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Retail Types, Stores, Suppliers

Macy’s to make same-day delivery free in 30 markets, for a limited time

September 19, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s move toward one-day delivery for Prime members may have spurred Macy’s to drop the $8 fee it usually charges for same-day delivery. Perhaps in a subtle dig at Amazon’s offer (which is available only to Prime customers who pay […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon expands cash payment services across the US

September 18, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

E-commerce, conducted as it is in the digital ether, is a cash-free zone. The Amazon Go store is an innovation that brings the smooth no-cash transactions of online shopping to brick and mortar, built on the promise of alleviating one […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon’s inventory value up 25% as it begins next-day shipping

September 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon has already seen some hiccups in its promise of next-day delivery. Many customers complained of later-than-expected shipping times during Prime Day this summer, an early test of the retailer’s delivery promises. But Amazon has learned a lot from Prime […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart, Target could lose holiday customers to Amazon

September 4, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Coresight’s survey findings echo previous research indicating that consumers will continue shopping in-stores. A 2019 Shopkick survey found that 55% of Gen Z shoppers will do most of their shopping in-store, and 54% of Boomers will do the same. For […]


Suppliers

Amazon vs. Walmart: Who Will Control the Future of Shipping?

August 28, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Retailers are sparing no expense in the race toward faster shipping. Amazon has invested more than $800 million in one-day delivery for Prime members. Meanwhile, Walmart is following suit with free, one-day shipping that could be available to three-fourths of […]


Suppliers

Amazon applies for waiver with FAA to allow drone delivery

August 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Drones, for the last few years, have been viewed as the future of last-mile delivery for a variety of organizations ranging from third party logistics to hospitals. These flying couriers could also make it easier to provide same-day delivery in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon adds styling service to Prime Wardrobe

July 30, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Stitch Fix, or at least its stock, has been dogged by Amazon since the e-commerce giant first tested Prime Wardrobe in June 2017, just months ahead of Stitch Fix’s initial public offering. Box services, subscriptions and try-before-you-buy services abound in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon profits miss as expenses surge

July 26, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon on Thursday said that its move to speed up Prime delivery to one day is costing a bit more than the $800 million they’d predicted last quarter. “That number’s probably going to come out north of a billion dollars,” […]


Retail Trends

Prime Day boosted store traffic for Amazon and rivals alike

July 22, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Prime Day’s benefits seem to be getting broader, both across the retail world and across the businesses of individual retailers. Ethan Chernofsky, Placer.ai marketing vice president, said in a blog post of Whole Foods’ traffic spikes that “this is a […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Pressure From Amazon May Be Forcing Retailers to Offer More Shipping Options, Says New Survey

July 17, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

Amazon is putting pressure on retailers, and failure to provide competitive shipping options is costing online them business, according to a new survey of merchants and consumers conducted by e-commerce platform BigCommerce. Half of the nearly 3,000 consumers surveyed said […]