Walmart Acquires Cornershop for $225 Million

| Daniela Forte

Walmart announced the acquisition of Cornershop for $225 million, an online marketplace for on-demand delivery from supermarkets, pharmacies and specialty food retailers in Mexico and Chile. Here is how this acquisition makes it possible for Walmart to leverage omnichannel in Mexico.

How to Select the Right Marketplace for Your Business

| Daniela Forte

Selecting the right online marketplace for your ecommerce business is a tough choice. Partnering with the right marketplace holds the greatest potential for success. But which one do you choose? In our latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, Dennis Worth, Vice President of Business Development for Seta Corp., discusses best practices in marketplace selection and how his business has benefited, and shares tips on how to make the marketplace adoption process go smoothly.

Walmart Sees Boost in Ecommerce Sales

| Daniela Forte

Six months removed from a fourth-quarter stumble in ecommerce that caused some concern among analysts and industry watchers, Walmart is continuing on a strong online growth path, increasing ecommerce sales 40% in Q2 after a 33% jump in the prior quarter.

Walmart Launches 3D Virtual Shopping Tour and “Buy the Room”

| Daniela Forte

Walmart is testing a new experience that enables customers to take a virtual shopping tour of a curated apartment showcasing nearly 70 items from both national brands and private labels. See how Walmart is making the shopping experience easier for customers through this virtual experience.

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.

Walmart Revamps Ecommerce Site

| Daniela Forte

Walmart is launching a new ecommerce site in May that promises to add a new look and feel to the overall online shopping experience. See what features the new site will have.

Walmart Launches Four New Private Brands

| Daniela Forte

Walmart announced it is launching four new private brands in the apparel category, two for women and one each for men and children. The company said the new brand rollout is intended to create a one-stop destination for fashion as well as everyday essentials, electronics and the rest of the broad assortment of categories.

Walmart Cites Operational Issues in Q4 Ecommerce Slowdown

| Daniela Forte

Due in large part to inventory management issues around the critical holiday period, Walmart reported a serious slowdown in its booming ecommerce growth during the fourth quarter, which increased 23% compared to a 50% gain a year earlier. See what these challenges were for Walmart and what it meant for sales in the fourth quarter.