online shopping

  • Amazon’s private label brands are taking over market share

    Amazon’s private label brands are taking over market share

    Amazon’s investment in its own private label products has been paying off, according to a new report out today. The retailer now competes with vendors via its own products in over a dozen categories, including computer accessories, home goods, pet supplies, grocery items, and more. In some categories, Amazon has even established itself as the online category leader, the report… Read More

  • Google formally rebuts EU antitrust charges against Shopping, AdSense

    Google formally rebuts EU antitrust charges against Shopping, AdSense

    Google has now formally responded to two antitrust charges brought against it by Europe’s Competition Commission, rebutting charges of exploiting the popularity of its search engine to boost its price comparison service, Google Shopping, and its ad placement service, AdSense. Read More

  • Hollar snags another $30 million for its fast-growing dollar store app

    Hollar snags another $30 million for its fast-growing dollar store app

    Hollar, a startup offering dollar store-like finds in the form of a mobile app, has raised another $30 million to continue to grow its business. The new Series B round of funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and included participation by Comcast Ventures and Greycroft Partners, as well existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Forerunner Ventures… Read More

  • Google Express expands, now reaches 90 percent of U.S.

    Google Express expands, now reaches 90 percent of U.S.

    Only a month after Google expanded its home delivery service, Google Express, across a wide part of the Northeastern U.S., the company is today bringing its Amazon competitor to a number of new states in both the Southeast and Northwest. As of today, Google Express is launching in portions of Alabama, Kentucky, Utah, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho… Read More

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

    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 are shopping online from their smartphones will soon be able to make payments on hundreds of thousands of new sites where either Visa Checkout or Masterpass are accepted at checkout. Visa… Read More

  • Returnly raises $3.2M to immediately refund your money after an online return

    Returnly raises $3.2M to immediately refund your money after an online return

    Returning a product you bought online is inherently a statement of dislike, but smart retailers are quickly learning that they’re far better off if they shelve their defensive impulses and instead embrace your dissatisfaction with open arms. This is because it turns out that a smooth return process makes customers considerably more likely to repurchase in the days following the… Read More

  • Amazon should think outside the box Crunch Network

    Amazon should think outside the box

    Recent news that Amazon is working on a way to deliver items inside your door, without packaging, is huge. It means that e-commerce might overcome its greatest obstacle: Thinking inside the box. Read More

  • Google’s home delivery service, Google Express, hits New England

    Google’s home delivery service, Google Express, hits New England

    Google today announced an expansion of its home delivery shopping service Google Express, which is now available across a large part of the East Coast. The service lets online shoppers order consumer products like electronics, clothing, health and beauty items, home décor and even dry good groceries, from either the web or a dedicated mobile app. With the expansion, Google Express will… Read More

  • Giftbit lets retailers create their own e-commerce currency

    Giftbit lets retailers create their own e-commerce currency

    Giftbit, a company that operates a digital gift card marketplace for online retailers, is launching a new product today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that will enable merchants to easily create their own custom currency — meaning gift cards, promo codes and refund credits — without having to build their own, internal systems. Available as an API, the new service drops into the… Read More

  • Klarna launches its first credit product with new U.S. partnerships

    Klarna launches its first credit product with new U.S. partnerships

    The online financing giant Klarna is continuing its rollout in the U.S. with a host of new partnerships and a new product so online shoppers in the U.S. and Europe  can actually take out loans from the company. It’s the next step for the Stockholm-based business as it continues on the road toward becoming a global financial player. Klarna already provides “try before you… Read More

  • Shopify launches its POS app and card reader in the UK

    Shopify launches its POS app and card reader in the UK

    Shopify is launching its retail hardware and point-of-sale app for merchants in the UK. The reader supports tap, chip and swipe payments, letting retailers accept both contactless and traditional card-based payments, and the free app works in tandem with the reader device on either iPhone or iPad. The Shopify app and reader combo means sellers can accept a range of payment options at… Read More

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