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Walmart Looks to Differentiate Through New Online Pricing Strategy | And Now U Know

Walmart Looks to Differentiate Through New Online Pricing Strategy | And Now U Know

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Can a new pricing strategy help Walmart differentiate itself from one of its biggest competitors? According to The Wall Street Journal, the retailer’s new move to raise online prices is effectively showing key differences between Walmart and e-commerce mega company Amazon. Avery Sheffield, Global Portfolio Manager, Brandywine Walmart’s new strategy entails a […]

Walmart’s Next Pricing Strategy Is…Raising Select Prices Online? | Retail TouchPoints

Walmart’s Next Pricing Strategy Is…Raising Select Prices Online? | Retail TouchPoints

“Providing a cheaper price or a discount for picking up an online order in-store makes sense — after all, it is cheaper for Walmart to fulfill in this way and it gets the potential benefit of incremental sales when the customer collects,” said Neil Saunders, Managing Director at GlobalData Retail, in a RetailWire discussion. “However, […]

Kroger using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon | CNBC

Kroger using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon | CNBC

For Kroger, that fear has become more obvious by the day. In August, Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and instantly cut prices at the upscale grocer. CNBC has also been reporting on Amazon’s potential efforts to crack the pharmacy market, another reason for Kroger to be concerned. Kroger gets about 9 percent of […]

Amazon Offers New Discounts on Third-Party Sellers’ Goods | Fortune

Amazon Offers New Discounts on Third-Party Sellers’ Goods | Fortune

If you find more goods than usual on Amazon are discounted as the holiday season starts, that may not be because the sellers have chosen to cut their prices. Instead, as The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, Amazon itself has started briefly discounting certain items sold by sellers, by as much as 9%. This only […]

Amazon provided discounts for Christmas | HashtagME

Amazon provided discounts for Christmas | HashtagME

Amazon’s new strategy to provide discounts to its customers while paying sellers full price has been launched, as the Christmas season nears and the company aims to compete with ‘brick and mortar’ stores for customers. “When Amazon provides a discount, customers get the products they want at a price they’ll love, and small businesses receive […]

Experts Warn Amazon Will Stumble On Major Logistics and HR Issues In Oz | channelnews

Experts Warn Amazon Will Stumble On Major Logistics and HR Issues In Oz | channelnews

“When you start delivering beyond the metro centres into the regions, that is where the real challenge will be”. Dennis claims that eBay Australia will soon launch a guaranteed delivery service, plus a price matching program. The strategy is likely intended to increase eBay’s competitiveness amidst Amazon’s influence. Commentators speculate that Amazon’s prices will generally be […]

Grocers of the future: Room enough for both Amazon and Aldi | YouGov

Grocers of the future: Room enough for both Amazon and Aldi | YouGov

If the Price is Right Retail revenue, particularly for food, has increased by as much as 86% between 1992 ($337 billion) and 2016 ($627 billion). Data from YouGov Profiles reveals that retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Costco, and Sam’s Club make up 40% of the market share, but competition is tight between these giants. Consumers […]

First, Amazon destroyed retail — now, it’s coming for Starbucks | ZDNet

First, Amazon destroyed retail — now, it’s coming for Starbucks | ZDNet

Let’s look at their customer engagement model. A typical customer might make a coffee at home with whatever system and brand of coffee they have (hopefully Starbucks) and perhaps pick up a drink at a Starbucks store on the way to work. If they are particularly addicted, they’ll buy a few during the day, but […]

Independent retailers remain confident after Amazon-Whole Foods Market | Supermarket News

Independent retailers remain confident after Amazon-Whole Foods Market | Supermarket News

Brett said he and his team are also trying to figure out how to reduce margins in order to lower prices. “The Whole Foods deal isn’t the shock it might have been if we weren’t already having to be very mindful of our pricing strategy,” he said, explaining they’ve been doing a strategic pricing review […]

Amazon dropped prices as soon as Noon launched, says Alabbar | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Amazon dropped prices as soon as Noon launched, says Alabbar | ZAWYA MENA Edition

American e-commerce giant Amazon, which expanded its presence in the Middle East market with the purchase in March of Dubai-based Souq.com, responded to the launch of local rival Noon.com by immediately cutting its prices, according to the latter’s founder and major investor Mohamed Alabbar. Speaking at a Leadership Dialogue panel held at the first day […]