Selling

Livestream shopping platform Whatnot has come a long way from being run out of a garage in Phoenix to now a 120-person company, valued at $1.5 billion, that’s expected to…

Fast-growing livestream shopping platform Whatnot acquires Pastel Labs, hires VP of engineering

OfferUp, a top online and mobile marketplace app, announced this morning it’s raising $120 million in a new round of funding led by competing marketplace letgo’s majority investor, OLX Group,…

Online marketplace OfferUp raises $120M, acquires top competitor letgo

Facebook is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its Craigslist competitor, Facebook Marketplace, with the launch of new features powered by A.I. Specifically, the social network says it’s adding price range…

Facebook adds A.I. to Marketplace for categorization, price suggestions and soon, visual search

Letgo, the secondhand goods marketplace valued at over a billion dollars, this week announced the launch of new features aimed at helping sellers: video listings and automatic pricing suggestions that…

Secondhand marketplace letgo expands into video listings

Instagram adds some new features to Stories, Snapchat starts selling Spectacles out of vending machines, Facebook has a misinformation problem, Tusk Holdings tries to find silver lining in Trump and…

In the U.S., the online classifieds space has been dominated for years by Craigslist, despite its failure to adapt to newer technologies, including mobile. That has left room for newcomers to…

Ebay’s mobile Craigslist competitor Close5 has quietly grown to 7 million downloads

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 the emerging “conversational shopping” market. Now, e-commerce platform…

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

Selling is a competitive sport, and quota-seeking salespeople are the athletes of that sport: They are scored and compared, there are frontrunners and underdogs and there are winners and losers.…

2016 Will Be The Year Of The Sales Stack

A new startup called Sell It Easy is offering an alternative to larger marketplaces like eBay or Craigslist with a new service that handles the entire selling process for you,…

Sell It Easy Offers A Hassle-Free Alternative To eBay And Craigslist, Including A Pick-Up Service

Can a mobile classified app topple the behemoth that is Craigslist? A company called letgo aims to find out. Its app, which lets users buy and sell items locally, has quietly grown…

Mobile App Letgo Raises $100 Million From Naspers To Take Over Classifieds In The U.S.

Too lazy busy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me…

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

While eCommerce has exploded over the last decade, digital marketplaces still suffer the same nagging user experience flaws they always have — particularly person-to-person marketplaces. It probably hasn’t been that…

Backed By Google Ventures, Greylock & Matrix, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online

Ditch the Biz Plan, Buy a Lottery Ticket

7:30 am PDT • April 24, 2010

Hardly a day goes by when I don’t have a rookie entrepreneur ask for advice on raising money from VCs. They usually have a fancy-looking business plan with detailed spreadsheets…

It's All About Selling for Survival

6:56 am PST • December 12, 2009

The one skill which entrepreneurs need is something they don’t teach in business school—selling.  Yes, I know that “selling” conjures up negative images of used-car salesmen peddling clunkers. But the…