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.
Gorgias’ valuation rises to $710M with $30M Series C for e-commerce customer support
Gorgias' technology brings all of the channels that shoppers use to contact online stores into one feed for each company.
Shopify breaks out of the website with 100+ new features including NFTs, local shopping and more
Shopify made a name for itself in its early days with a platform for providing retailers keen to establish their own online shops an easy and quick way to build and run those services on their own web
Influencer shopping app LTK adds creator product reviews in its latest update
Most of us dread the thought of having to return a piece of clothing we purchased online. In recent years, a newer generation of shoppers — mainly Gen Z — have put their trust in influence
Amazon is Primed for online domination
We talk about bulls in china shops, but what about bulls running through the streets of entire shopping districts, or other neighborhoods? This morning, Amazon unveiled a new feature that will test ju
Aument wants to power your next marketing message
Aument is carving out a niche in marketing automation for e-commerce stores, raising $1.5 million in pre-seed funding just four months after being founded. CEO Emilio Di Marco met his co-founders, Ala
Headless commerce company fabric sews up unicorn milestone following new round
Fabric offers over 300 commerce APIs and associated framework to connect a company’s sales channel to one place and the ability to use the entire commerce suite or individual products.
ShipBlu bags $2.4M for its e-commerce and fulfillment service in Egypt
African e-commerce fulfillment startups backed by Y Combinator seem to be piquing investors’ interest this year for their niche e-commerce play. Summer batch graduate ShipBlu is the latest on that l
Can social and e-commerce transform the future of the open web?
WooCommerce began life as WooThemes, a small design firm that didn’t look very different from the many others that created WordPress themes.
White-label SaaS shipping startup Outvio closes $3M round led by Change Ventures
Outvio offers online stores of any size a post-purchase shipping setup, which seeks to replicate an Amazon-style experience where customers can also return packages.
YouTube to pilot test shopping from livestreams with select creators
YouTube will begin pilot testing a new feature that will allow viewers to shop for products directly from livestream videos. The feature will initially launch with just a handful of creators and brand
Shopify expands its one-click checkout, Shop Pay, to any merchant on Facebook or Google
E-commerce platform Shopify announced this morning its one-click checkout service known as Shop Pay will become available to any U.S. merchant that sells on Facebook or Google — even if they don
alt.bank, Brazil’s latest fintech targeting the unbanked, raises $5.5M
It looks like everyone and their mother is trying to reinvent the Brazilian banking system. Earlier this year we wrote about Nubank’s $400 million Series G, last month there was the PicPay IPO filin
PayPal’s ambition and uphill battle in China
Over the last few months, PayPal has been quietly gearing up for its expansion in China. At the recent Boao Forum for Asia, China’s answer to Davos, the American payments giant said its strategy
Mailchimp moves into e-commerce
Over the course of the last few years, Mailchimp morphed from a basic newsletter platform to a fully fledged marketing company. And while the service already offered integrations with a number of e-co
Squarespace raises $300M at a staggering $10B valuation
Squarespace has raised $300 million in a round of funding that values the company at a staggering $10 billion valuation. New backers include Dragoneer, Tiger Global, D1 Capital Partners, Fidelity Mana
Identiq, a privacy-friendly fraud prevention startup, secures $47M at Series A
Israeli fraud prevention startup Identiq has raised $47 million at Series A as the company eyes international growth, driven in large part by the spike in online spending during the pandemic. The roun
Chicago’s ShoppingGives gets served a seed round from Serena Williams’ VC firm, Serena Ventures
ShoppingGives, a Chicago-based startup pitching retailers a service that can integrate nonprofit donations into their sales and shopping platforms, has raised an undisclosed amount from Serena William
Latin America’s digital transformation is making up for lost time
If we look beyond the data at the bigger picture instead of searching for mythical creatures, the promise of digitalization in Latin America is clear.
Huboo, the ‘full stack’ fulfilment provider, picks up £14M Series A
Huboo, the U.K.-headquartered startup that offers an end-to-end fulfilment service for online retailers of all sizes, has raised £14 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Stride.VC, with p