Category Archives: E-Commerce

Consumers Enjoy Showrooming, Webrooming — Chain Store Age

Consumers are making use of online reviews, shops, and platforms to make purchasing decisions both online and in-store: “According to the Third Annual Modern Consumer Research Report from enterprise SaaS scheduling platform RNI, formerly BookingBug, 74% of U.S. and U.K. consumers webroom (research online, purchase in-store). Consumers predominantly perform webrooming for electronics, clothing, and household items.” P.S. Want to increase sales on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Our experts can lend a hand. Book a consultation today.

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Consumer Expectations and Shipping Speed — SupplyChainDive.com

An analysis of consumer expectations when it comes to shipping speed and cost: “When Amazon first unveiled its Prime membership in 2005 — and the promise of free, unlimited two-day shipping — it differentiated itself from the competition in the e-commerce fulfillment space. But as retailers like Walmart and Target began to match that, or offer alternative e-commerce fulfillment options (like buy online, pick up in-store), Amazon needed something to again set it apart from the rest.” P.S. Interested in...

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Walmart to Incubate Its Own E-Commerce Brands — Vox.com

Walmart’s Marc Lore announced a switch in e-commerce strategy, with an emphasis on developing Walmart’s own private brands rather than acquiring other e-retailers: “Lore thinks his company can incubate new concepts and then bring them to both Walmart.com and Walmart’s network of thousands of retail outlets. He pointed to Allswell, a mattress concept designed to compete with the Caspers of the world, which he says will become a “multi-hundred-million-[dollar] brand” for Walmart that’s required minimal investment.” P.S. Interested in selling...

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More On Walmart’s Collaboration with BuzzFeed — Retailwire.com

RetailWire.com experts weigh in on Walmart’s decision to partner with BuzzFeed’s Tasty on shoppable recipes: “From the Tasty app, users are directed to the Walmart Grocery app or www.Walmart.com/Grocery, where they can view what’s in their cart, purchase the ingredients and schedule either curbside pickup at a nearby Walmart or at-home delivery.” P.S. Walmart is not the same store that it was even a few years ago. If you are hoping to work effectively with this rapidly-changing company, you’ll need...

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Amazon Addresses Third-Party Pricing — RetailWire.com

Amazon has initiated a program that offers the company greater control over prices set by third-party sellers: “Sellers who sign up to the program give Amazon permission to reduce the price of their products at will. In exchange, they are guaranteed a payout called Minimum Gross Proceed (MGP). Amazon told sellers, ‘You will be paid based on the sales price, or the Minimum Gross Proceeds (MGP), whichever is greater.’” P.S. Interested in selling more on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want to...

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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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