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Amazon set to launch its own POS system as it takes aim at Shopify

September 10, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is set to its very own point-of-sale (POS) system as it takes aim at rival Shopify’s small business customers. According to a new report from Business Insider, the retail giant has created an internal task force to develop the […]


News & Trends

Shein is now being downloaded twice as much as Amazon

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Shein is now being downloaded more than twice as much as Amazon as it solidifies its place as the world’s most popular shopping app. The ultra-fast fashion brand, understood to also be the world’s fastest growing ecommerce company, was downloaded […]


Others, Tech

How Computer Vision Will Transform Stores to Help Retailers Beat Amazon

September 7, 2021

Via: RIS News

Retailers are still reeling from the impact of COVID-19, which will have long-term effects on how people shop. A survey of 1,000-plus consumers that Standard conducted in November 2020 about their holiday shopping plans found that: 36 percent planned to […]


Suppliers

Walmart launches last mile delivery service

August 24, 2021

Via: Charged

Walmart has followed in Amazon’s footsteps and launched a last mile delivery service ahead of holiday season in the US. The leading US retailer started trialling its last mile delivery vans earlier this year as Amazon led the push into […]


News & Trends

Amazon launches website to communicate with sellers over upcoming antitrust laws

August 23, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon has responded to upcoming antitrust proposals from Congress by starting a website in which it warns its sellers about incoming laws and regulations. Sellers will need to sign up to receive information from the ecommerce giant’s public policy team […]


News & Trends

Amazon has outsold Walmart for the first time

August 19, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon saw sales beat its rival in the US for the first time between June 2020 and June 2021, according to research firm FactSet. Consumers spent $610 billion at Amazon in the 12 month period, whereas shoppers spent $566 billion […]


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Why is Amazon footing the bill for defective products sold by marketplace sellers?

August 12, 2021

Via: RetailWire

In the near future, Amazon.com shoppers that have a problem with a third-party marketplace seller will be able to bring their complaint directly to Amazon instead of having to take it up with the seller. The change to the platform’s […]


News & Trends

Amazon strikes back at Visa fees with surcharge

August 11, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Retail giant Amazon is taking on card behemoth Visa with plans to impose a half percent surcharge on all Visa credit card transactions in Singapore starting next month in its first ever such surcharge. “Due to Visa’s high cost of […]


Others, Tech

Will voice shopping ever take off without screens?

August 10, 2021

Via: RetailWire

According to Juniper Research, global e-commerce sales conducted by voice assistants are expected to expand more than four-fold by 2023. Devices with screens, however, “will be imperative” to driving the growth by improving checkout efficiency. Co-author Meike Escherich commented in […]


News & Trends

Amazon reinstates mandatory mask rules and pushes back return to office until 2022

August 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon has reintroduced mandatory mask wearing for all employees and pushed back its return to office guidance until next year. Amazon has become the latest major company to reinstate COVID-19 safety measures as the highly infectious ‘Delta variant’ runs rampant […]