eBay Leverages AR to Help Ecommerce Shippers Select Boxes

| Mike O'Brien

eBay is leveraging augmented reality (AR) technology that lets small shippers determine the most economical flat-rate box from the U.S. Postal Service. The new Android feature uses motion tracking and environmental understanding to let shippers place an item inside different sized virtual boxes.

How to Win as a Seller on the Amazon Marketplace

| Daniela Forte

Amazon is far and away the number-one ecommerce seller in America, representing an estimated 45% of overall online sales. This webinar by ChannelAdvisor and Multichannel Merchant will highlight how to win the Amazon buy box.

Pure-Play vs. Omnichannel: Which do Consumers Prefer?

| Jonathan Levitt

Who will win the battle for consumers’ hearts-and-minds – and their wallets? Will the pure-play online retailers like Amazon and an increasing number of niche online-only sites like Bonobos and Fab.com, or omnichannel retailers that have the power of the Big Box behind them, win the revenue race?

FedEx Office Opening Branches in 500 Walmart Stores

| Mike O'Brien

Walmart will open FedEx Office branches in 500 U.S. stores that let customers pick up and drop off packages for shipment and access printing services, while boosting foot traffic for the retailer. This follows the opening of 7,500 FedEx branches at Walgreens stores last year and is another Walmart weapon against Amazon.

Marc Lore Says Walmart Q4 Ecommerce Sales Drop Was Planned

| Daniela Forte

Marc Lore, Walmart’s CEO of U.S. Ecommerce, pushed back on critics at ShopTalk by saying the company’s Q4 ecommerce sales falloff was planned, that Walmart doesn’t give quarterly online sales guidance and that the company was taking the opportunity to “create a healthier business.”

DHL eCommerce Launches Same-Day Service in the U.S.

| Mike O'Brien

Going head-to-head with UPS and FedEx, which have owned the domestic space, DHL eCommerce, an arm of German logistics giant DHL, is launching a same-day delivery service in eight U.S. cities that some believe will have Amazon as a major client.

Walmart Whistleblower Claims Ecommerce Results Overstated

| Mike O'Brien

A former director of business development for Walmart claims in a lawsuit the company skirted rules and published misleading results that helped to inflate its ecommerce numbers, according to Bloomberg. Walmart denies the claims and said it will vigorously defend itself.

Toys R Us to Close All U.S. Stores

| Daniela Forte

Toys R Us announced it is closing or selling all of its more than 800 stores across the U.S. CNBC reported that the company is working out a plan to save at least 200 stores from going dark if it can find a buyer. Here is what caused the demise of yet another big-box retailer.