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How the search bar can help your e-commerce startup
posted on May 1, 2016

Nilay Oza, CEO and co-founder of Klevu, discusses why e-commerce startups should get their search bar right. The world of e-commerce is a notoriously competitive one and using all of the tools at your disposal to help ensure you’re a step ahead of your competitors is a must in 2016 and there is one tool…

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Perfecting the pop-up: advice for e-commerce business owners
posted on January 22, 2016

Natasha Frangos, is partner and head of creative, media and technology at accountancy firm haysmacintyre. In this article, she explores the challenges and benefits of e-commerce business owners setting up pop-up shops. According to reported figures, online sales are expected to have risen 16.2% in 2015, and show no sign of slowing down. As well…


Tech City UK adds 15 firms to Future Fifty programme
posted on December 16, 2015

Tech City UK has announced 15 new members for its Future Fifty programme, including delivery platform Deliveroo and ecommerce solutions provider Yieldify. Other companies in the new intake of the programme, which supports 50 of the UK’s leading growth-stage digital companies, include crowdfunding venture Crowdcube and mobile gaming company Space Ape Games. Ecommerce is the…

Fuel.Ventures hits target for world’s first crowdfunded investment fund
posted on July 16, 2015

Fuel.Ventures has hit its target of £500,000 for what it claims to be the world’s first crowdfunded investment fund. The fund, launched by technology entrepreneur Mark Pearson has raised the funds through crowdfunding platform Seedrs and aims to give everyday investors access to a pipeline of high growth European e-commerce startups. To date, 274 investors…

Over half of online shoppers would use wearables for purchases
posted on June 30, 2015

As many as three quarters of shoppers are making mobile purchases each month and 64% say they would be willing to make purchases on wearables if they had one, research by e-commerce provider Avangate has found. Despite this – and the fact that around 26% of consumers are spending at least a third of their…

Google Ventures and SoftBank invest in London e-commerce startup Yieldify
posted on June 25, 2015

Google Ventures Europe and Japanese telecoms company Softbank have invested £7.3m into Yieldify, an e-commerce startup that helps online retailers create personalized campaigns for consumers. Launched just under 2 years ago in London by brothers, Jay and Meelan Radia, the company has experienced extraordinary growth in a short amount of time. It has now expanded to…

London’s Styloko unveils The Wantlist fashion discovery app
posted on June 4, 2015

London’s personalised shopping engine Styloko has launched The Wantlist app, enabling users to pick up their fashion shopping list wherever they left off across any iOS device. The company focuses on creating personal and efficient digital shopping trips, whether that’s offering visual discovery of similar products, ‘WantList’ creation to trigger sale alerts, or shoppable editorial…

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EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy leak: sharing economy, OTT services and VAT
posted on April 22, 2015

A leaked copy of the EU Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy, obtained by Politico, suggests that online platforms, including search engines, social media, ecommerce, app stores, price comparison sites, along with sharing economy players, will face much greater scrutiny and potentially “top-down” regulation in the coming years. The document particularly refers to the fees charged by these…

Taggstar grabs $780k so you know what’s going quickly
posted on December 22, 2014

Ecommerce analytics service Taggstar has raised $780k from Ariadne Capital and a group of angel investors. The London-based startup provides real-time analytics for ecommerce businesses. It shows shoppers which products are most popular at that specific moment and how quickly it is selling, For the retailers, it also reports on real-time purchasing trends so that…

Find your perfect shoe with Stylect – Download of the Week
posted on December 5, 2014

It’s officially Christmas season and if you’re looking for that perfect pair of shoes for the Christmas party, don’t pound the streets, just download an app: Stylect. Tinder for Shoes If you like Tinder and you like shoes, this is your match made in heaven. It has the same swipe features, but instead of some…

ParcelBright raises $1m to join ecommerce delivery battle
posted on December 4, 2014

Parcel delivery startup ParcelBright has raised $1m from Forward Partners, Talis Capital, Avonmore Developments and Howzat Partners. The London-based startup runs a delivery service focused on small and medium sized ecommerce businesses. It has partnered with a number of delivery providers, including DPD, Hermes and DHL, and simplifies their services through a fully integrated user experience…

Ve acquires GDM Digital to grow advertising platform
posted on November 19, 2014

Ecommerce company Ve has announced the acquisition of advertising business GDM Digital. The deal, said to be worth $12m, will see all 42 of GDM’s staff retained and bring Ve’s total staff to over 500. Ve’s platform helps ecommerce businesses acquire and convert customers more effectively. GDM will now offer its clients the VePlatform on…

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posted on July 20, 2017