Category Archives: E-Commerce

Amazon Begins Price-Setting Program for Marketplace Sellers — RetailDive.com

Amazon has started a new price-setting program for some suppliers: “Amazon has invited some of its third-party Marketplace sellers to join a new “Sold by Amazon” program, where the sellers’ prices are set by Amazon’s price automation process, the e-commerce giant confirmed to Retail Dive in an email.” 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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Retailers, Including Walmart, See Prime Day Increases — RetailWire.com

Amazon wasn’t the only Prime Day winner, many other retailers, including Walmart, saw e-commerce gains: “Among the retailers that saw year-over-year online transaction games for the Prime Day period were Best Buy (60.7 percent), Costco (35.3 percent), Etsy (21.5 percent), Gap (100.4 percent), Home Depot (13.1 percent), IKEA (3.7 percent), Kohl’s (42.8 percent), Nike (153.2 percent), Sam’s Club (48.2 percent), Target (18.2 percent), Walmart (42.6 percent) and Wayfair (8.7 percent), according to research by Jumpshot shared with RetailWire.” P.S. Interested...

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Walmart Responds to Prime Day — USAToday.com

Walmart has begun its own sale to rival Prime Day: “Walmart on Sunday rolled out its answer to rival Amazon’s Prime Day. The retail giant’s big Summer Savings event runs through Wednesday. The sales event includes huge discounts on major electronics like televisions, video game consoles, laptops, tablets and Apple Watches as well as regular everyday items such as small kitchen appliances, sports equipment and toys.” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales...

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How Prime Day Impacts Retail — Forbes.com

Forbes offers an analysis of how Prime Day has impacted retail: “Prime Day, when the world’s largest retailer offers Prime subscribers thousands of items at reduced prices, is the gift that keeps on giving for shoppers: Many major chains, from Target to Walmart, have countered with their own ‘Black Friday in July’ sales. EBay has launched a ‘Summer Brand Outlet’ microsite that includes “Hot Deals for Hot Days” through July 22, and a “Crash Sale” on July 15.” P.S. Interested...

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Walmart Open to New Speciality Foods — Food Business News

Walmart buyers increasingly seek to expand the company’s assortment of specialty foods and brands: “’Our customer is asking for change, asking for innovation, wanting access to top brands as well as different types of food that they’ve never even experienced in a Walmart store,’ she said. ‘We believe the customer deserves access to everything. Not just cheap food, but good food, great food, and we are trying to figure out the right recipe to make sure we do it the...

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Walmart Expands Next-Day Delivery — Bloomberg

Walmart has expanded its one-day shipping offer to thirteen more states: “The offer, which debuted in May for customers in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California, is now available in the South and Midwest, including in parts of Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to researcher Marketplace Pulse and Walmart’s website. Walmart has already said it plans to reach about three-quarters of the U.S. by the end of the year.” P.S. Interested in selling on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to...

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Where Will Jet.com Go From Here? — RetailWire.com

  Analysts are offering their ideas on what will happen to Jet.com now that it is being integrated further into the Walmart brand: “Mr. Lore emphasized that Jet remains a valuable property within Walmart, and plans call for trying to build on the success that it has found in the New York metro area, in particular, and expand to other cities that will deliver a return on its parent company’s investment.” P.S. Interested in selling on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want...

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Target Expands Same-Day Delivery — USA Today

In response to Walmart and Amazon’s same-day initiatives, Target has announced an expansion of its partnership with Shipt, a third-party delivery company: “Target announced Thursday that online shoppers in 47 states will now be able to get items delivered same day by paying a flat fee of $9.99 per order. It’s using Shipt, a membership-based, same-day delivery platform it acquired for $550 million in 2017, to do this.” P.S. Walmart is not the same store that it was even a...

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Update on Jet.com — Walmart.com

Walmart recently announced the further consolidation of the Jet.com team into Walmart’s operations, which includes the eventual departure of Jet.com president Simon Belsham from the company: “Bringing together talent from Jet and Walmart into joint teams has created more opportunity for our business and our people. We’re now merging the rest of our Jet teams, including Retail, Marketing, Technology, Analytics, Product and several others within Walmart. With the teams creating synergy and Jet becoming even more focused, we don’t have...

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Delivery Key Aspect of Walmart Vs. Amazon — RetailDive.com

Walmart and Amazon continue to duke it out in the race to be the world’s top retailer. Delivery speed is proving to be a battlefield with both companies increasing their next-day shipping options: “The analysts noted a ‘delivery arms race’ that is ‘escalating,’ with Amazon and Walmart each announcing various takes on next-day shipping within a month of each other this spring. They also posited that Walmart could make gains in an area long dominated by Amazon: third-party sellers. Helping...

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