Boxed, “a mobile commerce company focused on delivering the big box club experience to mobile devices” according to Crunchbase, has recently been making headlines. Boxed is, next to Wish, one of the more promising e-commerce startups in the US. With a total of $132 million raised in 4 rounds since 2013, Boxed is still rather […]

Amazon and logistics will be one of the biggest developments in online retail for the next ten years. Fueled by “Fulfillment by Amazon”, this part of the business is only continuing to grow. And it is large already. Financial Times (paywall): The Seattle-based company revealed that these services accounted for $6.438bn in sales in the […]

The newest Echo device from Amazon, the Echo Look, is a weird one at first look. But it hints at the range of services voice commerce will enable in the (near) future. Here’s Recode on the new Echo Look: The new version of the popular Echo — this one is being dubbed the Echo Look […]

TechCrunch: JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, will create a new business group called JD Logistics. Not to be confused with a Wisconsin-based company that has a similar name, JD Logistics will take advantage of JD.com’s existing delivery and warehouse infrastructure. JD.com is in good company: Amazon and a lot of other companies, big […]

In “The 3 Rules on How to Expand Marketplaces” we talked, amongst over things, about Etsy Studio, which launched today, as a logical extension of the Etsy marketplace: Imagine the market power an UPS or FedEx would yield if one of those would command the biggest marketplace in a given country as well. This is […]

This is very interesting news: Alibaba’s Lazada last week launched LiveUp, a subscription service that combines perks from several different services. Tech in Asia: Lazada announced today the launch of a new membership program in collaboration with its recent acquisition, online grocery delivery service Redmart. The program, called LiveUp, will bring the two companies together […]

Store No. 8

Money makes the world go ’round? From the official blog post announcement: […]we are thrilled to announce today that Jenny Fleiss will join us as Co-founder and CEO of our first portfolio company. This new company will develop highly-personalized, one-to-one shopping experiences. Jenny is a trailblazer in her field and has spent her career advancing […]