Category Archives: E-Commerce

Amazon Files Trademarks on “Amazon Pharmacy” in Several Countries — CNBC.com

Some analysts believe that Amazon’s trademark filings indicate plans to expand pharmacy and surgical equipment sales in the U.S., Canada, and Australia: “Amazon has filed to trademark “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, signaling a potential move into selling prescription drugs outside of the U.S.” P.S. Walmart wants to meet a full range of consumer needs, including health care. If you want to improve your relationship with your Walmart buyer, check out our supplier courses today.

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eBay Announces Layoffs — RetailDive.com

Online auction site eBay is laying off employees in its Bay Area offices: “EBay has begun laying off 102 employees at two San Jose, California campuses and one San Francisco office, including software engineers and members of its communications, billing and legal teams, among others, according to a WARN notice filed Jan. 15 with California’s Employment Development Department.” 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...

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Analyst: E-Commerce Trends for 2020 — SupplyChainDive.com

An analyst from SupplyChainDive.com offers insight into this year’s e-commerce trends: “The e-commerce industry keeps growing, reaching $3.5 trillion in 2019, and predicted to reach $6.5 trillion by 2023. This means it’s ever more important to make e-commerce a seamless experience for customers, from product availability all the way to the last mile.” 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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Walmart Supports Reasonable Controls Over Consumer Data — Reuters.com

Walmart has taken a stand in support of providing some consumer protections regarding personal data sales and sharing: “The world’s largest retailer said shoppers should have an opportunity to ‘reasonably access, correct or delete their data while limiting the sale of their data to third parties and its use in digital advertising,’ as it testified at a hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.” P.S. Walmart and 8th & Walton are neighbors here in Bentonville. Get...

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Mobile Sales Shine During Cyber Week — Chain Store Age

Consumers are using their mobile devices to make more purchases than ever before: “That’s according to data from Salesforce, which said that global mobile orders were the breakout star of Cyber Week, as buying reached 55% (up from 50% in 2018), driving the most digital traffic and orders of any device.  Mobile devices globally drove 73% of all digital traffic, up from 66% in 2018.” P.S. Interested in selling more via Walmart’s online and mobile platforms? Our experts can help....

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Walmart “Refreshes” Produce Shopping — Walmart.com

Walmart has enhanced the experience of shopping for produce at its stores: “In addition to improving the shopping experience for customers, these changes make it easier for our associates to work in the department. Our new format simplifies workloads, making it easier for our associates to stock produce. This way, they can re-focus their time on serving customers.” P.S. As more people seek to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets, produce quality becomes more important. Walmart is taking...

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Amazon Restricts Merchant Shipping Methods — Yahoo! Finance

Amazon is restricting its third-party merchants from using USPS to deliver products, unless the merchant purchases the postage directly from Amazon: “According to one consultant, Amazon stands to benefit financially through ‘postal arbitrage,’ in which it leverages the difference between the prices it charges and the low rates it receives through its Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) that high-volume users strike with USPS. In addition, Amazon’s NSA likely includes ‘tiered incentives’ that promise even deeper discounts for the e-tailer in return...

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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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