Multichannel Ecommerce News: Jet Raises More Funding, Bigcommerce-Uber Partnership, Amazon Opens Physical Store - Sellbrite

Multichannel Ecommerce News: Jet Raises More Funding, Bigcommerce-Uber Partnership, Amazon Opens Physical Store

Multichannel Ecommerce News

Welcome to this week’s Multichannel Ecommerce News update. Some really cool stories in the last week in ecommerce, including a partnership between Bigcommerce and Uber, raising a huge round of funding, and in a move that should surprise nobody, Amazon opens a physical store.

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Bigcommerce Partners With Uber For Local Delivery

Bigcommerce Uber Partnership

Bigcommerce and UberRush have announced a partnership to offer local delivery for merchants in the San Francisco area. Bigcommerce merchants are using a special dashboard for hailing UberRush drivers and “shipping” their product.

Read More at BizJournals

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2015 State Of Ecommerce

State Of Ecommerce 2015

Yotpo released it’s 2015 State of Ecommerce report. The 3 main themes are ones retailers must be considering at this point: focus on mobile, retain your customers, and leverage social proof (reviews) to promote products.

Read More at TheNextWeb

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Etsy Hits Q3 Goal, Prepares For Big Holiday

Etsy Meets Q3 Earnings

Etsy announced it has met its Q3 goal for shareholders by promoting seller growth amidst strong competition. The marketplace is planning a huge holiday campaign to continue to drive growth.

Read More at TechCrunch

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eBay Inc. Sells eBay Enterprise division, Merchants Change Multichannel Services

Merchants Leaving M2E Pro

Now that eBay Inc. has officially sold off eBay Enterprise, which includes the Magento ecommerce platform, our friends at Tamebay detail how many merchants are now looking for new solutions to their multichannel selling needs. eBay and Magento were previously subsidizing the Magento extension M2E Pro, which is no longer free for merchants to use.

Read More on the TameBay

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Jet Raising Massive Funding Round

Jet Funding Round is close to completing a new massive round of funding, over $550m, led by Fidelity Investments. The funds will go toward continued marketing and promotion of the fledgling marketplace as it attempts to earn business from Amazon customers.

Read More at WSJ

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Amazon Comes Full Circle, Opens Physical Store

Amazon Opens Physical Store

Call it what you will, Amazon has opened one of the very things it has spend the last 2 decades crushing: a brick and mortar store. Yet there is still a very virtual feel to it, as Amazon experiments with cutting-edge personalization at the point of purchase.

Read More at Forbes

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Shopify Beats Q3 Earnings Forecast

Shopify Beats Earnings Forecast

Shareholders must be pleased with Shopify’s performance recently, as the ecommerce platform continues to surge forward. Shopify has grown 93% year-over-year.

Read More at VentureBeat

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Bonus Article!

10 Job Interview Questions Asked By Bigcommerce

Bigcommerce Job Interview Questions

In an inside look at the culture of Bigcommerce, COO/CFO Robert Alvarez offers up 10 unusual interview questions he asks new candidates. The questions are able to pull out clear signs of culture fit and value alignment with the growing company. Very cool!