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Nike to Stop Selling Merchandise on Amazon
November 13, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Nike will stop selling merchandise directly to Amazon.com as part of its push to sell more directly to consumers, reports CNBC. The athletic apparel and footwear retailer will end the pilot program it started with Amazon in 2017, in which Nike agreed to sell a limited product assortment to Amazon in exchange for stricter policing of counterfeits and restrictions…

Amazon to Open its Own Grocery Store in 2020
November 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm

Amazon.com has begun hiring for a new grocery store that’s slated to open next year in a neighborhood of Los Angeles. The store is located in Woodland Hills, according to a job posting on Amazon’s website. It’s the first location of what's expected to be a new chain of grocery stores launched by Amazon. The new store isn’t…

Top Tips for Ranking High on Amazon
November 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Amazon.com is one of the world’s largest online retail platforms. In the e-commerce industry, it isn’t unusual to hear comments such as: “There’s e-commerce, and then there's Amazon.” With Amazon enlisting over 1 million new sellers in 2019 alone, how can new entrepreneurs and startups compete? The following are some useful tips that will help businesses…

How Quality Content Impacts Amazon Reviews in Q4
October 30, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Good product reviews can do wonders for your Amazon.com business. Not only can reviews build brand trust and instill confidence in your products, but they also help your products show up higher in search results and increase your clickthrough rates and sales. Because reviews are so valuable, Amazon recommends that products should have 15 or…

Amazon Makes 2-Hour Grocery Delivery Free for Prime Members
October 29, 2019 at 12:13 pm

Amazon.com just added a new perk to its popular Prime membership program: free grocery delivery. The retailer announced today that it will start delivering grocery products within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service. That means Prime members, who pay $119 per year in the U.S.…

Amazon Expands In-Store Package Pickup Service
October 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Amazon.com is expanding a program that turns physical retail stores into package pickup centers, GeekWire reported. The pickup service program, Counter, will be added to thousands of store locations at GNC, Health Mart and Stage Stores. Amazon launched the Counter program through a partnership with Rite-Aid in June. "This new network of pickup points gives…

Amazon's Plan for Grocery Stores, and the Impact on the Industry
October 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss Amazon.com’s plan to open a grocery store concept, one that will be separate from its Whole Foods subsidiary. Amazon will reportedly be testing the grocery store chain in three markets, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, potentially as early as the…

What Really Makes a Superior BOPIS Online Experience?
October 4, 2019 at 11:04 am

The retail climate in the U.S. is analogous to the rise of social media: omni-present, fast-paced and powerful. Consumers’ shopping habits are migrating away from shopping exclusively in-store or online to a cross-pollination of the two worlds. A customer can now see a sponsored ad on their social feed, use the ad’s promo code in…

Amazon to Launch Grocery Stores in 3 Major US Cities
October 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Amazon.com reportedly is moving forward with the opening of grocery stores separate from its Whole Foods Market subsidiary, according to SupermarketNews.com. Store locations will begin opening in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, possibly as early as the end of this year, as Amazon has reportedly already signed more than a dozen leases in the Los…

The Retail Revival: Learnings From Amazon and Costco
September 26, 2019 at 11:13 am

Connecting with individual shoppers is the mandate for retailers today. Using new technologies, they're capitalizing on internet-connected capabilities, launching new in-store innovations, and more, all to satisfy shifting consumer demands. But it's not enough. Consumers have moved beyond these shiny “new” technology innovations. They now expect a personalized, convenient and flexible shopping experience, and are…