Category Archives: E-Commerce

Google Investing in JD.com — Yahoo! Finance

Google will invest in JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company that Walmart has also invested in: JD.com’s investors include Chinese social media powerhouse Tencent Holdings Ltd, the arch-rival of Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, and Walmart Inc. ‘Given Walmart also has a close relationship with JD, I see (the investment) as further tightening of the Google/Walmart alliance, which seems focused on building a third force in ecommerce beyond Amazon and Alibaba,’ said Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell.” P.S. These...

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Walmart’s ModCloth to Open Physical Stores — MySanAntonio.com

Walmart-owned ModCloth is opening brick & mortar stores in selected markets. Following in the footsteps of another Walmart e-commerce company, Bonobos, these locations assist customers in trying on garments rather then selling them to take home that day: “In-store stylists will help shoppers select and order their items, which will be delivered for free within two to four days of purchasing. The stores will also offer a selection of locally curated, one-of-a-kind vintage items that shoppers can purchase and take...

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Report: Walmart Launches Jetblack Personal Shopping Service — ReCode

ReCode reports that Walmart is testing its personal shopping service in Manhattan under the name of “Jetblack.” “The startup is being led by Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss, who joined Walmart last year to lead the initiative. Since then, Walmart has revealed little about the project, but Recode reported details on the service in December.” P.S. Lots of changes at Walmart, and they won’t stop happening anytime soon. Meet with one of our experts and discuss how you can...

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New Product for Walmart? Community Coffee Launches Digital First

As we draw closer to Walmart’s Made in the USA Open Call, suppliers from across the country share one hope: land their product on the shelves of the world’s largest retailer. However, whether you’re brand new to Walmart or a seasoned supplier, there’s an innovative tactic to launching your new items. As we learn this week from Community Coffee, debuting digital first has many advantages. This week’s podcast is a great conversation with Ryan Schemmel, Vice President of Sales and...

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Amazon Launches Private Label Pet Food Brand — SupermarketNews.com

Amazon has launched a private label pet food brand: “’Pet products are among the fastest-growing online retail categories and Amazon is leading the way,’ said David Sprinkle, research director for market research firm Packaged Facts, which published the report ‘Amazon Strategies and the Amazon Shopper.’ ‘The scariest part for competitors is that recent news indicates the e-commerce juggernaut is still coming on strong and unabated in the U.S. pet industry, reaffirming its commitment to pet products and now pet food.’” P.S....

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Jet.com Is Now an Apple Reseller — AppleInsider.com

Walmart’s Jet.com has become an authorized reseller of Apple products: “The e-commerce site Jet.com revealed on its website Wednesday that it is now an authorized Apple reseller for the first time. The site now carries the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as the HomePod, AirPods, Beats headphones and various cases and covers.” P.S. If you aren’t selling on Walmart’s online properties, now is the time to consider doing so. Book an e-commerce consultation with one...

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Why Walmart Sometimes Struggles Overseas — Forbes.com

  Walmart’s international brand performance can be uneven. One analyst explains why: “Walmart is certainly not alone in stumbling in Asia, Europe and South America among other places. American retailers like Home Depot and Best Buy both have crashed and burned in China and there are many others that couldn’t make the great leap across the oceans—though sometimes it was just a river or a lake.” P.S. If you have concerns about doing business here in the states, or with...

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UPS Considering Bulky Goods Deliveries — Supply Chain Dive

UPS may begin delivering bulky goods, such as furniture, to consumers: “UPS is also reportedly in talks to hire trucking company Werner Enterprises to transport bulky goods, according to Reuters. This could be part of the $12 billion investment in logistics UPS announced earlier this year.” P.S. If UPS and other carriers start delivering large, heavy items, suppliers will have plenty of new opportunities to sell via e-commerce platforms. Maximize your Walmart.com presence by signing up for 8th & Walton’s...

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Amazon Renews Flipkart Battle — Reuters

While some analysts believed that the Walmart acquisition of Flipkart was a done deal, Reuters is now reporting that the battle with Amazon for the Indian e-commerce company continues: “Amazon’s offer could kickstart a new battle between it and Walmart, already fierce retail rivals in the United States that have reportedly dueled over at least one acquisition before. The bid also emphasizes the importance of gaining a greater foothold in online sales in India, a market expected to be worth...

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Walmart Debuts $10 Beauty Boxes — Allure.com

Walmart has launched new beauty boxes for only $10 each: “Okay, okay, we know what you’re thinking. We’ve been led astray by too-good-to-be-true deals before. Cheap beauty boxes mean cheap products, right? Well, the retail price of the products in the boxes range from $20 to $40, so the savings are real. Still don’t believe it? Check out the descriptions of some of the boxes below.” P.S. E-commerce shoppers love boxes filled with new and different products. Improve your online...

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