Category: Ecommerce

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September 24, 2020

Airship acquires SMS commerce company ReplyBuy

Airship is announcing that it has acquired mobile commerce startup ReplyBuy. The startup (which was a finalist at TechCrunch’s 1st and Future competition in 2016) works with customers like entertainment venues and professional and college sports teams to send messages and sell tickets to fans...


by Anthony Ha in Advertising Tech
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September 9, 2020

Postmates becomes the official on-demand food delivery partner of the NFL

The National Football League is naming Postmates as its very first on-demand food delivery partner. In this context, a partnership means a multiyear sponsorship, which also makes Postmates a sponsor of the Super Bowl. And as the season kicks off with the Kansas City Chiefs...


by Anthony Ha in Ecommerce
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September 9, 2020

U.S. holiday shopping season on mobile expected to be largest to date, topping 1B hours on Android

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the holiday shopping season is already underway. Amazon has delayed its annual sales event, Prime Day, from July to October 2020, while top e-commerce retailers, including Walmart, Target and Amazon, are becoming more powerful than ever. According to a new...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
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September 1, 2020

Bambuser raises $45M after shifting focus to live video shopping

Bambuser is a name that you may not have heard in a while, but the Stockholm-headquartered company is announcing today that it’s raised $45 million in new funding this year, with $34.5 million of that amount raised during the pandemic. Bambuser’s history goes back more...


by Anthony Ha in bambuser
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August 25, 2020

Facebook is bringing a Shop section to its app, while Instagram expands Live Shopping

Facebook is announcing a number of new e-commerce features both within the main Facebook app and on Instagram. The pandemic has forced many businesses to shift online, and Facebook made a big announcement in May around the ability of merchants to create Facebook Shops that...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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August 20, 2020

Yalochat, a fast-growing conversational commerce startup, lands $15 million led by B Capital

Yalochat, a five-year-old, Mexico City-based conversational commerce platform that enables customers like Coca Cola and Walmart to upsell, collect payments, and provide better service to their own customers over WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat in China, has closed on $15 million in Series B funding...


by Connie Loizos in Apps
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August 20, 2020

DoorDash expands with on-demand grocery delivery

DoorDash is announcing that customers can now order groceries through the DoorDash app from partners including Smart & Final, Meijer and Fresh Thyme. Additional stores like Hy-vee and Gristedes/D’Agnostino are supposed to be added in the next few weeks. Through these partnerships, DoorDash says it...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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July 16, 2020

Google’s latest R&D project is Shoploop, a mobile video shopping platform

Google’s latest experiment is a video shopping platform designed to introduce consumers to new products in under 90 seconds. The company today is launching Shoploop, a project from Google’s internal R&D division, Area 120, where it tests out new ideas with a public user base....


by Sarah Perez in Area 120
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July 16, 2020

Nextdoor launches Sell for Good for easy donations to local nonprofits

Nextdoor is launching a new feature called Sell for Good, allowing uses to sell items on the neighborhood-focused social network and donate the proceeds to local nonprofits. CEO Sarah Friar said that since the pandemic started, conversations about donations have increased 7x on Nextdoor ....


by Anthony Ha in Apps