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Retail Startup Ideas



11 months ago

A startup that lets users “check-in” to any retail location and receive a discount or free gift. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

203
10 months ago

Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

190
11 months ago

A tool for retail managers to understand and mitigate their staff’s stress levels.

189
11 months ago

A startup that is building an AI-powered inventory management system for retailers. The startup is working with retailers like Nike and H&M.

167
11 months ago

A startup that helps companies with physical retail locations find and hire better employees.

167
1 year ago

A company that helps retailers manage product returns and make refunds faster, more efficiently, and cheaper.

161
11 months ago

A platform that enables online retailers to offer their customers the option to create their own exclusive in-store experiences.

160
11 months ago

A startup that helps big retailers manage a large number of different call center operations. The company says it has been able to save retailers over $100 million a year in labor costs.

147
1 year ago

A company that provides a platform that connects physical retail locations and other businesses like cashiers, janitors, and other support staff.

146
1 year ago

A startup where you can buy used tablet computers from big retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

145
11 months ago

A B2B service for helping retailers automate the process of accepting credit cards.

143
11 months ago

The startup is building an API for retailers to offer their customers the ability to pay for their purchases with their smartphone.

141
1 year ago

A startup building a software platform for retail that automates product returns, credit, and refunds on all e-commerce sites

139
1 month ago

A retail delivery service where employees can scan and deliver items to customers’ doors.

139
1 year ago

A bot that can automate the process of selling products on Craigslist, on Craigslist, and on other sites where it can be sold. The product is geared towards online retailers.

134
1 year ago

Idea: A virtual reality startup for the e-commerce industry It wants to help online retailers build VR ads and other virtual experiences

132
1 year ago

A startup that helps retail stores find out which products their customers like best

129
11 months ago

A company based in San Francisco that allows retailers to build private brands for their customers.

128
1 year ago

This company helps retailers track where their online sales go and find out what parts of their websites are working well or not.

125
1 year ago

A gift card company that helps restaurants and retailers transfer money between countries.

121
1 year ago

A platform for brands and retailers to sell products from other stores in their network.

120
1 year ago

A company that helps retailers grow their online sales by selling them on Amazon.com. The startup has $2.5 million in funding.

118
1 year ago

Startup that aims to make it easier for retailers to monitor and understand how their products are selling in real time.

116
1 year ago

develops a SaaS platform for retailers to host and serve webinars to customers.

114
1 year ago

A startup that would bring barcodes to the speed of the internet, allowing people to search for an item’s barcode and purchase it from an online retailer

111
1 year ago

Builds a retail website for selling products via Instagram. The startup’s founder says that the website is “the world’s first” to use the social platform to sell physical products online.

111
1 year ago

A machine learning company that is working on sophisticated facial recognition software for use in retail.

110
1 year ago

InstaCart is a service that can move a consumer’s shopping cart from one website to another, or even to a competitor. That means customers can buy products from Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers without ever leaving the site.

110
1 year ago

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

110
1 year ago

A startup that helps retailers “find the right kind of people to hire” for their stores. The startup is also building out a talent platform for retailers using job data from LinkedIn to help them find the right people to hire.

110
1 year ago

An aggregator of local content apps for restaurants, retailers, travel, beauty, and more.

110
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people in Latin America track their expenses and grow their credit score The company’s founders say that after launching in early august, they’re already working with over 3,000 retail accounts

108
1 year ago

A startup that aims to bring the transparency of online voting to the world of online retail, where many retailers don’t always do their best to represent their products to their customers.

108
1 year ago

A company that helps retail stores run their inventory at the right price.

108
1 year ago

Skip is a direct to consumer platform for retailers to create their own branded subscriptions.

108
1 year ago

A digital loyalty program for retailers that rewards consumers for their loyalty.

108
1 year ago

A web-based sales software tool for retailers.

108
1 year ago

A company that makes it easier for retailers to offer discounts on products, allowing them to promote sales without advertising.

108
1 year ago

A platform that enables local retailers to accept payments from shoppers using mobile phones.

108
11 months ago

A startup that does "reverse auction" for restaurant, bar, and retail seats. It charges a fee to the seller for the listing, and pays the buyer a percentage of the sale price.

108
1 year ago

A platform that helps retailers and brands create in-person or online events for their customers. Events include meetups, dinners, and dinners-with-entertainment. The startup has raised $288,000.

107
1 year ago

Idea: This company is building an AI-powered solution for retailers and suppliers to match inventories, to combat stockouts and to reduce markdowns.

106
1 year ago

A CRM for retailers that uses machine learning to predict consumer behavior and then recommend what products to sell based on their past purchases

106
1 year ago

A platform that aims to help businesses with their growing digital presence in fashion and retail. They currently have 1,000 merchants and $2.5 million in revenue.

106
1 year ago

Using Amazon’s cloud computing platform to help retailers manage their inventory.

105
1 year ago

A startup with a SaaS platform that helps retailers submit orders quickly and easily. The company is based in the UK but wants to grow internationally.

105
1 year ago

Shopify POS software for retailers

104
1 year ago

A loyalty app driven by a points system. Loyalty points can be earned and redeemed at over 3,000 retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Whole Foods. The startup says they are adding new retailers every week.

104
1 year ago

Delivering a “rewards-coupon” platform for online retailers.

103
1 year ago

This company wants to help retail and e-commerce businesses in China with logistics and shipping.

103
1 year ago

ShopStyle is a subscription-based visual merchandising platform that allows retailers to create branded shopping experiences. ShopStyle gives retailers a way to create different streaming layouts, video ads, and product displays that are tailored to each individual customer.

103
1 year ago

A self-funded, fast-growing accelerator for retail ventures and consumer brands.

103
1 year ago

SaaS shopping cart software for online retailers with a focus on the UK.

102
1 year ago

A technology that helps retailers track customer activity from the moment a customer opens the door to the moment they leave.

102
1 year ago

A tool for selling and managing retail inventory via a mobile app and website.

101
1 year ago

This is a platform for businesses that produce food and drink to manage their inventory. The startup aims to make life easier for food producers, food retailers, and restaurants.

101
1 year ago

Retail startup that works with retailers to get merchandise into the hands of customers on an evening delivery service, making it more likely that customers will buy.

101
1 year ago

Small but growing business that helps retailers and restaurants get paid faster

100
1 year ago

A web-based tool for online-retailers to manage their supply chain.

100
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a tool for retailers to manage their sales, rather than the typical ERP tools that are meant for manufacturers

99
1 year ago

A startup that is launching a new kind of retail store It allows customers to customize the fit of

99
1 year ago

A start-up using AI to help retailers maintain their store inventory.

99
1 year ago

A cloud-based B2B platform that makes it easy for fashion retailers to manage their customer relationships with the brands they sell.

99
1 year ago

Lattice is a startup that uses a combination of data science, big data and machine learning to help retailers build better customer experiences.

99
1 year ago

This startup in the US is building an app that helps people avoid buying things from retailers that then sell it to consumers at a loss, for instance by Amazon or Target.

99
1 year ago

An AI that helps power the “emotional intelligence” of retail stores, which are expected to grow in importance.

98
10 months ago

A tool for finding the highest-rated local restaurants, bars, or retail locations.

98
1 year ago

The goal is to build a B2B marketplace for e-commerce retailers to sell their products to other retailers in bulk.

97
1 year ago

This startup, which wants to make it easy for retailers to use AI to keep shelves stocked with different items for consumers to buy.

97
1 year ago

A tool to help retailers sell their products on multiple marketplaces at once

97
1 year ago

A platform that helps retailers sell offline. The startup lets retailers sell their products in physical stores, and then also sell it online for buyers. Basically it’s a way for brick and mortar retailers to sell online and to their customers.

97
1 year ago

A tool for helping retail brands track their brand’s data, including how their products are selling on social media.

97
1 year ago

A tool for online retailers that allows them to track the performance of their products and their inventory.

97
1 year ago

This is a platform for connecting brands and retailers. The company is building their own online marketplace for brands to sell merchandise, and brands can also get list of retailers and products they can sell to. They have over 10 brands on their platform.

96
1 year ago

A platform that helps retailers, brands and other companies manage their supply chains. It has partnered with Amazon Fashion and Uniqlo.

96
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that lets retailers customers buy and deliver products in real time.

96
1 year ago

A company that allows owners of small kiosks, restaurants, cafes, and retail stores to sell their wares via a mobile app.

96
1 year ago

A mobile payments product that allows shoppers to pay for items on any device that supports NFC. The startup is building a payment platform for apps and retailers, as well as a recharge service.

95
1 year ago

A startup that helps retailers figure out their pricing strategy for product SKUs. It takes their data on price points, sales, and margin and works out what to charge with an algorithm.

95
1 year ago

A platform that makes it easier for online retailers to connect with consumers at physical locations.

95
1 year ago

Builds software for the retail industry that monitors security cameras in stores, then tags and collects data about those customers, whether they spend money, who they are, and what they’re looking at.

95
1 year ago

A content creation platform for retailers. The startup wants to give retailers a better workflow for creating and managing content, and to give them tools to manage their content on the site, like promotions, offers, and reviews.

95
1 year ago

This startup helps online retailers capture customer data when someone visits their site. It helps retailers track how visitors move through their site, how they interact with ads, and what pages they visit.

95
9 months ago

A software platform that helps connect retailers with ecommerce platform designers and developers.

95
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies manage their inventory across multiple warehouses and retail locations The company says they have $82,000 in monthly recurring revenue with 60% gross margins

94
1 year ago

A platform that helps retail companies track and manage transactions in their stores and offices.

94
1 year ago

A logistics marketplace for e-commerce companies. The startup wants to help buyers and sellers find each other, and has already paired up with a few major retailers.

94
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easy for retailers to accept payments from third-party app integrations, with plans to expand internationally.

94
1 year ago

A startup that helps online retailers manage transactions and inventory transactions on its platform. It handles payments, verification, tax, and refunds for its customers.

94
1 year ago

A financial technology company that helps retail clients with business expenses and operations.

94
1 year ago

A startup that is building an algorithm that predicts the future of retail.

94
11 months ago

A real-time sales intelligence platform that helps retailers, manufacturers, and distributors manage orders and optimize logistics.

94
1 year ago

A startup that’s helping companies like Walmart, Staples, Target and other retailers create their own mobile checkout processes on their own sites. The startup charges $30,000 per month for its service.

93
1 year ago

This is a startup that does marketing for small retailers, helping them take their business online.

93
11 months ago

A tool that helps shoppers find the best price for a product online, out of whatever retailers are offering at the moment. The startup is based in the U.K.

93
1 year ago

A startup that builds software for companies that are moving or re-opening their physical retail locations. The company is working with a dozen retailers, with plans to ultimately serve over 200 companies.

92
1 year ago

A tool for retailers to manage returns, store inventory, and track inventory and sales

92
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help retailers and brands find new customers by taking their email lists and feeding them into an algorithm that matches them with potential customers.

92
1 year ago

A mobile payment platform that partners with existing retailers to offer secure, easy payment solutions. Its technology is based on the QR code, and the company says its product is more secure than the current “contactless” payment methods.

91
1 year ago

SaaS marketing platform for e-commerce retailers, with tools for product listing, collection, payment processing, shipping, and customer support. The startup wants to make e-commerce more efficient.

91
1 year ago

A software that helps retailers track and optimize inventory.

91
1 year ago

An AI platform to help retailers generate more revenue by surfacing data and trends to help them drive in-store sales. The startup has a goal of helping retailers spend less time managing and more time connecting with customers.

90
1 year ago

A startup that helps brands and retailers reach their customers based on their location.

90
1 year ago

This startup is building software to allow retailers to offer a new way to pay for goods and to pay their employees. The software removes the need for cashiers, since customers can just request a payment from their phone.

90
1 year ago

This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

90
1 year ago

A tool for people to create bespoke retail experiences for their customers. The startup is looking to bring a similar experience to brick and mortar stores as opposed to startups that have to build their own stores.

90
1 year ago

A platform that helps retailers figure out how to attract more customers through social media. It uses a combination of data and algorithms to predict who will sign up for their credit card, and who will visit their physical store.

90
1 year ago

A company that wants to help retailers and restaurant chains build their own online storefronts from scratch. The startup helps with building the critical first step of a business, from creating a landing page to getting the store’s inventory all set up.

89
1 year ago

This is an omnichannel platform to help retailers connect with their customers directly, in order to grow sales and better manage inventory.

89
1 year ago

A venture-backed startup that builds customized video games for e-commerce, boutiques and retail.

89
1 year ago

Startup to connect buyers with retailers in a more efficient way, by allowing them to order products online and have them delivered to their home.

89
1 year ago

The startup is looking to digitize the process of back-office data entry. Based in San Francisco, the startup is currently focused on the insurance industry, though it's looking to expand into the retail and hospitality markets.

89
1 year ago

This startup is building a “smart” card that runs on a local RFID (radio frequency identification) chip. The card is intended for use in vending machines and retail stores where sales occur, but the company is also looking to use it in other contexts like credit/debit cards and membership cards.

89
1 year ago

A platform for online retailers to sell products, primarily on Amazon, Shopify, and AliExpress. The startup wants to provide more of a full platform for e-commerce companies, allowing them to accept payments, manage inventory and payment processing, and integrate with Stripe to get paid.

89
1 year ago

The startup helps B2B companies sell their wares to retailers in the US. The service works for companies that design, manufacture or market goods for retail.

88
1 year ago

This startup wants to help retailers with the design and engineering of their retail spaces, looking to automate interior design and other parts of shopping experience through easy-to-use software.

88
1 year ago

A startup that helps retailers process payments, and then sends them to the right bank. The team says they’re seeing a lot of traction with retailers in the US and Asia.

88
1 year ago

A company that helps online retailers “persuade” a customer to buy from them instead of their competitors. It uses algorithms to determine where the customer is in the buying cycle, and tailors a message to the customer so that they’ll click through to their website.

88
1 year ago

A platform for sellers of various goods to sell their goods with the right buyer and at the right time. The startup is currently in beta with one of its partners, which has an e-commerce app for a large US based retailer.

88
1 year ago

Builds and operates pet stores for online retailers.

88
11 months ago

A company that connects retail stores with talented baristas. The startup offers the ability to get coffee from the comfort of one’s own home, and pay with a credit card.

88
1 year ago

A startup that helps connect farmers with restaurants and retailers, allowing them to order food on a real-time basis.

87
1 year ago

A company that provides AI-powered technology for online retailers, including an AI-powered website that can automatically suggest new products and changes to products based on consumer behavior.

87
1 year ago

A blockchain-based, peer-to-peer platform allowing people to rent apartments and rooms in unused retail space to travelers in need as a means of earning extra income and paying for rent.

87
11 months ago

A SaaS-based startup that helps retailers and brands connect with influencers and bloggers to create content that drives social media engagement and sales.

87
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of a big-box retailer’s store-within-a-store model to small businesses.

86
1 year ago

In theory, this company can help retailers build better loyalty programs for their customers. Instead of rewarding customers with discounts and other perks, this startup says it can help retailers build loyalty programs that allow customers to earn rewards and discounts based on how often they visit the store.

86
1 year ago

A solution for the $4 trillion global oil market where producers don’t have reliable inventories and retailers don’t have a clear picture of demand or low prices. Oil can be stored in underground tanks and is more valuable if it’s in the right place. Oil Tracker aims to connect all the different stakeholders in the oil market.

86
11 months ago

A software company that is building a technology platform that helps e-commerce retailers and merchants deliver tailored messages to consumers based on their gender and demographic information.

86
9 months ago

A startup that helps small business owners sell more from their store by allowing them to display sale items from retailers that they don’t normally sell from.

86
1 year ago

A platform for professional book authors who want to sell their books through Amazon. The startup’s founders say they’re working on integrations with other retailers like iTunes and Google Play and are making it easier for authors to sell their books to readers.

85
1 year ago

A product that helps manufacturers manage their supply chains, including knowing how much of their inventory is in stock and which retailers are in the best positions to buy it.

85
1 year ago

An investment platform for retail investors.

85
1 year ago

 A startup building a video app for retailers to help them work with customer-created videos.

85
1 year ago

A Square-like mobile payment system that focuses on retail, but with a focus on cashless transactions and no fees for the merchants.

85
1 year ago

The company’s goal is to create a “universal” platform for any company in retail to manage their own fulfillment.

84
1 year ago

A digital platform for retailers to sell products without needing to collect payments.

84
10 months ago

A platform for food and retail delivery in India. The startup wants to help the 1,100 billion rupee (US$14.8 billion) food and retail sector in India optimize its supply chain and distribution.

84
1 year ago

An online retailer of small business supplies that's trying to take on Amazon. The company is based in Brazil, which is where they say 85% of small businesses are located.

83
1 year ago

A software platform for retail companies to “find and engage customers in the moment”, with an emphasis on in-store experiences.

82
1 year ago

A company that provides analytics, features, and data on how products are used in a retail location.

82
1 year ago

Directs and optimizes customer interactions with brick-and-mortar stores. The company has developed a proprietary virtual assistant software which has already been integrated into 88 retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Petco, and Whole Foods.

82
1 year ago

Focuses on the logistics of retail and automates the process of moving inventory around the supply chain. The company has built a platform to allow retailers to upload their inventory, manage their orders, and manage their employees’ time.

82
10 months ago

A SaaS-based service for retailers that helps them manage their shipping.

82
1 year ago

An online shopping platform that can help retailers find customers who are buying similar products.

81
1 year ago

The startup is working with a range of retailers, from Ikea to J.Crew, to build out an AI-powered recommendation system.

81
1 year ago

A platform for helping retailers and brands develop and manage their mobile strategies.

81
1 year ago

A B2B startup that aims to solve the problem of processing and logging of data for companies looking to start up a new retail bank. The company says it’s already working with a few banks on prototypes.

81
1 year ago

The company operates in a similar fashion to Uber, but instead of driving people around, it takes shoppers to retailers. Shoppers use the app to locate stores and their location, then use the app to walk into shops and purchase items.

80
1 year ago

 A cloud-based digital assistant for retail businesses. The company’s Virtual Assistant can be set up to take orders, run inventory, and much more.

80
1 year ago

A B2C online platform that helps people look up the prices of products and services without having to use a phone or computer. It uses the Apple Wallet API to pull up prices from thousands of retailers and automatically applies a coupon.

80
1 year ago

An AI-powered product recommendation platform that helps users find and shop for products across Amazon and other retailers. The startup wants to build the first recommendation platform for consumers in the US, where it’s been testing.

79
1 year ago

A payment technology company that works with online retailers and e-commerce platforms. The startup uses blockchain technology to enable payments between the retailer and the customer. It has been featured on the “top 10 under-the-radar blockchain startups” from CB Insights.

79
1 year ago

A mobile app to help internet marketplaces (such as Amazon) better track their inventory. The startup wants to build a platform to help marketplaces better manage their retail and shipping operations.

79
9 months ago

A cloud-based platform that allows retailers to create a “bundle” of products that are available for the same price as a single product, offering better margins for buyers on multiple products.

79
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help users find the right parts at the cheapest price. It’s currently in testing with parts retailers.

77
1 year ago

A Fintech startup that helps retailers like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus better manage inventory to help them slash their costs and increase sales.

77
1 year ago

A tool for managing retail inventory, with an API that allows developers to pull inventory data from a range of different sources. The startup says they’ve already integrated with over 250 retailers.

77
1 year ago

 Company is building a platform for online retailers to manage inventory.

77
1 year ago

The company is building a platform so that retailers can create personalized in-store experiences based on what people are buying online.

77
1 year ago

An “Ask-a-Vet” app that directs users to the nearest vet, and is backed by PetMed Express, a pet supply retailer.

77
10 months ago

A design and data platform for the modern retail market. The startup has raised $11 million to date and has signed up 1,200 customers.

75
1 year ago

This company is building a platform for large retailers to run a giant global inventory system that can be used by partners and independent merchants.

74
1 year ago

 A tool for package deliveries for a variety of retailers and meal-kit services.

74
9 months ago

A software company that makes it easy for companies to develop and distribute an app that allows them to manage and track their retail inventory.

74
1 year ago

A startup that wants to be the Amazon for home services, making it easier for customers to buy a service without having to rely on a retail retailer. The company has already signed up a number of local hardware stores.

73
1 year ago

A tool for setting up and tracking deliveries in a retail setting.

73
1 year ago

A company that provides an API for businesses to be able to sell custom branded cryptocurrency gift cards to their customers. They say their customers include Whole Foods, Sephora, Target, and other major retailers.

72
1 year ago

An online platform for retailers to manage the customer experience through technology.

72
1 year ago

A global marketing software platform for merchants. This startup is building a platform for retailers to manage their marketing efforts.

72
1 year ago

A solution that helps large retailers and manufacturers avoid expensive damage and return costs.

72
11 months ago

The startup wants to make it easier for investors to invest in early stage companies. It wants to make it easier for angel investors to back startups and give them information about startups they’re interested in. The startup wants to put money into startups in a way that’s similar to how a hedge fund would, but also make it possible for retail investors to put money into startups like they would an IPO.

72
1 year ago

A machine learning company that helps retail companies identify the types of products that are selling well. It also helps them find trends and opportunities in their data and discover new products.

71
1 year ago

A platform that allows retailers to sell to consumers across various online marketplaces.

71
1 year ago

A digital tool that helps retailers navigate the price-off-requesting supply chain of their product.

71
1 year ago

A platform that allows retailers to sell their products online without buying wholesale, lowering costs and maximizing margins. They’re building a marketplace that connects retailers directly with manufacturers.

70
1 year ago

A startup that allows brands to send weather reports to retailers for them to better plan their businesses.

70
1 year ago

A tool for retailers to sell to other retailers.

69
1 year ago

Retail-based marketplace for small businesses in the US. The company hopes to make it easier for small businesses to find and buy supplies online.

69
1 year ago

A startup that helps retailers with reporting, inventory management, and order fulfillment in a way that takes friction out of the process.

69
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses gather data about their customers, and is now expanding to help retailers do the same. The company’s founding team previously worked at Google Analytics.

68
1 year ago

A way for retailers to deliver their products directly to consumers without any human interaction. The startup’s goal is to make consumer interaction with products as invisible as possible.

68
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a unique product for the retail industry, an online marketplace for bringing in contractors to remodel your home or help you get around town.

67
1 year ago

A startup that sends flowers to a person's phone. The startup, which launched in May, has partnered with over 50 retailers and plans to expand into more.

67
1 year ago

An online platform where retail brands can sell their products to their customers

66
1 year ago

A platform that allows brands to design packages for retailers to sell. The company wants to be a one-stop shop for e-commerce fulfillment.

66
1 year ago

A B2B company that aims to help retailers manage all of their account receivables (credit cards, store cards, and payment cards) from a single platform. The company is selling to retailers and merchants in the US and Latin America.

66
1 year ago

A company to help online retailers in China tackle the country’s ever-present counterfeit goods problem. The startup offers services such as in-store analytics, product testing, and education.

65
1 year ago

A startup that creates a mobile app that can track inventory at retail stores.

65
1 year ago

A startup that helps retailers manage inventory, increasing efficiencies and making more money.

65
1 year ago

This startup is building a system that would allow customers to send a text message to multiple retailers and have the purchase executed seamlessly.

65
10 months ago

A B2B company that sells a platform that allows retailers to build and manage e-commerce websites.

65
1 year ago

This startup is building a software platform to help people, from mom-and-pop shops to large retailers, to accept payments from more than one bank at a time.

64
1 year ago

A consultancy that helps retailers and brands understand the demand for new products, and help them figure out which products will be hits.

64
1 year ago

A digital tool to help retailers sell to consumers.

64
1 year ago

This is streamlining the process of managing employees in-person and remotely by making it much easier to communicate with employees, set up meetings, and review schedules. The company is currently piloting with large retailers, and plans to expand to other verticals in the future.

64
1 year ago

A startup that builds value-added solutions for the e-commerce industry, helping online retailers optimize customer experience and build better sales.

64
9 months ago

A startup that provides a point of sale (POS) system for retailers, allowing them to manage inventory and run their store without a lot of the overhead of a traditional store.

64
1 year ago

A way to communicate with one another during the busy time of the year, around the holidays. The idea is to help brands and retailers better communicate and sell to their customers during the holiday season, and to provide a way to ensure that customers are happy and retailers get their money.

63
1 year ago

 A startup focusing on retail space management, with specific knowledge of the restaurant industry. They want to build a system that can help restaurants to manage their space and inventory more efficiently.

63
1 year ago

A startup that allows retailers to use existing technology to create a shop-within-a-shop experience.

63
1 year ago

It turns any mobile phone into a live ID, and promises a “one-tap verification” that will be accepted by a growing number of retailers.

63
9 months ago

Building a real-time payments platform for retail merchants.

63
1 year ago

A startup that helps large retailers streamline their supply chain and avoid prices from being undercut by competitors.

62
1 year ago

A company that helps retail chains and radio stations travel agency and tour operators to create their own digital storefronts.

62
1 year ago

A startup that provides data and analytics on the impact of customer data on retail growth

62
1 year ago

This startup helps online retailers to improve their sales by managing the process of “crowdsourcing” product reviews.

62
8 months ago

A company that helps retailers in India make money on data they collect on customer behaviors. Currently, they’re using the company’s software to manage their cash desks in stores.

62
1 year ago

This startup is built to help programmatic marketers manage their tune-up purchases. The startup claims to help retailers with multichannel inventory, real-time fraud detection, and daily auditing.

61
1 year ago

What’s the future of retail A startup that helps retailers visualize, optimize, and design their stores using the latest AI and machine learning technologies.

61
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help companies around the world use robots to move goods from warehouses to retail stores.

61
1 year ago

A startup that builds the tools for any retailer to build a store in the cloud and manage it from a single platform.

61
1 year ago

A company that connects large retailers with local farmers, allowing them to buy produce directly from them and have it delivered to their store locally.

61
8 months ago

A content marketing service for fashion brands; it helps designers and retailers create custom content to promote their brands and products.

61
1 year ago

Shopping cart software designed for retailers who don’t have a large inventory. It’s targeted at mom-and-pop shops. The startup is in the early stages of building out its business.

60
1 year ago

A startup that aims to integrate payments into customized retail experiences. The startup helps retailers connect with shoppers, and it’s already in a few pilot programs.

60
7 months ago

A way for retailers to log and track inventory in a way that makes it easier for them to see at a glance how much they have left of a product.

60
1 year ago

A platform that helps retail merchants with third-party logistics and returns.

59
1 year ago

A bitcoin exchange for retailers and small businesses that want to accept the cryptocurrency. The startup is currently focusing on the US, with plans to expand internationally.

59
1 year ago

An analytics platform that helps retailers optimize in-store program time, and give salespeople better insights into what their customers are doing in their stores.

58
1 year ago

A marketing automation platform for retail brands. The company is planning to roll out a mobile app in mid-August.

58
1 year ago

A lot of companies are selling mobile phone cases with custom designs, but Nines offers custom design and production of phone cases, which will be sold in retail stores.

58
1 year ago

A startup that’s developing a software platform that lets retailers design and sell customized products, like clothes and accessories, and then sell them via social media marketing.

58
1 year ago

A startup that brings the benefits of brick-and-mortar retail to online retailers.

58
7 months ago

One of the most common complaints about shopping carts is that it’s hard to compare prices. 3D Cart hopes to help with that by showing the prices from the retailer’s site directly on the cart page.

58
1 year ago

A mobile app that allows customers to directly order products online from brands, with the retailer taking a cut of the sale.

57
1 year ago

This company is building a platform to help merchants in the UK identify which of their customers are most likely to close a sale. It’s a tool for retailers to get better at selling to their customers.

57
1 year ago

 This startup helps retailers better understand their customers in order to offer better personalization suggestions to them.

57
1 year ago

A company that helps retailers, manufacturers and distributors run promotions that are tailored to the specific needs of their customers, with the goal of increasing the lifetime value of customers.

57
1 year ago

A credit card payment platform that lets merchants accept credit cards on a physical retail location, without the risk of that location failing to pay the merchant.

57
1 year ago

A startup that connects retailers to the right supplier by monitoring the daily cost of raw materials, and then helping the retailer to negotiate a better deal.

57
1 year ago

A messaging platform for retailers that allows them to advertise deals or specials to customers with a text message.

57
11 months ago

A Web-based service that helps retailers find the right people to sell their products to. It’s currently only available to retailers with a large network of stores.

57
11 months ago

This startup is building a data visualization platform for retailers to better understand how shoppers browse, use product tags, and make purchases.

57
1 year ago

A retail solution that allows customers to order groceries from a variety of retailers and have their goods delivered to their doorsteps within a few hours. In the first year of operations they had 10,000 customers and raised $1 million in seed funding.

56
1 year ago

A platform that provides an online store for small retailers or artisans, selling products they created themselves. The startup is based in India and is looking to expand to other South Asian countries.

56
9 months ago

This is an app for retailers to manage their data about customers so they can personalize their marketing and loyalty programs.

55
7 months ago

A tool that lets retailers build out-of-home experiences.

55
2 months ago

A software company that helps retailers and brands discover and interact with audiences on social media.

55
1 year ago

A platform that links manufacturers and the people who buy their products (consumers and businesses). The service helps retailers find the best suppliers and creates a better purchasing experience.

54
1 year ago

A Y Combinator alum, this startup wants to help online retail stores sell physical products.

54
10 months ago

A travel rewards app that will let you earn points for purchases from major travel retailers.

54
6 months ago

This is an app that helps retailers improve checkout lines.

54
1 year ago

A platform that helps automate the day-to-day operations of retail stores, including customer service.

53
1 year ago

A startup that partners with local retailers to curate a handful of in-store activities for users to enjoy. These “experiences” are curated by the user’s location and can be anything from a free cup of coffee to a free library book.

53
1 year ago

A platform for building digital signage for retail and hospitality.

53
1 year ago

A customer management software for online retailers, allowing them to run customer loyalty programs and reward their customers for purchases.

53
1 year ago

A software company that helps retailers sell their products on Amazon.com. The founders say they are seeing 100% conversion rates on Amazon and “super-high” sales numbers.

53
10 months ago

A platform that allows retailers to track what products are selling, allowing them to import data from other retailers.

53
7 months ago

A startup with a focus on the beauty and grooming industry, aimed at consumers and retailers.

53
1 year ago

A platform that helps retailers and brands use the right technology to get a leg up on the competition.

52
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to help retailers understand how customers are shopping online, which products they are buying, and their aggregate shopping patterns.

52
10 months ago

A startup that uses machine learning to find retail deals, offering discounts on items customers will be buying anyway.

52
1 year ago

A startup offering a platform to help brands and retailers better understand their customers.

51
1 year ago

Works with retailers to provide VR-based training for customer service and merchandising

51
7 months ago

Patagonia has been in the YC program since 2010. The company sells backpacks and other outdoor gear through retail and wholesale channels in the US and internationally.

51
1 year ago

A company that focuses on customer engagement for retailers and restaurants. It’s currently in beta for 10,000 users, and the founders say they’re looking to expand to markets outside the US.

50
1 year ago

The startup is building a point-of-sale app for boutique retailers. It’s surprisingly unique in that it’s the only one I can find that’s a “grocer” app.

50
8 months ago

A universal barcode reader for all industries, including retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. The startup wants to develop a barcode reader that can read the same barcode across all industries.

50
1 year ago

A software company that helps retailers predict when to restock a product’s shelf. The startup’s software helps retailers forecast demand and restock in a way that fits within their current inventory.

49
10 months ago

A startup that wants to help retail businesses streamline their shipping operations. It’s working with major retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, and Kohls.

49
1 year ago

A startup that helps bars, restaurants, and retailers engage customers with digital menus and order-ahead functionality. It’s currently running pilots in Chicago and New York.

48
1 year ago

A digital platform that helps retailers predict demand in local markets for holiday products.

46
10 months ago

A payroll company for Amazon and other online retail businesses. It’s a SaaS service that helps Amazon sellers manage their workers and payments.

45
8 months ago

A way to make a variety of products from a variety of sources, from a variety of retailers, and have them delivered to a customer's home.

45
1 year ago

A platform that allows online and offline retailers to charge products to users’ cards. The company says it can boost conversion rates by 35%, but might also be seen as a competitor to Stripe and PayPal.

44
10 months ago

A startup that’s been using AI to help companies make better financial decisions, allowing them to make “retail-like decisions” that are more targeted and make better predictions.

44
10 months ago

A bitcoin exchange for small-dollar retail purchases. It’s available in the U.S. and Canada.

44
6 months ago

A B2B company aimed at connecting wholesale and retail companies with their suppliers.

44
10 months ago

Built for small-to-medium sized retailers, a shopping list app that can be synced to a phone and can also sync with a website.

43
9 months ago

A shopping service for large retailers that serves as a “digital concierge”, helping shoppers find everything they’re looking for, and ensures they get it, including delivery and returns.

43
8 months ago

An ecommerce-focused startup selling T-shirts and other clothing. The app is powered by a backend API that makes it possible for retailers to integrate their offline commerce into their online platforms.

43
6 months ago

A platform that helps retail employees find out how to get cheaper insurance, pay taxes, and save money on taxes.

43
3 months ago

A ‘retail-as-a-service’ company that helps retailers manage their inventory and it’s limited only by their imagination.

43
10 months ago

A startup that helps merchants manage the process of returning items. This startup is run by CFOs for major retailers.

41
9 months ago

A startup that wants to help retailers target customers in real time with the help of their social profiles

41
1 year ago

In India, startups are still mostly in the B2B space, with a few exceptions. India’s largest startup is Flipkart, which is the world’s largest online retailer. It was founded in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal.

40
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform that helps retailers and manufacturers ship products directly to consumers. The company wants to offer a new model for connecting consumers with businesses that will bring down costs, and potentially lower shipping costs, and increase convenience.

40
11 months ago

A product design platform for retailers in the MENA region. The company wants to build a tool that helps offline retailers to design and launch their own online stores.

40
10 months ago

A retailer delivering only the top-of-the-line products from the brands they sell

40
10 months ago

Everyone is doing it: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, then you have Home Depot and Lowe’s. But Meijer, a Midwest-based retailer that operates grocery stores and a number of other retail chains. Meijer is looking to use the e-commerce trend to stay ahead of its rivals and has begun selling products that haven’t been available in stores in the past, like wine and cheese.

40
10 months ago

A credit card processing tool for people in developing countries. The credit card can be used to buy goods online from retailers all over the world.

40
10 months ago

A software company that helps small businesses run their inventory, from stocking to payment processing. The startup wants to make the process of running a retail store “easier, faster, and cheaper”.

40
10 months ago

A blockchain startup that aims to bring “fraud” detection to the supply chain, preventing “shady retailers” from selling counterfeit goods.

40
5 months ago

A digital platform that provides accounts and payment solutions to service providers, retailers and manufacturers. It claims to have an 85% market share in India.

40
3 months ago

A startup that helps brick-and-mortar retailers sell online without having to build out their own e-commerce site.

40
1 year ago

A maker of subscription boxes to help customers discover, purchase, and ship products from retailers across the country. Each month, the service helps subscribers pick each month’s “box” based on their interests, which is hand-curated by the company’s team.

39
10 months ago

A platform that lets users manage their e-commerce stores from within Shopify. It allows users to add products, create and manage inventory, and commission a team of retail employees to help manage the store.

39
9 months ago

A way to earn loyalty points for things like retail shopping, with top-up functionality to spend them at any store.

39
9 months ago

A company that makes an AI-powered solution for retail workers to help them keep track of inventory and sales.

39
8 months ago

A digital marketing platform for retailers, combining traditional offline marketing with digital tools.

39
7 months ago

Founded by a former product manager at Google, OnSwipe is building a platform that helps major brands and retailers drive sales. OnSwipe is working with a number of major brands, including Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus, and Target, as well as a number of retailers, including Build-A-Bear, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.

39
1 year ago

A startup that aggregates and delivers news and information to users on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The company is also building a “beacon” for iOS users to receive notification of deals at nearby retailers, using a combination of GPS and Wi-Fi to track users’ location and then send notifications for deals on nearby merchants. The startup is also in the process of building a deal site for Android users.

38
10 months ago

A cloud-based accounting software that helps companies simplify their accounting, with a focus on helping retailers and other small businesses that don’t have a full-time accounting department.

38
9 months ago

An offering that gives e-commerce businesses a way to track orders, which is particularly useful for online retailers in China and India.

38
4 months ago

A software platform that enables retailers to provide more personalized service to their customers. The company's platform provides an interface for customers and associates to track the contents of their shopping carts, as well as provides analytics to help the retailer better understand their customers.

38
9 months ago

A startup that helps companies manage retail contracts in a simple, easy-to-use interface. The startup says it’s already working with over 300 clients.

37
8 months ago

A $7 credit card that lets you avoid fees for cash withdrawals at ATMs. The startup also partners with retailers like Chipotle to allow you to use the card for online orders.

37
6 months ago

A startup for e-commerce retailers to have a more complete view of their products

37
4 months ago

A payment company that provides software to retailers to accept payments from customers using their phones. Currently, the company has over $2.6 billion in annual volume.

37
3 months ago

An online retailer of jeans for men, women and kids. Founded in 2015

37
9 months ago

This startup is building a platform that lets retailers sell their old stock at a discount and get a new customer through the process.

36
9 months ago

This company helps consumers compare credit cards, and also helps retailers understand the costs of credit cards on their in-store cards. The company charges an annual fee, but it’s so far been able to build a strong network of merchants and credit card issuers.

36
7 months ago

A web app to help users find low-cost or free items to buy at retail outlets. The company says it has over 100,000 users and 2,500 stores.

36
9 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform to help retailers better understand their customers. The idea is that retailers can use the platform to track customer behavior, and then use that information to better understand what’s going on inside stores and why customers are making the decisions they do.

35
6 months ago

This startup wants to build a “C-store” where you can buy things from various online retailers and have them delivered right to your door.

35
5 months ago

An AI-based web-to-mobile-app (W2M) platform that lets retailers connect with their customer’s smartphones to enhance in-store experiences.

35
3 months ago

A startup that allows users to easily track data on their credit cards, including spending habits and the like, and then sell that information to retailers.

35
5 months ago

A startup that “builds large scale social media campaigns for brands and agencies”, but focuses mostly on the beauty and retail industry.

34
2 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for retailers to place orders from restaurants, creating a new source of revenue for them.

34
10 months ago

A startup that builds a point-of-sale system for all sorts of retailers, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The startup aims to make the process of opening a business as simple as a phone call.

33
9 months ago

A tool that lets you buy “shop” at potteries and other retailers. The startup is working with individual retailers to integrate the app into their e-commerce experience.

33
5 months ago

Allaire is a retail startup that aims to reduce the time between the placement of an order and the delivery of the product by having the company deliver the product only when the order is placed.

33
1 month ago

This is a service for the social media influencer market. It lets influencers promote brands without the need for retailers to ship products to them or pay for advertising. It’s similar to Influential, though it appears to have fewer influencers on its platform.

33
9 months ago

A startup that wants to provide a platform for retailers to sell their products on their own websites and market them via their own social media channels.

32
8 months ago

A suite of AI tools for retail, based on machine learning and natural language processing. The startup has built a platform to help brands manage messages and marketing automation for their marketing channels.

32
7 months ago

A customer service API for multichannel retailers.

32
6 months ago

An e-commerce platform for speciality retailers, which worked with a B2B company to get a project off the ground.

32
1 month ago

Helps online retailers understand which products are hot, and which are not, with their innovation platform

32
10 months ago

A startup that wants to help retailers work more efficiently and make it easier for customers to browse products online.

31
8 months ago

A tool to help online retailers keep track of orders and inventory

31
8 months ago

A platform to help retailers buy, maintain and repair their products.

31
4 months ago

A platform for online-to-offline marketing. The startup wants to connect offline retailers to online ones.

31
9 months ago

A startup that uses AI to help retailers understand how their customer demographics are changing. The company says it can help retailers identify who their new customers are, and how they’re growing.

30
7 months ago

A startup for vendors looking to sell merchandise to retailers via the web. The company is looking to build a community of over 8 million vendors.

30
6 months ago

This is a platform for small businesses to manage their inventory. The startup provides a way for people to manage their inventory for retail shops, restaurants, and boutiques.

30
5 months ago

An online database of marine retailers. "Yachters" can find other yachties from all over the world by rating their experiences. The startup launched last month.

30
1 month ago

A platform for retail and restaurants to give customers advice and recommendations on products to buy.

30
1 year ago

A software-as-a-service startup that works with retailers to take physical inventory and give it a digital facelift, allowing the retailer to track inventory and perform analytics on its data.

29
9 months ago

A supply chain management startup that helps retailers manage inventory.

29
8 months ago

This startup lets retailers build a custom app for their business. The idea is to let retailers build a store-specific app that gives them the tools to keep track of inventory, take reservations, and handle loyalty programs. It’s like a storefront made for the store.

29
6 months ago

The startup provides software to help reduce food waste by connecting retailers with nearby farms. The startup has sold $115,000 worth of the software since its launch in January.

29
5 months ago

A startup that’s building a way for retailers to buy in bulk and save money on inventory, currently working with a few dozen merchants.

29
5 months ago

A startup that helps brands and retailers manage their inventory. It’s currently focused on the grocery industry, and hopes to expand to other industries.

29
1 month ago

A company that helps retailers determine which brands are their best customers, and helps them make more sales of those products by offering discounts.

29
9 months ago

A startup that helps retailers manage the “last-mile” of their business, selling anything from everyday items to large appliances.

28
7 months ago

“Echo” is a new retail platform that allows customers to buy goods from a selection of over 1,000 brands, with a selection of goods from 70,000 product designers. In addition to a platform for customers to search for things to buy, Echo also offers a sales channel for retailers.

28
6 months ago

An automated, artificial intelligence-powered tool for pricing and managing the supply chain of online retailers.

28
6 months ago

A mobile app that allows users to easily find retail locations

28
5 months ago

A way for retailers to track their items in-store. The startup wants to explore how customers interact with products in-store, in an effort to make the shopping experience more efficient.

28
5 months ago

This company is developing a mobile messaging app that allows retail and service businesses to offer short-term discounts, known as “Snap Backs”.

28
5 months ago

A way for retailers to customize their stores for different sales

28
5 months ago

A customer service app for restaurant and retail businesses. The startup is looking to use AI to help businesses resolve customer issues in real time.

28
2 months ago

An on-demand e-commerce platform for retail and wholesale customers (e.g. restaurants, bars, and importers/exporters).

28
2 months ago

A startup that helps businesses, especially those in the retail sector, pay sales taxes by automating their sales tax reporting and compliance.

28
1 month ago

A software platform that helps retailers connect with customers via the Facebook Messenger platform.

28
1 month ago

An “e-commerce consultancy” that helps online retailers improve their online sales. Its main service is an analytics dashboard, which it says will help retailers improve conversion rates, reduce delivery costs, and improve the overall experience with customers.

28
1 month ago

A digital marketing platform that helps retailers and brands measure their campaigns, create sales funnels and build their own CRM systems.

28
8 months ago

The California-based company, which previously had raised $16 million, is selling custom-designed power banks, which are basically portable chargers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. The company is selling them through its website but is also looking to partner with retailers to sell them in their brick-and-mortar stores.

27
8 months ago

A multi-service platform that helps retailers grow sales and loyalty through loyalty card programs.

27
7 months ago

A company that builds artificial intelligence tools for retailers to help them better personalize the user experience.

27
6 months ago

A B2B company focused on helping retailers with supply chain logistics software.

27
6 months ago

A platform that enables online retailers to determine the best fit of their products for each customer.

27
6 months ago

A software company that helps retailers sell more products in-store by giving them tools to measure sales in real-time.

27
6 months ago

A mobile platform for retailers to manage inventory, sell products, and manage employees.

27
5 months ago

An online clothing retailer that’s already built an online store for its own clothing line. They’re looking to expand their product line with new designers and consumers, who can find their products in the app.

27
5 months ago

An AI platform for retail that takes all of the data from loyalty cards and other sources and makes it all accessible to stores, allowing them to engage with customers in a more personal way.

27
3 months ago

A text-messaging-based business platform for leading Indian retail chains.

27
9 months ago

A platform that helps retailers to manage their in-store inventory. It’s a mobile app that allows the retailer to upload an image of the item, pop it in the system, and then have the system order the item for them.

26
8 months ago

A subscription-based service that makes it easier for retailers to manage their shipping and returns.

26
7 months ago

A company that provides software to help retailers and manufacturers save energy and money, especially in the new era of low-carbon regulations.

26
4 months ago

Builds out an online platform that connects your favorite retailers with pro athletes, like LeBron James, to sell their gear.

26
1 month ago

A startup that uses AI to predict plant availability and traffic patterns before opening to help retailers manage inventory and stock.

26
1 month ago

A tool that helps customers and retailers connect and grow their business.

26
9 months ago

A white-label content marketing platform for brands and retailers.

25
8 months ago

A company that helps retailers and brands track and optimize their product and marketing spend.

25
8 months ago

A company that builds technology that helps brands and retailers verify that the products they sell are genuine. The startup helps consumers protect themselves from online scams and helps brands and retailers protect themselves from fraudulent sellers.

25
8 months ago

A data scientist-powered machine learning platform for the retail industry, enabling retailers to serve customers with personalized, real-time recommendations for their shopping trips.

25
8 months ago

A software company that helps retailers manage their inventory and stock levels. The idea is to create a centralized warehouse management system for retailers.

25
7 months ago

A company that wants to provide tools and services aimed at helping retailers and their clients scale and grow.

25
4 months ago

This business is building a system that allows buyers to choose and track the most reputable and reliable retailers, and helps them avoid fraudulent sellers.

25
3 months ago

A platform that enables retailers to grow their business, build a community and be profitable. The company is backed by True Ventures, Amazon, and Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield.

25
3 months ago

A business that sells high-quality, nearly-new equipment in bulk to retailers across the US.

25
9 months ago

This startup aims to create a “single-page checkout” experience for retailers to improve the checkout process.

24
9 months ago

The startup is building an AI-driven customer service product for online retailers.

24
8 months ago

A supply chain startup that helps retailers buy in bulk and sell to consumers at a lower price

24
7 months ago

A B2B software company that helps hardware manufacturers and distributors sell to retail stores. The company’s founders say that in the past year it’s already signed and closed on 125 deals and has more in the pipeline.

24
5 months ago

This company is building a platform where small businesses can design custom retail experiences for their customers. The startup lets you design a retail experience from scratch and have it printed on a piece of paper.

24
5 months ago

This company is building a platform to help retailers build customized e-commerce experiences. It’s built on the idea of a “personal shopper”, a service that helps customers make choices about products in real-time.

24
4 months ago

This is a tool for offering credit to vendors in the US, mostly for consumers but also for businesses and retailers. The startup’s platform allows users to set up repayment plans, pay on their terms, and get approved.

24
3 months ago

A platform that lets retailers choose which products they want to sell, curate them on the Amazon-like site, and then set the pricing, shipping, and other options. The idea is to help retailers manage their supply chain, rather than having to manage every item by hand.

24
1 month ago

 A platform that simplifies the task for retailers to manage and monetize their online customer behavior. The company provides analytics, customer engagement tools, and a “personality profile” for each customer.

24
9 months ago

A tool for helping retail employees get the most out of their time at work.

23
9 months ago

An online clothing warehouse delivering to local boutiques and independent stores in the U.S. A recent move into the UK has brought in $100,000 in sales in their first month, while they say they’ve already received interest from other retailers.

23
6 months ago

This app, which is currently only available in the US and Canada, uses a mobile app to help provide customer service to restaurants and other food and retail suppliers.

23
6 months ago

Geotab is a digital map company that's been in business for a decade, helping retailers and other businesses locate their locations using GPS.

23
5 months ago

A platform for retailers and brands to sell directly to customers from their website, with the goal of cutting out the middle man.

23
5 months ago

A software and services company for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who operate in the retail and consumer finance industries.

23
3 months ago

This B2B software company aims to make the retail space more predictable. They’re using machine learning to help retailers predict sales by combining a customer’s purchase history with weather, seasonality, and other factors.

23
3 months ago

A security company that works with banks and retailers to protect them from fraud.

23
1 month ago

A company that tracks the price of items across retailers, comparing prices to the going rate. It’s a data-driven service.

23
7 months ago

A payment system for retailers that allows them to safely accept payments via mobile carriers.

22
6 months ago

A startup that wants to help retailers offer discounts to their customers when they spend in multiple stores

22
4 months ago

A small-batch hydroponic tomato farm with a $5,000 retail price. The startup wants to deliver fresh tomatoes for $4 per pound, and is currently shipping 3,000 units per week to its first five clients.

22
5 months ago

A platform that allows consumers to design and sell their own products through the use of 3D printing, and allows retailers to create custom made-to-order products.

21
5 months ago

Founded in 2017, the company plans to use machine learning to allow retailers to better predict the needs of their customers and make changes in real time.

21
5 months ago

A platform for online retailers that allows them to connect their merchandising software to a loyalty program and allows them to build a custom loyalty program from scratch.

21
3 months ago

A SaaS service for helping developers build mobile applications for retailers.

21
1 month ago

A startup that helps retailers like Target, Whole Foods and Kohl’s improve customer loyalty. The startup is working to improve the customer experience with a proprietary loyalty platform that it says can be deployed in a few days.

21
1 month ago

A platform for retailers to integrate digital inventory into their own site and have it update in real time.

21
1 month ago

A company that is building a toolset to help retailers accelerate their e-commerce growth. Merchants can take advantage of the platform to engage with customers, send them personalized offers and build stronger relationships.

21
8 months ago

A platform for independent retailers and restaurants to sell and deliver items directly to customers

20
6 months ago

idea: This startup is building a service that helps retailers create flash sales with products that are limited to a certain time period. It allows merchants to manage inventory, create exclusive deals for customers, and manage all of the logistics.

20
6 months ago

A startup that helps retailers and brands create a more targeted and personalized marketing strategy.

20
4 months ago

A platform that helps distributors get in front of retail customers, helping them to create and market online shopping experiences.

20
4 months ago

A platform that makes it easier for consumers to buy gift cards online. The startup will also partner with retailers to create in-store mobile ordering apps.

20
3 months ago

A series of apps that help brands and retailers make the right product decisions, including analytics and recommendations, across channels.

20
2 months ago

This is a “social media for stores”, letting retailers create their own social media accounts to tell their cool stories and promote their products. It was one of the first startups to launch out of YC, and is 12 people now.

20
1 month ago

Startups with a “retail-first” mindset, focused on selling a product through a web-based storefront, rather than in a physical store. They tend to be larger, with 4–7 employees.

20
1 month ago

A business that’s building a “staging” system for retail stores. It’s a platform for stores to sell products on consignment and for customers to buy the products and then return them if it doesn’t fit their needs.

20
25 days ago

The startup wants to build an automated system that enables retailers to deliver goods to consumers faster and more efficiently.

20
8 months ago

A new way to do direct-to-consumer retail, using a modern e-commerce system to create a virtual store on a company’s website.

19
7 months ago

3D scanning of objects, with a database for maintaining 3D models. With the help of the database, the company wants to build applications for things like digital signage, construction, art, and even retail.

19
5 months ago

A startup that builds a desktop app for easy online ordering of items from any online retailer. They claim to be in talks with Amazon, Walmart, and Target to bring the app to all of their customers.

19
5 months ago

A startup that helps retailers increase their online sales. It’s a marketplace that connects businesses with a network of independent content producers who sell e-books, audiobooks and other digital products.

19
3 months ago

This startup is looking to help businesses in a very crowded space get a better handle on the various systems they use to run their sales. So far they’ve built a system for retailers to track the entire cycle of a sale, from data entry to sale to follow-up.

19
2 months ago

A startup that helps grocery stores rank their products using signals from consumers, such as if they have a history of purchasing specific items. The startup uses data from retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Target to develop a way to determine the best items for sale.

19
1 month ago

A company that wants to make it easy to shop at brick-and-mortar retail stores with the ease of an online e-commerce experience.

19
28 days ago

A startup that helps companies manage their online storefronts. The tool is meant to help small retailers, who currently have to manage their storefronts themselves. The startup is offering the tool as a monthly subscription with a free one-month trial.

19
8 months ago

An email service for businesses, including one for small retailers and one for large retailers.

18
6 months ago

A modern online broker for retail investors. The startup wants to compete with the likes of TD Ameritrade and E*Trade by offering low-cost brokerage and investing services.

18
5 months ago

A SaaS platform that says it helps retailers “make more money and save more time” by helping them streamline their supply chain.

18
3 months ago

A tool for manufacturers and retailers to track shipments and inventory from one end to the other.

18
1 month ago

A startup that helps retailers improve the in-store experience by delivering contextual push notifications to their customers on the go.

18
1 year ago

Idea: A payment processing startup that offers a “one stop shop” for merchants to accept payments. They’re currently working with a few large online retailers and are looking to go international.

17
8 months ago

A startup that helps people find products they want to buy from a specific retailer that they’re already a customer of, then buys it for them.

17
6 months ago

A digital sales channel for small retailers with sales under US$2 million.

17
6 months ago

The startup wants to help retailers better track and track their products' lifecycles, and increase the shelf life of goods.

17
5 months ago

A startup that helps retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s and others manage their supply chains. The startup’s platform supports companies like Macy’s, Target and Best Buy, among others.

17
4 months ago

This is a system that’s meant to help retailers have better control of their inventory. The startup is working on simplifying the process of selling items on eBay. They’re planning to launch in November 2020.

17
4 months ago

 A “one click to buy” service for online retailers, with tools like coupon and promo codes to help them sell their products.

17
4 months ago

A digital marketplace for the US-based pharma sector, which generated $1.2 trillion in revenue in 2017. The company helps pharmaceutical companies sell through their own retail sites (like Amazon) as well as through platforms like Google and Facebook.

17
3 months ago

 A startup that allows consumers to request a refund from a product they’ve purchased from a retailer. The company has over 400 merchants in the US, including brands like Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Amazon.com.

17
3 months ago

A platform for retailers to advertise their products to consumers. The startup is currently only in beta, but has grown to 35,000 users in the last 12 days.

17
3 months ago

Convey is a startup that uses machine learning to help retail and other companies identify places where potential customers are shopping online and offering those companies a share of the purchase in return for data.

17
1 month ago

A company that creates a platform for small businesses to interact with Amazon’s Alexa-enabled retail devices, at least in the US.

17
1 month ago

This app for retailers to track and manage inventory. The startup says it has a suite of algorithms that can optimize inventory for any retailer.

17
1 month ago

A “mobile app of the future”. The startup is building a platform that syncs with a person’s phone and card transactions, allowing them to make purchases and see their transactions on a cohesive dashboard. The company is looking to integrate with banks, credit card companies, and retailers.

17
1 month ago

A startup focused on helping retailers build smart merchandising systems that can predict which products will sell based on a shopper’s past buying behaviors.

17
11 days ago

A platform that helps small business owners sell their products wholesale to retailers such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

17
5 months ago

Helping online retailers and brands sell “non-perishable products”.

16
3 months ago

A retail platform for brands to launch online-only stores.

16
3 months ago

A startup that helps with calculating the value of your retail assets

16
3 months ago

A platform for connecting physical retail stores with customers in the same country. The startup wants to make it easier for people to find the stuff they need when they need it.

16
3 months ago

An online marketplace that connects fashion brands with customers at high-end retail stores.

16
2 months ago

This startup is creating a digital wallet for offline retailers. The company says it’s already signed up with 7,000 retailers, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

16
2 months ago

A platform for brick-and-mortar and online retailers to connect their products and services.

16
1 month ago

A company that helps small retailers and restaurants in the UK sell online. They’re working with around 1,000+ merchants today.

16
18 days ago

A business-to-business marketplace that connects manufacturers and distributors with retailers so they can sell products to consumers directly.

16
4 months ago

This startup helps retail stores avoid theft by monitoring in-store cameras for bad actors, and alerting store managers in real-time.

15
4 months ago

A platform to help retailers sell their products. The startup recently launched a “marketplace” where it displays products from different retailers that it has teamed up with on a branded storefront.

15
1 month ago

 A company with a service that allows customers to purchase gift cards for their favorite retailers and then ship them to their loved ones for the holidays, making it easy for everyone.

15
25 days ago

This startup helps small businesses sell branded goods online, but it also helps them figure out how to get their products into US stores. The company has a marketplace for small businesses to sell their goods, and it helps them identify the best way to get their products onto Amazon and other US retailers.

15
20 days ago

A startup that helps people who like to receive packages from Amazon.com and other retailers, but don’t want to pay for the delivery service. They use the company’s free-delivery service, Prime Now, as well as U.S. Postal Service.

15
5 months ago

A company that helps retailers manage the inventory they sell online by helping them understand their customer data.

14
5 months ago

A startup for health care providers, retail clinics, and other types of clinics

14
5 months ago

A company that helps retail businesses get the most out of their point of sale systems, with a library of free apps, including one for tracking customer giveaways, making grocery lists and more.

14
3 months ago

A startup that is building a system that connects brand owners and retailers to create products at scale.

14
3 months ago

A company that aims to help retailers understand customer data and make better consumer decisions. They say they’ve built a platform for retailers to “assess buyer preferences”, and have gained the attention of big name retailers.

14
3 months ago

A company that has built a platform for retailers to provide a value-added service to customers, with no setup cost or admin fees.

14
2 months ago

Pop-up retail, specializing in customizable boxes that can be delivered to the customer in 30 minutes.

14
2 months ago

A B2B company that helps companies manage their supply chains. It’s a cloud-based platform that lets companies track and manage their inventory, which will be increasingly important as the retail sector as a whole moves towards web-based systems.

14
2 months ago

A platform for mobile-first retailers to manage their marketing and sales operations.

14
1 month ago

A company bringing machine learning to ecommerce, allowing retailers and brands to easily personalize their products with data-driven suggestions.

14
1 month ago

A micro-retailer selling premium coffee beans and selling their brand in retail locations

14
4 months ago

A mobile payment processing platform for mobile-only retailers. It connects local retail businesses to millions of consumers, who can then pay for over 200,000 items at over 3,000 merchants through the app.

13
4 months ago

A company that helps companies build out their strategies for “the new retail” — the idea that buying needs to be easier, faster, and cheaper.

13
2 months ago

A network of retail stores that share sales data and support each other, so that they can all make more money.

13
2 months ago

This product helps small businesses and retail outlets vet their vendors and suppliers.

13
22 days ago

A company that wants to build out a platform that sorts through the millions of products that consumers buy each year and match them to the right retailers. The startup is building the backend infrastructure and is looking to build out the backend, customer management and analytics teams.

13
5 months ago

A B2B company, which is building a platform that helps small and medium sized businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and retailers like Costco, Amazon, or Walmart, manage their inventory.

12
4 months ago

Hipsters are a big part of the e-commerce scene in India, but the startup wants to bring them into the mainstream, using a combination of data, AI, and traditional retail to help them discover the best of the best products.

12
3 months ago

A software that helps brands and retailers to understand how their products and brand images are perceived.

12
3 months ago

This is a direct-sales platform for retailers. The startup sells merchandise from retailers to their own customers.

12
3 months ago

Making it possible for designers to create and secure online shopping carts for retailers.

12
17 days ago

A business intelligence platform for retailers, that allows them to better understand their customers, so they can make better decisions about what to sell and where to sell it.

12
16 days ago

Designed for buyers of consumer electronics, this product helps users compare prices across hundreds of online retailers. The software scans thousands of consumer product listings from over 30,000 online retailers from all over the world. The company says it is already being used by over 1 million shoppers in the U.S.

12
13 days ago

A platform that brings together the best of e-commerce, wholesale and retail, with an emphasis on high-quality products at the best prices.

12
4 months ago

A startup that wants to help retailers and brands use their social media channels to get their products in front of people buying them.

11
3 months ago

A modular, customizable, turnkey store for brick and mortar retailers. The startup is building its own e-commerce platform to allow customers to build their own stores.

11
17 days ago

Data from nearly 200 million credit cards and 15,000 retailers show that B2B companies often pay more than twice as much as they should for basic services. The startup is building a tool to make it easier for companies to negotiate better terms with providers.

11
12 days ago

This is a tool for building digital signage in retail. The startup is building out a platform for digital signage in retail that allows companies to create custom signage for their locations.

11
4 months ago

A retail loyalty program that rewards members with discounts at their favorite stores.

10
3 months ago

A B2B startup that helps retailers manage their supply chains. It gives retailers visibility into their stores, inventory, and shipping. It’s a way for retailers to get real-time information on their inventory, and for suppliers to get a more accurate picture of their supply chain.

10
14 days ago

A platform that helps clients and teams track and manage project plans. The cloud-based platform is used by professional services firms, marketing agencies, and retail companies, with the company’s founders saying they’ve already grown to over $100 million in annual revenue.

10
3 months ago

A startup working on a way to help retailers track their inventory and employees, which can be applied to other industries as well. They’re looking for $30,000 in seed funding.

9
2 months ago

A $3.5 billion market, Hopper aims to make it easier and more affordable for consumers to buy products on a digital platform, with a service that helps retailers track inventory and a system that lets consumers buy online and pay in-store.

8
22 days ago

An analytics company that helps retailers, e-commerce companies, and brands understand all their marketing activity at a granular level to make more informed decisions.

8
13 days ago

A web-based tool that allows users to compare the price of the same items from multiple retailers, at the same time.

8
4 days ago

The B2B startup puts online services directly from manufacturers of goods like tools, and retailers like Home Depot, into mobile apps for professionals to buy products

8
5 days ago

A product that helps small businesses track their inventory across all their different platforms, like online shopping cart, their own website, and local retail stores, to ensure they are able to track inventory across all their sales channels at all times.

7
2 months ago

A business that helps retailers manage their online customer loyalty programs.

6
1 day ago

A portfolio management platform for retail real estate investors, who track their investments and receive alerts via the app.

0
1 year ago

Idea: Event-centric marketplace connecting online retailers with high-volume consumers

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1 year ago

Idea: A software company that enables companies to sell their products through women’s clothing retailers

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A software platform that helps retailers serve their customers better, with many of the features of a CRM but specifically for retailer use

-1
1 year ago

A tool that helps retail staff manage inventory on the sales floor

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1 year ago

Idea: A customer engagement platform for retail banks. The startup helps banks build online communities that allow customers to chat about products and services from within the bank’s website.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A payment processing company for online retailers, helping them avoid fraud and chargeback fees.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: This startup simplifies the process of creating certificates of deposit for retail customers by creating a very simple web-based platform. The service is currently free, and the founders say they’re working on pricing.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that makes a lightweight, mobile-friendly way to trade options for retail investors, promising a user experience similar to Robinhood.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A software service that helps retailers manage their in-store vendors. The company wants to help merchants get the most out of their in-store vendors.

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1 year ago

Idea: A startup that helps retail businesses create personalized images and videos for their products. The company’s CEO says that the startup’s technology has already been used to create over 3,000 videos, and the startup has generated $50,000 in revenue so far.

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1 year ago

Idea: A German-based startup that offers a browser-based solution for online retailers to run a full-fledged e-commerce business.

-1
1 year ago

This company has built an analytics platform that helps online retailers understand how their customers use their product.

-1
1 year ago

A software company that is building a tool for retailers and e-commerce companies to manage their inventory.

-1
1 year ago

A startup that helps brick-and-mortar retail businesses grow online The company used a SaaS model for their marketing platform, which helps companies attract and convert online customers

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