Isn’t Everything

The holiday season is here. For many of us that means lots of shopping. Are you doing most of your shopping online or in stores? If you're like most consumers, the answer is both, but with a significa

The Evolving Landscape Of Recommendation Systems

Everyday decisions, from which products to buy, movies to watch and restaurants to try, are more and more being put in the hands of a new source: recommendation systems. Recommendation systems are cha

Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men's shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion

Frank & Oak Ups Its Brick-And-Mortar Game As It Hits 1 Million Members

Online menswear retailer and subscription service startup Frank & Oak is opening two new retail stores, including one pop-up shop coming to Toronto tomorrow (something it's experimented with befor

WorldStores Raises $15M Series C To Build Out Its Amazon-Style Ecommerce Model For Home & Garden Products

WorldStores, a U.K.-based online retailer of home and garden products going after supplier scale to fuel its growth, has raised £10 million ($15.2 million) in Series C funding, led by Serena Capital.

Forrester: U.S. Online Retail Sales To Rise To $370BN By 2017 (10% CAGR) As Ecommerce Motors On With Help From Tablets & Phones

Despite years of chewing the digital cud -- not to mention a global financial downturn -- there's no sign of the U.S. or European ecommerce cash-cows ailing, according to two new forecasts from Forres

Forrester Forecast: Online Retail Sales Will Grow To $250 Billion By 2014

<img src="" alt="" /> Online retail sales aren't growing at the torrid pace they once were, but they continue to grow steadily.