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How Nike is attempting to replicate Amazon’s rapid delivery

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Nike is aiming to replicate Amazon’s rapid delivery model by connecting its complex network of stores, warehouses and technology as part of a strategy towards a more “connected inventory”. The sportswear giant‘s CEO, John Donahoe, talked about “connected inventory” in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon to give away shipping software to merchants for free

September 16, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has announced that it will give ecommerce merchants free software for managing shoppers’ orders on and off its platform, as the retailer extends its reach. The company will be ending monthly fees for Veeqo, a shipping software firm it […]


Suppliers

Amazon to raise delivery drivers’ pay and add more work benefits

September 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon is raising its delivery drivers’ pay and adding more work benefits to some delivery drivers after workers protested earlier this year while fuel prices soared. Amazon has said it will invest $450 million into rate increases, an education program […]


News & Trends

Amazon halts reviews on The Rings of Power to combat fake ratings

September 7, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has started a policy of halting user reviews posted on its streaming service Prime Video by up to three days in order to tackle fake ratings. The moves comes after an influx of “review bombing,” which has been come […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How Shopify is betting on social commerce to increase growth

September 7, 2022

Via: Charged

When Charged sat down to chat to Shopify director of EMEA expansions and partnerships Deann Evans, she said was “really keen” to join the company in August 2021 on its “mission to help more and more merchants.” However since then, […]


Suppliers

Amazon rolls out delivery route algorithm to reduce miles driven

September 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For Amazon, a decision on how a customer order should be fulfilled is made quickly based on item location and other factors. However, there can be a five- to six-hour gap from when an order is placed to when the […]


Retail Types, Stores

Why Amazon Fresh is ‘a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist’

August 24, 2022

Via: Charged

On the 2nd of March 2022, Amazon opened its first checkout-free grocery store of the year in Southwark, London. The previous year had seen an aggressive roll out, with 17 Amazon Fresh stores opening their doors in the capital, all […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon halts Fresh store rollout amid disappointing sales

August 22, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon’s aggressive grocery push onto the high street has ground to a halt after poor sales amid the cost-of-living crisis. According to a report from the Sunday Times, Amazon has walked away from talks for dozens of potential sites for […]


News & Trends

Amazon audit reveals wage, benefit issues at 40% of potential suppliers

August 16, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon is making some strides in its efforts to protect worker rights at its vendors after the e-commerce giant ramped up its transparency requirements for supplier operations. “We conduct regular assessments of suppliers of Amazon-branded products,” Amazon said on its […]


News & Trends

Amazon reassures Wall Street by posting strong revenue and guidance

July 29, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has reported strong revenue and guidance, reassuring Wall Street with an upbeat forecast for the remainder of the year. The company’s shares rose over 10% in after-hours trading after the company reined in costs and benefitted from an increased […]


News & Trends

Amazon introduces a new wallet for sellers

July 26, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The new Amazon wallet service is currently available only to a select group of the company’s small business sellers, some of whom have been trying it in recent weeks, according to the post. Amazon Spokesperson Alyssa Bronikowski declined to say […]


Suppliers

Amazon Rolling Out Electric Delivery Vehicles Across the U.S.

July 22, 2022

Via: RIS News

Amazon said custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering Amazon packages will hit the road. The news comes on the heels of Walmart’s announcement last week that it penned a deal on Tuesday with electric vehicle startup Canoo to purchase […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon offers EU concessions to end antitrust investigation

July 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has said it will refrain from using sellers’ data for its own retail business and offer concessions to end an investigation an antitrust investigation, according to EU regulators. The US ecommerce behemoth also said it would treat its marketplace […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online retail and grocery traffic take a tumble in 2022 as cost of living crisis intensifies

July 8, 2022

Via: Charged

UK ecommerce and online grocery shopping has sharply declined in 2022, according to a new study by digital intelligence platform Similarweb. The research reveals that the online retail market has taken a hit in 2022, hinting that the cost of […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon names grocery veteran to head consumer business

June 22, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Herrington brings a wealth of online retail experience to his new role, which will put him in charge of a large chunk of Amazon’s operations, including the delivery infrastructure that sits at the heart of the e-commerce giant’s business. Herrington […]


News & Trends

Checkout-free shopping booms as bricks-and-mortar retail scape changes

June 17, 2022

Via: Charged

Checkout-free shopping is undergoing a boom as the physical retail landscape shifts. according to research from RBR. The number of stores across the world using checkout-free technology increased by three during 2021 to over 250. In the majority of these […]


Others, Tech

Amazon ventures further into AR shopping with ‘Virtual Try-On for Shoes’

June 9, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has made a moved further into the augmented reality (AR) space as part of a strategy to appeal more to ‘sneaker heads’. The company’s new feature ‘Virtual Try-On For Shoes’ will allow shoppers to visualise how a pair of […]


Retail Types, Stores

Amazon says big tech legislation ‘inappropriately’ targets it among retailers

June 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Shifting attitudes around antitrust issues in both major U.S. political parties has been a headache for Amazon that has only grown with time and the company’s size. The big tech legislation introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will antitrust legislation single out Amazon and let retail rivals slide?

June 1, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is slamming federal legislation that would bar the company from giving preference to its products over items sold by other sellers on its site. Brian Huseman, Amazon vice president of public policy, writes on a company blog that two […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will Deliverr help Shopify better compete with Amazon?

May 26, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Shopify is often seen as an alternative for independent sellers frustrated with Fulfillment by Amazon’s changing inventory rules and increasing seller costs. Will acquiring Deliverr help close the gap on fast fulfillment? Deliverr’s technology integrates third-party sellers with major e-commerce […]