• Retail & Ecommerce

    Why Stitch Fix isn’t like Blue Apron (and how it stacks up in its own industry)

    Guest author John Shostrand contributed to this report. The popular clothing-subscription company Stitch Fix filed for its much-anticipated IPO last week, and investors can’t wait to see what it will become. One thing it probably won’t be, though, is another Blue Apron. Blue Apron debuted on Wall Street in June as one of the worst-performing … Continued
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    QVC buys competitor HSN to make a stand among giants Amazon and Walmart

    Any channel surfer who has quickly clicked past a TV shopping channel may be surprised to learn that QVC’s planned purchase of the Home Shopping Network (HSN) is about to turn these two televised shopping stations into North America’s third biggest online retailer, after Amazon and Walmart. Those two giants may seem to be in … Continued
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    Amazon Prime Day spike in revenue, customers

    Despite the tweets, Amazon Prime Day appears to have been a success. Single-day US sales for Amazon.com compared with a year prior: Transaction volume: +68% Revenue: +88% Customers: +57% Average transaction value: +12% ($59) Revenue per Customer: +20% ($79) Note: We compared 7/15/2015 with 7/16/2014 to match day of week For context, year-over-year revenue for … Continued
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    Nothing hairy about Dollar Shave Club’s growth

    Dollar Shave Club has had quite a ramp leading up to their $75M round. Since launching their subscription service in March 2012, they’ve grown to $100M+ ARR and have yet to lose steam. For May 2015: Revenue was up 134% year over year Customer base was up 123% year over year As seen over time: … Continued