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Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
We provide the latest news and information about retail technology platforms and e-commerce from around the world.
This Week: AR Commerce in the spotlight, UX of Ecommerce, Amazon bought Eero, and Zilingo ecommerce startup in Southeast Asia
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📢 NEWS
Travel Booking Is Finally Coming to Instagram – Skift
Instagram and Whatsapp seem to have an engagement level that was missing last time around, making these e-commerce moves appear to be a lot more feasible.
Uber’s Secret Gold Mine: How Uber Eats Is Turning Into A Billion-Dollar Business To Rival Grubhub

Amazon is bringing its delivery Lockers to Coachella – TechCrunch

How to sell stuff: the UX of e-Commerce – UX Collective

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video – TechCrunch

How this 27-year-old is Building an E-commerce Unicorn in Southeast Asia by Empowering Traditional Sellers

Brands Invent New Lines for Only Amazon to Sell - WSJ

💰 FUNDING and M&A
SumUp acquires ‘multi-channel’ e-commerce platform Shoplo – TechCrunch

Amazon is buying mesh router company Eero - The Verge

Facebook picks up retail computer vision outfit GrokStyle – TechCrunch

Rebag Raises $25 Million, With Plans to Rapidly Expand to 30 Stores - Fashionista

Intelity raises $44 million for hotel guest engagement cloud services | VentureBeat

With $30 Million Round, Cuyana Eyes US Expansion | News & Analysis | BoF

Darkstore raises $7.5 million Series A round for its same-day fulfillment center – TechCrunch

🌟 SPOTLIGHT: AR Commerce
Wanna Kicks, a new AR app from Wannaby, lets you virtually ‘try on’ your next pair of kicks – TechCrunch
Wannaby, a startup out of Belarus that is building “AR commerce” experiences, has launched a beta of its latest app, which aims to make it easier to find the perfect sneakers.
Warby Parker Harnesses AR Technology To Create 3D Eyewear Previews - Retail TouchPoints
Warby Parker has updated its iPhone app with technology that lets customers virtually try on glasses before buying them, according to Engadget.

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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
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