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Walmart Raises Price of Plus-Sized Clothing, Citing Production Costs | Newsweek

Walmart Raises Price of Plus-Sized Clothing, Citing Production Costs | Newsweek

A store in Sydney, Nova Scotia advertised a George brand women’s T-shirt for $9.97- until the sizes hit 1X. The shirts that came in 1X-3X  sizes cost $2 more than the original. George brand clothing is made exclusively in Walmart, and price differences for plus-sized people also applied across the United States. The stark difference […]

Amazon already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills | The Star Online

Amazon already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills | The Star Online

NEW YORK: As pharmacy chains await Amazon.com Inc’s entry into the prescription-drug market, the online retail giant is already undercutting them for non-prescription medicine for aches, colds and allergies. Median prices for over-the-counter (OTC), private-brand medicine sold by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and CVS Health Corp were about 20% higher than Basic Care, the OTC […]

Amazon Unveils Prime In Australia At Half-Price; Will Australian Consumers Respond? | Forbes

Amazon Unveils Prime In Australia At Half-Price; Will Australian Consumers Respond? | Forbes

Amazon launched Prime this past week in Australia at half the price it charges in the U.S. For $6.99 AUD (or about $5.15 USD)  a month or $59 AUD a year (or just under $44 USD), Australians will now be able to get free two-business day delivery on some products and access to videos, e-books […]

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

While list prices of drugs in the U.S. continue to grow at an annual clip of around 6%, real or net U.S. drug prices, including discounts and rebates, fell 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) appear to be successfully lowering net prices of drugs through higher rebates and co-payment […]

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

Pricing strategy While Amazon entered the Food & Groceries category four years ago, which it is betting on to make it the daily, weekly, monthly shopping site of choice for Indians who spend a substantial portion of their monthly income on food, groceries and other consumables, it will have to tweak its pricing strategy to […]

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart’s approach vs. Amazon’s: speed vs. control The biggest advantage of Walmart’s plan to outsource the crucial last-mile delivery to Uber and Lyft is that it’s fast and cheap. In the short run, this will allow the company to quickly scale, which is apparent when compared to Amazon’s Whole Food pilot delivery service. As previously […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What do you stand to lose as Amazon’s retail competition crumbles? Purchasing power. When competition is eliminated, so too are incentives to keep prices low as a market disrupter. By destroying its competitors, Amazon is also extinguishing any repercussion traditionally associated with price increases — that is, a customer choosing a competitor instead of Amazon. […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What ails the retail industry is no secret: Amazon. In 2016, Amazon sold six times as much online as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s and Costco. Combined. In 2017, it accounted for nearly 50% of all online sales. Imagine where Amazon will stand in 2018 and beyond. But while the e-commerce giant’s threat to retailers and […]

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

The fee hikes also demonstrate the conundrum for Amazon’s Marketplace sellers, who gravitate to the e-commerce giant for its extensive research, robust search and sticky Prime customers, but who also face competition from Amazon itself and the whims of the company’s seller policies. Those whims have led some sellers to turn elsewhere, notably Walmart, which […]

Costco beats Amazon on price | Retail Dive

Costco beats Amazon on price | Retail Dive

Costco is widely seen as benefiting from a treasure hunt atmosphere, where shoppers pick things off the shelves not originally on their shopping list. That, as well as its membership fees, are its saving grace — on some items Costco makes no money. It’s essentially how Amazon operates, too, with its Prime members more or […]