Retailers

Amazon’s Next Big Move

When it comes to e-commerce, there’s no doubt that Amazon is king – at least for now. They are so big, so influential, that what they do impacts the entire market. More than this, people follow Jeff Bezos’ company because they have continued to make successful moves into new areas, identifying new opportunities and new markets, and even creating some of these markets themselves.

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E-COMMERCE AND THE GLOBAL EXPANSION TREND

There has been a lot of focus on what has been unfolding in the US retail sector recently, whether it’s been the decline of Sears or the dominance of Amazon. It’s not just Western companies looking east that’s grabbing headlines. Chinese retailer JD.com is eyeing expansion in Europe, and has Amazon’s dominance there firmly in its sights.

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Battle Of The Titans: Traditional Giant vs Online Kings

It’s been called “the biggest retail battle of our times”, and is being followed closely by consumers and the market alike. Amazon, leading in e-commerce by a long way, is aggressively expanding into physical, brick & mortar sites; and Walmart, for so long the low price kings of the physical store environment, is moving aggressively into the online space.

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Black Friday is Now a Global E-Commerce Phenomenon

Amazon’s Black Friday sales hit a record high of $2.4B across its three major sites in the US, UK and Germany. The US market dominated, as could be expected, hitting $1.8bn in sales; at peak hour, which was 1pm EST, there were 2m transactions taking place.

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Are the retail Brands you remember slowly dying?

“Sears is dead”. Such is the impression of retail bloggers such as Retail Archaeology, who have chronicled the fall of the legendary retailer. Business Insider predicts that “failure is a near certainty, according to industry watchers. Analysts are expecting Sears to file for bankruptcy within the next two years, and perhaps much sooner.”

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The New Battleground: The Rise and Rivalry in Online Groceries Sales

It’s the ultimate battle, a clash of titans, as two giants line up against each other to decide who takes the lion’s share of a trillion dollar market. Retail powerhouses Amazon and Walmart are poised to fight it out it over the $2 trillion groceries market – the online portion of which is estimated to be over $100bn by 2025.

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MASTERING THE DIGITAL JOURNEY – A RECIPE FOR ONGOING SUCCESS

Staying ahead of the competition in the hyper competitive e-commerce market means winning the customer experience battle, and making sure you do what it takes to get shoppers coming back to your site. To get to the top – and to stay there, you have to optimize the digital touchpoints your customers experience, and understand the full customer journey.

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