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This Week: $1 trillion Christmas, a new frontier of designing packaging, and the path to profitabilit
Issue #26  •  November 11  •  view online
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
The latest news and information from the retail technology and ecommerce world.
This Week: $1 trillion Christmas, a new frontier of designing packaging, and the path to profitability for DTC brands

Tip: Ecommerce Lifetime Customer Value
For a retail or ecommerce business, the easiest way to compute LTV is to add up all the purchases a customer makes in your store or on your site. If you don’t take the rate of returns into account you will overestimate your LTV since some of those purchases will be reversed. Luckily, this is easy to handle. If your rate of returns is 5%, you simply discount your LTV by 5%.
Kyle

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📢 NEWS
This will be a $1 trillion Christmas, thanks to e-commerce | TechRadar
Research firm eMarketer projects big growth in the US for both online and physical retail Christmas sales.
5 Ecommerce Marketing Trends to Watch in 2019 | Practical Ecommerce

Overstock Earnings Report: It's Really All About Blockchain | Crowdfund Insider

The new frontier: Designing packaging for ecommerce | PlasticsToday

9 Keys to Building Successful Subscription Business Models

Fulfillment Services As The 'Uber' Of Shipping | PYMNTS.com

Resellers on Amazon Can Damage a Brand | Practical Ecommerce

💰 FUNDING and M&A
Stripe doubles value to $20.25 billion flowing funding round | Business & Finance

PredictHQ Raises $10 Million for Event Analysis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

German SaaS Provider Quantilop Raises $8M in Series A Funding

Paddle Raises Additional $8M in Funding | FinSMEs

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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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