social commerce

“Social selling” startup Meesho lands $11.5M Series B led by Sequoia India

Y Combinator alum Meesho, one of several “social selling” startups gaining speed in India, will add more features to its e-commerce platform after closing a $11.5 million Series B led by Sequoia I

Social commerce startup Meesho gets $3.4M Series A to build a reseller network in India

While most of the attention paid to India’s e-commerce boom focuses on big players like Flipkart, there’s another fast-growing sector: people, mostly women, who resell items on social media. Sever’s app helps you buy the products in your screenshots

If you’re into social media and fashion, you may be familiar with Launched in 2011, the social shopping service lets influencers on blogs and social platforms like Instagram and

Garena, Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech startup, lands additional funding

Garena, Southeast Asia's most valuable technology startup, has closed additional funding three new investors: SeaTown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek,

Southeast Asia-based Carousell raises $35M for its social commerce app

Carousell, a four-year-old company in Singapore behind a listings app that enables peer-to-peer selling, has closed a $35 million Series B round to grow its reach into new countries and increase produ

Khosla-backed Lookup acquired by business discovery service NowFloats

Lookup, an India-based chat service that connects consumers to local business and is backed by some notable U.S. investors, has been acquired by business discovery service NowFloats, which is also bas

Goxip is a ‘shoppable Instagram’ for fashion followers in Asia

From a merchants perspective, Instagram, Facebook and other sites are easy ways to post photos of items you are selling in your 'shop', but discovery and payments are tricky issues for customers. Ther

Facebook is testing social commerce payments in Southeast Asia

Facebook is expanding its focus on payments with a new trial in Southeast Asia that allows users to pay for products listed on Facebook Pages with just a few clicks.

The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about t

Facebook Tests “Local Market,” A Dedicated Buying And Selling Community Powered By Facebook Groups

A number of Facebook users recently reported seeing a new feature called “Local Market” appearing briefly in their Facebook iPhone app, sometimes in place of the “Messenger” b

Fashion Discovery Site Roposo Nabs $15M From Tiger Global

Roposo, a discovery platform for fashion products, has scooped up $15 million in fresh funding from returning investor Tiger Global. Based in Gurgaon, Roposo lets users save items from different websi

Tumblr Now Has ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ And ‘Get Involved’ Buttons From Etsy, Kickstarter, Artsy + Do Something

Tumblr — the site that has apparently overtaken Instagram as the fastest-growing social media property — has today announced a test of a new feature that will give it more interactivity

Facebook Commerce Leader Ecwid Picks Up $5M As It Passes 500K Users

Ecwid, an e-commerce platform originally founded in Russia that lets merchants create online stores on social networks like Facebook, their own websites and on mobile, is today announcing a $5 millio

Soldsie, The Service That Lets You Shop Via Facebook And Instagram Comments, Raises $4 Million

Soldsie, an e-commerce service enabling businesses to sell directly to their Facebook fans and Instagram followers through the comments section, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from First R

Social Commerce Startup Chloe+Isabel Introduces Live Virtual Jewelry Trunk Shows

Chloe+Isabel follows in the footsteps of companies like Avon and Tupperware, but the startup is among several companies that want to redefine the direct-selling business model with technology. Now Chl

Easy Social Shop Nabs $1.1M To Help Online Merchants Integrate With Facebook

Easy Social Shop, which lets online sellers integrate existing shops with their Facebook pages, announced today that it has raised $1.1 million from lool Ventures. This brings the Tel Aviv-based start

Sound Familiar? Trace Launches A Social App That Lets You Share Your Purchases With Friends

If at first you don't succeed, try, try build another social network around users' recent shopping purchases. <a target="_blank" href="">Trace</a> is the latest sta

Chirpify Drops Its “Hashtag Commerce” Consumer Marketplace To Focus On Big Brand Marketing And “Actiontags”

According to Chirpify founder Chris Teso, "hashtags are the new URL." Though more than a few people at Twitter are no doubt nodding their head vigorously in agreement, everywhere you turn in the tech

Facebook-Based Shopping Platform Soldsie Goes International, Tops $10 Million In Transactions

E-commerce startup <a target="_blank" href="">Soldsie</a>, backed by $1 million in outside funding from  <a href="

Social Commerce Service Fancy Goes International, Now Ships Worldwide

<a target="_blank" href="">Fancy</a>, the one-time Pinterest competitor which has <a href="
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