Tagged: amazon

Wal-Mart's Website to Personalize Shopping

by Associated Press 8/4/2014 9:39 am

Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

Wal-Mart, Target, Other Retailers Take on Silicon Valley

by Associated Press 11/15/2013 11:18 am

Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all.

Matthew Yglesius: Why Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Efforts Will Fail

by Lance Turner 10/22/2013 9:32 am

Slate's Matthew Yglesius considers Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s plans to compete head-to-head with Amazon in online retail and thinks the brick-and-mortar powerhouse will almost certainly fail.

J.B. Hunt Makes Supply Chain Savvy a Focus

by Chris Bahn 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Now a Fortune 500 company, J.B. Hunt branches out and makes rank in other lists as a third-party logistics provider - moving and installing products for consumers.

Video: WSJ Looks at Wal-Mart's High-Stakes Battle With Amazon

by Lance Turner 6/19/2013 11:27 am

The Wall Street Journal reports how Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is rethinking its supply and distribution chain to better compete in e-commerce.

How Wal-Mart Is Building a Better Online Store

by Mark Friedman 5/13/2013 12:00 am

Since 2011, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has poured millions of dollars into its e-commerce division, and its investments are paying off.

US Senate Approves Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

by Associated Press 5/7/2013 7:46 am

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.

Few Senators Block Vote on Internet Sales Tax Bill

by Associated Press 4/25/2013 3:44 pm

A handful of senators from Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware -- states without sales taxes -- are blocking a bill that would tax Internet purchases.

Bill Takes Aim at Tax-Free Online Shopping

by Associated Press 4/23/2013 2:13 pm

Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the U.S. Senate.

Wal-Mart Tests In-Store Lockers for Online Orders

by Associated Press 3/26/2013 3:37 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Tuesday that it's going to set up lockers in about a dozen stores so that shoppers who order on its website can pick up their items without having to wait in a checkout line.

Wired: Amazon Growth Looks Like Wal-Mart Back in the Day

by Mark Carter 2/1/2013 9:27 am

Amazon's sales in the fourth quarter of last year were more than it made in all of 2008. Wired suggests Amazon's current growth curve resembles that of Wal-Mart in the '90s.

Fast Company Goes Inside Wal-Mart's E-commerce Strategy

by Lance Turner 11/26/2012 11:04 am

Tech writer Farhad Manjoo takes a look at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s growing e-commerce arm and how the world's largest retailer plans to improve online sales by leveraging social media, mobile and other tools.

Cyber Monday Likely to be Busiest Online Sales Day

by Associated Press 11/25/2012 11:47 am

Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed a spike in online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving, is the next in a line of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season.

Black Friday Creeps Into Thursday

by Associated Press 11/23/2012 9:05 am

The nation's shoppers put the turkey down to take advantage of an early start to the holiday shopping season at stores including Wal-Mart and Target.

How Wal-Mart, Other Stores Are Trying to Make Holiday Shopping Cheap, Easy

by Associated Press 11/22/2012 9:16 am

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Macy's are doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend during the holidays. Several are opening on Thanksgiving Day. Some are offering free layaway and shipping. Many are matching in-store prices with cheaper online deals.

Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases

by Lance Turner 11/20/2012 7:18 am

The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights.

Wal-Mart Waits While Other Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Match Online Prices

by Lance Turner 10/18/2012 12:57 pm

This holiday season, Best Buy and Target Corp. plan to price-match their rivals, including online competitors like Amazon. But Wal-Mart Stores Inc. still hasn't decided what it will do.