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MorningSave: How the Former Woot Founders Are Building a New Kind of Shoptech Platform

“We believe in a future where there is no need for middleman retailer geography on the internet”, the former people behind Woot wrote. And while Woot under Amazon is having a hard time, its former founders, while running deals site Meh, have started another project: MorningSave, which they plan to build out into a new […]

Here’s How Facebook Wants to Improve Discoverability for E-Commerce on Messenger

Almost one year in, Facebook’s Messenger bot platform is still looking to find its groove. The Information (paywall) has exclusive information on what Facebook is working on for the next iteration, which will most likely ship or at least be announced around April’s f8 developer conference: After two years of trying to figure out ways […]

What Is Shopify’s Next Phase, Now That It Has 377,500 Merchants Using Its Shop System?

The Canada based shoptech provider Shopify is growing nicely. Reuters Merchants use Shopify’s software platform to design, set up and manage their stores across sales channels including the web, mobile devices, social media and brick-and-mortar outlets. The company’s clients include Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N), Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) and the New York Stock Exchange. […]

Now Is the Time for Online Retailers to Follow Asos, Boohoo & Tesco in Utilizing Pinterest

2 billion searches per month on Pinterest just became something online retailers can tap into. Pinterest introduced search ads with keyword and shopping campaigns this week. Marketingland: Pinterest introduced its anticipated Search Ads product on Wednesday. Search ads will open up ad inventory across the more than two billion searches that the company says happen […]


Open Source Is Integral to Making Online Retailers Future-Proof

Zalando is re-building itself into a platform company with mobile marketplaces (Fleek, Movmnt) and several B2B integrations (Media Solutions, Collabary, direct brand integrations into Zalando’s shops, fulfillment services). As we covered a year ago, Zalando is strongly encouraging the company’s engineers to open-source their projects and is trying to create an environment for them to […]

Stripe Atlas & Relay Show Stripe’s Ambitions Beyond Payments

Stripe, which started as a developer friendly “full-stack” credit card payment processor,1 recently launched Relay (“Let customers buy your products directly within other mobile apps.”) to make it easier to integrate buy options into other apps. From their announcement: We’re launching Relay, an API for stores to publish their products, and for apps to read […]

A New Breed of E-Commerce Tech Is Needed

Alan Veuve of AOE on the current state of e-commerce technology: One can observe an incredible demand for E-Commerce solutions in the market. This has been going on for years. And one would think this would bring with it a large number of new players and intense competition. This hasn’t happened by any stretch of […]