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#Etsy’s Sales Grew 70% in 2012

#Etsy's Sales Grew 70% in 2012

Etsy had its best year ever. On the Brooklyn-based company’s blog, CEO Chad Dickerson wrote that overall 2012 community sales grew 70.3 percent year over year, to $895.1 million, up from $525.6 million in 2011. In 2012, new buyers increased by 83 percent. Ten million new members joined last [Full Story…]

#Etsy Launches #Android App

#Etsy Launches #Android App

Brooklyn-based Etsy launched a new Android app allowing buyers to purchase items on mobile devices. According to VentureBeat, the app lets customers peruse over 17 million products from 800,000 sellers worldwide--in multiple languages. The Android release follows Etsy's iPad and iPhone [Full Story…]

#Etsy Introduces New Policies

#Etsy Introduces New Policies

Etsy, the startup headquartered in Brooklyn, is considering making a change to their policies to keep members of their community around longer. According to Wired, some of the changes in the policies include a proprietary payment system that works better on mobile, revisions to seller policies, and [Full Story…]

Vine.com Makes it Easy to Be Green

Vine.com Makes it Easy to Be Green

A new website by NJ-based Quidsi Inc. encourages a greener lifestyles. Vine.com is a new e-commerce site selling a wide array of green products including food, cleaning supplies and clothing.  Shoppers can scan the site for cruelty-free products, American-made and products made within a certain [Full Story…]

Thrillist Packages Content, Commerce and Data

Thrillist Packages Content, Commerce and Data

The NY based men's digital lifestyle magazine Thrillist has an e-newsletter, a mobile app, a local deals provider and a shopping recommender. CEO of Thrillist, Ben Lerer, spoke with AdExchanger about how Thrillist has combined editorial and shopping into one package. The company is also currently [Full Story…]

NY Based Thrillist Raises $13M in Series A Funding

NY Based Thrillist Raises $13M in Series A Funding

The newsletter/e-commerce company Thrillest has recently secured $13M in Series A funding led by Fred Harman's Oak Investment Partners, Lerer Ventures and Bob Pittman's Pilot Group. Thrillest was founded by Ben Lerer, son of Huffington Post's chairman and co-founder Ken Lerer, and the company [Full Story…]

Lucky Magazine Launching Shopping Site

Lucky Magazine Launching Shopping Site

The online magazine Lucky will be introducing a shopping site called myLucky.com that directs readers to buy clothing and accessories directly from more than a dozen retailers. Instead of directing shoppers to store sites, users can now stay on the myLucky.com site to make purchases from their [Full Story…]

Small Companies Test Out Subscription Commerce

Small Companies Test Out Subscription Commerce

Many small companies in NY are testing out subscription commerce. Early Bird Foods in Brooklyn recently decided to sell one of their bags of olive-oil tinged granola in a Foodzie shipment to about 2,800 customers. Foodzie, a SF-based company, sells monthly subscriptions for its small-batch artisanal [Full Story…]

Fancy Opens the Door to Accidental Discovery Retail Model

Fancy Opens the Door to Accidental Discovery Retail Model

NY-based Fancy lets users buy high-end things on a website as eclectic as Pinterest, as stunning as Tumblr, and as money-driven as Amazon, says Forbes. Founder Joe Einhorn created Fancy so that when users post images, they have links to the actual website for any product that can be purchased [Full Story…]

Startup Custora Works to Analyze Online Retail Sites

Startup Custora Works to Analyze Online Retail Sites

With the help of NY based startup Custora, growing commerce companies like Fab, Etsy, and Birchbox can now have data insights close to those generated by full teams of Ph. D data scientists at bigger online retail sites like Amazon. Based on Bayesian probabilistic theories, Custora’s algorithms [Full Story…]

Popdust Closes $4.5 Million Funding Round

Popdust Closes $4.5 Million Funding Round

Earlier this week NY based Popdust received Series A funding totaling $4.5 million from such backers as New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures, SoftBank Capital, and Project A Ventures. The website provides cheeky music-celebrity news, but recently added a fashion store filled with items curated, [Full Story…]

Amazon to Build NJ Warehouses, Collect State Sales Tax

Amazon to Build NJ Warehouses, Collect State Sales Tax

Gov. Chris Christie  announced recently that Amazon will be building two warehouses in New Jersey and will start collecting state sales tax next summer. According to The New York Times, the warehouses will be around a million square feet each, and will provide 1,500 full-time jobs. Amazon, which is [Full Story…]

Fab’s Fans Driving Up Sales and Revenue

Fab's Fans Driving Up Sales and Revenue

NY-based Fab’s website features bright and shiny products by up-and-coming designers. Users receive a feed of objects curated by chief creative officer Bradford Shellhammer that they can “fave,” comment on or buy, whiel according to Forbes, Jewelry designer Jen Murse likes Fab because, unlike other [Full Story…]

Material WRLD: Online Shopping Site Ponders Biz Objectives

Material WRLD: Online Shopping Site Ponders Biz Objectives

NY-based Material WRLD, an online shopping marketplace combining social and editorial content, is testing online pop-up shops as a viable direction for the peer-to-peer experience.  In an interview with Xconomy, Jie Zheng, co-founder of Material WRLD, said, “even though the grand vision has been [Full Story…]

Nordstrom Gives Bonobos $16.4 Million in Exchange for Creative E-Commerce Strategies

Nordstrom Gives Bonobos $16.4 Million in Exchange for Creative E-Commerce Strategies

Nordstrom, the 111-year-old department store, recent;y inked a deal with Bonobos, a retail online men’s wear brand based in NY . In exchange for  $16.4 million in cash and retail space in 100 stores, Bonobos will update Nordstrom’s marketing expertise. The department store generates $10 billion [Full Story…]