Category Archives: E-Commerce

Amazon Assembles Anti-Counterfeiting Team — RetailDive.com

Amazon has launched an anti-fraud team to help address the growing problem of counterfeit goods: “While the e-commerce giant said its priority remains prevention, the new team will investigate cases where ‘a bad actor has attempted to evade Amazon’s systems and listed a counterfeit in violation of Amazon’s policies.’ That will make it easier to get results through civil and criminal legal action, the company said.” P.S. Supply chain integrity starts with authentic merchandise. If you are finding yourself distracted...

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Is Collaboration Key to Saving the Apparel Supply Chain? — SupplyChainDive.com

The apparel supply chain has taken several hits recently. Could collaboration be the key to its survival? “Major apparel producing countries also often lack the elements of a social safety net, like unemployment assistance, available to U.S. apparel industry workers. The health of the industry is only assured by the health of the people who keep it running.” P.S. Walmart knows the importance of making sure that goods are on its shelves. If you want to improve your in-stock stats,...

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Analysts Weigh in On Jet.com News — RetailWire.com

Industry analysts are weighing in on whether it was wise of Walmart to acquire Jet.com: “Walmart, Mr. McMillon told CNBC, benefited greatly from the Jet acquisition. In fact, looking at the goals laid out in 2016, it appears as though Jet largely fulfilled the promise that Mr. McMillon saw in it when the deal was struck.” 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...

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Subscription Services Soar During Pandemic — Forbes.com

Subscription boxes are on the upswing as people shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic: “Wanting more data, I contacted ReCharge, which provides the payment software for over 10,000 subscription businesses. Its COO told me, ‘our data since the shelter-in-place orders… show strong growth across multiple verticals.’ She wouldn’t be very specific, that information is private and off the record, but it was clear that this wasn’t just 1% to 2% growth. She added, ‘several high volume subscription brands powered by ReCharge...

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Questioning In-Store Grocery Order Fulfillment — RetailDive.com

The pandemic is shining a light on grocery pickup and delivery fulfillment, causing some analysts to reconsider the effectiveness of using working stores as fulfillment centers: “A central issue for grocers is how they use their store aisles and backrooms to fill orders for pickup or delivery, said Neil Stern, senior partner at McMillanDoolittle, a retail strategy and consulting firm. Stern has worked with grocers including Publix, Harris Teeter and Kroger.” P.S. Consumers need efficient grocery options more than ever...

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Amazon Expands Freight Service — SupplyChainDive.com

Amazon is expanding its freight service to throughout the continental U.S.: “Amazon has expanded its freight service to the lower 48 states, from five Eastern states, the company confirmed in an email to Transport Dive.” P.S. Retail supply chains have never before evolved so quickly. Want help keeping up? Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.  

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Amazon Shipping to Temporarily Cease Operations — ChainStoreAge.com

Amazon will be temporarily suspending its Amazon Shipping service: “According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon will temporarily cease operations of its Amazon Shipping service in June. Launched in April 2019, Amazon Shipping bypasses Amazon fulfillment centers entirely. Select Amazon sellers with warehouses in the Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York/New Jersey metro areas can directly print Amazon shipping labels from their dashboards. Amazon then picks up packages every weekday and delivers them to domestic consumers seven days a week.”...

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Consumers Concerned About Counterfeit Goods — RetailDive.com

An increase in online shopping has also led to an increase in concern about purchasing counterfeit goods: “The report also highlighted online shoppers’ quality concerns. Per the report, 68% of U.S. consumers are worried that there might be more counterfeit or poor-quality products sold online as a result of the pandemic, but 45% of respondents said they were unaware of product counterfeiting.” P.S. Everyone needs to do their part to ensure that consumers are able to access high-quality goods while...

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More on Walmart’s Omnichannel Buying Team — SupplyChainDive.com

More information is available about Walmart’s decision to consolidate its e-commerce and store buying teams: “The consolidation will happen gradually, according to the memo, starting with food and other consumables. The single merchandising team will be divided into apparel, consumables, entertainment, food, hardlines and home. The company has appointed Chandra Holt, formerly COO of Sam’s Club, to lead the integration of Walmart e-commerce into the unified buying team as chief merchandising and integration officer for Walmart e-commerce, reporting to recently...

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Walmart to Launch Walmart+ — CNBC.com

Walmart will be launching Walmart+, a program to rival Amazon’s Prime: “The initiative comes as Walmart is locked in an arms race with Amazon to bring packages faster and faster to customers’ homes. Amazon’s Prime $119 per-year membership program includes such perks as unlimited next-day shipping on more than 10 million items as well as free streaming of music, TV shows and movies.” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to improve your sales on these platforms?...

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