Category Archives: E-Commerce

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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Study: Consumers Use Multiple Sources for Online Product Searches — Chain Store Age

Consumers are relying less on Google when searching for products online, preferring to search multiple sources: “Walmart’s sponsored views have grown, but still drive less than 2% of all product views, which Jumpshot analysis attributes to Walmart not offering the same amount of inventory as Amazon.” 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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Changes, Challenges, and Just Beginning with Walmart E-Commerce

Technically, e-commerce has been with us for decades. So, why is it still so e-challenging? Backend processes, supply chain disruption, item setup, retailers managing sites differently, accurate reporting, just to name a few issues! Luckily for suppliers, getting a handle on Walmart’s system and expectations is as easy as checking out a new class and webinar E-Commerce: How to Succeed with Walmart. This new class was designed and is taught by our guest this week, Lori Carter. Lori has a...

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Lord & Taylor Is Up For Sale — RetailWire.com

Walmart e-commerce partner Lord & Taylor is up for sale: “The chain, which currently operates more than 40 stores in the northeastern U.S. and the mid-Atlantic states, has struggled to keep its business on the right path since before Federated Department Stores sold it to NRDC Equity Partners in 2006. NRDC later acquired Hudson’s Bay Co., now HBC, in 2008.” P.S. Analysts are speculating on potential buyers for this venerable retailer. Regardless, Lord & Taylor’s willingness to work with Walmart.com...

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More on Gen-Z and Retail — Forbes.com

More on how Gen Z likes to shop. . .and yes, the younger generation does like physical stores! “They may not have reached full maturity yet, but in a lot of ways, Gen Z is already the cultural pacesetter. Commerce is no exception. How (and how soon) retailers and technology companies respond to those catalyzing trends and shopping preferences are going to be sensational to watch over the next five to 10 years as Gen Z comes into its own.”...

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Walmart Leads in Five CPG Categories — EMarketer.com

Walmart’s investment in e-commerce, tech, and its own stores is paying off as it begins to lead in several CPG categories: “But food isn’t the only CPG category with substantial growth this year. Sales growth in the beauty, personal care and household essentials categories can be attributed to Walmart’s 2016 acquisition of Jet.com and its large brick-and-mortar presence, which positions the retailer ahead of Amazon for its more-efficient shipping capabilities.” P.S. Are your products on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? If not,...

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Report: Is Walmart “Hinting” at Free One-Day Shipping? — ECommerceBytes.com

ECommerceBytes.com reports that a tweet last week hinted that Walmart may be willing to counter Amazon’s new one-day Prime shipping offer: “Walmart isn’t taking the news of Amazon 1-day Free Prime Shipping lying down. It hinted in a Tweet that it would do the same – but without requiring a membership fee.” P.S. Another move in the ongoing chess game between Walmart and Amazon. If Walmart follows suit on one-day shipping, suppliers will need to become even more nimble with...

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