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Amazon to Add Nearly 3M in FC Space in New Jersey

| MCM staff

To address customer demand in the New York metro area, Amazon announced plans to open three new fulfillment centers in New Jersey totaling nearly 3 million square feet. This is in addition to an existing 1.4 million-square-foot facility in Robbinsville, NJ that opened in 2014.

Walmart Offers Discount for Store Pickup

| Mike O'Brien

In a move designed to save on shipping costs while offering flexibility to customers, Walmart will begin offering discounts when shoppers opt to pick up an online order in store. See what industry observers have to say about the move, including Walmart’s positioning against Amazon.

eBay, online marketplace, ecommerce, global ecommerce, marketing, global marketing, marketing campaign, online sellers

New eBay Offering Guarantees Three-Day Delivery

| Mike O'Brien

eBay is wading into the fast shipping wars, taking on Amazon Prime and Walmart with its new Guaranteed Delivery offering that will launch this summer on its selling platform with more than 20 million eligible items. Shoppers on eBay will also be able to search and filter items by one- and two-day delivery.

Amazon Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $35

| Mike O'Brien

In a quick counter-salvo, Amazon recently lowered the free shipping threshold for non-Prime members from $49 to $35, a response to Walmart’s move earlier this month.
The speed with which Amazon changed its policy is an indication of just how seriously it is taking ecommerce competition from the world’s largest retailer.

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.

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Third-Party Sellers on Amazon Saw 2016 Boom

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon shipped over 2 billion items worldwide in 2016 for third-party sellers on its marketplace using its fulfillment services – more than double the figure from 2015. See what other milestones the company achieved in 2016 and during the holiday season.

Nordstrom, Costco, UPS Join Last-Mile Delivery Study in Seattle

| Mike O'Brien

Nordstrom, Costco and UPS have joined with a team from the University of Washington in Seattle to study solutions to last-mile delivery issues in urban areas. See what the group is charged with doing, and learn more on this topic in a session at Operations Summit 2017, March 27-29 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Google Express Expands Its Midwest Presence

| Mike O'Brien

Google has expanded its two-day Google Express delivery service to 40 million new customers in the Midwest, now offering it in 17 states in its push against the dominance of Amazon Prime. See where it has grown and what retailers are using it.