Category Archives: Digital

Walmart.com & Amazon Continue Price Wars — Internet Retailer

Walmart and Amazon continue to duke it out in the online price wars: “Walmart.com undercut Amazon in such categories as automotive, pet, beauty, household essentials and home products. For example, Walmart.com’s Price Perception Index was 3.3% lower than Amazon’s on … Read More

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Walmart Continues to Catch Up to Amazon — Yahoo! Finance

As state tax codes change and retailers invest more in mobile and e-commerce, Amazon is finding itself with increased competition: “Andy Swan of likeFolio says Walmart is edging out its Internet-birthed challenger, and points out the change in dominance was … Read More

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Omnichannel Advantages — Forbes.com

Forbes.com sings omnichannel’s praises: “Putting customers at the center of your business is critical for any retailer. And omni-channel retail—creating a 360-degree view of your customer based on purchase history, preferences, extended demographics, shopping behavior and additional granular pieces of data … Read More

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Omnichannel and the Customer Experience — RetailingToday

Omnichannel offerings have a positive effect on consumer expectations: “According to a survey of marketing decision-makers in omnichannel consumer products organizations from SAP, 86% of respondents agree that omnichannel has meant that customer and consumer expectations of the organization have … Read More

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Walmart Offers Free Shipping on Top Holiday Gifts — The Columbus Dispatch

  Walmart is offering free shipping on holiday bestsellers: “For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season’s top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney’s hit filmFrozen. … Read More

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Should Walmart Focus On E-Commerce? — Motley Fool

  The way forward for Walmart may be to focus on e-commerce: “E-commerce is expanding big time in America. In 2013, total consumer retail spending saw a marginal single-digit improvement, while online retail buying expanded 14%, according to comScore. Wal-Mart VP … Read More

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Walmart-backed CurrentC Hacked — Forbes.com

The much-anticipated CurrentC mobile payment system is the victim of hackers: “MCX, which describes itself as “the only merchant-owned mobile commerce network built to streamline the customer shopping experience,” told users that unknown individuals had gained access to customer email … Read More

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Huge Walmart E-Commerce Center Coming to Atlanta — Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta is proving to be a hotspot for e-commerce centers: “Knowledge of the Wal-Mart e-commerce center has been circulated for months among real estate developers, as Atlanta sees the busiest period of new industrial development since the recession ended. Wal-Mart … Read More

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ASDA Gears Up to ‘Lead Online’ with Expansion Plans — Press Release

Sept. 8, 2014 — Asda, the UK’s second largest retailer has today unveiled the latest development in its mission to be the UK’s most convenient online retailer with plans to expand its Home Shopping and Click and Collect operation. As … Read More

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Amazon Further Commits to Online Gaming with Twitch Purchase — NPR

  Amazon paid nearly 1 billion dollars to acquire Twitch, a video game streaming service: “Twitch now boasts 55 million monthly active users, a count that’s only growing. A puts Twitch ahead of Hulu, Valve and Amazon, behind just Netflix, … Read More

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