Category Archives: Digital

Walmart.com’s Visitor Numbers Lag Behind Amazon — 24/7 Wall Street

  At this point, Walmart.com won’t ever catch up to Amazon’s visitors: “According to new data from online research firm comScore, Amazon’s March unique visitors in the United States, a number that includes mobile and desktop users, reached 175.1 million. Wal-Mart’s … Read More

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Why Vendor-Retailer Data Sharing Makes Sense — MultiChannel Merchant

Data sharing between retailers and suppliers has significant benefits: “With Retail Link, Walmart empowers vendors to track performance at the store and SKU level, enabling vendor teams to improve sell-through, reduce out-of-stocks, and optimize promotional execution. Not only do these … Read More

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Walmart to Curb Free Shipping in Canada —

  Walmart is changing its shipping policy in Canada: “Wal-Mart Stores Inc., citing rising costs, is ending free home shipping on April 2 for orders of less than $50 before taxes. Home delivery under that price will cost $4.97. Deliveries … Read More

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Consistent Pricing Important to Consumers — The City Wire

Consumers want to see more consistency between online and offline pricing: “Whether online or in-store, 82% of U.S. consumers say they expect a retailer’s prices to be the same when they are shopping, according to a survey of shoppers and … Read More

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Walmart Taking Preorders for New Cell Phones — Tech Times

Walmart is already taking preorders for several new Samsung phones: “Preorders have already begun for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. All of the U.S. carriers, with the exception of Verizon, are now taking preorders for both smartphones, along … Read More

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Amazon “Dash” Buttons Allow Offline Product Ordering — The Verge

Amazon is making it easy for consumers to buy household goods at a touch of a button…even when folks aren’t near their phones or computers: “The company is rolling out new hardware today called the Dash button that promises to … Read More

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Other Retailers Finding Success with Google — SearchEngineLand.com

Walmart’s break with Google may not reflect the effectiveness of Google’s Local Inventory Ad program: “Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported: 16 percent higher click-through rate; 122 percent increase in store visits after adopting Local Inventory Ads; $8 of in-store sales … Read More

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More on Walmart’s Split with Google — SearchEngineLand.com

More on Walmart’s decision to part ways with Google in an advertising venture: “Wal-Mart had been participating in Google’s Local Inventory Ads program until last week. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and others recently reported on Wal-Mart’s apparently abrupt decision … Read More

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Walmart Believes its Customers Will Eventually Adopt Mobile Payments — Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on mobile payment options, including Walmart’s confidence that its customers will eventually adopt mobile payments: “Wal-Mart is working with a competing system created by the Merchant Customer Exchange, a consortium of several large retailers, … Read More

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Walmart and Google Part Ways Over Data Sharing — Wall Street Journal

Walmart ended a Google advertising campaign over concerns about data sharing: “Last summer, Wal-Mart signed up for a Google advertising service that shows shoppers where specific products are available at nearby stores. Less than a month later, the retailer pulled … Read More

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Sunday April 26, 2015
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High 79° / Low 54°
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A few clouds. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
WMT79.84  chart+0.66

TGT82.70  chart+0.77
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NASDAQ5092.08  chart+36.02
S&P 5002117.69  chart+4.76
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