Jet.com Is a Stone's Throw From Manhattan and Packs Big Personality

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No one was surprised when Walmart snatched up burgeoning online retailer Jet.com for a cool $3.3 billion in early August. The year-old ecommerce site headquartered in Hoboken, N.J., had been making waves as a viable competitor to behemoth Amazon since its inception with investors like Goldman Sachs, Alibaba, Google Ventures and Bain Capital lining up to fund early venture rounds.

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