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Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

It’s not every chief executive who wakes up in the morning to a view of their office door across the parking lot from the airstream trailer they call home, but Jesse Genet isn’t every CEO.<p>Genet is the co-founder and chief executive of Lumi, a Los Angeles-based startup that supplies the packaging …

Sustainability

Modern Citizen Is the Everlane of Women's Professional Clothing

The brand is changing the way working women in San Francisco dress.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>The brand is changing the way working women in …

Clothing

9 innovations that revolutionized retail in 2017

Which is why 2017 shouldn't only be remembered as the year that the retail apocalypse descended on America. Though some retailers have been struggling to keep themselves afloat, others have been finding new and exciting ways to keep their customer loyal.<p>Take a look at some of the biggest …

eCommerce

Here are the startups Goldman Sachs is wooing in Las Vegas next week

It’s not a startup, but it’s SoftBank that will capture much of the bankers’ attention next week.<p>Goldman Sachs’ annual conference in Las Vegas serves as an effective hot list for which tech startups are worth the giant investment bank’s interest each November.<p>Goldman is on the hunt for the tech …

Venture Capital

Instagram rolls out shoppable posts for more merchants

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Merchants using BigCommerce, an e-commerce platform with 50,000 small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), 2,000 mid-market businesses, and 25 Fortune 1000 companies, can now …

eCommerce

Walmart is rising after announcing its latest jab in the fight against Amazon (WMT, AMZN)

Amazon and Walmart have been trading blows in the fight to dominate the next wave of buying things.<p>The latest salvo is Walmart's announcement that it has acquired Parcel, a last-mile delivery service. Shares of the giant retailer are up about 1.48% to $79.59 on Tuesday after the news.<p>Parcel will …

Whole Foods

Amazon just bought a startup that makes 3D scans of your body

Amazon has purchased Body Labs, a New York-based startup that makes 3D body scans. TechCrunch was the first to report the news.<p>While TechCrunch wasn't able to confirm the exact price tag, it pegged the sale price between $50 million and $70 million.<p>Body Labs makes software that it sells to other …

3D Printing

Ikea set to debut an augmented reality app

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Ikea is rolling out a new augmented reality (AR) application, called Ikea Place, according to Retail Dive.<p>Ikea Place will be available at the end of September in Apple's App …

Williams-Sonoma

Pinterest is launching a self-serve platform to make it easier for brands to work with influencers

Pinterest has unveiled a new self-serve tool which promises to help advertisers connect with influencers and quickly develop ads for the visual search platform at scale.<p>The custom tool automates the process for brands wishing to work with content creators via Pin Collective - Pinterest's own …

Marketing

AI IN E-COMMERCE: How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire

<i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>One of retailers' top priorities is to figure out how to gain an edge over Amazon. To do this, many retailers are attempting to differentiate …

eCommerce

Walmart wants to walk into your home and put groceries in your refrigerator

On Friday, the retail giant announced a partnership with August Home, a smart-lock startup, that would allow a delivery person to enter customers' orders and put groceries away in their refrigerators.<p>The test will take place in Silicon Valley with a small number of August Home users who have opted …

eCommerce

Marie Claire and Mastercard team up to revolutionize the brick-and-mortar experience

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Marie Claire and Mastercard have partnered to open a pop-up shop in New York City, dubbed The Next Big Thing Concept Shop, that features a variety of innovations aimed at …

eCommerce

Amazon can't compete with off-price retailers, JPMorgan says

Off-price retailers - TJ Maxx owner TJX, Ross Stores and Burlington - are expected to see incremental sales growth of $18 billion to $19 billion by …

A new ARKit app from Houzz brings 500,000 objects to moveable life

With the launch of iOS 11 today from Apple, one of the most anticipated developments is the rush of new augmented reality apps that will be hitting the market, leveraging Apple’s new ARKit development platform. Houzz, the design and home renovation community, is among them, with a new version of …

Check out the $2,900 coat Apple's retail boss just wore on stage at the company's annual hardware event

Ahrendts, who serves as Apple's senior vice president of retail, took the stage in one of the most eye-catching and fashion-forward ensembles ever worn at an Apple event.<p>Ahrendts wore a knee-length pale pink macramé lace trench coat which costs $2,895 and is made by British fashion house Burberry …

Angela Ahrendts

Bringing Blockchain Technology to E-Commerce: Current Trends

While online retail sales have increased astronomically over recent years, in the online retail space, from shoes, to purses, and even to …

The investor behind startups with billion dollar exits explains how retail needs to change

Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, breaks down the retail landscape.<p>The retail world is in transition: Brick-and-mortar stores are losing customers to e-commerce, and consumers are expecting more from the traditional shopping experience. Retail has to rethink itself.<p>That’s the message …

eCommerce

TECH TALK: Algorithms to help you buy the right shoes

WizeSize has developed a revolutionary solution based on Deep Learning algorithms and proprietary foot-scanning technology to provide accurate and …

32 Ecommerce Tools to Turn Your Retail Business Into an Online Store

Explore the tools below -- and this list of more email marketing platforms -- to see which may be the best fit for you.<p>16. AWeber: An email marketing …

Marketing

This Finnish startup raised €1,2 million to take its ‘LinkedIn for business events’ to the US

Brella's founding team (from right): Ville Vanhala, Markus Kauppinen, Jyrki Paananen.Brella<p><b>Brella is a Finland-based startup operating its expansion today out of San Francisco. The company has built a networking platform for business events, which helps visitors find relevant contacts and book</b> …

Richard Branson

There's one major thing everyone gets wrong about Amazon and the retail apocalypse

But e-commerce accounts for only a small fraction of the problems pushing many American retailers to the brink of death, according to Doug Stephens, a retail-industry consultant.<p>"It's mathematically impossible for it to be Amazon's fault," Stephens said.<p>Online sales are growing rapidly — up 15% in …

eCommerce

10 reasons to visit Shoreditch and Hoxton

Hoxton and Shoreditch are a short walk from Old Street Tube station, which is a five-minute Tube ride from London Bridge on the Northern line. …