Category Archives: E-Commerce

Instacart Impacts Grocery Sales — GroceryDive.com

  A recent study shows that Instacart has a positive impact on grocery sales within communities: “’Instacart is changing the way customers engage with grocery stores by creating a complementary online service that would be prohibitively expensive for traditional retailers to offer on their own,’ wrote study author Dr. Robert Kulick of NERA Economic Consulting in a statement. ‘The result is increased grocery demand, which translates into higher grocery store employment and revenue.’” P.S. Grocery delivery remains a huge opportunity...

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Can Walmart Make E-Commerce Profitable? — CNBC.com

Walmart is making great strides in the area of e-commerce. Will these strides translate into profits? “Investors and analysts are watching for signs that Walmart is turning its e-commerce sales growth into a profitable business. They’ll listen for signs of progress at Walmart’s investor meeting Tuesday at the New York Stock Exchange.” P.S. Want to partner with Walmart or Sam’s Club’s expanding e-commerce opportunities? Our experts can help. Book a consultation today.

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Demand for New Suppliers in Wake of Coronavirus — SupplyChainDive.com

  Coronavirus has left businesses scrambling for suppliers as production halts in China: “Shippers are seeking alternative suppliers outside of China to make up for delays resulting from the continued production standstill in China’s Hubei? province caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Freightos.” P.S. This issue highlights the importance of keeping products on store shelves even in the midst of an international crisis. Of course, OT/IF is critical to your success with Walmart and Sam’s Club regardless of international...

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JD Logistics Delivers Needed Supplies in China — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart partner JD Logistics is actively working to deliver necessary supplies in Chinese provinces that are affected by the coronavirus: “JD Logistics is deploying delivery staff, autonomous shuttles and drones to deliver medical and commercial cargo throughout coronavirus quarantine zones in Wuhan and Hubei Province in China, the company said Thursday.” P.S. Walmart continues to pursue overseas opportunities and is investing in strong executive leadership for its international division. Are you interested in selling your products in other countries? Our...

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Report: eBay for Sale? — Chain Store Age

Media reports indicate that eBay may be acquired by Intercontinental Exchange: “ICE has reportedly offered to purchase eBay before it made its most recent inquiry. There is no formal offer on the table and the companies are not currently engaged in official discussions of the matter. ICE may only have interest in purchasing eBay’s core e-commerce business and not its less profitable classified ad business. It is unclear how or if this would affect a possible purchase price or negotiations.”...

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Superbowl Ad Highlights Walmart’s Order Pickup — Forbes.com

Walmart’s order pickup service is proving to be an unexpected hit with consumers: “The growing importance of order pickup should not have been a surprise to anyone close to retail. The writing was clearly on the wall for a long time. Yet, retailers were slow to understand its value and only now, in 2020, is a company like Walmart starting to realize its strategic importance.” P.S. Order pickup demonstrates that there is a middle ground between brick & mortar and...

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Amazon’s Shipping Costs on the Rise — SupplyChainDive.com

Amazon’s shipping costs continue to increase, particularly as the company strives to offer one-day shipping options: “Amazon’s shipping costs climbed to $12.8 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 43% increase year-over-year (YoY) for the quarter that includes peak season. Full-year 2019 shipping costs reached $37.9 billion, according to the company’s earnings released Thursday.” P.S. Shipping is a major concern in e-commerce. If you are interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com while keeping costs down, know that...

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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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