Trump Pushed Postmaster to Double Amazon USPS Rates: Report

| Mike O'Brien

With his well-tweeted animosity toward Amazon and Jeff Bezos as a backdrop, President Trump has twice pushed Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the U.S. Postal Service charges the ecommerce giant and other major shippers, the Washington Post has reported.

Walmart Sees Impressive Ecommerce Growth in Q1

| Daniela Forte

Walmart reported 33% growth in U.S. ecommerce in Q1 with online grocery being a contributing factor to the growth. Total revenue was $122.7 billion, an increase of $5.1 billion or 4.4%. See what led to the improvement from the fourth quarter to the first quarter.

How to Close the Deal in the Shopping Cart

| Daniela Forte

As a customer finds her way through the purchase journey to website checkout, it’s the moment of truth where you either close the deal or log another cart abandonment. This latest report by Multichannel Merchant will look at how to grab the customer at this crucial point in the path to purchase.

Wayfair Sees Nearly 50% Growth During Q1

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair saw a successful first quarter with online sales up 48% year-over-year and total net revenue up 46% or about $450 million. Here is what the brand had to say about its Way Day event and how it’s doing internationally.

Walmart Pays $16 Billion for 77% Stake in Flipkart

| Mike O'Brien

Ending weeks of back and forth, Walmart confirmed it is making a $16 billion investment in Indian ecommerce marketplace Flipkart, giving it a 77% stake, increasing its presence in the rapidly growing market and edging out a bid from rival Amazon.

Amazon Suddenly Drops Out of Google Shopping PLAs

| Mike O'Brien

After testing the waters, Amazon has stopped bidding on product listing ads on Google Shopping, according to data from marketing agency Merkle, opening the door for home goods sellers in their absence. See what this decision means for sellers, and what might be behind it.

Prologis to Acquire Smaller Rival DCT Industrial Trust

| Mike O'Brien

Giant industrial real estate investment trust Prologis will acquire competitor DCT Industrial Trust for $8.4 billion in stock and assumed debt, giving it significantly increased scale in key U.S. markets and the ability to better service the growing needs of its ecommerce clients.