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Is Shein guilty of organized crime?

Attorneys for three artists who claim Shein stole their work are going after the fast-fashion giant like it’s the mob.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 18, 2023

Is eBay’s brief renaissance over?

The site has pivoted from auctions to ESG.

Mark Dent • February 24, 2023

What’s Temu and why is it everywhere?

The ecommerce app that offers everything at cheap prices exploded after a Super Bowl ad.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 21, 2023

What’s up with livestream shopping?

The West has yet to recreate China’s success in the space.

Jacob Cohen • February 15, 2023

In fashion: Chinese ecommerce on US shores

Dirt-cheap Chinese brands are deepening their focus on the US.

Jacob Cohen • November 8, 2022

India’s new ecommerce system, explained

India’s Open Network for Digital Commerce could make ecommerce easier for smaller sellers. Would it work elsewhere?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 7, 2022

Eight ecommerce trends to keep an eye on

Apple will become an ad player. Malls will primarily be for logistics. Retailers will depend less on 3rd-party retailers. And more.

Trung T. Phan • February 24, 2022

YouTube is going all-in on livestream ecommerce

Facing pressure from Apple’s privacy policy and Amazon’s retail dominance, Alphabet is making a push into ecommerce with YouTube “shoppable videos.”

Trung T. Phan • November 16, 2021

Bolt: The $6B ‘1-Click’ checkout startup taking on Amazon

Amazon invented the “1-Click” checkout in 1999. Now, Bolt is making it available to non-Amazon competitors.

Trung T. Phan • October 18, 2021

Depop helps teens make bank by selling old shirts. Here’s how.

Gen Z teens are taking their talents to Depop and making big money flipping vintage items.

Rob Litterst • August 4, 2021

OpenStore is rolling up the rebels

Keith Rabois is back with OpenStore, a Shopify roll-up that just raised $30m at a $250m valuation.

Rob Litterst • July 20, 2021

Is c-commerce the key to ecommerce?

Conversational commerce, which brings chat to the shopping experience, could be worth $142B in retail by 2024.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 14, 2021

Suck it, lemonade stands. Mighty is here to make kids ecommerce CEOs.

Mighty is what you get when you crossbreed lemonade stands with Shopify.

Jacob Cohen • July 12, 2021

Amazon built a giant 3rd-party ecommerce business. Now others want in.

Older retailers like Express, J.Crew, and Urban Outfitters want to copy Amazon’s 3rd-party marketplace model.

Kolby Hatch • June 18, 2021

Squarespace just went public. It all started in a dorm in 2003

Squarespace started in 2003 in a University of Maryland dorm. Here’s a timeline of its path to success.

Jacob Cohen • May 21, 2021

PayPal goes ‘post-purchase’ with Happy Returns acquisition

Items purchased online are 3-4x more likely to be returned. For PayPal -- which provides services across the retail journey -- this acquisition makes a ton of sense.

Kolby Hatch • May 19, 2021

Ecommerce platform Vinted is minted

Vinted, the platform for buying and selling used goods, just raised $303m

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 14, 2021

Etsy is doing really well. It’s also selling some truly weird stuff

An investigation found miracle cures and medieval weaponry are selling on Etsy. The company is working hard to change that.

Jacob Cohen • May 4, 2021

After parting ways with PayPal, eBay is making a payments comeback

eBay used to rely on PayPal. Now, its in-house payments platform is growing more popular.

Jacob Cohen • April 6, 2021

Snap’s latest story: An acquisition to power up its ecommerce apparatus

Snapchat sees commerce as the future of its business. It’s taking a major step toward that future by buying Fit Analytics.

Jacob Cohen • March 22, 2021

For the next big ecommerce trend, look down and east

Livestreamed ecommerce is taking China by storm. Here’s how.

Jacob Cohen • February 16, 2021

Wine recommendation app Vivino raises $155m, with hints of a marketplace to come

With 67m reviews and 13m wines in its recommendations database, Vivino wants to build out its wine marketplace.

Trung T. Phan • February 4, 2021

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