Sustainable e-commerce start-up Olive now ships appeal products, in addition to apparel

Sustainable e-commerce start-up Olive now ships appeal products, in addition to apparel

Previously this year, a startup called Olive introduced its new shopping website and app with the goal of making e-commerce more efficient, hassle-free, and sustainable by using a way for consumers to aggregate their orders from throughout retailers into single deliveries that show up in multiple-use packaging, not cardboard. If products need to be returned, those […] Otherwise, Olive will return to select them up. Olive creator Nate Faust states he was inspired to construct the business after recognizing how little interest there was from larger e-commerce players in addressing some of the inconveniences and inefficiencies in the market. Olive addresses the return concern by enabling customers to simply put their unwanted products back in Olive’s product packaging then leave them on their doorstep or with the structure’s doorman for return. Olive today partners with merchants who ship bundles to its own west coast and east coast warehouses, where they repackage them into the reusable containers to provide to consumers.

Canva style platform partners with FedEx Office as it presses even more into the U.S.

Canva style platform partners with FedEx Office as it presses even more into the U.S.

Canva, the style platform for non-designers, has just recently inked a collaboration with FedEx Workplace to assist services reopen in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic with a design-to-print integration. Canva declined to reveal the monetary regards to the partnership. With the new collaboration, Canva and FedEx consumers alike will be able to use Canva’s extensive libraries of design templates, […] …

Scandit raises $80M as COVID-19 drives need for contactless deliveries

Scandit raises $80M as COVID-19 drives need for contactless deliveries

Enterprise barcode scanner company Scandit has closed an $80 million Series C round, led by Silicon Valley VC company G2VP. Atomico, GV, Kreos, NGP Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Swisscom Ventures also participated in the round — — which brings its total raised to date to $123M. The Zurich-based firm offers a platform that combines computer vision […] The latest funding injection follows a $30M Series B round back in 2018. It states the brand-new financing will go on more pressing on the gas to grow in new markets, consisting of APAC and Latin America, as well as developing out its footprint and ops in North America and Europe. Commenting on the funding in a supporting declaration, Ben Kortlang, general partner at G2VP, added: “Scandit’s platform puts an enterprise-grade scanning solution in the pocket of every worker and customer without requiring legacy hardware.