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  • Instacart’s latest feature lets you order from two retailers with one delivery fee
    by Aisha Malik on August 12, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Instacart announced today that it’s launching a new “OrderUp” feature that lets users add items from additional retailers to their original grocery order without having to pay an extra delivery fee. The company says the new feature gives users a way to complete their weekly shopping in one delivery trip, whether they’re looking to purchase

  • How do you spot product needs in the marketplace for a standalone store versus Amazon?
    by /u/bjjkaril1 on August 12, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    So I'm starting my e-commerce journey and have two products on Amazon right now. The mid/long term goal is to expand outside of Amazon on my own site - I have shopify set-up and I'm learning more and more everyday. My question is, Amazon tools like helium 10 and jungle scout make it very easy to find products within a certain selling range and from there you can find products to improve on. I'm wondering how this process works outside of Amazon? It seems like a never ending rabbit hole of products that could be absolute trash and have no demand. submitted by /u/bjjkaril1 [link] [comments]

  • How are there so many Fake Review Checkers for amazon but none for ebay, etsy, google maps, YouTube and sites in general that have reviews or comments??
    by /u/furiousboots on August 12, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    google.com/search... The software they use should be applicable to everything, yet they're all focused on Amazon. Other than the fact that Amazon is the biggest seller, I can't understand why this hasn't broadened out to everything. I know some software incorporate NLP machine learning which can do sentiment analysis to determine the quality of a review and more. submitted by /u/furiousboots [link] [comments]

  • Hyundai announces $400M AI, robotics institute powered by Boston Dynamics
    by Brian Heater on August 12, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    When Hyundai acquired Boston Dynamics at the end of 2020, there were plenty of open questions. Chief among them was why we should assume this acquisition would be any different than the past few? The 30-year-old bleeding-edge robotics firm had been an uncomfortable fit for its last two owners, Google and SoftBank, but the Korean

  • Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt
    by Lauren Simonds on August 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as COVID bit into the economy, tech products turned out to be more recession-resistant than expected. What’s more, tech companies grew faster than previously anticipated. Those conditions combined to make TAM feel

  • Open source software is needed to prevent future crypto hacks, Polygon CISO says
    by Jacquelyn Melinek on August 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    What can be done to prevent future crypto hacks? Polygon's Mudit Gupta says the answer might be through projects employing open source software.

  • Stripe’s 3-Step Guide to Going Global
    by Sanjeev Gill on August 12, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Rapid growth in ecommerce sales and digital adoption across the globe opens up a world of opportunity for businesses looking…

  • Identifying underserved market segments with Ethena and Homebrew on TechCrunch Live
    by Matt Burns on August 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    No one likes compliance training, but Ethena aims to improve the experience for everyone involved. Join Ethena’s CEO Roxanne Petraeus and Homebrew’s Hunter Walk on this TechCrunch Live event to hear the strategies used to tackle and grow in underserved market segments. This TechCrunch Live event opens on August 17 at 11:30 a.m. PDT/2:30 p.m.

  • The best cloud unicorns aren’t as overvalued as you might think
    by Alex Wilhelm on August 12, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Unexited unicorns represent one of the largest pools of paper wealth in the world. And the best companies -- often also the most valuable -- are actually not as overvalued as you might think.

  • Some frank advice for open-source startups seeking product-market fit
    by Ram Iyer on August 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Unlike most software companies, open source startups have two journeys for finding product-market fit: building a product that users can use for free, and then building features that they will pay for

  • Polarizing Tweets Pay Off for Steak-umm
    by Eric Bandholz on August 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    The Twitter account for Steak-umm, the food brand, had 1,000 followers when it hired Nathan Allebach in 2017. By 2021 followers numbered 200,000. He explains in this week's "Ecommerce Conversation." The post Polarizing Tweets Pay Off for Steak-umm appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

  • So, when is the SoftBank Execution Fund III dropping?
    by Natasha Mascarenhas on August 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann worked with Grace to record yet another weekly round up on all the tech news that may have flown past your radar. Or bumped into it so hard that you’re still

  • Toll free phone number
    by /u/FlopCoat on August 12, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Hey everyone, I'm need help finding the right service for my customer support needs. I'd like to get a toll free phone number to make my business appear more trustworthy, but I don't have the resources to hire a full customer support call center. The entire call-flow I'd like to achieve: a customer calls our number, gets greeted by pre-recorded message that provides info on how to actually get customer support (email & website) and hangs up. The main features I need are toll free number, multiple simultaneous call support and pre-recorded greeting support. I've looked into some websites that offer voice mail services but there is either too much redundant features that cost a fortune or they function as actual voice mail service (I don't want my customers to wait awkwardly after listening to the initial greeting, I want it to hang up automatically). Any help would be appreciated! submitted by /u/FlopCoat [link] [comments]

  • India seizes $46 million from crypto exchange Vauld in money-laundering probe
    by Manish Singh on August 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    India’s anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating “crime-derived” proceeds from predatory lending firms in the latest headache for the crypto exchange that filed for protection from creditors last month. Flipvolt Technologies, the India registered entity of Singapore-headquartered Vauld, was used to deposit 3.7 billion

  • I think I need some help, my website traffic has reduced
    by /u/ClassyArrears on August 12, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    I’m trying to think of more ways to drive sales to my website. We were on a good roll from January- May, and sales just kind of dropped. I know the summer phenomenon where sales tend to drop in that period, but even the number of site visits has also drastically reduced. Is there anything I should be doing or not doing? I don’t want to feel like I’m operating at a loss, so I’ll definitely appreciate any tips. submitted by /u/ClassyArrears [link] [comments]

  • The grocery industry’s shopping list: Inventory management, frictionless checkout, computer vision
    by Christine Hall on August 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Technology advancements in recent years are giving startups a shot at providing grocery stores with e-commerce-like features in a brick-and-mortar setting.

  • Webshop feedback
    by /u/zhantoo on August 12, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    Howdy! ​ I've been the lucky guy to be put in charge of making a new webshop at work - I don't particularly have any experience in doing this, so it would make me very happy if someone would be kind enough to give me a few pointers/some feedback. The site is not 100% complete yet, but feedback would be nice now, while there is still time to fix it before the launch - I still need to go through the texts and finish the translations/spellcheck all of it, as I am not the original artist who wrote it. ​ Also, the products are not up on the page yet - someone else is working on making integration between our stocklist and the site, as we outsourced that part. There is an error with the currency conversion - the developer of the plugin is looking into that. I will also style it a bit differently. ​ The site can be found here: https://staging-insidesystemscom.kinsta.cloud/ - it will move to some faster hosting when online, so it should be sped up. Once it is online/live, I also plan to make some improvements to the speed, by optimizing a bit on the images, and perhaps also some improvements to the code. ​ ​ Edit:: We only sell B2B - I think we should make this more clear somehow/somewhere, but not yet sure of the optimal place to do it. We sell IT gear - mainly used/refurbished & mainly for the enterprise segment (server, networking, and storage solutions + spare parts for it.) ​ We plan on adding more reviews before going live as well ​ submitted by /u/zhantoo [link] [comments]

  • US unmasks alleged Conti ransomware operative, offers $10M for intel
    by Carly Page on August 12, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    The U.S. government said it will offer up to $10 million for information related to five people believed to be high-ranking members of the notorious Russia-backed Conti ransomware gang. The reward is offered as part of the U.S. State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which on Thursday shared an image of a known Conti

  • Suspected developer of crypto mixer Tornado Cash arrested
    by Manish Singh on August 12, 2022 at 11:39 am

    The Dutch government agency responsible for investigating financial crimes said it has arrested an individual suspected of being a developer of the U.S.-sanctioned crypto mixing service Tornado Cash in a move that has rattled some crypto and privacy advocates. The Fiscal Information and Investigation Service said Friday that the arrested 29-year-old man is suspected to be

  • How effective actually is social media marketing.
    by /u/DriedPrunepie on August 12, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Hello fellow Redditors, last time I posted here to share my experience of securing my first repeat client. and that lead came through personal reference. in that post I also mentioned that I tried doing paid social media marketing. But for one reason or another non of my adds converted. I do logos, posters, and all kinds of graphics design. this time I am willing to give it another shot, was tipped by the same repeat client and now I am willing to throw in another $1000. in your best experience, which platform should I choose and what is your experience in low budget social media paid adverts ? submitted by /u/DriedPrunepie [link] [comments]

  • Review our store please!
    by /u/viesgoe on August 12, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Hi! We just launched our active- and loungewear brand and we'd like some honest feedback on our webshop 🙂 https://www.nemesislabel.com/ submitted by /u/viesgoe [link] [comments]

  • Amazon launches AWS Private 5G so companies can build their own 4G mobile networks
    by Paul Sawers on August 12, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Amazon’s cash-cow cloud division AWS has launched a new service designed to help companies deploy their own private 5G networks — eventually, at least. AWS first announced AWS Private 5G in early preview late last year, but it’s now officially available to AWS customers starting in its U.S. East (Ohio), U.S. East (N. Virginia), and

  • Google fined $40M+ for misleading location-tracking settings on Android
    by Natasha Lomas on August 12, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Google has been sanctioned A$60 million (around $40M+) in Australia over Android settings it had applied, dating back around five years, which were found — in a 2021 court ruling — to have mislead consumers about its location data collection. Australia’s Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) instigated proceedings against Google and its Australia subsidiary back

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  • 40% dip in organic traffic in 2022
    by /u/MehmoodHaneef on August 12, 2022 at 10:04 am

    This year, we are getting less traffic (-40%) despite of better ranking than the previous year. I've analyzed the following reason for DIP but this couldn't justify the dip percentage. August 2021 update regarding meta titles -- Google changed our titles and our CTTR decreased, but at that time, the DIP was only 5% and it is increasing every month with the same ranking so can't tag all the weight on this. Google SERP changes -- showing local shops, maps, paid + free shopping ads. This also might create an impact but can't calculate in numbers. Unable to find any other reason -- Keyword search volume is the same or increased in some cases as per AHREF.. Curious to know what I'm missing here? Can anyone help, please? Industry: Clothing --> Outerwear Ecommerce: --> Mostly traffic on category pages submitted by /u/MehmoodHaneef [link] [comments]

  • Webretailer News Digest for August 12, 2022
    by Jake Pool on August 12, 2022 at 9:12 am

    For the third year in a row, the USPS is increasing its rates for the holiday shopping season.  Beginning October 2nd, online sellers could pay up to $6.50 extra per package — based on their zone — for flat-rate Priority Mail. And they could pay up to $5.50 per package for USPS retail, Parcel Select This post Webretailer News Digest for August 12, 2022 is from Web Retailer.