Delivery and Discovery

Whenever a new product is launched into the market, it is preceded by a whole lot of work and investigation, not only concerning the product itself (how it works, how it is built, how it is managed), but also how and why it can be used and actually make users’ lives easier.  Basically, there are two key elements for a product to be successful and really mean something to its users: Delivery and Discovery.

To get the maximum out of this strategy, and though it may seem redundant, starting with “Why?” helps.  Focusing on why are we building this, for who and what are we working to fulfill that need.  There are some very interesting tools to help teams navigate and activate those questions: starting with a simple Impact Mapping and/or SWOT analysis helps.

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Gone! Goes National: Sell your items from anywhere in the U.S.

Our big day is finally here! Today, Gone! goes national with the introduction of Gone! Lite, enabling anyone in the U.S. to sell items through a newly announced shipping service partnership with UPS. We’re also excited to announce two major app upgrades made possible with integration from Slice and a partnership with Amazon.com.

 Available on iOS, and coming soon to Android, the Gone! app makes selling as easy as snapping a photo and answering a few quick questions – or even simpler by using our new discovery function to list items for sale. In order to provide more accurate and informative selling tips, users will have the option of pairing their email account with Slice, which monitors purchase history through email receipts and keeps tabs on the changing market value of recently purchased items.

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Commerce Innovated, an amazing boost for your startup

All great companies start with a simple idea, a dream perhaps, that at some point became as real as it gets.  A strong commitment to achieve goals and make the business possible, together with a whole lot of sweat, are necessary for it to work.  But these elements are just part of the deal.  Another share of the equation, equally important, is thoughtful planning and developing strategies.  You can run until your soles wear off, but without a proper direction you won’t get very far.  Or maybe you will, but you surely won’t have a clue of where you are standing.

If you’ve started your own business, then you know what we are talking about. Commerce Innovated is here to provide and help emerging companies devise a proper strategy to head in the best direction, through the best way.  That’s why they are a Startup Accelerator; they are here to make the ride smoother, clearer and faster.

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Reverse Retail: Disrupting online selling

Reverse logistics has been around for decades, although the whole concept may not have a lot of press or enjoy the popularity of all the other business related services.  It is usually presented as any process related to the reuse of products and materials after they have been used and/or sold.

In recent years, in keeping with the 21st century, it has sharpened its focus on its position in the e-commerce market.

From the time it was first introduced, reverse logistics has played a key role in industries such as high-tech and automotive, as well as industries with overstocks, end-of-life products, and parts requiring refurbishment for resale.  The increasing challenge in reverse logistics today is the growth of returns resulting from the rise of e-commerce at the consumer level. Consumers knowingly order more products and different sizes because they understand that the return will not cost them. 

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It’s all about Discovering and Delivering

Whenever a new product is launched into the market, it is preceded by a whole lot of work and investigation, not only concerning the product itself (how it works, how it is built, how it is managed), but also how and why it can be used to make users’ lives easier.  There are two key elements for a product to be successful and really mean something to its users: Delivery and Discovery.

Starting with “Why?” helps.  Focusing on why are we building this, for whom, and how are we working to fulfil that need.  To navigate and activate those questions: starting with a simple Impact Mapping and/or SWOT analysis helps.

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How to build a startup A-team

Ensuring you have a solid team is a crucial factor in the success of your startup.


Gone! recently spoke at Innventiva, an event that brings art, creativity, innovation and business together in a day-long convention.Nicolás Bayerque, CEO, talked to a full auditorium of almost 500 people, sharing ideas, projects and personal experiences to promote and art, innovation and creativity. We also joined the Consero Startup Acceleration Forum in Las Vegas. This time discussing how to build a start-up A-team, something we’ve been happy to achieve. Our team includes big data scientists, Harvard Phd, former stockbroker, and MBAs. but more importantly, has the drive and personal skills to create and manage a great project with record quality, in record time.

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Gone! Wins at Global Innovator: Mobile

Last week we flew to New York City for the Global Innovator: Mobile event, which brought together a group of innovative start-ups to discuss the biggest tech trends on the market and compete for the most votes.

The voting panel had some of the most active VCs in the NYC venture community, such as Danny Schultz (Managing Director, Gotham Ventures), Jalak Jobanputra (Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Venture Capital), Hadley Harris (General Partner, Eniac Ventures) and Nic Poulos (Principal, Bowery Capital).

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