Amazon Expands Free Same-Day, Next-Day for Prime Members

| Mike O'Brien

Continuing in perpetual motion mode, Amazon has expanded the number of cities and towns offering free same-day and next-day delivery for Prime members from 5,000 to 8,000, while also leveraging its Best Buy acquisition and new bookstores in an all-out holiday season assault.

Target Buys Shipt, Expands Same-Day Delivery Capability

| Mike O'Brien

In the perpetual game of keep-up with Amazon and Walmart, Target announced plans to acquire delivery service provider Shipt for $550 million, expanding same-day delivery to half of its stores by early 2018 and all major markets by the next holiday season.

McCombs Supply Sees Success with Shipping Technology

| MCM staff

For appliance parts supplier McCombs Supply Co., finding new ways to ship smarter in the face of swelling ecommerce demand was critical to its success. Learn how the company decreases shipping costs and increased productivity with a shipping technology platform.

Alibaba Pursuing Walmart Stores on its Home Turf

| Mike O'Brien

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is investing $2.9 billion in China’s largest “hyper-market” or superstore company, Sun Art Retail Group, in a move there against Walmart and its partnership with Alibaba rival This is yet another chapter in the growing “clicks-to-bricks” trend, including Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition.

Walmart Increases Prices for Some Online Products

| Daniela Forte

Walmart started charging higher prices online than in store for some items, in an effort to offset shipping costs and drive more shoppers to its brick-and-mortar locations. See how Walmart will differentiate prices for both channels.

Retailers Flip on the Switch with Early Holiday Promotions

| Daniela Forte

The Halloween candy is probably still sitting in children’s bags and jack-o-lanterns are still aglow on people’s front porches, but the holiday shopping season has arrived. Here is a sample of what some of the major retailers are doing to push holiday season deals.