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Shop.ca relaunches with coupons and content focus

“The new Shop.ca is a departure from the brand’s original pure-play ecommerce marketplace model.”

DMS Recommends: The Petite Alternative puts sincerity at centre of digital strategy (DIGITALMAINSTREET)

After 30 years in the fashion industry, Connie Gougos knows that staying relevant means reading the trends – whether that’s fashion itself or the way consumers are buying clothes.

Instagram is starting to take payments — But not for products just yet (YAHOO)

The Instagram payment system—already visible to some users in the U.S. and U.K.—is starting in the field of booking appointments and making reservations.

Groupon acquires UK’s Cloud Savings Company, parent of Vouchercloud, for $65M (TECHCRUNCH)

The deal will give Groupon a boost in two areas: via Giftcloud, building out loyalty programs for brands and retailers who are already using the Groupon platform; and via Vouchercloud, tapping into an extensive network of discount codes to complement Groupon’s direct offers.

Amazon to add 3,000 Vancouver tech jobs via Hub expansion (BETAKIT)

The 416,000 square foot tech hub is expected to open in 2022.

Poq closes £9.5M Series B for its ‘apps-as-a-service’ for retailers (TECHCRUNCH)

Poq, which helps retailers launch and maintain consumer-facing shopping apps, raised the funding from Smedvig Capital, with participation from Beringea and Revolt Ventures.

Flashfood expands to Detroit with Tyson Innovation Lab partnership (BETAKIT)

Flashfood is working with Tyson Innovation Lab to launch flashfoodbox, a direct-to-consumer box containing produce that will now be delivered in the Detroit Area.

Birchbox ownership changes hands after beauty business does recap (TECHCRUNCH)

Birchbox has managed to become a household name amongst its targeted demographic of female millennials, but its business has faced challenges amidst growing competition.

Tech stock disrupting the retail industry (FINANCIALPOST)

Venzee Technologies is looking to disrupt the retail space by helping retailers and their supply chain automate the process of sharing product information to avoid delays and get products to market fast.

Local marketplace OfferUp takes on eBay with launch of nationwide shipping (TECHCRUNCH)

OfferUp is expanding its services to allow sellers to ship their items nationwide to interested buyers, potentially netting them a larger audience than if trying to sell only within their local community.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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