Going head-to-head with UPS and FedEx, which have owned the domestic space, DHL eCommerce, an arm of German logistics giant DHL, is launching a same-day delivery service in eight U.S. cities that some believe will have Amazon as a major client.
Best Buy reported a strong fourth quarter, increasing same-store sales 9% over the previous year and boosting online comp sales by 18%. The company also made improvements to its BOPIS program and is testing an app feature that lets customers notify associates when coming to pick up a large item.
Walmart subscription bulk buying subsidiary Sam’s Club is rolling out an Amazon Prime-like service offering unlimited free shipping on nearly all items for its Plus members at $100 a year, $1 more than Prime charges, with no minimum order threshold.
Whole Foods just started offering free two-hour delivery for Amazon Prime members in four markets last week and the service is already starting to take off, at least in Austin, TX. See what else is cooking in the hot e-grocery sector.
The founder of crowdsourced delivery app Roadie said the company will soon be adding major retailers to its portfolio as it continues to expand its driver network across the country utilizing a “going my way” fulfillment model.
Wasting no time incorporating its latest acquisition, Target is rolling out same-day delivery via Shipt from 57 stores covering South Florida and Alabama starting Feb. 1, with plans to rapidly expand the service, making it available nationwide over the next year.