Category Archives: E-Commerce

Nike Walks Away from Amazon — Bloomberg

Nike has made the decision to stop selling its products on Amazon: “The split comes amid a massive overhaul of Nike’s retail strategy. It also follows the hiring of ex-EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe as its next CEO — a move that signaled the company is going even more aggressively after e-commerce sales, apparently without Amazon’s help.” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on these platforms? Our experts can help....

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Report: Consumers Prefer Walmart to Amazon — CNBC.com

Consumers are now favoring Walmart over Amazon when it comes to shopping: “A majority this year, 55%, said they prefer to shop at Walmart versus Amazon, up from about 47% a year earlier. The percentage of people who favor Amazon has dropped to 45% from about 53% in 2018.” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on these platforms? Our experts can help. Book a consultation today.

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Amazon Fresh Drops Monthly Fee — MultiChannelMerchant.com

Fresh, Amazon’s fresh grocery delivery service, has dropped its monthly fee: “Amazon waited an entire month to swing back at Walmart’s new grocery delivery program, making delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods free for Prime members by eliminating the $14.99 per month charge on orders of at least $35.” P.S. Walmart is still duking it out with Amazon! If you are looking for help working with your Walmart buyer and maintaining a nimble business, know that our experts can...

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Target Is Ready to Battle Amazon this Holiday Season — ChainStoreAge.com

Target is making some changes of its own in order to improve its holiday sales: “The retailer has been building out a system of in-store pickup of online orders, (including bringing purchases out to customers’ cars, “with most orders ready within an hour and brought out in less than two minutes upon arrival”), same-day delivery with Shipt, (where items are ‘delivered in as soon as an hour’ via 1,500 stores in 48 states), and free shipping on online orders for...

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Amazon Expands Pickup Service Locations — ChainStoreAge.com

Amazon is expanding its network of brick and mortar stores where consumers can collect their orders: “The Counter service, which is available to all Amazon customers at no extra cost, provides the option of picking up Amazon packages in-store at a retail partner location. Initially launched in the U.S. in June in partnership with Rite Aid, Amazon is now rolling out the service in GNC, Health Mart and Stage Stores.” P.S. Walmart and Amazon are providing each other with tough...

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Walmart and eko’s ‘Walmart Toy Lab’ Relaunch — RetailDive.com

Walmart and eko have relaunched their Walmart Toy Lab which allows kids to try out toys online: “Kids can use the site to look at, test or play with toys via a virtual controller. About 20 toys are available through the site at the moment, including Frozen 2, Barbie and Star Wars licensed products. Another 20 are set to be added by November, the companies said.” P.S. Walmart is committed to retail technology innovation. Need help understanding it all? Our...

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Consumers Enjoy Showrooming, Webrooming — Chain Store Age

Consumers are making use of online reviews, shops, and platforms to make purchasing decisions both online and in-store: “According to the Third Annual Modern Consumer Research Report from enterprise SaaS scheduling platform RNI, formerly BookingBug, 74% of U.S. and U.K. consumers webroom (research online, purchase in-store). Consumers predominantly perform webrooming for electronics, clothing, and household items.” P.S. Want to increase sales on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Our experts can lend a hand. Book a consultation today.

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Consumer Expectations and Shipping Speed — SupplyChainDive.com

An analysis of consumer expectations when it comes to shipping speed and cost: “When Amazon first unveiled its Prime membership in 2005 — and the promise of free, unlimited two-day shipping — it differentiated itself from the competition in the e-commerce fulfillment space. But as retailers like Walmart and Target began to match that, or offer alternative e-commerce fulfillment options (like buy online, pick up in-store), Amazon needed something to again set it apart from the rest.” P.S. Interested in...

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Walmart to Incubate Its Own E-Commerce Brands — Vox.com

Walmart’s Marc Lore announced a switch in e-commerce strategy, with an emphasis on developing Walmart’s own private brands rather than acquiring other e-retailers: “Lore thinks his company can incubate new concepts and then bring them to both Walmart.com and Walmart’s network of thousands of retail outlets. He pointed to Allswell, a mattress concept designed to compete with the Caspers of the world, which he says will become a “multi-hundred-million-[dollar] brand” for Walmart that’s required minimal investment.” P.S. Interested in selling...

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More On Walmart’s Collaboration with BuzzFeed — Retailwire.com

RetailWire.com experts weigh in on Walmart’s decision to partner with BuzzFeed’s Tasty on shoppable recipes: “From the Tasty app, users are directed to the Walmart Grocery app or www.Walmart.com/Grocery, where they can view what’s in their cart, purchase the ingredients and schedule either curbside pickup at a nearby Walmart or at-home delivery.” P.S. Walmart is not the same store that it was even a few years ago. If you are hoping to work effectively with this rapidly-changing company, you’ll need...

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