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The power of mobile commerce: how to fully engage your customers in the lead up to Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2017
Isabelle Ohnemus is the Founder and CEO of mobile-first, fashion-sizing shopping platform EyeFitU. Isabelle’s background in international finance gave her the solid foundation to turn her passion for fashion and desire to help change the face of shopping into a growing business. As the CEO of a fashion retail startup she is all-too-familiar with brand-consumer engagement tactics at this time...
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Why you should 'Shop Fierce and Female' this Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th December 2017
The Shop Fierce and Female campaign, (#ShopFierceandFemale) spearheaded by interiors and fashion brand, Age of Reason, is encouraging the public to buy from independent, female-led brands this Christmas. Care of Startacus, Sophie Turton, director of The Joyful Web, caught up with Ali Mapletoft, designer at Age of Reason, about the inspiration behind the campaign.  What is the message of...
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Startup of the Week - Tailored.to

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th December 2017
Whether you’re buying a gift for the festive season or simply buying for yourself, chances are you’ll spend quite a bit of time researching your purchase. Hours and often days can be spent trawling through countless websites, comparing prices and checking out reviews before the final buying decision is made. That however need no longer be the case thanks to our latest Startup of the ...
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Choose Love, the pop up shop selling products for refugees

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2017
"Shop to your heart’s content, leave with nothing, and feel great" via Choose Love, the London pop up shop where you can buy real products for refugees. Choose Love is the world’s first shop where you can buy real products for refugees - from emergency blankets to school bags and medical equipment. All funds raised will go directly to Help Refugees, a pioneering organisation work...
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Black Friday chat bot from Pouch does the business (of finding you the best deals).

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2017
With the amount of deals being offered up for Black Friday, one UK company is doing their best to simplify savings on the biggest shopping day of the year. Pouch shot into the startup limelight this year when they appeared on Dragons den with their free voucher finding browser extension. We of course also featured them on Startacus as an acclaimed Startup of the Week.   So impres...
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Trouva bags $10m to help independent boutiques compete against the retail giants

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2017
Trouva, the curated marketplace for the UK’s ‘hidden gem’ homeware and lifestyle brick and mortar boutiques, yesterday announces that it has raised $10m in a Series A round led by BGF Ventures, the UK’s largest venture fund, alongside Index Ventures (Europe’s largest VC fund and investors in Farfetch, ASOS and Etsy) and Octopus Investments (backers of Secret Escapes a...
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Pointy offers local shops the chance to compete online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2017
Search for any product online, and the first result or two (or three or four or five) is likely to be Amazon. As handy as Amazon can be for shopping, it and other online shopping megastores are proving disastrous for some small, local shops. Small businesses are closing their doors in record numbers, even after putting all of their products online to try to keep up with the times. At the end of t...
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Startup of the Week - Buy Me Once

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2017
As we all know, we’re living in what is pretty much a throwaway society. Most of us tend to dispose and replace products rather than repair or re-use them and we don’t necessarily expect things to last. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. It’s simply a matter of making better choices and in particular more informed ones. The good news is that our latest Startup of t...
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Startup of the Week - Pouch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th May 2017
If you’re a savvy shopper, chances are that when you purchase something online, you generally try to find a promo code to give you that extra bit of discount at the checkout. Whilst this can sometimes be pretty easy to do, often the opposite is true, with out of date and invalid codes galore. If that sounds familiar, we reckon you’re going to love our latest Startup of the Week. Pou...
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5 Things You Need To Consider When Opening an Online Store

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd November 2016
In the UK, 95% of people buy their goods via Internet retailers and in just one year more than £100 billion can be spent online. With these figures in mind it’s no wonder why you are planning to open an online store.  But, before you start seeing pound signs, there are a few things you need to consider before setting up that virtual shop: 1. Which ecommerce platform are you goin...
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