Amazon gearing up to be the next FedEX, UPS, claims report

Amazon is prepping a "Shipping with Amazon" service in direct competition with FedEX and UPS, according to the New York Post, citing a Wall Street Journal report.   The service will pick up items from businesses to deliver to consumers and is expected to initially launch in Los Angeles, stated the report.

Amazon may be mulling new wrist tracking device

A New York Post report reveals Amazon has two patents related to a device that may track a worker's hand while on the job.   The report stated the wristband would tap ultrasonic sound or possibly radio transmission to track hands during inventory work.

New home furnishing retail chain coming to Long Island

HomeSense, a home furniture and accessory retailer owned by T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, plans to launch two stores on Long Island, New York. The locations, in Riverhead and Commack, according to a Newsday report, will sell home décor as well as cleaning products, hardware and storage supplies.

Target buys Shipt to shore up delivery strategy

Target is buying Shipt, a same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash in its strategy to boost fulfillment efforts. The news comes as retailers race to meet customer expectations now that they value speedy delivery over price, as Retail...

Report: Amazon's armor could be cracked

There may be an opportunity for retail brands to grab share from Amazon. But it would likely be due to a move by Amazon. A SmarterHQ report claims 82 percent of Amazon's Prime users — consumers who pay an annual...

Retail is all about delivery, fast and quick delivery

The top factor playing into the holiday season is the retailer's capability to deliver product fast and quick. Same-day delivery is a key factor in where shoppers shop and reveals a high correlation with consumers' purchase intent and brand loyalty,...

Costco expands delivery options

Costco is now offering same-day and two-day delivery via a new internal program and a partnership with Instacart. The delivery expansion comes on the heels of retailers, including Best Yet, striving to get goods into the hands of the consumer...

Walmart grabs up small NY warehouse

In its quest to provide same-day delivery on par with its ecommerce arm, Jet.com, Walmart has bought a New York City delivery company boasting a warehouse. The Brooklyn-based Parcel, according to an AP report in Newsday, already knows how to...

Walmart's Jet.com prepping private label brand

Jet.com, now an ecommerce arm of Walmart, is getting ready to launch a private label product line boasting over 60 household and food items. The move comes as competition is increasing dramatically in the omnichannel retail space.

Walmart readying same-day delivery for NYC customers

Free, same-day delivery will soon be offered by Walmart in the New York City area. The delivery move will put the retailer in sync with its acquired ecommerce arm, Jet.com, which already offers city residents such service, according to a...

Yet another Amazon fulfillment center to open in Ohio

The fourth Amazon fulfillment center slated for Ohio will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs when the facility opens in Monroe. Amazon also recently announced a North Randall center facility, and currently operates centers in Obetz and Etna. "We are...

Amazon devices will be on Kohl's shelves come October

Amazon devices, such as its Fire tables and voice assistant Echo, will be available at Kohl's just in time for the holiday shopping season. Kohl's will begin selling Amazon's devices at 10 stores based in Chicago and Los Angeles, according...

Amazon's first New York fulfillment center will create more than 2,000 jobs

Amazon is prepping to launch its first-ever New York-based fulfillment center which will create 2,250 jobs. The 855,000-square-foot center will be located in Staten Island and deploy advanced robotics, according to a press release. "We are excited to bring our...

Amazon prepping fulfillment center in Ohio

Amazon is readying a 855,000-sqaure foot fulfillment center in Ohio, and the location is expected to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs. Employees will interact and engage with Amazon Robotics in the North Randall location. "Our ability to expand in...

Walmart files blimp patent for product pickup, delivery

Not to be outdone by Amazon's continued foray into drones for warehouse and ground delivery, Walmart is reportedly considering the use of blimps for aerial product transport. The news, reported by the New York Post, reveals Walmart has filed a...

Kohl's prepping new small format stores, another fulfillment center

The third quarter will be a busy one for Kohl's, which plans to expand its retail footprint and ecommerce fulfillment network by opening four small format stores and its fifth fulfillment center. "Our stores remain at the core of our...

Walmart, Google team up on a collaborative shopping vision

In a quest clearly aimed at beating Amazon, Walmart will sell its products via Google’s online mall, Google Express, in a partnership aimed at offering a new shopping experience. It is the first time Walmart products will be sold outside...

Furniture retailer launches delivery tracking service

Jerome's Furniture wants its customers to know where their furniture is, and has launched a smart tracker service to provide customers insight on the delivery journey. The "Uber-style" web map interface notifies customers when the delivery truck is in route...

Report: Amazon developing drone hub for metro areas

A patent filing reveals Amazon may be building a distribution hub — a tower resembling a beehive — for busy metro areas "designed to accommodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles." The news, from a New York Post report,...

Shoe Palace slips on Aptos platform to boost customer experience

Athletic footwear and apparel retailer Shoe Palace is tapping the Aptos Singular Commerce Platform to boost its omnichannel customer experience and streamline retail operations. The 24-year-old retailer, which runs 118 stores nationwide and an e-commerce channel, is focused on providing...

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