The retail landscape has completely shifted since its installment in the early 20thcentury. Today, the industry offers customers a limitless variety of choices while it continues to change. When glancing at the industry’s most recent digital transformation, it can be easy to overlook the challenges digital retail pioneers had to overcome. Digital pioneers, like Amazon,…
Chelsea Navo, director of presales solution architecture, Vanguard Team at DataStax, outlines five key benefits a hybrid cloud provides for e-commerce retailers.
In Hong Kong the shopping landscape continues to evolve at the blink of an eye – indeed, riots or no…
Wing, a sister company to Google, is partnering with FedEx and Walgreens to test using drones to make deliveries. The pilot program will be launched in Christiansburg, VA. Wing was the first company certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to offer autonomous drone deliveries.
Former Apple exec and J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson said that Amazon.com’s lack of physical locations is a disadvantage in its competition with Target and Walmart. The two legacy retailers have thousands of locations that offer in-store pickup as well as delivery services.
Macy’s is testing free same-day deliveries on orders of $75 or more in select markets. The department store previously offered same-day deliveries for $8 using Deliv.
Barneys New York, Chico’s, J.C. Penney and other retailers are closing stores and women are turning to retailers such as Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx, Target and Walmart to buy their clothing. Clothing sales to female baby boomers has increased four percent while sales to Gen Xers is down one percent, according to The NPD Group.
Amazon.com received 208,000 online applications for 30,000 open job slots the week after announcing plans to hire more workers. “People across the country understand the value of Amazon jobs with a $15 minimum wage, full benefits from day one, and upskilling opportunities,” said Beth Galetti, senior vice president of HR at Amazon.
Toys “R” Us plans to have a store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue open in time for Christmas. The retailer is planning a toy- and play-themed pop-up exhibit at the location. Visitors will pay entrance fees – $20 for kids and $28 for adults – to the pop-up, which will also feature a gift shop for…
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos said the company has pledged to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years ahead of schedule. The e-tailing and tech giant ordered 100,000 electric delivery trucks as part of the effort.