No more e-commerce vs. brick-and-mortar: retailers band together

After e-commerce sellers and brick-and-mortar retailers realised that a war between them will be costly, both players decided to join forces and act together. Some time ago e-commerce companies thought that they can overcome traditional retailers but later appeared that there will be no clear winners in a race that is turning out to be … Continue reading “No more e-commerce vs. brick-and-mortar: retailers band together”

Growing online competition forced IKEA turn to e-commerce

Growing online competition forced IKEA turn to e-commerce Another big retailer changed its strategy and turned online. Ikea has created a pilot programme to reach more customers on the internet. The biggest retailer from Sweden has radically changed its sales strategy in the face of online competition. Ikea has launched a test to sell its … Continue reading “Growing online competition forced IKEA turn to e-commerce”

The true cost of Amazon to retailers and workers

Amazon is coming to Australia this month but seems like smaller retailers are not aware of the threat. According to The Guardian, Amazon giant generates nearly as much revenue as Australia’s supermarket duopoly of Wesfarmers-owned Coles and Woolworths combined, and Morgan Stanley estimates the company will generate $12bn of Australian sales by 2026. Just as … Continue reading “The true cost of Amazon to retailers and workers”

How brick and mortar retail is evolving to compete with e-commerce

Retail world has been changing very quickly in recent years. While it is obvious that brick and mortar will not disappear anywhere, but the competition became very big between brands in a saturated omnichannel retail market. Even though e-commerce stores can provide features like high-resolution images or 360-degree visualizations, people still prefer to touch and … Continue reading “How brick and mortar retail is evolving to compete with e-commerce”

JD.com in talks with Thai Central for $500 million deal

Major e-commerce retailers start the race in Asia. JD.com Inc in China is in talks with Thailand’s Central Group to launch an e-commerce joint venture in Thailand with a planned total investment of $500 million. Meanwhile Alibaba and Amazon are trying to increase competition while suggesting new services. JD.com deal will help China’s second largest … Continue reading “JD.com in talks with Thai Central for $500 million deal”

Walmart is investing in NVIDIA chips to circumvent the Amazon’s cloud

Walmart is investing in NVIDIA chips, which are high-level graphical processing units (GPUs). They will use Nvidia Corp.’s chips in its cloud-based data centres as the retail behemoth pivots away from competitor Amazon.com’s computing services, Retail Dive reports. The company is reportedly looking to build its data centres to be about a tenth of the … Continue reading “Walmart is investing in NVIDIA chips to circumvent the Amazon’s cloud”

These retail chains can survive the Amazon hurricane

According to investors in the retail sector, the Amazon hurricane will not destroy all of its rivals. Among potential competitors of the e-commerce giant founded by Jeff Bezos, there are some promising companies that can withstand Amazon. The list of strongest online retailers contains such brands as RossStores, AutoZone, Home Depot, etc. All of them in the market are … Continue reading “These retail chains can survive the Amazon hurricane”

Amazon and Alibaba: What is going to happen next?

Amazon and Alibaba: What is going to happen next? Retail world has changed unrecognizable in recent years. It is not a surprise that the biggest influence was done by e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Asian behemoth Alibaba. But how is it going and what are current trends? To understand these emerging trends we need … Continue reading “Amazon and Alibaba: What is going to happen next?”

Web hostages: more and more people are complaining about e-commerce services

Official bodies are receiving a high numbers of complaints about various things every year. However, those have got in 2016 against large e-commerce companies outnumbered all others. The Quality Council of India (QCI) suggested to “name and shame” these companies which have failed to give decent services to their clients. This propose came out after … Continue reading “Web hostages: more and more people are complaining about e-commerce services”

Powered by Amazon: E-Commerce will make up 17% of all US retail sales by 2022

According to Forrester’s new Online Retail Forecast, online sales will get 17 per cent of all US retail sales by 2022, up from a projected 12.7 per cent in 2017. There is no surprise that Amazon is the main candidate to become a biggest retail driver. As cited by Digital Commerce 360, in 2016 more than 83 per cent … Continue reading “Powered by Amazon: E-Commerce will make up 17% of all US retail sales by 2022”