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Amazon breaks Prime Day records despite site crashes

July 17, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Prime Day, aside from being a lucrative sales day for Amazon, gives the e-commerce giant a chance to wrestle with system weaknesses ahead of the big dance: the holidays. This year Amazon’s desktop and mobile websites both experienced major glitches […]


Retail Types, Stores

Target expands Drive Up to 200 more stores

July 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon helped set consumer expectations for immediate-as-possible delivery of online orders, but physical retailers and mass merchants have started using their stores to their benefit on that front. Having so many stores is an advantage at a time when click-and-collect […]


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Which retailers spend the most on lobbying?

July 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Last year, the National Retail Federation spent $12.9 million on lobbying efforts. Walmart and CVS shelled out $6.9 million and $6.4 million respectively. These trade groups and companies were the the top retail sector spenders on lobbying in 2017. Collectively, […]


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Prime Day sales poised to surge 40%

July 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Prime Day is a chance for Amazon to solidify its position in the smart-home market while continuing to grow its Prime membership. “We interpret the focus on promotional activities on Echo devices as a strategy in response to the surge […]


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Amazon drives 80% of US e-commerce

July 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s dominance of U.S. e-commerce is particularly stark when viewed in terms of gross merchandise value, as presented by eMarketer, because it includes revenue like the fees collected from its marketplace sellers, which are responsible for half the goods sold […]


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Amazon reportedly working on a Toys R Us-like holiday catalog

July 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon is hardly alone in seizing the opportunity provided by the downfall of America’s foremost toy retailer. In trying to fill the hole left in the toy market after the collapse of Toys R Us in bankruptcy,‚Äč Amazon joins mass […]


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27% of apparel sales are now online

July 2, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon is contributing to the rise of apparel e-commerce thanks to its expanding private label lines and services like its now widely available Prime Wardrobe try-before-you-buy service. But it’s also getting a major boost from specialty retailers that traditionally sell […]


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Amazon, Alibaba drive retail’s brand growth

June 29, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Brands in all categories were met with continued disruption over the past year, but retail was the “bellwether,” according to this report. “Having been battered and thoroughly transformed by e-commerce, retail led category value growth for the second consecutive year, […]


Retail Types, Stores

Amazon merging marketplace and retail operations

June 27, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon began as a bookseller but soon morphed into a mass merchant with a huge assortment, increasingly bolstered through the years by the third-party sellers on its marketplace. For more than a year, over half of the goods sold through […]


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Amazon, eBay join effort to combat counterfeits

June 26, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Large online marketplaces have long struggled to control problematic content, especially counterfeit and knockoff product listings. Now, with four of the largest marketplaces making a joint agreement with the backing of a major governmental entity, the EC, there is teeth […]