Multichannel Merchant Week In Review The News, Commentary & Events that Shaped Commerce This Week

week of 7/21/2017
Target Tests New Curbside Pickup Program in Minneapolis
After pulling the plug on a vendor pilot program last year, Target is testing its own internal app for curbside pickup in Minneapolis, using associates to kick the tires on its performance before rolling it out to customers.…»
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Is Voice-Controlled Shopping the Next Frontier?
Voice-controlled shopping is changing the way consumers shop for products, and the retail industry is seeing this as a major shift. See how far this form of shopping has to go and what is expected in the future. …»
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Back-to-School Shopping Expected to Reach $83.6 Billion
According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey, total spending including college and school combined is expected to reach $83.6 billion, more than a 10% increase from 2016’s $75.8 billion. See what other results this survey revealed for back-to-school and what it could mean for the holiday shopping season. …»
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Looking to clear the hurdle of access to secured city apartment buildings for ecommerce deliveries, Walmart unit is testing a pilot program in 1,000 New York buildings that uses keyless entry technology to facilitate delivery when the recipient is out.…»
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Launches Price Match Guarantee
In the never-ending battle with Amazon and other retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods has created a price matching program designed to attract more cost-conscious shoppers. See what criteria the sporting goods retailer has laid out for customers to be eligible. …»
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