Top 50 E-Commerce Startups in the US

E-commerce businesses. What would our world be without them, right? We couldn’t even begin to imagine! 

For this week’s Top 50 feature, we’re putting the spotlight on small and big startups scattered across the United States. You may be familiar with some (or perhaps you’re already a loyal customer?) but we’re sure it may be your first time encountering the others.

Read on and learn more about these fantastic e-commerce companies pushing forward to establish their brands online:  

1. 1stDibs

1stDibs is an e-commerce platform from New York which aims to “capture the magic of the Paris flea market,” according to their website. If you’re the type who enjoys buying artworks, home decorations, fashion items, furniture, and jewelry, be sure to check it out. The site connects sellers and makers from over 600 cities across the world to potential buyers. Thousands of new items are added weekly so be sure to visit them often.  

2. Aleysian

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Aleysian is a cloud e-commerce technology service that helps customers “remove the uncertainty, doubt, and risk in their cloud & digital transformation planning, implementation, integration, and maintenance initiatives,” asserts the company’s LinkedIn profile. 

With Aleysian, businesses can connect with their clients and conduct their transactions online with less stress.   

3. Bark

Love dogs? If so, we’re pretty sure you’ll also love Bark! This New York startup wants to “make dogs as happy as they make us.” They provide products and services specifically tailored for pups. Their BarkBox, a monthly delivery service of toys, chews, and treats is a big hit among pet-loving buyers.

4. Barn2Door

Seattle, Washington’s Barn2Door is on a noble mission to support over a thousand farmers across the country. Their mobile software allows farmers to sell their products directly to customers, therefore removing the middlemen and helping them to earn bigger profits. 

5. Beardbrand

Since hitting the market in 2012, Beardbrand has gained popularity as the company from Austin, Texas that sells men’s grooming products for beards, mustaches, hair, and skin. They have everything from Beard Oil and Mustache Wax, to Sea Salt Spray and Utility Balm, and much, much more. 

6. Black Spectacles

Another tech startup from Chicago, Black Spectacles is an online learning platform that helps “educate and inspire architects around the world” to grow in their industry. They offer top-notch learning materials, software tutorials, career insight, and more.  

7. Bonobos

When Bonobos started, they were on a mission to help men find pants that provided the perfect fit. They did that by selling products with their revolutionary signature curved waistband technology. Fast forward to the present, the company from New York has established a solid reputation as one of the largest online men’s clothing brands in the country. They now have everything from shirts and suits to denim and swimwear.    

8. Boxed

An online retail company from New York, Boxed makes the bulk buying experience easier for customers. With their app or website, users can shop wholesale and have their orders delivered to their doorsteps within 2 days. They have groceries, health products, household items, and more.

9. Brandless

Founded in San Francisco back in 2004, Brandless sells high-quality yet affordable beauty and wellness products. According to the company, they believe that consumers “should never have to choose between what’s good for them and what’s good for their wallet.”

10. Brilliant Earth

Brilliant Earth provides its clients with ethically sourced jewelry. This San Francisco, California seller stocks gorgeous conflict-free engagement rings, wedding rings, necklaces, and pendants.

11. Catch Co.

Anglers just love checking out the Catch Co. website! This e-commerce startup from Chicago, Illinois creates “amazing fishing products, content, and shopping experiences” for their customers. If you’re passionate about fishing, definitely go check out their company website.

12. Deliverr

Operating from its San Francisco headquarters, Deliverr has made waves for its fast and cheap delivery services. If you’re a merchant hoping to guarantee your customers quick and reliable shipping of their orders, you’ll want to give this company a closer look.

13. Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club delivers razors and other male grooming products straight to their members’ addresses. The e-commerce startup from Los Angeles, California has often been praised by buyers for its quality products and flexible service. In 2016, the company was officially acquired by Unilever.   

14. FabFitFun

FabFitFun is a West Hollywood, California startup aiming to inspire women to be happier - by offering them amazing lifestyle products. The subscription-based FabFitFun Box contains a collection of beauty, home, fashion, fitness, tech, and wellness goodies personally handpicked by their team.   

15. The Farmer's Dog

The Farmer’s Dog prides itself on offering “balanced, freshly made pet food with simple recipes, guided by science, and driven by love.” If you’re a dog owner who wants to make sure that your furry friend eats healthy and stays healthy, this subscription-based brand from New York should be a great resource.  

16. Flowspace

Flowspace is a logistics platform from Culver City, Los Angeles that provides customers and warehouses with the tools they need to properly maintain inventories. The company likewise helps online and retail stores ship their orders in a quick manner so as to reach their customers at “the lowest cost possible.” 

17. Golden Hippo

Woodland HIlls, California’s Golden Hippo is a direct-to-consumer marketing company that offers beauty, health, and pet care products. They partner closely with doctors and other experts in developing their products. “We want to do more than sell products — we want to improve lives,” the official website reads.

18. GOAT Group

Sneakerheads will enjoy browsing the GOAT Group website - a global platform selling authentic sneakers, along with accessories and apparel. Since it was founded in 2015, the Culver City, California site now has more than 30 million members from over 100 countries. 

19. Havenly 

This Denver, Colorado startup promises to help you “design the home you love.” Havenly functions as the customer’s guide when it comes to home design. Just choose a room and set a budget limit to get started. 

20. Home Chef

Since 2013, this meal delivery service from Chicago makes mealtime a delight for individuals and families by allowing them to choose, customize, and enjoy delicious food. Go check out the available menu on the Home Chef website to learn more about their weekly meal kit subscription service. 

21. Impossible Foods

Redwood City, California’s Impossible Foods is a popular brand among people who love eating plant-based ‘meat’ and ‘dairy’ products. They’re mainly known for their yummy Impossible Burger but they’ve recently been gaining a lot of great reviews online for their new Impossible Chicken Nuggets. Restaurants and retailers sell their products but customers may also check out their e-commerce site for direct purchases.

22. Instacart

Instacart is a growing San Francisco company with 15 offices scattered across the US and Canada. This e-commerce source offers same-day delivery and pickup services for grocery buyers. Through their website or app, customers can order groceries and have them delivered or prepared for pickup without any hassle.

23. Joybird

This online furniture marketplace from Los Angeles, California is the place to go if you want to find handcrafted and customized bookcases, sofas, loveseats, bedroom furniture, and more. Aside from offering amazing products, Joybird also guarantees customers that their wooden furniture is “constructed from responsibly forested maple, cherry, and walnut.”

24. Jungle Scout

Jungle Scout was launched in 2015 and this Austin, Texas startup has since gained fame as “the leading all-in-one platform for finding, launching, and selling products on Amazon and beyond.” If you’re aiming to sell on Amazon and want to make the most of your business there, you’d definitely benefit from contacting Jungle Scout.

25. Kinship

Headquartered in San Francisco, Kinship is an e-commerce startup aiming to “bring more care to pet care.” The company frequently points out that pets deserve the best care because they help us become better humans. To learn more about Kinsihp’s products and projects for animals, go visit their website. 

26. Lunya 

With locations in New York and Atlanta, Lunya is a brand that specializes in luxury sleepwear for women that are designed for both “function and flattery.” They have robes, cardigans, and a popular line of washable silk pajamas. 

27. MeUndies

Los Angeles, California’s MeUndies sells comfortable underwear made from sustainable materials. Their products often get great ratings from customer reviews because of their high quality. They also offer free shipping so that’s something buyers will benefit from too.  

28. Million Dollar Baby Co.

Hailing from Pico Rivera, California, Million Dollar Baby Co. is a baby furniture company that describes itself as “a 30-year-old startup - blending time-tested experience with fresh perspectives.” They currently carry 8 different brands on their website and parents can be assured that all children’s furniture designs sold by the site are both safe and beautiful. 

29. Narrativ

Based in New York City, the subscription-based platform Narrativ helps brands connect with content creators who recommend their products or services online. This way, the creators can earn “a full-time income,” the site states.  

30. Opendoor

San Francisco, California-based Opendoor is a gamechanger in the real estate industry as it promises property sellers that they will “get an offer in minutes and sell in a matter of days.” If you’re selling your home, you can skip the listing and instantly get a fair cash offer from the company by providing them information and a walkthrough video of your property. 

31. PerkSpot

Businesses looking for effective ways to reward their workers may want to check out PerkSpot. This company from Chicago, Illinois offers organizations affordable options for “personalized discounts, savings, and rewards” for their employees. 

32. PopSockets

PopSockets is mainly known for selling cool mobile phone grips. Additionally, they have other accessories such as cases, mounts, stands, wallets, and wireless chargers. Go check out this startup from Boulder, Colorado if you want to make your mobile phone experience more fun and enjoyable.

33. Printfection

Denver, Colorado’s Printfection is “a swag management platform that makes sourcing, storing, and shipping swag easy.” With their service, you can eliminate the hassles of complex logistics when it comes to buying, distributing, and managing your swag. 

34. Rachio

If you want to keep your yard well-maintained, Rachio is a Denver, Colorado company that has a smart technology system that “reinforces nature for a healthier, greener lawn” while saving on water use. The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller can be adjusted and customized depending on your needs.  

35. Remitly

Need to send money abroad? Remitly has you covered! This international payments firm from Seattle, Washington gets the job done quickly and securely. As if that isn’t enough, users get to enjoy amazing exchange rates and affordable transfer fees.

36. Rent the Runway

The name already gives you a clue: this e-commerce platform allows customers to rent designer apparel and accessories - and there are thousands of options to choose from. New York’s Rent the Runway is definitely an interesting service for women who want to stay stylish without breaking the bank at the same time. 

37. Retrospec

Formerly known as Critical Cycles, Retrospec is a Perris, California-based startup that has an extensive bike collection ranging from beach cruisers, city bikes and e-bikes to folding bikes, road bikes, and single speeds, among others. You may also want to check out their shop if you’re looking for bike accessories and components.    

38. Reverb

Want to buy a musical instrument or maybe want to sell your own? You’d better head over to Reverb! This startup from Chicago, Illinois has a strong community of musicians and shop owners from different countries helping each other find new, used, or vintage instruments.  

39. Ruggable

Ruggable is the ultimate destination for - you guessed it - rugs. This shop offers washable and waterproof rugs, depending on customers’ preferences. They ship their products directly from their Gardena, California headquarters so feel free to browse around their online store if you’re in the market for a plush or practical rug.  

40. SharkNinja

Shark Ninja describes itself as “a consumer-obsessed organization” constantly aiming for customer satisfaction. They design, market, and distribute household devices and appliances. Home owners wanting to make cleaning or cooking chores easier will definitely love the products sold by this company from Needham, Massachusetts.

41. SpotOn

Also a Chicago, Illinois startup, SpotOn offers “flexible, easy-to-use technology” so small and midsize companies can “compete and win with intuitive software, point-of-sale, and payment solutions.”

42. Stackline

Stackline is an all-in-one e-commerce platform from Seattle, Washington for businesses wanting to grow their brands further. They provide the tools and expertise so companies can sell their products online through retailers, marketplaces, social media channels, and even direct-to-consumer.  

43. Tapcart

A Shopify premier mobile app provider, Tapcart works with thousands of brands across the globe. Based in Santa Monica, California, this platform helps merchants “create, launch and manage mobile shopping apps” without any knowledge or skill in coding.

44. Tamara Mellon

While this women’s luxury footwear brand is located in Los Angeles, their products are handcrafted in Italy. Tamara Mellon offers everything from boots and flats, to pumps and sandals, and many more. 

45. Teikametrics

Teikametrics is a platform powered by artificial intelligence for e-commerce businesses trying to reach more customers on Amazon and Walmart. This Boston, Massachusetts firm helps brands to achieve “smart, strategic growth” by providing the necessary data, technology, and expertise. 

46. Threadbeast

Fans of trendy streetwear will surely be interested in what Threadbeast has to offer. This company provides a subscription box full of brands and products preferred by customers. All users have to do is to indicate their size and favorites plus to choose a package that matches their budget.   

47. Trove

Brisbane, California’s Trove is an e-commerce platform that works with big names in the fashion industry such as Levi’s, Eileen Fisher, Patagonia, and others. The company’s technology aims to help the brands “take control of their resale marketplaces, deepening customer loyalty and generating new profits.”

48. Your Super

Your Super is a direct-to-consumer superfoods supplement seller. The company’s mission is to “make healthy eating easier with organic, plant-based superfood mixes.” The wide range of products offered by this startup from Venice, California are made by expert nutritionists, so buyers are guaranteed that they’re safe and effective. 

49. Vivid Seats

When it comes to buying and selling tickets, you can trust Vivid Seats as a good place to go online. This ticket marketplace from Chicago covers different types of events including comedy shows, concerts, sports events, theater performances, and more.  

50. Winc

Wine lovers will enjoy the idea of getting a Winc club subscription. With this offer, users will receive four bottles of wine each month - specifically picked based on their taste preferences. Exploring different wine brands will be hassle-free with the help of this Los Angeles-based startup.   

Author:

@Mark Rosario

Date:

09-10-2021

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