Category Archives: E-Commerce

Amazon Offers Third-Party Branding on Boxes — RetailWire.com

Amazon recently offered Revlon a branding opportunity on its boxes: “Along with Revlon name, an image of a heart and the slogan, #LoveIn3Words, appeared on small boxes during February and March. The company used an accompanying social activation campaign to encourage consumers to join the Love Project movement by visiting theloveproject2017.com and creating their custom #Lovein3Words post for their social channels.“ Supplier Takeaway Would advertising on retailer’s boxes be something that might work for your business? Resources for Walmart Suppliers...

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How Walmart Selects Acquisition Targets — Fortune.com

  How does Walmart CEO Doug McMillon make decisions about acquisitions? This Fortune.com article offers some insight: “‘Assortment is driving a lot of these acquisitions,’ McMillon said at an investor conference in New York on Tuesday. He did not specifically say Walmart was in the market for more M&A opportunities. Supplier Takeaway Assortment is a major consideration in Walmart’s choice of acquisitions. What are you doing to make sure that your products are meeting Walmart’s demands? Resources for Walmart Suppliers...

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Details on Jet.com Acquisition of ModCloth — ReCode.net

More on the news that Walmart’s Jet.com has acquired ModCloth: “For Jet, the deal would be its fourth since March of last year aimed at adding a wider assortment of products to its online megastore. Jet acquired online furniture seller Hayneedle last year for $90 million before Jet was acquired by Walmart for $3 billion. Since then, it has also bought Zappos competitor ShoeBuy and outdoor apparel retailer Moosejaw.“ Supplier Takeaway As we noted yesterday, this is a major signal...

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Report: ModCloth to be Acquired by Jet.com — San Francisco Business Times

A recent report indicates that Jet.com is prepared to take over popular online clothing retailer ModCloth. Online media is abuzz: “Neither ModCloth nor Jet.com responded to a request for comment on Wednesday. But news that the company has been acquired was not entirely a surprise to market watchers, given its struggles to retain a market foothold over the last year amidst branching out into brick-and-mortar stores.“ Supplier Takeaway If this story proves true, it means that Walmart (which itself acquired...

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Walmart.com Announces New Hires in the Bay Area — The Mercury News

Walmart.com is hiring again in the Bay Area: “‘We are in the process of hiring hundreds of merchandise and category specialists for Walmart.com,’ said Ravi Jariwala, a spokesman for Walmart.com, the digital arm of the Arkansas-based retailing titan.“ Supplier Takeaway Walmart continues to invest heavily in online and tech. Are you doing the same? Resources for Walmart Suppliers How Retailtainment Is Killing Your Profit Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: The 8th & Walton Conference Call – Episode 7

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Coupons in Your Car? — AdAge.com

One coupon marketing firm is using OnStar as a distribution channel: “Late last year, OnStar users were offered a buy-one get-one deal on Mars Chocolate North America’s 3 Musketeers candy bars. The offers were displayed in OnStar’s AtYourService feature which surfaces targeted deals on dining, retail and convenience store items.“ Supplier Takeaway If you are relying on traditional paper coupons and online couponing sites to promote your offers, you may be missing out. Would you consider distributing coupons in this...

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Amazon to Offer Spanish Language Option — CNet.com

  Amazon is now adding a Spanish language option to its website: “A spokeswoman for the Seattle-based online retailer told CNET on Thursday that the website has begun adding Spanish. The change will let the US’ more than 40 million native Spanish speakers and over 10 million bilingual Spanish speakers toggle between English and Spanish on the site. The US is now the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, after Mexico.“ Supplier Takeaway Changing demographics requires changes in how we...

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E-Commerce Continues to Dominate Retail — NWAHomepage.com

Traditional retailers continue to struggle against e-commerce players: “‘It’s been a downward spiral for traditional retailers,’ said Christian Magoon, CEO of Amplify ETFs, which last year launched a fund that tracks online-focused retailers. ‘The model of online retailers is winning out. They are more competitive on pricing, they have better selection, and their convenience level is quite high,’ Magoon said.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers How Retailtainment Is Killing Your Profit Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: The 8th & Walton Conference...

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Walmart Tests Shopping Aisle Screens in Texas — The Street

  “The world’s largest retailer is testing a touchscreen monitor in its toy aisle at certain stores in Texas that helps parents and children alike find exactly what they are looking for. And if they don’t find it in the store, they’re only a click away from ordering online, Walmart CFO Brett Briggs said at the Raymond James Investor Conference on Wednesday.“   Resources for Walmart Suppliers How Retailtainment Is Killing Your Profit Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: The 8th...

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Retailers Struggle to Attract IT Talent — Forbes.com

Walmart and other retailers are having a tough time attracting top-level IT talent: “Attracting software talent into the retailing industry isn’t easy, however, as retailers must compete against Silicon Valley for the same pool of employees. Besides, American universities don’t churn out enough software talent, as many American students don’t seem to be prepared to exercise the patience and endure the pain required for writing code. And things are expected to get worse as tighter visa rules will dry up...

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