Wayfair Launches Way Day Shopping Event

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair is taking on Amazon and Alibaba with its own one-day shopping event called Way Day, promising Black Friday-like deals on home furnishings, décor and home improvement items on April 25. Other perks of the day include free shipping on all orders. Here is what led to Wayfair’s launch of the event.

Amazon Adds International Shopping Feature on Mobile App

| Daniela Forte

Amazon announced the launch of an international mobile shopping feature that lets international customers browse and shop more than 45 million items that can be shipped to their country from the U.S. See which languages and how many currencies will be featured through this option.

Boxed Takes on Amazon with New Paid Membership Service

| Daniela Forte

Boxed launched “Boxed Up,” a new paid membership service. For $49 a year, members of the program will receive free rush shipping on orders over $20, improved customer service, price matching and cash back on purchases. Here are some of the other perks this new paid membership promises to customers.

FedEx Office Opening Branches in 500 Walmart Stores

| Mike O'Brien

Walmart will open FedEx Office branches in 500 U.S. stores that let customers pick up and drop off packages for shipment and access printing services, while boosting foot traffic for the retailer. This follows the opening of 7,500 FedEx branches at Walgreens stores last year and is another Walmart weapon against Amazon.

Marc Lore Says Walmart Q4 Ecommerce Sales Drop Was Planned

| Daniela Forte

Marc Lore, Walmart’s CEO of U.S. Ecommerce, pushed back on critics at ShopTalk by saying the company’s Q4 ecommerce sales falloff was planned, that Walmart doesn’t give quarterly online sales guidance and that the company was taking the opportunity to “create a healthier business.”

DHL eCommerce Launches Same-Day Service in the U.S.

| Mike O'Brien

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.

Walmart Whistleblower Claims Ecommerce Results Overstated

| Mike O'Brien

A former director of business development for Walmart claims in a lawsuit the company skirted rules and published misleading results that helped to inflate its ecommerce numbers, according to Bloomberg. Walmart denies the claims and said it will vigorously defend itself.