Lessons From Amazon Prime’s Referral Program

Published October 16, 2014 by Dinesh Raju+ in Referral Marketing / Referral Program Examples

“Amazon has a secret weapon in Amazon Prime.” – CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz The largest ecommerce player in the U.S. just launched a customer referral campaign. This is a great move by Amazon because: Prime members are a lucrative demographic. A survey found that they spend almost twice as much as other shoppers on Amazon.com. They [...]

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10 Examples Of Glamorous Beauty Referral Programs

Published October 15, 2014 by Melissa Tsang+ in Referral Marketing / Referral Program Examples

The beauty industry is getting a $100m makeover. Julep and Birchbox estimate that beauty and cosmetics is a $160b industry tech investors are ready to disrupt. Even though fashion and beauty command a relatively small share of the money flooding the startup scene ($107.6m of $4.5b invested), a significant number of beauty startups are raising [...]

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Fashion Ecommerce Is Hard: 14 Quotes From Founders Who Made It

Published October 14, 2014 by Samuel Hum+ in Ecommerce / Interviews
Fashion Ecommerce is Hard: 14 Quotes from Founders Who Made It

Previously, we wrote a post featuring the insights of 10 successful ecommerce founders, from brands like Bonobos, Amazon, etc. We decided to build upon that list to bring you more quotes about the challenges faced by successful fashion ecommerce founders: 1. Joseph Robins, founder of Mostyn Clothing “I have had to take on a second job [...]

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What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure [Slideshare]

Published October 9, 2014 by Jon Tan+ in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs encounter failure often. Successful entrepreneurs overcome failure and emerge wiser. We’ve taken 33 lessons about failure from Brian Honigman’s article “33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure“, illustrated them with statistics and a little story about entrepreneurship… in space!

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14 Tantalizing Referral Programs in Food Ecommerce

Published October 8, 2014 by Melissa Tsang+ in Referral Program Examples

Before we begin, here some compelling facts about food ecommerce: 1. Food tech is raising serious money – the sector experienced a 51% growth in the past year, raising $486m across 109 deals globally. 2. 51% of this money comes from angel investors and Series A rounds. 3. Just recently: Plated bagged $15m in Series A funding FoodPanda [...]

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