Jet.com

Is Walmart Making a Play for Jet.com?

| Tim Parry

Walmart is in talks to buy ecommerce marketplace startup Jet.com, according to an article published August 3 by The Wall Street Journal. And the price tag is not a Rollback deal: According to the article, sourced say Walmart is willing to pay $3. Lets take a look at why Jet.com is a vital piece to Walmart’s ecommerce puzzle.

Yihaodian

Walmart Creates New China Strategy, Sells Yihaodian to JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Walmart has entered a joint venture with JD.com that will create a shift in Walmart’s ecommerce strategy in China. The U.S. retail giant has sold its Yihaodian ecommerce marketplace to Chinese marketplace operator JD.com, and plans to retain the Yihaodian direct business and set up a retail presence on JD.com. Here’s what the deal means to both retailers.

Hayneedle

Hayneedle Acquisition an Opportunistic One for Jet.com

| Mike O'Brien

The acquisition of home goods seller Hayneedle by Jet.com was a matter of right place, right time, not the result of an active pursuit in that category. Find out more about what Hayneedle brings to the table from Jet.com’s perspective, and about Jet’s performance and growth seven months after its launch.

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Jet.com Acquires Home Goods Seller Hayneedle

| Mike O'Brien

Startup and Amazon challenger Jet.com has massively expanded its inventory of home furnishings, acquiring ecommerce seller Hayneedle for an undisclosed sum. The move adds millions of new items like patio furniture and pet supplies to a Jet.com inventory that is heavily skewed toward everyday consumer goods.

Walmart holiday mobile app on an iPhone

Walmart Launches Walmart Pay

| Daniela Forte

Walmart announced the launch of Walmart Pay which will work with any iOS or Android smartphone, any major payment type and at any checkout lane through the Walmart app. See what this will mean for the big box retailer.

Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com

| MCM Staff

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee. Here’s a look at Jet.com founder Marc Lore’s bold move, and the rest of the news that shaped the industry this week.