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Sam’s Club to offer same-day grocery delivery via Instacart at over half its stores by month end – TechCrunch

Sam’s Club to offer same-day grocery delivery via Instacart at over half its stores by month end – TechCrunch Fresh off its $600 million round of new funding, grocery delivery service Instacart is expanding its relationship with Walmart, the companies announced this morning. The two first joined up in February to …

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Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch Shopify, the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. The first brick and mortar location for the Toronto-based company, is nestled in a warren of downtown …

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Deep-linking startup Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation – TechCrunch

Deep-linking startup Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation – TechCrunch Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round. The four-year-old company, which helps brands create links between websites and mobile apps, has authorized the …

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Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores – TechCrunch

Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores – TechCrunch People like to say that brick-and-mortar retail is dead, but direct-to-consumer businesses continue to dabble with physical stores all the same. Why? Because brick-and-mortar retail provides businesses with benefits an online shopping platform can’t, namely consumer experiences that create and …

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Moosejaw is the first of Walmart’s acquired brands to open a digital store on the site – TechCrunch

Moosejaw is the first of Walmart’s acquired brands to open a digital store on the site – TechCrunch Last year, Walmart acquired outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million –  a company that’s now one of several brands Walmart picked up during a speciality retail buying spree, along with ShoeBuy, Jet.com, Hayneedle, …

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JetLenses aims to save you a bunch of money on your contacts – TechCrunch

JetLenses aims to save you a bunch of money on your contacts – TechCrunch A Y Combinator-backed startup, JetLenses, is taking on the major contact lens e-commerce sites, like 1-800-Contacts, Lens.com, and other online ordering systems offered by major retailers, such as Walmart. The startup’s goal is to bring down …

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UK report highlights changing gadget habits — and our need for an online fix – TechCrunch

UK report highlights changing gadget habits — and our need for an online fix – TechCrunch A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 …

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The incredible rise of Pinduoduo, China’s newest force in e-commerce – TechCrunch

The incredible rise of Pinduoduo, China’s newest force in e-commerce – TechCrunch Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. From Alibaba to JD, China is not short of e-commerce powerhouses. Although the country’s e-commerce market is highly consolidated, it’s not impossible …

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The incredible rise of Pinduoduo, China’s newest force in e-commerce – TechCrunch

The incredible rise of Pinduoduo, China’s newest force in e-commerce – TechCrunch Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. From Alibaba to JD, China is not short of e-commerce powerhouses. Although the country’s e-commerce market is highly consolidated, it’s not impossible …

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