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New E-commerce, Daily Deals and Apps Now Offered from Time Out NY

New E-commerce, Daily Deals and Apps Now Offered from Time Out NY

Adding to NY's saturated market of daily deals, Time Out New York's announced this week a new digital strategy consisting of e-commerce, daily deals and apps. The publishing company hopes to appeal to a base of local readers who have faith in its editorial brand, as the magazine's iPad app will [Full Story…]

PetFlow.com Capitalizing on Growing e-Commerce Market

PetFlow.com Capitalizing on Growing e-Commerce Market

Selling pet food online used to be a costly affair.  Just ask the long defunct Pets.com  E-commerce has since changed and Manhattan-based PetFlow.com, established in 2010, is capturing its share of the online pet food sale market. Pet food remains expensive to ship, but unlike the late 90s when [Full Story…]

Online Retail Strategy: Macy’s vs. GIlt Groupe

Online Retail Strategy: Macy's vs. GIlt Groupe

Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan argues that bricks-and-mortar retail shops are severely threatened by Amazon and other online-only retailers, telling The Economist that he sees “no evidence that there are big opportunities for traditional retailers in online retail.” Retail sales in America are [Full Story…]

NJ Retailers Organize Against Amazon Tax Exemption

NJ Retailers Organize Against Amazon Tax Exemption

New Jersey-based retailers are lobbying state legislators to pass a law requiring out-of-state businesses to collect a 7% sales tax from New Jersey customers.  The New Jersey Retail Merchants Association and the local affiliate of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness are also pressing lawmakers to [Full Story…]

Quidsi Launches New Website Selling Home Goods

Quidsi Launches New Website Selling Home Goods

Quidsi, a New Jersey-based Amazon.com subsidiary bought in November 2010 for $500 million, is launching a new website called Casa.com, which will sell 35,000 home goods ranging from kitchenware to bedding. The company grew to success through its online retail sites Diapers.com, Soap.com and Wag.com, [Full Story…]

Hearst Makes Kindle Fire Editions of Mags Shoppable

Hearst Makes Kindle Fire Editions of Mags Shoppable

Hearst Magazines will make its Kindle Fire publications shoppable by linking products to Amazon. Hearst did not disclose what percentage it would receive from the sales, but John Loughlin, general manager at Hearst Magazines, said to Adweek that the click through rate is high and most of the [Full Story…]

At Fab, Every E-commerce Picture Tells a Story

At Fab, Every E-commerce Picture Tells a Story

The NY-based e-commerce site Fab reached two million users in just seven months. That’s almost three times faster than it took Gilt or One King’s Lane to reach the same number. In their first year, Fab expects to make more than $100 million in revenue. According to PandoDaily, Fab isn’t an [Full Story…]

Amazon Seeks Tax Holiday for Proposed NJ Distribution Center

Amazon Seeks Tax Holiday for Proposed NJ Distribution Center

Amazon is in talks with New Jersey about a deal to locate two warehouses there. The deal could mean 1,500 new jobs for the area. State Assembly Democratic Leader Lou Greenwald, told the Associated Press that Amazon wants a 22-month holiday from sales taxes. Unlike brick and mortar establishments, [Full Story…]

Totsy’s Flash Sales Soar

Totsy's Flash Sales Soar

The NY-based e-commerce site Totsy holds “flash sales” of merchandise for parents and children. According to Xconomy, since late 2010, the company’s revenues have risen 3,000 percent and the number of brands on their site has gone from 96 to 500. CEO Guillaume Gauthereau said that they initially [Full Story…]

#Christmas – Online Options for Unappealing Holiday Gifts

#Christmas - Online Options for Unappealing Holiday Gifts

You receive some holiday gifts this year that aren't quite your style. What do you do? Smile graciously and keep them hidden in your closet? Regift them? Marsha Collier, author of "eBay for Dummies" has a better, money-making idea -- sell them on eBay. “When you get a holiday gift, question [Full Story…]

#BlackFriday – Retailers Must Integrate Unique Mobile Customer Experiences

#BlackFriday - Retailers Must Integrate Unique Mobile Customer Experiences

Online retailers are causing competition for brick-and-mortar stores by aggressively promoting mobile-only discounts designed to lure customers away from Back Friday bargains, according to Forbes.  Gilt.com began luring in customers at 6 am today via mobile exclusives. Due to mobile, the Gilt [Full Story…]

Ebay Buys NY-Based Hunch for $80 Million

Ebay Buys NY-Based Hunch for $80 Million

Yesterday Ebay announced that it will be acquiring NY-based startup Hunch for approximately $80 million. The company, which was founded by Chris Dixon, Caterina Fake, Tom Pinckney and Matt Gattis, is an Internet intelligence system that takes a user's interests and tastes on a particular topic and [Full Story…]

NY Men’s Clothing Site Gets Big Online

NY Men's Clothing Site Gets Big Online

Online shopping has been a phenomenon for consumers who prefer to sift through organized webpages as opposed to piles of disorganized clothing from the comfort of their own homes. Bonobos, a NY-based startup which launched in 2007 with its own brand of pants for men, began partnering with brands [Full Story…]

GrubHub Acquires Dotmenu for College Towns

GrubHub Acquires Dotmenu for College Towns

Chicago-based GrubHub Inc. has bought NY-based Dotmenu with the $50 million it received in venture capital financing. According to Chicago Business Matt Maloney, GrubHub's CEO, stated "We are buying the [Dotmenu] because they are experts in college communities." Combined, the two companies will have [Full Story…]

Sailthru Raises $8 Million- Will Double Staff

Sailthru Raises $8 Million- Will Double Staff

NY startup Sailthru, which personalizes and recommends web content, has raised an $8 million Series A round, led by RRE Ventures. The start up uses Javascript to track what users do and read on sites, keeping users engaged through personal email newsletters and recommendations on the site. Also [Full Story…]