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Issue #12  •  June 29  •  view online
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
We provide the latest news and information about retail technology platforms and e-commerce from around the world.
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📈 STAT OF THE WEEK
NEXT GEN ECOMMERCE
  • AR market will reach $83 billion by 2021, driven primarily by AR on mobile devices. (Techcrunch, 2018)
  • About 30% of searches will be done without a screen by 2020. (Mediapos, 2018)
  • 40% of adults use voice search once per day. (Location World, 2018)
  • 25% of people 16 to 24 use voice search on mobile devices. (Global Web Index, 2018)
  • There are over one billion voice searches per month. (Alpine 2018
  • 8% of search queries are phrased as questions. (Moz, 2018)
  • Top brands on Instagram are seeing a per-follower engagement rate of 4.21% which is 58 times higher than on Facebook and 120 times higher than on Twitter. (Hootsuite, 2018)
  • The number of millennials who use voice-enabled digital assistants will climb to 39.3% in 2019. (Emarketer, 2018)
📢 NEWS
A New Outlet for E-Commerce | The Daily | Gartner L2
Online sales continue to grow in the specialty retail sector, but Ann Taylor and Loft have just decided to launch websites for their outlets.
E-commerce in Mexico is on the rise

Houzz CEO: 3D tool makes users 11 times more likely to buy products

Kroger to test grocery delivery using driverless vehicles

How Depop is Leveraging Collaborations to Grow Their Community

The Impacts of e-Commerce - Modern Materials Handling

Jet.com President on Expanding Market Share, E-Commerce Status – Bloomberg

Shoppers Spent Nearly $10 Billion on Chanel Last Year - Racked

Amazon opens package pickup location in Seattle, increasing brick and mortar footprint – GeekWire

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PillPack Founders to Get $100 Million in Amazon Deal - Bloomberg

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Techstars Startup Digest Retail Technology & Ecommerce is curated by:
KYLE KELLY KYLE KELLY - Senior Director, Commercial Innovation & Global Business Development at Pitney Bowes
kyle.kelly@startupdigestmail.com
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