Category Archives: E-Commerce

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Consumers Concerned About Counterfeit Goods — RetailDive.com

An increase in online shopping has also led to an increase in concern about purchasing counterfeit goods: “The report also highlighted online shoppers’ quality concerns. Per the report, 68% of U.S. consumers are worried that there might be more counterfeit or poor-quality products sold online as a result of the pandemic, but 45% of respondents said they were unaware of product counterfeiting.” P.S. Everyone needs to do their part to ensure that consumers are able to access high-quality goods while...

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More on Walmart’s Omnichannel Buying Team — SupplyChainDive.com

More information is available about Walmart’s decision to consolidate its e-commerce and store buying teams: “The consolidation will happen gradually, according to the memo, starting with food and other consumables. The single merchandising team will be divided into apparel, consumables, entertainment, food, hardlines and home. The company has appointed Chandra Holt, formerly COO of Sam’s Club, to lead the integration of Walmart e-commerce into the unified buying team as chief merchandising and integration officer for Walmart e-commerce, reporting to recently...

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Walmart to Launch Walmart+ — CNBC.com

Walmart will be launching Walmart+, a program to rival Amazon’s Prime: “The initiative comes as Walmart is locked in an arms race with Amazon to bring packages faster and faster to customers’ homes. Amazon’s Prime $119 per-year membership program includes such perks as unlimited next-day shipping on more than 10 million items as well as free streaming of music, TV shows and movies.” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on these platforms?...

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Walmart Introduces New Fulfillment Service for Third-Party Sellers — Walmart.com

Walmart is now offering a fulfillment service that provides a more seamless experience for third-party sellers and customers alike: “We built this service with sellers, for sellers, and are proud to offer our partners transparent and simple pricing that’s one of the lowest on the market. WFS is designed to help sellers generate more profitable sales of their inventory at scale, while growing their business with Walmart Marketplace. With WFS, they’ll gain a trusted partner that cares about their business...

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Instacart Impacts Grocery Sales — GroceryDive.com

  A recent study shows that Instacart has a positive impact on grocery sales within communities: “’Instacart is changing the way customers engage with grocery stores by creating a complementary online service that would be prohibitively expensive for traditional retailers to offer on their own,’ wrote study author Dr. Robert Kulick of NERA Economic Consulting in a statement. ‘The result is increased grocery demand, which translates into higher grocery store employment and revenue.’” P.S. Grocery delivery remains a huge opportunity...

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Can Walmart Make E-Commerce Profitable? — CNBC.com

Walmart is making great strides in the area of e-commerce. Will these strides translate into profits? “Investors and analysts are watching for signs that Walmart is turning its e-commerce sales growth into a profitable business. They’ll listen for signs of progress at Walmart’s investor meeting Tuesday at the New York Stock Exchange.” P.S. Want to partner with Walmart or Sam’s Club’s expanding e-commerce opportunities? Our experts can help. Book a consultation today.

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Demand for New Suppliers in Wake of Coronavirus — SupplyChainDive.com

  Coronavirus has left businesses scrambling for suppliers as production halts in China: “Shippers are seeking alternative suppliers outside of China to make up for delays resulting from the continued production standstill in China’s Hubei? province caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Freightos.” P.S. This issue highlights the importance of keeping products on store shelves even in the midst of an international crisis. Of course, OT/IF is critical to your success with Walmart and Sam’s Club regardless of international...

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JD Logistics Delivers Needed Supplies in China — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart partner JD Logistics is actively working to deliver necessary supplies in Chinese provinces that are affected by the coronavirus: “JD Logistics is deploying delivery staff, autonomous shuttles and drones to deliver medical and commercial cargo throughout coronavirus quarantine zones in Wuhan and Hubei Province in China, the company said Thursday.” P.S. Walmart continues to pursue overseas opportunities and is investing in strong executive leadership for its international division. Are you interested in selling your products in other countries? Our...

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Report: eBay for Sale? — Chain Store Age

Media reports indicate that eBay may be acquired by Intercontinental Exchange: “ICE has reportedly offered to purchase eBay before it made its most recent inquiry. There is no formal offer on the table and the companies are not currently engaged in official discussions of the matter. ICE may only have interest in purchasing eBay’s core e-commerce business and not its less profitable classified ad business. It is unclear how or if this would affect a possible purchase price or negotiations.”...

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Superbowl Ad Highlights Walmart’s Order Pickup — Forbes.com

Walmart’s order pickup service is proving to be an unexpected hit with consumers: “The growing importance of order pickup should not have been a surprise to anyone close to retail. The writing was clearly on the wall for a long time. Yet, retailers were slow to understand its value and only now, in 2020, is a company like Walmart starting to realize its strategic importance.” P.S. Order pickup demonstrates that there is a middle ground between brick & mortar and...

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