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Howdy! Next week, I'll be in San Diego at the Catalyst 2018 Channel Advisor Conference! If you're the
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Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
The latest news and information from the retail technology and ecommerce world.
Howdy!
Next week, I’ll be in San Diego at the Catalyst 2018 Channel Advisor Conference! If you’re there, let’s connect!
As you may have noticed, we switched to a new design starting off fresh with issue #1. Hope you like it!

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The corporate credit card for startups

Brex card frontScaling a startup? You need a card with better perks and no personal guarantee. Brex gives founders 10-20x higher limits and unheard-of perks: 7x on Uber/Lyft, 4x on travel, 2x on SaaS, and 1x on ads, servers, and all the rest. Sign up in 5 min & use “digest” for waived card fees for life. US only.
📈 STAT OF THE WEEK
B2C ecommerce retail sales expected to continue to grow at near double-digits for the foreseeable future, driving a renaissance in the requisite logistics.
📢 NEWS

Two Traffic Drivers You’re Overlooking

Aging US warehouses unfit to handle Amazon and e-commerce boom

Virtually All eCommerce Shoppers Buy From Marketplaces, UPS Study Shows

E-commerce Live Streaming Can Help You Create Your Own Shopping Channel

Inside AdWords: Help shoppers take action, wherever and however they choose to shop

DHL continues to invest in e-commerce

💰FUDNING and M&A
  • Pinduoduo (Chinese ecommerce platform) - $3 billion led by Tencent  Link
  • Paytm (marketplace) - $450 million led by SoftBank and Alibaba  Link
  • Punchh (data analytics) - $20M Series B led by Sapphire Ventures (SAP)  Link
  • Winebuyers (vineyards and wine merchants) - £525,000 Crowdfunded  Link
  • GrocerKey (delivery services) -$2.5 million led by dunnhumby Ventures  Link
  • Artemest (handmade luxury) - $5 million Series A led by NUO Capital  Link
  • The List (luxury e-commerce platform) - $1.7 Seed led by Northlane Capital  Link
Bonus: ICOs Are the Newest Form of Alternative Funding  Link
🌟 SPOTLIGHT: Ship Toolkit
Ship is a toolkit for makers to build better ecommerce & retail tech products. The best product launches are supported by engaged communities, so here is a suite of tools to help engage with and learn from their most passionate fans.
BUILD AN AUDIENCE
* 💻 Beautiful landing pages
* ⚙Embeddable widgets
TALK TO YOUR USERS
* 📩 Direct messaging
* 📊 User survey
GROW YOUR VISION
* ⚒️ A/B testing
* 📈Analytics

The corporate credit card for startups

Brex card frontScaling a startup? You need a card with better perks and no personal guarantee. Brex gives founders 10-20x higher limits and unheard-of perks: 7x on Uber/Lyft, 4x on travel, 2x on SaaS, and 1x on ads, servers, and all the rest. Sign up in 5 min & use “digest” for waived card fees for life. US only.
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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