‘Local Curation Commerce,’ Part II: Peach Delivers Curated Lunches From Restaurants

“Best of” editions are great media properties for city sites, city magazines and alt weeklies. Can they make the shift to e-commerce? Can they generate leads for a business; generate incremental sales and new customers; and ‘scale’? The challenges and opportunities for what might be called “local curation commerce” is addressed in Monday’s profile of […]

‘Local Curation Commerce,” Pt. I: Bean Box Takes 25 Seattle Roasters National

Most relationships between search and discovery companies and local merchants and services are defined by ad sales (i.e. Yelp) or by their inclusion in paid delivery services (i.e. GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, Amazon Restaurants). Can a search and discovery provider “curate” local merchants and services and help them add new customers and sales through the […]

Web.com Buys Acquisio; Eyes AI and Machine Learning Assets

Web.com announced today that it is acquiring the assets of Montreal-based Acquisio and adding them to its growing stable of small business digital products. Acquisio brings to the table a data science tools platform that increasingly focuses on artificial intelligence and automation. The platform will be added to Web.com’s other products, which now include templated […]

Do SMBs Need a Dashboard Management Tool? SquareStack Says ‘Yes’

SMBs are using an average of eight different software programs and Apps to run their business. A typical SMB might use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, PayPal, Quikbooks, Concur expenses software, bank accounts, CRM and supply chain software. Even though they would ideally work with one another, most of these operate as silos. How can SMBs effectively […]

SMBs Are Stalled with FinTech; Its Long-Term Influence Remains Inevitable

As Money2020 concludes its 5th big show focusing on the new role of tech-based services in payments and marketing, FinTech has stalled for the SMB marketing channel. Once thought of as a game changer and disrupter for SMB marketing – and a key component in their very real move towards CRM — FinTech hasn’t really […]

@Seattle Interactive: On Demand Autos, Local Lifestyles, and BMW’s Reinvention

Transportation is a pillar of the local economy, along with shopping, housing, schools and entertainment/culture. All of them link with one another at some point. Next generation transportation concepts, like ride sharing, on-demand rides, autonomous driving and the Connected Car will all have have a significant bearing on local living and commerce. At The Seattle […]