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101 Must-Read Growth Hacking Guides for Ecommerce Startups

Founders Grid, June 3, 2015

When VC notable Marc Andreessen speaks, people pay attention, and since his 2013 claim that consumers “are not going to have a choice” but to buy online when traditional retail go bust by the end of the decade, physical stores have hurried to join the global Ecommerce 2.0 wave.

Meanwhile, the data has reaffirmed Andreessen’s bricks-and-mortar death knell, with Goldman Sachs expecting mobile-based shopping alone to hit $173B in the U.S. by the end of 2018, while ecommerce fairytales like Nasty Gal serve as case studies for hungry startups.

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Disrupting FedEx: The Startups Unbundling FedEx, UPS and the Logistics Industry

CB Insights, March 13, 2015

Are shipping & logistics titans like FedEx and UPS being unbundled by startups? Drawing inspiration from Andrew Parker & David Haber’s Disaggregation of Craigslist (both of Spark Capital), as well as the Disaggregation of a Bank by Tom Loverro (RRE) and Alexander Pease (Union Square Ventures), we looked at today’s US startups targeting shipping and logistics companies to visualize the Unbundling of FedEx.

The graphic below includes startups like Shyp, which simplifies the process of shipping packages using a mobile platform and a fleet of “Shyp Heroes”, to freight rate comparison products like Pivot Freight, to on demand delivery/courier options such as Postmates and Uber.

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