Category Archives: E-Commerce

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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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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