7 Ways to Control Parcel Shipping Costs

| Tim Parry

Giant omnichannel players such as Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1 Imports and Target have lowered their free-shipping thresholds to better compete with Amazon. Here are how merchants of all sizes can look into their operations for ways to control their shipping costs.

Walmart Increases Its Stake in JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Walmart announced it is once again increasing its stake in Chinese ecommerce marketplace JD.com to 12.1%, seeing this as a better route into the massive market than an asset-heavy play. See what this will mean for ecommerce in China moving forward.

Walmart Goes After Amazon with Free Two-Day Shipping

| Mike O'Brien

Firing yet another salvo in its ongoing ecommerce war with Amazon, Walmart is eliminating its fee-based ShippingPass program that was designed as a counter to Amazon Prime, instead offering free two-day shipping on 2 million items at a $35 order threshold.

Walmart and JD.com Expand China Partnership

| MCM Staff

Three months after entering into a strategic alliance to expand the breadth and convenience of online shopping options for Chinese consumers, Walmart and JD.com have announced a series of new ways for customers to access high-quality products from around the world. The initiatives include exclusive Sam’s Club store and a Walmart cross-border store on the JD.com platform and two-hour delivery from Walmart stores.