Tag: Amazon

Retail Trends

BJ’s Wholesale Club readies to go public with IPO filing

May 18, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Leonard Green and CVC Capital acquired BJ’s Wholesale Club in 2011, took it private and have paid investors dividends several times since. As a practical matter, unloading BJ’s one way or another makes sense for them — most often private […]

Retail Trends

JP Morgan: Amazon will catch up to Walmart in 2-3 years

May 16, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon looms large as the biggest disrupter of retail in the last two decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to catch up to Walmart. The problem is that what is being calculated as retail sales by many analysts really […]

Retail Trends

Retail Roundup — Amazon debuts smart homes; Costco’s e-commerce jumps 43%

May 11, 2018

Via: FierceRetail

Amazon debuts model smart homes Amazon has set up a model smart homes around the U.S. for consumers to experience how the company’s technology products work. Amazon has partnered with Lennar Corp. to convert some of the home construction company’s […]

Retail Trends

Amazon reportedly could grab 10% of retail sales by 2020

May 8, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

By several measures, Amazon is a juggernaut, with 100 million Prime members locked in globally and net sales that in the first quarter rose 43% to $51 billion. But that doesn’t mean that the e-commerce giant is unstoppable, especially when […]

Retail Types, Stores

Amazon curates books for kids

May 4, 2018

Via: FierceRetail

Amazon is testing a book subscription box for young readers. Currently available for Prime members by invitation only, the package includes two to four hardcover books per month for $23. To some analysts, the move is yet another way in […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Report: Amazon will incentivize retailers to adopt payment system

May 3, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While Amazon hasn’t confirmed that it’s testing a program to incentivize retailers’ use of Amazon Pay, the initiative is a threat to companies like PayPal and Square that collect fees for the transactions they process on their payment platforms. The […]

Retail Trends

Amazon to hire thousands of tech workers

May 1, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s growth is nothing short of breathtaking. Although the company recently reported the layoffs of “several hundreds” of corporate employees, its growth in technology workers alone will soon be in the several thousands. This follows — or perhaps the word […]

Others, Tech

Amazon bringing memory, natural conversation capabilities to Alexa

April 27, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The coming capabilities seem like a natural step in the virtual assistant’s evolution. As users have become more comfortable with Alexa, it makes tremendous sense that the assistant should, via a technology upgrade, become more comfortable with them. Remembering things […]

Retail Trends

Amazon generates five times more web traffic than Walmart

April 26, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart overshadows Amazon as a retailer in many if not most respects, except when it comes to Amazon’s turf of online performance. But Walmart, through a series of acquisitions and improvements to its digital operations, has begun to turn that […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Amazon’s Latest Delivery Spot: Shoppers’ Cars

April 25, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Last year Amazon debuted Amazon Key, allowing some Prime members to receive Amazon deliveries in their homes through keyless access. Taking the concept one step further, or perhaps one step back, the e-commerce giant has announced that Amazon Key now […]