Tag: Retail

Why good real estate agents are becoming indispensable | BizWest

Why good real estate agents are becoming indispensable | BizWest

Sellers Faster Sales.  There have been several studies that demonstrate sellers who use an agent to sell their home sell it faster, on average, than those who choose to sell by themselves. In many cases, this can be a very valuable benefit (for example, if your job requires you to move). Higher Net Proceeds. A […]

Target cuts prices on groceries and other consumables | Food Dive

Target cuts prices on groceries and other consumables | Food Dive

Target’s announcement came the same day Kroger reported a 7% drop in profit thanks to its own sweeping price cuts. As with the Cincinnati-based grocer, Wall Street dinged Target for the measure, which is sure to eat into the retailer’s gross margins, but stands to boost its market share. Many analysts view sweeping price cuts […]

Asia media giants unite for ad share, Opinion News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

Asia media giants unite for ad share, Opinion News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

On the other hand, some publishers are concerned that collaboration among traditional competitors brings its own complications. In many ways, selling ad impressions is like operating an airline. Like air carriers, publishers deal in a product (online impressions) that is limited, perishable and variable in price. These characteristics make it possible to control inventory availability […]

Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, and Sears all sell the same furniture with different names and prices | Quartz

Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, and Sears all sell the same furniture with different names and prices | Quartz

It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school, others are graduating or just moving house, and millions of individuals are shopping for new furniture. Increasingly, people are buying stuff like sofas and dressers—things they used to test out in person—on the internet, thanks to the free shipping and low prices offered […]

Just Say No To Verizon’s New Discriminatory Behavioral Advertising Program | Shear on Social Media Law & Tech

Just Say No To Verizon’s New Discriminatory Behavioral Advertising Program | Shear on Social Media Law & Tech

According to The Wall Street Journal, Verizon Communications has a new rewards program, Verizon Up, that provides credits that wireless subscribers can use for concert tickets, movie premieres and phone upgrades. While this may sound great at first glance its really a wolf in sheep’s clothing that consumers should avoid. If you don’t want to […]

Target to slash prices on thousands of items, sending shares tumbling | CNBC

Target to slash prices on thousands of items, sending shares tumbling | CNBC

The cuts will be on items including cereal, paper towels, baby formula, razors and bath tissue, Target said. And the news comes just days after Amazon started cutting prices at Whole Foods’ stores across America. Target shares were trading around 3 percent lower Friday afternoon on the announcement. “We want our guests to feel a […]

Trainline uses predictive analytics to help rail passengers save money | Computer Weekly

Trainline uses predictive analytics to help rail passengers save money | Computer Weekly

Trainline has revealed details of how it is using predictive analytics to help rail passengers save money when buying tickets on its app through the roll-out of its Price Prediction tool. This service uses big data to judge how the price of an advance ticket will increase in the days leading up to the passenger’s […]

Amazon Faces Angry Twitter Mob Over $100 Water | Euronews

Amazon Faces Angry Twitter Mob Over $100 Water | Euronews

An Amazon representative told NBC News in a statement that the company does not “engage in surge pricing and product prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location.” “We are actively monitoring our website and removing offers on bottled water that substantially exceed the recent average sales price. Prices have not widely fluctuated in […]

Amazon Water Case Prices Spike Ahead Of Hurricane Irma | Crime Time

Amazon Water Case Prices Spike Ahead Of Hurricane Irma | Crime Time

In a statement, the company denounced surge pricing. “We do not engage in [it],” the spokeswoman said in a statement. “Amazon prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location. Prices on bottled water from Amazon, and third-party sellers that are doing their own fulfillment to customers, have not widely fluctuated in the last month.” That […]

J.Crew is falling apart, and right before New York Fashion Week | Fast Company

J.Crew is falling apart, and right before New York Fashion Week | Fast Company

More turbulence is afoot at J.Crew. In April, Jenna Lyons, the brand’s longtime creative director, suddenly announced her departure from the company. Somsack Sikhounmuong, who had been designing for J.Crew since 2001, would replace her. But right at the start of New York Fashion Week, Sikhounmuong has announced that he is also leaving the company. Business of […]