Retail

  • Kohl’s to start accepting Amazon returns

    … and then send it back to Amazon and hope it doesn’t get lost in transit. Now, you may not have to deal with that hassle as retail outlet Kohl’s is now accepting Amazon returns in certain locations. As of yesterday, Kohl’s stores in Chicago and Los Angeles started accepting Amazon returns. This goes along with a display of Amazon products for sale…

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  • eBay cracks down on high end counterfeits

    … trafficking and even terrorism by some reports. You almost have to act like an FBI investigator to try to authenticate any designer goods being sold online. However, you may not have to do that for long as eBay claims they’ve got your back. The online retail pioneer has just launched a program they call eBay Authenticate. For a fee, eBay will have…

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  • The latest salvos in the WalMart-Amazon war

    … solutions. Recently, WalMart has bought a delivery startup called Parcel which touts itself as a last mile delivery service. Parcel also has other clients who they say will continue to provide service to, even after the WalMart purchase. Meanwhile, Bloomberg is reporting that Amazon has taken a sizeable chunk of customers from other retail chains…

    Greg's Corner- 13 readers -
  • How a New Active Wear Brand Takes on the Big Guys

    … with the brand that go beyond just a product experience. We have a couple of retail stores that offer free yoga, free meditation classes, and a monthly art show. These things help bring like-minded people together. And what hasn’t worked? One thing that wasn’t so successful was when we first launched. No one else was focused on men’s yoga. While there…

    Street Fightin How To's- 16 readers -
  • Walmart not only takes on the last mile, but also the last few feet

    … As we’ve mentioned on this blog many times before, in the battle between retail giants Amazon and WalMart, both companies are trying to solve the problem of the ‘last mile’. The last mile of delivery is said to be the most expensive part of home delivery. Now, WalMart has announced an endeavor where they intend to not only conquer the last mile…

    Greg's Corner- 11 readers -
  • Amazon congratulates non-expectant women for their baby registries

    … The other day we wondered if Amazon is becoming rife with scams as much as craigslist is. A story that broke yesterday made us wonder that again, as many Amazon customers started receiving emails congratulating them on someone having purchased them a gift off their Amazon baby registry. The problem was that the majority of the people who received…

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  • How Showroom Concept Stores Are Changing the Retail Industry

    … Retail analysts are buzzing about Nordstrom’s merchandise-free store concept, but the approach itself is hardly new. A number of major retailers and startup fashion brands have pioneered a local showrooming strategy, divorcing the purchasing of products from the distribution, and focusing more on experiences than in-person sales. On-site…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin How To's- 21 readers -
  • How AI Bots, Voice Assistants Are Changing Shopper Behaviors

    … just impacting personal relationships, they’re also hitting the retail market as consumer preferences evolve. In a new report released just this morning, the post-purchase solutions provider Narvar uncovers generational differences in how consumers prefer interacting with retailers, as well as a growing interest in using bots and voice technologies…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin How To's- 19 readers -
  • Why ‘Bodega’ won’t work

    … Yesterday, a new retail start-up made its splash onto the internet and you could say that it wasn’t the most auspicious of debuts. In a nutshell, the start-up called Bodega wants to put unmanned pantry boxes into places like apartment lobbies, gyms, student housing, offices, etc., so people won’t have to travel so far to get necessity items…

    Greg's Corner- 14 readers -
  • 3 Essential Advertising Strategies for Merry Mobile Holiday Shopping

    …-first shoppers from 2015 to 2016 holiday season This trend shows all signs of continuing during the 2017 season as well. With smartphones and tablets playing such a huge role in holiday shopping, it’s essential that marketers equip their advertising campaigns to reach audiences on mobile devices. Try out the following tips for a profitable and merry…

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  • Start-up tries to solve the ‘last mile’ problem

    … In the retail war between Amazon and WalMart, we constantly hear about the ‘last mile’. The last mile in the delivery chain is supposedly the most expensive phase of home delivery and each retail giant has been trying to solve that problem for years. Now a start-up out of San Francisco seems to have a plan that they think solves the last mile…

    Greg's Corner- 11 readers -
  • The New ‘Location, Location, Location’ in Retail

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send us an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Mike, I’m looking forward…

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  • How Palladio Beauty grows its e-commerce business while curbing its reliance on Amazon

    … will sometimes discount Palladio’s products. “We are dealing with a very formidable retailer who has carved out a significant share of all the categories they are now playing in,” said Haynes of Amazon. While Amazon is the biggest source of sales, Palladio tries to balance its e-commerce sources. That’s why the bulk of its online advertising goes toward…

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