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This Week: Verizon enters the subscription business, retailers are pivoting to services, crypto tech
Issue #34  •  February 25  •  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.
This Week: Verizon enters the subscription business, retailers are pivoting to services, crypto technology finds new applications in ecommerce
Kyle

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ExxonMobil Robotics Pitch Competition ($60,000 + Pilot)

BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
🌟 SPOTLIGHT:
Here’s how you can properly vet overseas manufacturers for your ecommerce business
“I want to harness the power of overseas manufacturing, but I’m worried about fraud and quality control. How do I vet manufacturers in China or India to minimize the risks of working with a company in a different country?”
📢 NEWS
Verizon launches a subscription box that's like Stitch Fix for tech

Where Is Global E-Commerce Going? Here Are Five Takeaways From The Experts

Why Retailers Are Pivoting to Services | The Daily | Gartner L2

Designer Rebecca Minkoff Says She's Weighing Subscription Service on Cheddar

'Amazon Moments' tool gives brands new way to build, deliver loyalty campaigns - Marketing Land

How delivery company DoorDash is pitching retailers - Digiday

LA Kings Now Let Fans Verify Merchandise Using a Blockchain App - CoinDesk

ASOS Instant – On Campus launched with Collect Plus and On the dot - Tamebay

Grocery shopping 2.0: You'll soon be able to scan for food allergies with tap of an iPhone

Japan: E-Commerce Giant Rakuten’s New Payment App Appears to Support Crypto

New PayPal Pilot Program Helps Sellers Go Multichannel - EcommerceBytes

💰 FUNDING and M&A
DoorDash raises $400M round, now valued at $7.1B – TechCrunch

Ecommerce Logistics Startup Xpressbees Secures $4.9 Mn From InnoVen Capital

MyGalileoApp Competition

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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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