Syte snaps up $21.5M for its smartphone-based visual search engine for e-commerce – gpgmail

[ad_1] Visual search has become a key component for how people discover products when buying online: if a person don’t know the exact name of what he or she wants, or what they want is not available, it can be an indispensable tool for connecting them with things they might want to buy. Now, one […]

Huboo raises £1M to take the pain out of e-commerce fulfilment – gpgmail

[ad_1] Huboo, a U.K. startup that operates a multi-channel fulfilment service for e-commerce businesses of varying sizes, has raised £1 million in seed funding. Backing the majority of the round is London venture capital firm Episode 1, alongside a number of unnamed private individual investors. Launched in November 2017 by Martin Bysh and Paul Dodd […]

Alibaba’s UCWeb to launch an e-commerce service in India – gpgmail

[ad_1] UCWeb, a subsidiary of Chinese giant Alibaba, plans to launch an e-commerce service in India in the coming months. In a statement to gpgmail, a UCWeb spokesperson said the firm plans to build an e-commerce service around content platform in India. The spokesperson added that UCWeb has no intention to compete with existing e-commerce […]

Depop CEO Maria Raga tells us everything about social e-commerce at Disrupt Berlin – gpgmail

[ad_1] Depop started as a simple app to post photos of clothes and post them for sale. But it has become a cultural phenomenon with millions of users, a vibrant community and even some superusers making a living from the platform. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Depop CEO Maria Raga is joining us […]

Alibaba reportedly near finalizing a deal to acquire NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce unit – gpgmail

[ad_1] After weeks of media reports, Alibaba may finally be nearing an agreement to acquire NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce unit, Kaola. Chinese tech news website 36kr reports that a deal may be announced as early as this week and is expected to be worth $2 billion in cash and shares. Kaola will continue to run independently, […]

Ron Johnson’s e-commerce startup Enjoy raises $150M, expands in U.K. – gpgmail

[ad_1] Enjoy, the e-commerce startup led by former Apple VP of retail operations, Ron Johnson, has raised an additional $150 million in Series C funding from L Catterton’s new consumer technology platform, LCH Partners. The funds will be used to fuel Enjoy’s U.K. expansion and other international growth. The startup is also today launching a […]

India’s FreshToHome raises $20M to grow its fish, meat, vegetable, and milk e-commerce platform – gpgmail

[ad_1] FreshToHome, a Bangalore-based e-commerce startup that sells fresh vegetable, fish, chicken, and other kinds of meat, has raised $20 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in the nation. The Series B round for the startup was led by Iron Pillar, with Joe Hirao, the founder of Japan’s […]

Messaging Apps for e-commerce: a strategic guide

[ad_1] There are 5 necessary steps for online stores to launch products, collections, and catalogs on Facebook Messenger and Telegram. We know that e-commerce is no longer a niche. Rather, it is the real engine of expansion and innovation in offline retail. We also know that year after year mobile shopping grows in double digits. […]