Category Archives: E-Commerce

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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FedEx Won’t Renew Amazon Contract — Fox4KC.com

FedEx won’t be renewing its delivery contract with Amazon when it expires at the end of the month: “FedEx said Friday that it will not renew the contract for domestic FedEx Express handling of Amazon shipments when the deal expires June 30. It’s “a strategic decision” that will let FedEx focus on thousands of other retailers including Target, Walgreens and Walmart, company spokeswoman Katie Wassmer.” P.S. FedEx will be concentrating more on its relationship with Walmart and other stores. If...

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Amazon Expands Free One-Day Shipping Program — BusinessInsider.com

Amazon is taking on Walmart’s new free shipping promotions by expanding the number of items that are eligible for free one-day shipping: “Amazon said Monday that its Prime free one-day shipping offer now applies to more than 10 million items.” P.S. Interested in selling 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 Has Big Plans for Jetblack — Business Insider

Walmart is looking to expand its Jetblack personal shopping service, which currently operates in New York City: “A wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart, Jetblack started working with customers in New York City in May 2018. Since then, Fleiss says, it has grown steadily, and the service has let a number of people in off of its secret waitlist.” P.S. The future looks bright for Walmart. Are you ready to continue doing business with this evolving retailer? Get in touch with...

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Suresh Kumar to Join Walmart in New Elevated Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer Role

Walmart has hired former Amazon and Google executive Suresh Kumar as its chief technology officer and chief development officer: “Walmart announced in a blog post and in a memo sent by CEO Doug McMillon to employees Tuesday that Kumar is joining the company, beginning July 8, and will report directly to McMillon.“ P.S. Walmart has made great strides in its retail technology over the past several years, but it is clearly not resting on its laurels. Are you able to...

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