eCommerce Minute

eCommerce Minute

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The eCommerce Minute is your daily dose of eCommerce, tech and retail news, with your hosts John Suder, Bart Mroz, and Brittany Blackman. The show is a production of SUMO Heavy, an eCommerce consulting firm with offices in Brooklyn, NY, and Philadelphia. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support


719: Facebook Announces Shops, Turning Pages Into Storefronts
May 29 • 10 min
The shops are powered by third-party services, including Shopify, BigCommerce, and Woo, and designed to turn the social network into a top-tier shopping destination. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
718: Miss Flying? Get Airline Snacks Delivered to Your Door
May 28 • 10 min
The online surplus-stock grocery delivery company Imperfect Foods is delivering three-ounce snack packs of mixed cheeses, crackers, and dried cherries. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
717: T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s Reopen eCommerce Stores
May 27 • 8 min
After closing their doors and halting online orders, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls websites are back up and running. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
716: Trader Joe’s Won’t Pivot to Curbside Delivery
May 27 • 8 min
VP of marketing Matt Sloan said, “Creating an online shopping system for curbside pickup or the infrastructure for delivery, it’s a massive undertaking.” Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
715: PepsiCo Launches Pantry Shop for Snacks Delivered to Your Door
May 25 • 7 min
The new sites, called PantryShop.com and Snacks.com, let you order some of the company’s favorite brands online and have them shipped directly to your home. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
714: Gap Plans Move Into Non-apparel Categories
May 22 • 9 min
The retailer announced a deal with licensing firm IMG that will include expansion into home decor, furniture and textiles. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
713: Suitsupply Debuts in-store Partitions, Virtual Browsing Sessions
May 21 • 11 min
As part of a multi-point plan, Suitsupply introduced Safe Shopping Screens. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
712: Amazon Tests Live Video Calls to Vet Third-party Sellers
May 20 • 7 min
Amazon will use a proprietary machine learning system to review hundreds of unique data points to spot potential risks, such as whether the account is associated with another previously shuttered account. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and…
711: Walgreens Launches ‘Order Ahead’ Service for Drive-thru Shopping
May 19 • 9 min
Consumers can pick up a range of products that were specifically chosen for consumer needs during the pandemic, including cleaning supplies, certain over-the-counter medicines, grocery items, baby formula and medical supplies. Hosts: John Suder…
710: All-In Auction Winner Gets to Pitch to Walmart’s CEO
May 18 • 8 min
The first, a set of two auctions, allows small- and medium-sized businesses to bid on the opportunity to do a 10-minute pitch of their business plan to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and a panel of executives in Bentonville, AR. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder)…
709: Walmart Adds 2-hour Delivery Service
May 15 • 9 min
The Express service offers more than 160,000 items from across Walmart’s grocery, consumables and general merchandise categories. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
708: Poshmark Introduces Posh Stories
May 14 • 12 min
With the feature, users can find brands, browse closets and connect with other users. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
707: Essential Goods Lets You Know When an Essential is Back in Stock
May 13 • 8 min
Regular users will be charged $3.99/month recurring after the 2 day free trial period, and you can cancel at any time. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
706: Walmart and Nextdoor Partner for Shopping Assistance
May 12 • 8 min
The new in-app feature will allow Nextdoor users to post to groups associated with their local Walmart store to request shopping assistance. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart…
705: David’s Bridal Launches Virtual Stylist & Appointment Experience
May 11 • 8 min
Consumers can text David’s Bridal stylists to advise on available dresses, measurements, undergarments and other needs. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
704: Shopify Launches ‘Shop’ Mobile App
May 8 • 9 min
Users can browse product inventory much in the same way that customers scroll through online menu items when they order through UberEats or Doordash. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
703: Shopify Email Is Now Available and Completely Free Until October 1, 2020
May 7 • 5 min
Shopify has announced its Shopify Email platform is now be available to all merchants around the world. The new marketing tool is designed to help Shopify merchants build more meaningful relationships with customers. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder)…
702: Uber Expands Contactless Delivery Services with Uber Direct
May 6 • 10 min
With the new Uber Connect feature, users in select cities can log into the Uber app and send packages to family and friends. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
701: ‘Dark Stores’ Help Address Exploding Grocery Delivery Demand
May 5 • 14 min
Many chains, including Walmart, have been testing the dark store concept for months. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
700: Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Surges in Virginia Test Area
May 4 • 9 min
Alphabet’s Wing subsidiary said it’s seen a “dramatic” increase in customers using the service, with more than 1,000 deliveries completed in the last two weeks. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
699: Google Shopping to Offer Free Listings to Merchants
May 1 • 6 min
The Google Shopping tab results will now consist primarily of free product listings. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
698: Instagram Adds Stickers for Local Businesses to Offer Gift Cards, Delivery
Apr 30 • 9 min
Tapping the sticker in someone’s story will bring people to another website where they can complete their order. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
697: You Probably Need a Haircut
Apr 29 • 7 min
The site currently works with a couple of dozen barbers whom clients can choose when they book an appointment. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
696: Pinterest Adds New ‘Shop’ Tabs and Curated Style Guides
Apr 28 • 7 min
Pinterest users will now be able to browse in-stock inventory from newly added “Shop” tabs on Search and on Pinterest boards. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
695: Instacart Aims to Add Flexibility, Speed Up Grocery Delivery
Apr 27 • 13 min
One option is an extended order-ahead feature that lets customers plan their order up to two weeks in advance, instead of just one, as before. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder…
694: Adobe Announces Offerings to Help Small & Mid-Sized Companies
Apr 24 • 10 min
The company announced they will be offering support and resources to small & mid-sized businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
693: eBay Pledges to Get Small Biz “Up and Running” with $100m Accelerator Plan
Apr 23 • 8 min
As part of that program, eBay is waiving seller fees for new businesses to the platform. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
692: Jack Dorsey to Donate $1B to Fight Coronavirus
Apr 22 • 11 min
The money will come from his stake in Square stock, as Dorsey holds a higher percentage of equity compared to his only 2% ownership in Twitter. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder…
691: UPS/FedEx Competitor Amazon Shipping to Suspend Service in June
Apr 21 • 7 min
Amazon told shippers that the service, known as Amazon Shipping, will be paused starting in June. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO…
690: Winery Uses Doggos for Contactless Delivery
Apr 20 • 7 min
Stone House Urban Winery in Hagerstown, has introduced their social distancing solution, a 75-lb boxer. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of…
689: Amazon Plans to Move ‘Prime Day’
Apr 17 • 9 min
The shopping extravaganza, typically held in July, will be delayed until at least August. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
688: Food Suppliers and Restaurants Pivot to Groceries and Staples
Apr 16 • 15 min
For starters, Sysco and US Foods, the country’s two largest restaurant and foodservice distributors, are pivoting to supplying grocery stores. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder…
687: Amazon Partners With Lyft to Deliver Packages and Groceries
Apr 15 • 8 min
Lyft is encouraging its drivers to apply for roles in Amazon warehouses and as part of the eCommerce company’s grocery and package delivery platforms. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
686: Google Announces $800M to Support Small Biz and Crisis Response
Apr 14 • 6 min
CEO Sundar Pichai said that the money will be used to share information on how to battle the spread of the virus. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
685: Remember Moviefone? Someone Just Bought it for $1 Million
Apr 13 • 9 min
The company, once valued at over $400M, was bought at auction for a fraction of that valuation by a mysterious buyer. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
684: ‘Invisible Hands ’ is a Grocery Service for High-Risk Customers
Apr 10 • 7 min
The company is called Invisible Hands because they work to make deliveries as contactless as possible. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of…
683: Car Dealers Pivot to eCommerce for Sales
Apr 9 • 12 min
Auto dealerships are trying concierge-like services and testing the potential for eCommerce. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
682: Instacart Plans to Hire 300K Additional Shoppers
Apr 8 • 13 min
To bring in new workers en masse, Instacart says it’s opening up waitlists for shopper positions across the country. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
681: Costco Brings ‘White Glove Delivery and Service’ In-House to Boost eCommerce
Apr 7 • 10 min
The warehouse club chain announced that it has acquired the third-party delivery and installation company, Innovel Solutions, for $1 billion cash. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
680: Amazon Equips Alexa to Answer Coronavirus Questions
Apr 6 • 8 min
Alexa users in the United States can ask Alexa questions like, “Alexa, what do I do if I think I have COVID-19?” or “Alexa, what do I do if I think I have coronavirus?” Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
679: Yelp Swings and Misses on Botched GoFundMe Plan
Apr 3 • 10 min
When people started reading between the lines they realized Yelp’s program is not all that it seemed. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of…
678: Gap Partners with ThredUp for Clothing Trade-In Program
Apr 2 • 8 min
Gap is the largest retailer to participate in the ThredUp program, which partners with retailers to help customers “clean out” their closets. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder…
677: Distilleries Step in to Help with Hand Sanitizer Shortage
Apr 1 • 14 min
Distilleries are stepping in to help combat the hand sanitizer shortage by using the alcohol in their facilities to create their own alcohol-based solutions. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
676: Uber Delivers Free Meals to Healthcare Workers
Mar 31 • 7 min
The announcement comes as restaurants throughout the U.S. are facing economic spiraling as city and state officials take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. https://www.uber.com/newsroom/food-not-finances/ Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and…
675: Facebook Announces $100M in Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
Mar 30 • 7 min
The majority of the grants will be distributed in cash, with some ad credits for business services. Businesses do not need to be on Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp to apply. https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/resource?ref=alias Hosts: John Suder…
674: Offline2on: eCommerce Community Support & Resources for Merchants
Mar 27 • 7 min
Offline2on is a community-led, not for profit, cross platform initiative to support businesses in ramping their e-commerce efforts in the wake of COVID-19. https://offline2on.com Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO…
673: The Real Real Looks to Bricks and Mortar
Mar 26 • 8 min
The RealReal, a San Francisco-based online luxury consignment retailer, just opened its first brick-and-mortar store in the city. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
672: Burlington Closes eCom Site to Focus on Bricks and Mortar Stores
Mar 25 • 9 min
The company hopes that this tighter inventory control drives faster turns and lower markdowns. Mentions: Is Burlington Stores Crazy for Eliminating Its E-Commerce Platform?…
671: Rent the Runway Introduces Middle Rack Membership
Mar 24 • 10 min
2 Swap members also get access to Rent the Runway’s full catalog of more than 700 designers, just as Unlimited subscribers do. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
670: Amazon to Sell Cashierlesss Store Tech to Retailers
Mar 23 • 9 min
Unlike Amazon Go stores, shoppers will insert a credit card into a gated turnstile to enter, rather than scan an app. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
669: Grubhub Suspends Fees for Independent Restaurants
Mar 20 • 9 min
Grubhub said that it’s working with large-city mayors nationwide to temporarily suspend up to $100 million in commissions for independent restaurants. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
668: eBay Introduces Image Cleanup Tool
Mar 19 • 8 min
eBay says that the feature is aimed at small businesses and individual sellers who may not have a budget for a professional photographer. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart…
667: Scooter Company Bird Launches Bird Pay
Mar 18 • 7 min
The idea is to persuade more Bird riders to go into shops where they can buy chips and soda at the beginning or end of their rides. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
666: Amazon Tests AI Powered Customer Support Agents
Mar 17 • 10 min
The automated agents use machine learning rather than rules and refer requests they can’t handle to human representatives. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
665: 7-Eleven to Expand Evolution Store Concept
Mar 16 • 10 min
The concept serves as a testing ground for 7-Eleven to try various offerings like made-to-order food and beverages. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
664: New Bill Could Make eCom Companies Liable for Counterfeit Goods
Mar 13 • 10 min
The legislation comes as U.S firms struggle to combat the sale of fake goods online. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
663: Walmart Tests Subscription Program to Compete with Prime
Mar 12 • 9 min
The program is expected to launch as a rebrand of Walmart’s existing Delivery Unlimited service. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO…
662: Amazon’s One-Tap Rating System Helps Fight Fake Reviews
Mar 11 • 9 min
The change has already led to an increase in overall customer feedback, a competitive advantage that Amazon has over many of its competitors. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder…
661: Banana Republic Enlists Postmates for Clothing Delivery
Mar 10 • 10 min
Shoppers within the delivery radius won’t even have to pay a delivery fee. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
660: Amazon Opens First ‘Go Grocery’
Mar 9 • 8 min
It’s more than three times the size of other Go stores and features around 5,000 products compared to Amazon Go’s 500 to 700. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
659: Walmart Launches Walmart Fulfillment Services on its Marketplace
Mar 6 • 7 min
The new service, called Walmart Fulfillment Services, stores, picks, packs and ships items ordered from third parties on walmart.com. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
658: Panera Launches Coffee Subscription Program
Mar 5 • 9 min
Panera is launching the ultimate bottomless cup with an $8.99/month subscription for unlimited coffee and tea. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
657: Amazon Launches Virtual Healthcare for Seattle Employees
Mar 4 • 8 min
The new app, called Amazon Care, will provide on-demand chat and video consultations with medical professionals. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
656: The Body Shop Tests Open Hiring Policy
Mar 3 • 9 min
Under the model, job openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by any applicant who meets basic requirements. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
655: Nissan Gets Into Auto Subscriptions
Mar 2 • 9 min
The service, called Nissan Switch, is scheduled to launch in the Houston area as a test run. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
654: Jeff Bezos Launches $10B Earth Fund
Feb 28 • 10 min
The move follows pressure from Amazon employees to push the company to do more to fight climate change Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of…
653: Victorias Secret Sold After Plummeting Sales
Feb 27 • 12 min
Private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire a 55% share in Victoria’s Secret from its owner L Brands for $525 million. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
652: Fast is the One-click Checkout Solution for Consumers
Feb 26 • 8 min
Fast is a company that’s building a button for the world’s fastest login and checkout experience for the Internet. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
651: ‘Dirty Lemon’ Moves From Hipster Cult Drink to Walmart Shelves
Feb 25 • 11 min
In the new Walmart locations, Dirty Lemon will be one of the most expensive beverage products in stores, at $6.99 a bottle. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
650: Roborevenge Lets You Cash Out on Robocallers
Feb 24 • 11 min
The app is aimed at helping end the nightmare surrounding robocalls by giving you a chatbot lawyer to automatically sue them. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
649: Alibaba Sets Up Platform For Coronavirus Medical Supplies
Feb 21 • 10 min
The new Alibaba Global Direct Sourcing Platform is a B2B “information bridge” that matches medical suppliers with affected hospitals and authorities. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
648: Walmart Ends Jet Black Service
Feb 20 • 6 min
Walmart is shutting down its Jetblack concierge service and laying off most of its 350 staffers. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO…
647: Macy’s “Retooling” Includes the Closure of 125 Stores
Feb 19 • 10 min
The closures will cut more than 2,000 corporate jobs as a part of a cost-savings effort. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy…
646: Amazon’s Virginia HQ2 Will Be 100% Solar
Feb 18 • 10 min
The headquarters will be powered by a solar farm more than 200 miles away in Southern Virginia. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO…
645: Staples New Store Concept Includes Event Space and Podcast Studios
Feb 17 • 8 min
This new store concept is built around the ever-evolving needs of the retail customer with a focus on community, hands-on learning and solutions. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder…
644: Brandless Halts Operations
Feb 14 • 12 min
The company will be laying off 70 people, or nearly 90% of its staff, according to a company spokesperson. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder…
643: Sephora to Open 100 Stores in 2020
Feb 13 • 16 min
New locations will open in 75 different cities including Charlotte, North Carolina; San Jose, California; and Nashville, Tennessee. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
642: Amazon ‘Launches’ Dating Site as Valentine’s Day Joke
Feb 12 • 11 min
Creatives Ani Acopian and Suzy Shinn partnered with animation studio Thinko and designer Morgan Gruer to flesh out the concept. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
641: Rebag Uses Data to Judge Your Luxury Bag’s Worth
Feb 11 • 10 min
Rebag, the luxury handbag buying and selling retail destination has a tool that allows users to check the value of luxury handbags. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz…
640: SmallDoor is a Pet Care Subscription Service
Feb 10 • 7 min
Small Door is a veterinary services membership startup, that recently announced the grand opening of its NYC location at 15 Seventh Ave. International companies that rely on Chinese factories to make their products and depend on Chinese consumers for…
639: Coronavirus Disrupts Overseas Trade
Feb 7 • 10 min
International companies that rely on Chinese factories to make their products and depend on Chinese consumers for sales are already warning of costly problems. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
638: Atari is Opening Hotels
Feb 6 • 10 min
The destination will offer gaming playgrounds that include VR and AR games, and some locations will have venues and studios to accommodate e-sports events. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
637: FedEx Begins Sunday Ground Service
Feb 5 • 12 min
The company said delivering residential packages on Sundays speeds up most shipping lanes by one or two days, an advantage that is particularly valuable for shippers and consumers of health care and perishable goods. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder)…
636: Google Designed an Envelope to Hide Your Phone from Yourself
Feb 4 • 12 min
Google has acquired Dublin-based Pointy, which developed a solution to help traditional retailers compete with ecommerce giants like Amazon. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart…
635: RandomPizza Randomly Delivers You Pizza
Feb 3 • 7 min
For a $19.99 a month subscription, RandomPizza will deliver two pizzas from a random pizza joint at a random time. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
634: Google Acquires Pointy, A Startup That Aids Local Retailers
Jan 31 • 7 min
Google has acquired Dublin-based Pointy, which developed a solution to help traditional retailers compete with ecommerce giants like Amazon. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart…
633: Shopify Capital Lends a Hand to Small Businesses
Jan 30 • 9 min
The service enables new merchants to get an initial loan of $200 when they sign up to Shopify and link their bank account. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
632: Rent the Runway to Pilot Sales Program at Nordstrom Rack
Jan 29 • 9 min
Rent the Runway and Nordstrom Rack are expanding their partnership by bringing some of its gently worn, ready-to-wear products to a number of the off-price chain’s stores. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
631: Google Launches New Clothing Search Format for Better eCommerce Queries
Jan 28 • 11 min
Web searches for products will now present a section featuring the most popular products from stores around the web, which you can filter and browse. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy…
630: Amazon to Launch Luxury Platform
Jan 27 • 10 min
The platform will initially roll out in the US before expanding internationally, and 12 brands are already working with Amazon on the project. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder…
629: Away Co-Founder Returns as CEO
Jan 24 • 14 min
Steph Korey’s return comes just a month after stepping down as chief executive of the online luggage seller. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder…
628: Visa Acquires Plaid for $5.3 Billion
Jan 23 • 11 min
Visa said the deal has the potential to add as much as 100 basis points to the company’s net revenue growth by 2021. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz)…
627: NRF 2020 Vision Recap
Jan 22 • 14 min
This year the event saw roughly 40,000 people from 99 countries attending the first day of the Big Show. Mentions: NRF 2020 Vision ARTICLES https://nrfbigshow.nrf.com/2020-articles Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO…
626: Alexa, Pay For My Gas
Jan 21 • 13 min
The platform, powered by technology from Fiserv, a fin-tech company, is set to launch in April at more than 11,500 Exxon and Mobil gas stations in the United States. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
625: Kyte Delivers Rental Cars to Your Door
Jan 20 • 11 min
A contract worker, which Kyte calls a “Surfer”, drops the rental car off at your location, and then it’s up to them to get home or wherever they’re off to next. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
624: Pier 1 Sinks Lower and Closes 450 Stores
Jan 17 • 11 min
The upcoming closures will shutter nearly half of Pier 1’s 942 stores and are expected to compromise the jobs of thousands of employees. Mentions: - What’s Going on With IKEA Customer Service?…
623: Forever 21 Relaunches International eCommerce
Jan 16 • 10 min
Following months of beta testing, Forever 21 is relaunching its international online store to target consumers in Canada, Asia, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
622: Uber is Adding Public Transit Tickets to its App in Las Vegas
Jan 15 • 7 min
Uber users in Las Vegas will soon be able to purchase public transit tickets through the app. This makes Las Vegas the second city to bring public transit into its services. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
621: Rebook Disrupted Flights with Freebird
Jan 14 • 12 min
Freebird is a service for independent travelers and companies that helps rebook flights after cancellations or other “disruption events.” - Freebird https://www.getfreebird.com/ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
620: Walmart Rethinks eCommerce in its Battle Against Amazon
Jan 13 • 18 min
Walmart CEO Doug McMillion revealed at a recent strategy meeting that Walmart supercenters will be a key centerpiece of Walmart’s retail strategy going forward. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
619: Amazon Tests Cargo Bike Deliveries
Jan 10 • 8 min
In the program, major freight delivery services including Amazon, UPS, and DHL, will use solely cargo e-bikes to make deliveries. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
618: Pandora Launches Interactive Voice Ads
Jan 9 • 16 min
Pandora is expanding on its Voice Mode native voice assistant by testing interactive voice ad functionality. Mentions: - iTunes Ping https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_Ping —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
617: Rent the Runway Partners with W Hotels
Jan 8 • 14 min
Guests who book a room at one of four of the hotel’s properties will be given access to Rent the Runway’s Unlimited Closet collection for $69. - We’re back for Season 4 of the eCommerce Minute. - W Hotels X Rent the Runway…
616: The eCommerce Minute 2019 Wrap-Up Show
Dec 20, 2019 • 61 min
Our yearly super-sized episode featuring an extended conversation with the gang about the biggest stories of the year as well as trends and predictions for 2020. - Alibaba Singles Day - Mailchimp and Shopify break Up - The Away.com Fiasco - Subscription…
615: Lyft Launches Rental Car Service
Dec 19, 2019 • 14 min
The rental-car service will allow customers to rent a vehicle directly from the Lyft app. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
614: Returnly Announces Instant Exchanges for Shopify Plus
Dec 18, 2019 • 12 min
The Instant Gift Exchange program allows gift recipients to immediately browse a site and repurchase a preferred item before returning their original item. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
613: Kroger Partners With ClusterTruck To Make Deliveries
Dec 17, 2019 • 8 min
The Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck will offer meals on-demand without any delivery or service fees. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
612: Alexa Will Now Remind You to Take Your Pills
Dec 16, 2019 • 9 min
The feature will allow customers to set up their own medication reminders and request voice refills using their prescription information. Download the SUMO Heavy 2019 Voice Commerce Survey Free download. The newest SUMO Heavy report, ‘The Current State…
611: Ease Holiday Parking Madness with MyPark
Dec 13, 2019 • 9 min
Philadelphia-area shoppers can now reserve parking spots at the always crowded King of Prussia Mall. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Newsletter bit.ly/sumoheavynewsletter —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
610: Glossier Pops Up in Nordstrom Locations
Dec 12, 2019 • 9 min
The successful D2C brand will open temporary pop-up stores in select Nordstrom locations. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Newsletter bit.ly/sumoheavynewsletter —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
609: Popular Meal-kit Subscription Service Plated Closes
Dec 11, 2019 • 13 min
Albertsons Companies is shifting the Plated platform from a subscription-based meal kit service to an in-store brand. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Newsletter bit.ly/sumoheavynewsletter —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
608: eBay Sells StubHub for $4B
Dec 10, 2019 • 17 min
eBay has agreed to sell its StubHub ticketing business to Swiss ticket reseller Viagogo Entertainment Inc. for $4.05 billion in cash. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Newsletter bit.ly/sumoheavynewsletter —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
607: Zappos Launches Goods for Good
Dec 9, 2019 • 15 min
The new customer experience makes it easier and more convenient than ever to shop across eco-friendly brands. Zappos Goods for Goods https://www.zappos.com/e/goods-for-good Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Newsletter bit.ly/sumoheavynewsletter The High Cost of…
606: LVMH Scoops Up Tiffany for $16.2B
Dec 6, 2019 • 12 min
The Parisian conglomerate will acquire Tiffany for $135 per share in cash, in a transaction with an equity value of $16.2 billion. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Newsletter bit.ly/sumoheavynewsletter The High Cost of Fast Fashion…
605: AC Moore Exits Bricks and Mortar Retail
Dec 5, 2019 • 14 min
Up to 40 locations and a distribution facility will be acquired by rival Michaels, which has a 1,300-store footprint and is the largest arts and crafts retailer in the U.S. Mentions: Blitsy https://blitsy.com/ Zibbet https://www.zibbet.com/ Subscribe to…
604: PayPal Acquires Shopping Rewards Site Honey for $4B
Dec 4, 2019 • 11 min
The acquisition, which is PayPal’s largest to date, will give the payments giant a step up in fully understand a consumer’s shopping journey. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
603: Tik Tok Tests Social Commerce
Dec 3, 2019 • 15 min
TikTok is running beta tests that allow influencers to embed social commerce links into their video content on the app. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
602: Kylie Jenner Makes a $600 Million Deal with Coty
Dec 2, 2019 • 18 min
Kylie Jenner has sold 51 percent of her cosmetics and skincare brand to Coty for $600 million, a price tag that now values the enterprise at whopping $1.2 billion. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
601: Nike Parts Ways with Amazon
Nov 29, 2019 • 11 min
Athletic retail giant Nike will stop selling its products on Amazon, officially ending a two-year pilot program. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
600: Google to Offer Checking Accounts in Partnership with Banks Next Year
Nov 28, 2019 • 13 min
The service will be offered next year in conjunction with financial institutions like Citigroup. Mentions: - Google, Checking Accounts, And The Emperor’s New Clothes…
599: Amazon debuts Alexa-compatible Christmas Tree
Nov 27, 2019 • 15 min
A 7-foot tall voice-activated Douglas fir named ‘Mr. Christmas’ popped up on Amazon’s website, the first-ever Alexa compatible smart Christmas tree. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Weekly Newsletter bit.ly/SUMOHeavyNewsletter —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
598: Amazon to Open Grocery Store Not Called Whole Foods in 2020
Nov 26, 2019 • 10 min
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNET that the eCommerce giant will be opening a grocery store in Woodland Hills, California in 2020. The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon had signed more than a dozen leases in the Los Angeles area, as well as…
597: Costco and Instacart to Test One-Hour Prescription Deliveries
Nov 25, 2019 • 7 min
Costco is now teaming up with delivery start-up Instacart to test free delivery of prescription drugs to members. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Weekly Newsletter bit.ly/SUMOHeavyNewsletter —- Send in a voice message:…
596: Facebook Launches Facebook Pay
Nov 22, 2019 • 11 min
Facebook is consolidating its payment processing for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp into one brand called Facebook Pay. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
595: Alibaba Singles Day 2019 Breaks Another Record
Nov 21, 2019 • 9 min
The world’s biggest shopping festival garnered a record-breaking $38.4 billion in sales this year. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
594: Ralph Lauren Launches Digital Product Identities
Nov 20, 2019 • 13 min
Ralph Lauren Corporation has announced the launch of Digital Product Identities (IDs) for tens of millions of Ralph Lauren products. Subscribe to the SUMO Heavy Weekly Newsletter bit.ly/SUMOHeavyNewsletter —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
593: Hackers Can Use Lasers to Control Your Amazon or Google Devices
Nov 19, 2019 • 10 min
Cybersecurity researchers have recently found that your home voice devices can actually be hacked using lasers. Mentions: - The Current and Future State of Voice Commerce - The SUMO Heavy Weekly Newsletter —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
592: Uber is Getting Into the Ads Business
Nov 18, 2019 • 10 min
According to a report by TechCrunch, ride-hailing company Uber is working to invest in building an ads business inside of its Uber Eats sector. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
591: Apple Could Soon Offer Phone Subscriptions
Nov 15, 2019 • 12 min
Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at the possibility of bundling hardware into a subscription service, and there are a few speculations about exactly what that could entail. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
590: Shopify Rolls Out Email Marketing
Nov 14, 2019 • 10 min
Shopify has recently launched Shopify Email, in which Shopify describes as an email marketing tool designed to help you build meaningful relationships with your customers in an increasingly crowded commerce landscape. With Shopify Email, you can create,…
589: Amazon to Support Utility Bill Payments with Alexa
Nov 13, 2019 • 15 min
Amazon recently announced during its keynote address at the Money 20/20 financial technology conference that Amazon Pay users will soon have the ability to pay utility bills using Alexa. Mentions: - The Hustle Newsletter - I Got Access to My Secret…
588: Walmart Offers Curbside Alcohol Pickup at 2,000 Locations
Nov 12, 2019 • 12 min
Walmart shoppers can now purchase alcohol through Walmart Grocery Pickup from 2,000 stores in 29 states. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
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587: Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1 Billion
Nov 11, 2019 • 17 min
Google has announced that it’s buying wearable company Fitbit for $2.1 billion. The move comes as the company eyes up a piece of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
586: At Open Concept the Bar is Always Open
Nov 8, 2019 • 11 min
A new bar in St. Louis, Missouri is shaking up the scene with a concept we haven’t yet seen. Customers aren’t charged by the glass – but by the hour. The new bar is appropriately named “Open Concept,” and the website says for an average price of $10 an…
585: After 17 Years, American Dream Mall Opens
Nov 7, 2019 • 13 min
After more than 17 years in the making, the first phase of America’s newest megamall has opened to the public in East Rutherford, New Jersey. American Dream’s first phase features a Nickelodeon theme park and an NHL-regulation-size ice skating rink. The…
584: Swap Out your Shoes with Shoe Bank
Nov 6, 2019 • 15 min
Shoe Bank is a marketplace for swapping shoes where women of all ages can give and get new shoes without spending any money. - Shoe Bank —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
583: Best Buy Joins in for Next Day Delivery Just in Time for the Holidays
Nov 5, 2019 • 15 min
Best Buy fires back at the competition announcing the launch of free next-day delivery on thousands of items that it sells online. Mentions: - Kombucha Girl - Toilet Paper Math is the Hardest Math (Reddit) —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
582: Mira is a Search Engine Strictly for Beauty
Nov 4, 2019 • 17 min
Mira is a new AI-powered search engine that wants to create a more streamlined shopping experience for beauty consumers. - AskMira —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
581: Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Store is Now Online
Nov 1, 2019 • 18 min
Banksy’s merchandise is now up for sale on the Gross Domestic Product official website, and in classic Banksy fashion, the website is a little tricky to navigate. Through this system, applications are grouped by the item and time period they were…
580: Walmart Relaunches Online ‘Toys Lab’
Oct 31, 2019 • 15 min
Walmart has launched an online interactive ‘Toy Lab’ designed to invite kids to test the period’s most-wanted toys from their tablet or computer for the second straight holiday season. Mentions: - Walmart Toy Lab - Webkinz - Eko —- This episode is…
579: You Can Now Earn a Degree to Be an ‘Influencer’
Oct 30, 2019 • 21 min
The Italian online university eCampus has opened up a three-year program in social media influencing. The eCampus degree will offer classes in fashion psychology, semiotics and the philosophy of language, TV history, intercultural communication and…
578: California Bans Fur Sales
Oct 29, 2019 • 15 min
California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to ban most animals from circus performances under two new bills signed earlier this month by Gov. Gavin Newsom. This new bill could be a huge blow to the…
577: Carlsberg is Developing a Beer Bottle Made of Paper
Oct 28, 2019 • 16 min
Danish beer maker Carlsberg unveiled what it says is the first “paper bottle” for beer, made out of sustainably-sourced wood fibers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
576: Google Shopping Gets an Upgrade
Oct 25, 2019 • 17 min
Google has launched a redesign of Google Shopping in the US across both the online and mobile sites, featuring a new personalized homepage and price tracking. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
575: Amazon is Offering Free Next Day Delivery on Cheap Items
Oct 24, 2019 • 12 min
Over the last few months, Amazon has removed several barriers that previously made it difficult for customers to purchase a single item for less than $5 on its own. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
574: Target is Powering the Rebooted Toys ‘R Us Website
Oct 23, 2019 • 0 min
Target is partnering with the parent company of the Toys R Us brand, TRU kids, to assist with the relaunch of ToysRUs.com. The toy retailer is attempting to emerge from bankruptcy, and this partnership will allow Toys R Us to have an online presence –…
573: Square Opens Payment Options to CBD Sellers
Oct 22, 2019 • 13 min
Square Inc. has announced that it is opening up payment-processing capabilities to sellers of CBD products. This comes after originally only offering the service as part of a beta program. Square’s venture into the CBD market began just a few months ago…
572: The Biggest Mall Owner in the U.S. is Going Online
Oct 21, 2019 • 9 min
Simon Property Group, one of the best-known shopping center developers, and digital commerce pioneer Rue Gilt Groupe, the owner of Rue La La and Gilt, are joining forces to build an e-commerce marketplace. Simon has been testing the website…
571: Buy Modern Pre-Fab Homes with Dwellito
Oct 18, 2019 • 11 min
Launched in early October, Dwellito is an end-to-end service that helps homeowners buy a prefab home for their backyard - to use as a rental, suite, or a studio. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
570: Zulily Launches Price-Comparison Tool
Oct 17, 2019 • 10 min
Zulily has introduced a new feature that shows online shoppers how much cheaper its prices are than Amazon or Walmart. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
569: McKinsey & Co is Opening a Retail Store
Oct 16, 2019 • 10 min
McKinsey & Company, the well-known global management consulting firm, has opened its first brick-and-mortar retail store in the Mall of America called Modern Retail Collective. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
568: Pinterest’s New ‘Shop the Look’ Ads Can Feature Multiple Products in a Single Ad
Oct 15, 2019 • 12 min
Pinterest recently announced their Shop the Look ads are in a new collections format for mobile. These revamped ads allow retailers to feature multiple products in one ad. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
567: Amazon Go Tech Coming to Airports and Theatres
Oct 14, 2019 • 11 min
Amazon is looking to license its Amazon Go cashierless technology to other retailers, specifically movie theaters, airports, and sports stadiums. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in…
566: Rent the Runway Freezes New Subscriptions
Oct 11, 2019 • 14 min
Rent the Runway recently stopped accepting new customers due to warehouse system updates that resulted in hundreds of canceled orders and a customer service catastrophe. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
565: Forever 21 Files for Bankruptcy
Oct 10, 2019 • 18 min
Forever 21 has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The fast-fashion retailer aims to close as many as 178 U.S. stores in order to resize its operations. Also, Brittany explains the ‘VSCO Girl’ trend and traces back to the exact moment The Ramones…
564: Amazon to Launch Alexa-powered Food Network Kitchen Service
Oct 9, 2019 • 13 min
Discovery Inc. is launching a new video-streaming app in partnership with Amazon that offers cooking classes and advice from the most recognizable chefs, called Food Network Kitchen. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
563: Get Fresh Fish Right to Your Door with The Fish Drop
Oct 8, 2019 • 12 min
From the minds behind the FultonFishMarket.com, The Fish Drop gives you access to the freshness and quality that has come to be expected from the largest seafood market in the western hemisphere. Mentions: - Fulton Fish Market - The Fish Drop —- This…
562: Amazon orders 100K Rivian Electric Trucks as Part of Carbon Neutral 2040 Plan
Oct 7, 2019 • 12 min
Amazon will be boosting its efforts to reduce its climate impact by ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian. Amazon’s new purchase comes as part of its efforts to convert its delivery fleet to 100% renewable energy by 2030. The…
561: Shop at Amazon and Help Fight Climate Change with Beam
Oct 4, 2019 • 9 min
You can now help fight climate change when you shop on Amazon through a new Chrome extension called Beam. Mentions: - Beam Project - Ep 311: Lolli Lets You Earn Bitcoin While Shopping Online - Rakuten —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
560: Walmart Relaunches Shuttered Scoop Brand
Oct 3, 2019 • 9 min
Walmart recently announced that it was reviving Scoop, one of its older but iconic fashion brands. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
559: Enjoy is an On-Demand Mobile Store
Oct 2, 2019 • 11 min
Enjoy is an online mobile store that partners with other companies, like AT&T, Sonos, Google and now EE, to create an online mobile store where customers can shop for devices and receive same-day delivery and setup. Mentions: - Enjoy - Welcome to a new…
558: You Can Now Order Postmates at Yankee Stadium
Oct 1, 2019 • 13 min
he New York Yankees have officially partnered with Postmates to let baseball fans skip concession lines by ordering food and drinks on their mobile app. Mentions: - New York Yankees Exclusive Partnership With Postmates - Today’s Special: Fast Food (Noah…
557: Shopify Launches CBD Platform for U.S. Sellers
Sep 30, 2019 • 12 min
Shopify is now allowing US brands to sell hemp and hemp-derived CBD products through its platform in an official capacity, the company recently announced. Mentions: - Shopify: Sell CBD Online - BigCommerce CBD —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
556: Get Cookware and Kitchen Guidance with Equal Parts
Sep 27, 2019 • 16 min
Pattern (formerly known as branding firm Gin Lane) has launched Equal Parts, a part cookware, part home cooking coaching brand. Mentions: - Equal Parts - Pattern Brands - Gin Lane - Red Antler - 37Signals - Basecamp - Wildbit - Hello Fresh - Brandless -…
555: Amazon Rolls Out Cash Payment Option for US Customers
Sep 26, 2019 • 10 min
You can now buy goods on Amazon with cold hard cash. Simply check the PayCode option at checkout. You’ll then receive a QR code, and you’ll have 24 hours to pay for the goods at a participating Western Union. PayCode is an ideal solution for the retail…
554: DogSpot Lets You Leave Your Dog Safely While Running Errands
Sep 25, 2019 • 14 min
Each kennel has features to make your pup happy including air-conditioning, secure access, LCD touchscreen, air ventilation, heated floors, and a shatterproof window. Mentions: - DogSpot —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
553: Amazon’s Multi-Story Warehouses Aims to Cut Delivery Times
Sep 24, 2019 • 9 min
Amazon has officially agreed to take space in a first-of-its-kind three-story warehouse, a new type of distribution center that could speed up delivery times in dense cities to hours instead of days. Mentions: - Amazon’s New Multistory Warehouse Aims to…
552: Target’s Circle Loyalty Program Goes Nationwide
Sep 23, 2019 • 13 min
Target said Monday it will be launching its revamped loyalty program, Target Circle, nationwide beginning Oct. 6. Target said that over the past 18 months of testing, over 2 million people have already enrolled in Target Circle, which doesn’t require the…
551: Shopify Acquires 6 River Systems for $450 million
Sep 20, 2019 • 11 min
Shopify announced that it is acquiring 6 River Systems, a startup focused on fulfillment automation for ecommerce and retail operations. Mentions: - Shopify - Shopify Sustainability Fund - 6 River Systems - Chuck Autonomous Vehicle (Video) —- This episode…
550: Starbucks to Open Pick Up Only Store
Sep 19, 2019 • 14 min
Starbucks has announced that it will be opening a pickup-only store in New York City this fall, building off the success of its Starbucks Now concept. Mentions: - Starbucks Announces Reserve Roastery Coming to Chicago’s Mag Mile in 2019 - Todd Carmichael…
549: A.C. Moore Challenges Etsy with Handmade Marketplace
Sep 18, 2019 • 11 min
A.C. Moore has officially launched their marketplace for artists and makers, called A.C. Moore Marketplace. Since introducing the platform in late June, more than 3,000 storefronts have been established with 75,000 products available for sale. • A.C.…
548: Amazon Tests Whole Foods Payment SystemUsing Hands as ID
Sep 17, 2019 • 11 min
Amazon’s engineers are quietly testing scanners that can identify an individual human hand as a way to ring up a store purchase, with the goal of rolling them out at its Whole Foods supermarket chain in the next few months. —- This episode is sponsored by…
547: Walmart and BuzzFeed Deliver Shoppable recipes
Sep 16, 2019 • 11 min
Walmart and BuzzFeed’s Tasty are expanding their partnership with a new shoppable recipes feature. Anyone browsing Tasty’s 4,000 recipes can add the necessary ingredients to their cart and check out with Walmart’s online grocery cart. —- This episode is…
546: Fulfillment by Amazon Donations Program
Sep 13, 2019 • 9 min
Amazon is launching a new donations program, called Fulfillment by Amazon Donations, for third-party sellers that store their inventory in Amazon’s warehouses in the U.S. and UK. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
545: Le Tote Buys Iconic Department Store Lord & Taylor
Sep 12, 2019 • 10 min
Lord & Taylor, once known as a high-end fashion destination has been sold to Le Tote, Inc., a fashion rental subscription service. LeTote scooped up the luxury retailer for a mere $75 million with an additional $25 million in the form of a secured…
544: Buy Now, Pay Later with Sezzle
Sep 11, 2019 • 12 min
Sezzle allows consumers a chance to finance their purchases even if they’ve had issues in the past with credit, because Sezzle doesn’t tap a customer’s FICO score to evaluate them. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
543: Idle Fish is China’s Top Second-Hand Market
Sep 10, 2019 • 12 min
Idle Fish is Alibaba Group’s secondhand marketplace that puts unwanted goods to use elsewhere, carving out a channel that makes recycling unwanted garments as easy as making an online purchase. Launched in 2014 by China’s largest online marketplace,…
542: ThredUp Partners with JC Penney and Macys
Sep 9, 2019 • 11 min
Macy’s and JCPenney have recently announced plans to partner with a trendy online consignment store popular among millennial and Gen Z shoppers called ThredUp. They will be opening branded stores with their secondhand clothing and accessories in 40 Macy’s…
541: Amazon Might Fine Sellers for Using Giant Boxes
Sep 6, 2019 • 10 min
Companies that don’t meet the guidelines of the Frustration-Free Packaging Vendor Incentive Program face a $2 penalty fee for each package that fails to comply. Mentions: • Amazon Pushes Brands to Be Less Boxy • 3M Flex & Seal Shipping Roll —- This…
540: Target Partners with Disney for In-Store Disney Shops
Sep 5, 2019 • 8 min
Target and Disney have recently announced a new partnership that will allow customers to buy Disney products right at its stores. The new Disney “shop-in-shop” experience will be located in 25 Target locations beginning in October. • How will Target’s new…
539: Nuuly is URBN’s New Clothing Rental Subscription Service
Sep 4, 2019 • 12 min
Combining the growing trend of rental services and the popular concept of subscription boxes, Urban Outfitters has officially launched their rental subscription service called Nuuly. Nuuly is a rental platform that offers more than 1,000 items from over…
538: Uber Eats Offers Dine-In Option
Sep 3, 2019 • 13 min
Uber Eats has begun to insert itself into the dine-in business. A new option in some cities lets you order your food ahead of time, go to the restaurant, then sit down inside to eat it. Diners aren’t charged for the service. Instead, restaurants pay a fee…
537: Pinterest Launches Wellness Tools to Help Users Cope with Stress, Anxiety
Aug 30, 2019 • 13 min
Pinterest has introduced emotional wellness activities tailored for the millions of users searching the visual pinboard for emotional health and related topics. Created in partnership with Brainstorm, the Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation, Vibrant…
536: Facebook to Test Video Subscriptions
Aug 29, 2019 • 15 min
Facebook has launched what it describes as a “small-scale test to sell subscription VOD services directly to users”. Initially, the Facebook video subscriptions will be available for four services: BBC and ITV’s BritBox, CollegeHumor’s Dropout, MotorTrend…
535: Amazon Launches Personal Shopper Stylist Program
Aug 28, 2019 • 11 min
The eCommerce Minute is back after a short Summer break! Today’s episode: Amazon has recently launched Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe, a styling service available to all Prime members through the Amazon App. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
534: iDoorBox is a Portable, Secure Home Delivery Solution
Aug 14, 2019 • 10 min
Doorbox Corporation has invented a solution to solve the growing problem of package theft of Amazon and other online deliveries by implementing what they claim is the world’s first alarm-enabled, foldable, secure packaged delivery box. —- This episode is…
533: Amazon and Realogy to Partner on Home Sales
Aug 13, 2019 • 11 min
Amazon has recently announced that it will partner with Realogy Holdings Corp. to launch a new home-buying program called TurnKey. TurnKey will allow homebuyers in 15 cities to instantly connect with a pre-vetted, high-rated real estate agent in their…
532: Google Launches Shopping Portal
Aug 12, 2019 • 10 min
Google’s new offering personalizes shopping suggestions for users based on their web activity, directing shoppers to purchase products through the Google site, a third-party retailer’s site, or in-store. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
531: Rent Space in Your Yard with ‘Rent the Backyard’
Aug 9, 2019 • 14 min
Founded by Spencer Burleigh and Brian Bakerman, Rent The Backyard will help homeowners make some extra cash by renting out their backyard. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
530: eBay to Launch Fulfillment Service for Sellers
Aug 8, 2019 • 13 min
Ebay will launch a new service in 2020 called Managed Delivery, that will allow high-volume sellers to store, pack and deliver orders through a network of pre-approved third-party vendors. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
529: Toys R Us is Back. Again.
Aug 7, 2019 • 12 min
Tru Kids Brands, the new owner of the company, has recently announced that Toys “R” Us is being reborn in the United States with two new stores. The return comes a little over a year after the chain collapsed, resulting in the shuttering of all 700 of its…
528: Refraction AI Wants to Put Delivery Bots in the Bike Lane
Aug 6, 2019 • 9 min
The difference between REV-1 and other autonomous delivery bots is that the REV-1 is lightweight and low cost, so there are no expensive lidar sensors on the vehicle. It just operates in a bike lane and is designed to travel in rain or snow, making it…
527: Pinterest Rolls Out Video Tools for Creators and Brands
Aug 5, 2019 • 11 min
Earlier this month, Pinterest introduced their new and improved video platform including new video features for creators and businesses to reach their audiences including an improved uploader, video tab, lifetime analytics, and Pin scheduling. —- This…
526: Rent Your Unused RV with Outdoorsy
Aug 2, 2019 • 13 min
Founded 3 years ago by Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Young, and Ryan Quinn, Outdoorsy is one of a handful of companies capitalizing on a global trend taking the nation by storm: young people are so over hotels. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
525: Walmart and Sam’s Club Offer Audible Prescription Labels
Aug 1, 2019 • 9 min
Setting an important standard in accessibility in healthcare, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies recently announced that they’re introducing En-Vision America’s ScriptTalk audible prescription labels into nearly 1200 of their pharmacies. —- This episode is…
524: Amazon to Spend $700M to Retrain Workforce
Jul 31, 2019 • 10 min
Amazon has recently announced its plans to spend $700 million retraining 100,000 employees (which is roughly one-third of its U.S. workforce) by 2025. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
523: Uber Lets Riders Shop with Cargo Consoles
Jul 30, 2019 • 12 min
Riders can shop for products from a number of brands, including Glossier and Amazon, as well as items like AirPods, while they’re in an Uber, to be shipped by Cargo to their house two to five days later. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
522: Alexa Will Dish Out Medical Advice to UK Citizens
Jul 29, 2019 • 11 min
In what they claim as an unprecedented first, The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has announced a partnership with Amazon’s Alexa to offer health advice from the NHS website. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
521: Amazon Will Give You $10 to Track You on the Web
Jul 26, 2019 • 10 min
When you sign up for Amazon Assistant, a comparison-shopping tool that customers can add to their web browsers, you’ll get a $10 credit. The Amazon Assistant tool compares Amazon’s price for products with prices that users see on Walmart.com, Target.com…
520: 7-Eleven Adds Location-based Delivery Option
Jul 25, 2019 • 11 min
The new service, called 7NOW, reaches more than 2,000 7-Eleven “hot spots” including New York’s Central Park and Venice Beach in Los Angeles. To use the service, customers need to download the 7-Eleven’ 7NOW app and select “Show 7NOW Pins” to find a hot…
519: Whole Foods Aims to be a ‘Clean Beauty’ Destination
Jul 24, 2019 • 15 min
Whole Foods Market has revealed its plans to make the grocery chain a “clean beauty destination” revamping their organic soaps and skincare offerings. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
518: Amazon Competitor VeriShop Goes Live
Jul 23, 2019 • 13 min
At its launch, Verishop had roughly 160 verified brands, and around 4,000 items including AllSaints, Diane von Furstenberg’s DVF, and Levi’s, and expects to gather over 300 more brands by the end of this year. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
517: Amazon Launches ‘Counter’ Retail Pickup Centers
Jul 22, 2019 • 10 min
In addition to their recent efforts towards simple centralized pickup, and beefing up their brick and mortar presence, Amazon launched a new pickup option in the US called Counter. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
516: Get Cheap Flights from Philly with Moonfish
Jul 19, 2019 • 12 min
Moonfish’s online platform finds users the cheapest flights possible- like a flight to Barcelona out of PHL for $200. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
515: Shop ‘The Drop’ at Amazon
Jul 18, 2019 • 12 min
The Drop aims to provide “exclusive access to limited-edition, street-style inspired collections designed by fashion influencers from around the world”. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
514: L.L. Bean Partners with Uber to Offer Free Rides to Campsites
Jul 17, 2019 • 13 min
The brand is teaming up with Uber in major cities to offer free, on-demand rides to the “L.L.Bean Backyard Campsite,” pop-up destination. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
513 : Dollar General Offers FedEx Parcel Service
Jul 16, 2019 • 12 min
Over half of all of the 15,000 Dollar General stores in the US will offer secure FedEx drop-off and collection services by the end of 2020. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
512: Google Tests Shoppable Recommendations in YouTube
Jul 15, 2019 • 10 min
Google has started testing a feature on its YouTube video platform that will show product prices and recommendations beneath videos so viewers can make purchases directly. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
511: Amazon Trains Delivery Bots with 3d Models
Jul 12, 2019 • 9 min
The robots have no idea that they’re just in a giant robot park in a simulation and believe that they’re really outside in neighborhoods. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
510: Best Buy Gets Into Home Fitness
Jul 11, 2019 • 10 min
The company specifically chose fitness equipment that was interactive, and items that virtually connect you with coveted fitness trainers to help you “stay motivated, have fun, and get the most out of your workout.” —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
509: Amazon Exits the Restaurant Biz
Jul 10, 2019 • 14 min
Amazon has announced that Amazon Restaurants is shutting down in the United States, and will cease operations on June 24. The 4-year-old service has lurked in the shadows of its competitors for too long, and Amazon has decided to pull the plug. —- This…
508: Sam’s Club Makes Tire Buying a Snap
Jul 9, 2019 • 13 min
Sam’s Club is introducing a tool called “Sam’s Garage” that will enable members to get “personalized tire recommendations in less than five minutes”. Sam’s dug through 25+ year old technology, 600 clubs, five systems and inventory for each, totaling…
507: Macy’s is Using Pinterest Pincodes in Summer Campaign
Jul 8, 2019 • 13 min
Macy’s recently launched an out-of-home experiential campaign that asks consumers to use their phones at popular summer spots around the United States. In partnership with Pinterest, these places feature Pinterest Pincodes that consumers can scan with…
506: Amazon’s StyleSnap Will Change the Way You Shop
Jul 5, 2019 • 11 min
Amazon has recently introduced StyleSnap, an AI-powered feature that helps you shop for those pieces that you just can’t seem to find. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
505: Walmart Shakes Up Jet.com
Jul 4, 2019 • 10 min
As of this month, Walmart is fully integrating Jet’s teams into its own ecommerce operations. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
504: Ikea Will Sell You a Rug But Only If You Really Love It
Jul 3, 2019 • 9 min
Consumers interested in the limited collection had to put on a headset and prove they were having an intense reaction to one (or more) of the designs. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
503: Amazon’s New Rewards Card Targets Those with Bad Credit
Jul 2, 2019 • 12 min
The new card is another attempt by Amazon to make its retail services accessible to more consumers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
502: The DRNKPAY App Curbs Drunk Shopping
Jul 1, 2019 • 8 min
DRNKPAY not only helps control spending but also creates awareness as to how much the user is drinking. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
501: Shopify to Take on Amazon with $1B Fulfillment Network
Jun 28, 2019 • 12 min
Shopify has taken a page from Amazon’s playbook by announcing the launch of a network of fulfillment warehouses and shipping logistics capabilities in the United States. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
500: Our 500th Episode
Jun 27, 2019 • 21 min
A Super-sized 500th episode: • Shopify Unite 2019 Recap • eCommerce Landscape for Q3/Q4 • Thoughts on Magento 1 Sundown • Our newest Whitepaper • Announcing our new podcast —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
499: The World’s First AI-Developed Whiskey
Jun 26, 2019 • 10 min
Together with Finnish tech company Fourkind and Microsoft, Swedish distiller Mackmyra is creating the world’s first whiskey developed with artificial intelligence. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
498: A Digital Dress Sells for $9500
Jun 25, 2019 • 8 min
The world’s first digital dress has been purchased for $9,500, and it’s only available to wear online. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
497: ‘Good, Cheap and Fast’ Is the No-Frills Amazon Shopping Site
Jun 24, 2019 • 14 min
Good Cheap and Fast finds above-average products selling for below-average prices by using data science, price tracking and human analysis. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
496: Vancouver Market Hands Out Embarrassing Plastic Bags
Jun 21, 2019 • 9 min
A Vancouver market has introduced plastic bags with embarrassing designs in order to deter customers from using single-use plastic bags. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
495: Facebook to Launch Crypto Coin
Jun 20, 2019 • 9 min
The multi-currency backed stable coin can be used for purchases in products such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp with zero fees and across the internet more broadly. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
494: ‘Care Free Boat Club’ is Like Uber for Pleasure Boats
Jun 19, 2019 • 10 min
The Carefree Boat Club gives members all of the perks of being out on the water without any of the expenses or hassles of actually owning a boat. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in…
493: Flexa Will Let You Shop Retailers with Bitcoin
Jun 18, 2019 • 9 min
Flexa has established a network and launched an iOS wallet app called Spedn that allows you to spend cryptocurrencies at brick-and-mortar retailers —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
492: Amazon Offers Gift Cards for 3-D Scans of Your Body
Jun 17, 2019 • 11 min
Amazon has been conducting research that involves digital 3D “scans” of people’s bodies in exchange for a $25 Amazon gift card. The purpose of the study is to “learn about diversity among body shapes,” for customizable apparel and not for marketing…
491: Amazon Launches ‘Alexa Delete What I Say’ Voice Command Script
Jun 14, 2019 • 9 min
Your Alexa devices will now allow you to request that your conversations or commands be deleted from the database. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
490: Shopify Acquires Handshake B2B Platform
Jun 13, 2019 • 7 min
Shopify’s acquisition of Handshake brings domain expertise and product efficiency to Shopify Plus and its expanding market of huge merchants. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
489: Cars.com Uses Tinder-like Services to Match Salespeople and Customers
Jun 12, 2019 • 12 min
Car shopping is one of the most dreaded, anxiety-inducing financial decisions. People repeatedly list car shopping as the worst shopping experience. Cars.com understands this fear and feeling of vulnerability, so they decided to do something about it.…
488: Taco Fans Can Book a Room at the Taco Bell Hotel
Jun 11, 2019 • 7 min
Taco Bell announced that it is debuting The Bell, a hotel and resort in Palm Springs, California. The hotel plans to open its doors on August 9, but only for a limited time. The hotel will feature a pool with themed activities and sauce packet floaties; a…
487: Amazon Working on a Wearable Device That Reads Emotions
Jun 10, 2019 • 8 min
Amazon is developing a voice-activated device worn on the wrist, that can recognize human emotions, described as a health and wellness product. According to Bloomberg, the Alexa voice software team and Amazon’s Lab126 hardware division are collaborating…
486: Coupang: South Korea’s Amazon Killer
Jun 7, 2019 • 8 min
Coupang is the largest online retailer in South Korea, with more than $3.8 billion in annual sales. The startup is celebrating its 9th birthday this year, and half of South Korea’s 51 million people have downloaded its mobile app. Coupang is the…
485: Amazon ‘Gamifies’ Warehouse Tasks
Jun 6, 2019 • 9 min
The games allow employees to compete against each other, which also sneakily pushes workers to up the ante among themselves to pack more boxes, and in turn, raises overall productivity levels. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
484: The Binji Card Consolidates All Your Credit and Debit Cards Into One
Jun 5, 2019 • 11 min
On May 15, 2019, Binji, a financial tech company launched the most fully realized personal finance platform to pay and receive payments in today’s digital age. It’s the only platform offering the ability to consolidate credit and debit cards into a single…
483: Crazy Cazboy’s is a Retail Treasure Hunt
Jun 4, 2019 • 11 min
Crazy Cazboy’s is changing the way pricing and sales dynamics work; it’s a store where prices decrease steadily throughout the week. On Friday, the discounter brings out new merchandise all priced at $6. On Saturday, prices drop to $5. Continuing the…
482: Amazon’s New Box Packing Robots Work Faster Than Humans
Jun 3, 2019 • 8 min
Amazon has officially begun rolling out machines that do an important job that is held by thousands of people; boxing customer’s orders. Amazon’s plan is to reduce labor and boost profits using automation to do common warehouse tasks, and not just solely…
481: Dunkin’ Introduces Limited Edition Themed Nail Polish
May 31, 2019 • 8 min
Dunkin’ has recently introduced a limited edition line of nail polishes throughout the United States in a partnership with vegan nail polish company, Lauren B. Beauty. The featured shades are inspired by Dunkin’s Signature Lattes, Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream…
480: Alexa Guard Turns Your Echo Into a Security Device
May 30, 2019 • 8 min
Amazon has just released an update for your Echo that will listen for signs that someone is breaking into your home. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
479: Walmart Brasil to Ditch eCommerce
May 29, 2019 • 8 min
Walmart Brazil has struggled with its e-commerce presence and has decided instead to focus on bricks and mortar retail. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
478: Amazon, Walmart join online SNAP Pilot
May 28, 2019 • 6 min
For the first time, shoppers will be able to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program online for groceries. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
477: Burger King Delivers Whoppers in Traffic
May 27, 2019 • 8 min
Burger King has recently begun to roll out its ‘Traffic Jam Whopper’ campaign in Mexico City. This delivery platform will bring BK food to consumers in the most heavily gridlocked areas within a 1.8 mile radius of a Burger King restaurant. —- This episode…
476: Amazon Alexa Launches HIPAA-Compliant Skills
May 24, 2019 • 10 min
The skills might allow patients to book appointments, check on prescription deliveries, identify wait times at emergency rooms, and access some limited healthcare information. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
475: Walmart Undercuts Amazon with Next Day Delivery
May 23, 2019 • 9 min
Walmart has announced its undercutting Amazon’s newest Prime-member perk and launching free, next-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of products. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
474: Spotify Tests Voice-Enabled Ads
May 22, 2019 • 8 min
The streaming music and podcast service announced the launch of voice-enabled advertisements, which will encourage the listener to say a verbal command to take action on the ad’s content. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
473: Tampa Airport Debuts ‘TPA All-Access’ Pass
May 21, 2019 • 8 min
The program will allow non-travelers each Saturday to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint year-round. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
472: Walmart is Going Big on Pet Care
May 20, 2019 • 8 min
The world’s biggest retailer is launching an online pet pharmacy and will expand its in-store veterinary clinics. Walmart’s online pet pharmacy site is WalmartPetRx.com, similar to PetSmart’s Chewy.com, that will deliver pet meds straight to your door. —-…
471: AliPay Users Have Planted 100M Trees in China
May 17, 2019 • 8 min
Users are rewarded for making environmentally friendly decisions and earn points, such as recycling old clothes or walking to work instead of driving. These points can then be redeemed to plant trees. To date, more than 100 million actual trees have been…
470: NBCUniversal Introduces ‘ShoppableTV’
May 16, 2019 • 10 min
Soon you’ll be able to shop with your smartphone just by pointing it at your TV. That’s the concept behind Shoppable TV which was recently unveiled by Comcast’s NBCUniversal. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
469: Burger King Jabs McDonald’s with ‘Unhappy Meals’
May 15, 2019 • 8 min
Timed to Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the “Real Meals” include the Blue Meal, Salty Meal, Yaaas Meal, and DGAF Meal. Burger King is also making a donation to Mental Health America, but says that’s “just a plus,” as awareness was the key goal of…
468: Amazon is Now Making Drivers Take Selfies
May 14, 2019 • 10 min
The company will then use facial recognition software to make sure they know exactly who is delivering your packages. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
467: Marriott Launches Airbnb Competitor Homes & Villas
May 13, 2019 • 9 min
The hotel chain is launching its own version of home sharing for vacation rentals to compete with the likes of digital sellers like Airbnb and VRBO. The initial offerings will include 2,000 homes in 100 destinations. The company says it will focus on…
466: Walmart Unveils First ‘Intelligent’ Lab Store
May 10, 2019 • 10 min
Walmart has unveiled its new “store of the future” which will serve as a testing ground for new technologies. The store concept is called the Intelligent Retail Lab — or “IRL” for short — features AI-enabled cameras and interactive displays. —- Send in a…
465: Amazon Launches Middle East Marketplace
May 9, 2019 • 7 min
The rebranded Souq will allow customers to shop Amazon in Arabic for the first time on its websites and apps. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
464: 7-Eleven Lab Store Features Upscale Fare
May 8, 2019 • 8 min
7-Eleven is testing some new concepts for its convenience stores. It’s opened up an experimental testing ground in Dallas that company execs have named the Lab Store. With its rebranded lab store, 7-Eleven is testing its ability to be seen as a convenient…
463: Giant Food Pilots Produce Prescriptions
May 7, 2019 • 7 min
The grocer plans to participate in a program called Produce RX to help give their customers in the Washington DC area access to healthy foods. The program is in partnership with DC Greens, a nonprofit that works to improve food education, increase food…
462: Forever 21 Shutters Chinese eCommerce Site
May 6, 2019 • 5 min
Clothing and fashion retailer Forever 21 announced its shutting down its online stores in China. The company announced that it would close all its online shops, while huge clearance sales are ongoing in its physical stores. —- Send in a voice message:…
461: Target Launches ‘Everspring’ Clean Product Line
May 3, 2019 • 8 min
Target is joining the growing ranks of retailers shifting product lines to organic, all-natural, and recyclable products. Everspring is the name of a new suite of products launched by Target that are made from renewable materials, recycled products, and…
460: Amazon to Make One Day the Shipping Standard
May 2, 2019 • 9 min
Amazon will speed things up even further with One Day shipping for eligible Prime items. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
459: This Magic Sticker Keeps Produce Fresher Longer
May 1, 2019 • 9 min
A company from Washington called StixFresh has developed a solution formulated from all-natural ingredients that can help extend the shelf-life of avocados, citrus fruits, mangoes, and apples up to 14 days. —- Send in a voice message:…
458: Facebook is Building a Voice Assistant
Apr 30, 2019 • 9 min
It’s not clear exactly how Facebook expects to use the assistant, but one sign may be in the team that’s heading up the project. CNBC reports that Facebook’s Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality group is leading the effort. That’s the division overseeing…
457: Adidas Makes a 100% Recyclable Shoe
Apr 29, 2019 • 7 min
We recycle paper, glass, and plastic. We recycle metal and cardboard. But have you ever thought about recycling your sneakers? Adidas thinks it’s time. They’re launching a new performance shoe made entirely of recyclable materials. Adidas says that, by…
456: Stay Awake Forever with Black Insomnia Coffee
Apr 26, 2019 • 8 min
If you’re starting to feel your ‘morning joe’ just isn’t cutting it ti anymore, we’ve got a blend for you. It’s called Black Insomnia Coffee. Dubbed “the world’s strongest coffee,” a single cup contains 736 mg of caffeine. —- Send in a voice message:…
455: Amazon to Close Chinese Marketplace
Apr 25, 2019 • 8 min
Amazon is pulling the plug on its Chinese marketplace. The U.S. e-commerce giant will instead focus on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous nation. This means Amazon customers in China will no…
454: Reusable Liviri Boxes Tackle Meal Kit Packaging Waste
Apr 24, 2019 • 11 min
Meal kit convenience comes with a massive downside. A typical meal kit delivery comes with insulation, gel-filled icepacks, and tiny lil containers or bags holding individual ingredients–like a few sprigs of herbs or a few spoonfuls of sauce or condiments…
453: Cup Noodles Machine Uses Instagram as Currency
Apr 23, 2019 • 7 min
Hungry, but short on cash? Listen close, we’ve got some good news. Nissin Foods, makers of the iconic Cup Noodles, has teamed with food and drink blog Foodbeast to create a vending machine that trades Instagram posts for prizes. —- Send in a voice…
452: Walmart Plans to Add Thousands of Robot Workers
Apr 22, 2019 • 11 min
Walmart is going robotic. The largest retailer in the world announced it is adding thousands of robot workers to its stores. Some robots will be autonomous floor scrubbers. Walmart also plans to use robots that can scan inventory on shelves and bots to…
451: Amazon Go Will Take Cash After All
Apr 19, 2019 • 11 min
Amazon Go has been touted to be the convenience store of the future - no cashiers, no cash - just use your phone to check in, grab your things and go. A frictionless transaction for the customer on the go. Well, we might have to put a pin in that last…
450: Yes, Alexa is Listening to Everything You Say
Apr 18, 2019 • 8 min
Millions of consumers have embraced the voice revolution, using their devices for news, music, games, and ecommerce. But, With any new-fangled tech, there’s always that one person you know who says, “I won’t use that, someone might be listening.” Well,…
449: H&M Makes Clothes from Pineapple Leaves, Orange Peels, and Algae
Apr 17, 2019 • 8 min
Fashion designers are always pushing the envelope when it comes to the latest designs. Is the next trend in fast fashion, natural and organic materials from plants? H&M’s latest collection is using materials from Pineapple leaves, Orange Peels, and Algae.…
448: Wayfair Plots First Physical Store
Apr 16, 2019 • 7 min
After acheiving success as an online furniture and home decor website, Wayfair.com is now looking to the real world for its next investment. The company is opening up its permanent first brick-and-mortar store inside a Massachusetts mall. Shoppers will be…
447: Amazon Slashes Prices at Whole Foods
Apr 15, 2019 • 7 min
They announced lower prices on hundreds of items and plan to double the number of weekly deals for Prime members. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
446: Microsoft Might Be Building a Shopify Competitor
Apr 12, 2019 • 8 min
The rumors are flying that Microsoft is planning one of two things – either unleashing a Shopify competitor or try to buy up Shopify itself. Microsoft officials told The Information that Microsoft is seriously considering such a move because its…
445: Walmart Partners with Google on Voice-Assisted Grocery Shopping
Apr 11, 2019 • 10 min
The grocery battle between Walmart and Amazon rages on. Walmart is rolling out a new voice-ordering capability called Walmart Voice Order, which works across Google Assistant-powered platforms. Voice shopping for grocery pickup will be offered at more…
444: The 2019 Drunk Shopping Report
Apr 10, 2019 • 8 min
Have you ever woken after a particularly rough night and found those Amazon emails in your inbox listing several strange items on their way to your doorstep? No need to feel shame - You’re not alone. A survey carried out by tech and business newsletter…
443: Square Updates eCommerce Tools for Small Business
Apr 9, 2019 • 8 min
Square, Inc. recently announced a retooling of its Square Online Store and Square for Retail products. These tools allow merchants to add e-commerce to their sales operations, including tools like Instagram selling, shipping and in-store pickup. The…
442: McDonald’s Grabs AI Startup Dynamic Yield
Apr 8, 2019 • 7 min
McDonald’s corporation recently announced its biggest acquisition in 20 years with the 300 million dollar purhcase of Dynamic Yield Ltd., Dynamic Yield is a startup that provides retailers with algorithmically driven “decision logic” technology and allows…
441: BigCommerce Launches B2B eCommerce Initiative
Apr 5, 2019 • 10 min
eCommerce platform Big Commerce is rolling a new platform for business-to-business solutions for online merchants. It brings together services for wholesalers, manufacturers, and distributors to create a unified B2B e-commerce solution. —- Send in a voice…
440: Adobe Launches Commerce Cloud
Apr 4, 2019 • 14 min
At the Adobe Summit last week in Las Vegas, Adobe announced the launch of Commerce Cloud, the newest part of the company’s Experience Cloud. Commerce Cloud is built on the company’s 1.68 billion dollar acquisition of the Magento platform last May.…
439: Alibaba’s Futuristic ‘Fly Zoo’ Hotel
Apr 3, 2019 • 10 min
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has unveiled a futuristic model for hotels. The 290 room “Flyzoo Hotel” in Hangzhou, China was brought together by Alibaba’s online travel platform Fliggy. The hotel brings together technology and hospitality to find…
438: Amazon Closes Pop-Up Shops, Refocuses on Retail
Apr 2, 2019 • 6 min
The pop-ups were a way for Amazon to test various retail concepts but were never meant to be permanent. They were an experiment to let customers try out and buy products like tablets, smart speakers, and other tech gadgets. With the closing, the company…
437: Instagram Launches In-app Checkout
Apr 1, 2019 • 8 min
In a blog post earlier this week, Instagram announced Checkout, a new feature that allows users to buy items they find in their feeds without having to click out of the app. Checkout offers a secure shopping environment and doesn’t require members to log…
436: MailChimp and Shopify Have Broken Up
Mar 29, 2019 • 11 min
MailChimp states that Shopify had released updated terms that would negatively impact their business and put users at risk. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
435: Apple’s ‘It’s Show Time’ Event Recap
Mar 28, 2019 • 30 min
In this super-sized episode, co-hosts John Suder and Bart Mroz break down the announcements made at Apple’s “It’s Show Time” event on March 25, 2019. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
433: Never Run Out of Coffee with a Bottomless Subscription
Mar 27, 2019 • 9 min
For $36 a year - plus about $11.29 per order, depending on the blend, Bottomless will keep you stocked with your favorite beans before you even run out. Bottomless sends its members an internet-connected scale free of charge, which members place under…
433: Walmart Revamps the Painful Return Process
Mar 26, 2019 • 6 min
Attempting to make your next trip to Walmart a more pleasant one, Walmart will allow shoppers to return purchases and get a refund without having to walk more than a few steps into a store. Employees called “customer hosts” will personally process shopper…
432: ‘Amazon Day’ Lets You Get All Your Packages at Once
Mar 25, 2019 • 6 min
Amazon recently announced a new feature that could help stop the porch pirates. The new feature is called Amazon Day, and it allows Prime members to pick the day on which all their orders from the week will be delivered all – at once. Calling it “a new…
431: NYC Teams Up with Recyclers and Brands to Recycle Fashion
Mar 22, 2019 • 6 min
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is teaming with the New York City Department of Sanitation and NYC Economic Development Corp. for a citywide social media campaign titled #WearNext in order to reduce the amount of clothing being dumped in landfills. The NYC…
430: Walmart is Planning to Sell Its Own Tablets
Mar 21, 2019 • 9 min
A recent report by Bloomberg says the retailer will be releasing a tablet device in the near future. The tablet will be marketed under Walmart’s ONN brand. The report states that the tablet is being manufactured by a supplier in China and will run on…
429: Wally Shop: The Zero Waste Grocery Service
Mar 20, 2019 • 10 min
The Wally Shop is a Brooklyn, New York-based startup that bills itself as a zero-waste grocery store. It is an eco-friendly way to get your groceries. When you order, a bike courier will head to a farmer’s market or food co-op and deliver it to you. This…
428: Amazon Plans to Launch Grocery Chain
Mar 19, 2019 • 9 min
The first store is set for Los Angeles in the fall of 2019 and the company has reportedly signed at least two additional locations for 2020 openings. It is negotiating to open stores in San Francisco, Seattle, and Philadelphia. The Journal also reports…
427: Airbnb Buys Hotel Tonight
Mar 18, 2019 • 6 min
Airbnb is buying HotelTonight, the hotel-booking application that lets travelers arrange last-minute accommodations. The financial terms weren’t disclosed, but sources told Axios the homeshare giant paid close to Hotel Tonight’s last private valuation of…
426: Amazon Kills the Dash Button
Mar 15, 2019 • 6 min
Amazon has stopped selling the Dash button, although - if you’ve got one already - it will still work. The idea behind the button was to make it really simple to buy replacement products for goods when you’re running low. It also meant a direct pipeline…
425: Shoptalk 2019 Recap
Mar 14, 2019 • 19 min
A super-sized episode: Co-hosts John Suder and Bart Mroz recap Shoptalk 2019, the huge retail show held yearly in Las Vegas. Since 2015, Shoptalk has been widely regarded as retail’s best show with 8,000+ attendees, including more than 750 CEOs, and the…
424: Martha Stewart Jumps on the CBD Bandwagon
Mar 13, 2019 • 7 min
Martha Stewart is the latest celebrity to lend her name to line of CBD-infused products. CNBC reports that Stewart has signed on as an adviser to Canopy Growth, one of the largest marijuana producers in the world, to develop a line of CBD products for…
423: The FedEx SameDay Delivery Bot
Mar 12, 2019 • 10 min
FedEx has developed an autonomous battery-powered delivery robot to facilitate same-day, last-mile deliveries. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a…
422: Amazon’s ‘Project Zero’ Lets Brands Fight Against Fakes
Mar 11, 2019 • 8 min
Once approved, brands that join Project Zero will be able to directly flag and remove counterfeit listings of their products from Amazon on their own. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day…
421: Tide Announces Nationwide On-Demand Laundry Service
Mar 8, 2019 • 8 min
Tide Cleaners will offer several laundry services, including 24/7 drop boxes located in high rise buildings, offices, and storefronts. The service lets customers pre-pay for laundry and pick up the clean clothes once the app notifies them they’re ready.…
420: Amazon and Western Union Debut PayCode
Mar 7, 2019 • 7 min
PayCode allows people to shop and buy from Amazon’s online store and then pay for their purchases at local Western Union locations. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at…
419: Scandit Will Take the Guesswork Out of Shopping with Food Allergies
Mar 6, 2019 • 8 min
The technology allows shoppers to use their smartphones to scan products on grocery shelves and helps pinpoint items that help meet their dietary needs. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free…
418: Toys R Us is Back…Sort of
Mar 5, 2019 • 9 min
A group of former company executives have joined together to create a new company, called Tru Kids. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
417: Walgreens Testing Targeted In-Store Ads on Cooler Cases
Mar 4, 2019 • 8 min
Sensors and cameras will scan faces and estimate age and gender to deliver targeted messages. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
416: Target Launches 3rd-Party Marketplace Target +
Mar 1, 2019 • 9 min
There is no way for sellers to apply to the program; instead, Target explains that each partner is “carefully selected” and then invited into the program. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free…
415: CVS Tests In-Store Health HUB Concept
Feb 28, 2019 • 8 min
The concept reduces floor space for retail and seasonal items and expands space for health care and wellness. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice…
414: Barneys New York to Launch ‘The High End’ Cannabis Shop
Feb 27, 2019 • 9 min
The luxury cannabis lifestyle shop, in its Beverly Hills flagship store, makes it the first major retailer to open a legal cannabis department. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial…
413: LinkedIn Rolls Out LinkedIn Live
Feb 26, 2019 • 10 min
LinkedIn Live will allow individuals or organizations to broadcast real-time video to LinkedIn Groups or to the entire LinkedIn platform. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at…
412: Amazon to Bring Lockers to Coachella
Feb 25, 2019 • 6 min
Attendees will be able to conveniently order items like sunscreen, hats, and phone chargers and have shipped to the lockers onsite at the festival. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day…
411: Ikea to Test Furniture Leasing
Feb 22, 2019 • 9 min
The world’s largest furniture retailer is doing a proof of concept test starting in its home base of Switzerland by leasing office furniture. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at…
410: Amazon Wins Patent to Deliver Packages on Buses
Feb 21, 2019 • 6 min
According to a new patent filing, your Amazon package could be riding on a nearby bus, waiting for your pickup. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a…
409: Warby Parker’s New AR Virtual Try-On
Feb 20, 2019 • 6 min
Using Apple’s ARKit and Face ID technology, the app can show users what glasses would look like by rendering them in 3D and overlaying them on top of your face. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a…
408: Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts to Depart in April
Feb 19, 2019 • 8 min
Ahrendts had served in the role at Apple for five years. Executive Director Deirdre O’Brien will assume Ahrendt’s role. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send…
407: ‘Amazon Live’ Takes on QVC
Feb 18, 2019 • 9 min
Amazon Live will feature hosts demonstrating products that are for sale on the platform. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
406: Willie Nelson Launches CBD-Infused Coffee
Feb 15, 2019 • 8 min
The coffee is a medium-dark whole-bean blend with “flavor notes of cherry and cocoa.” Each 8 oz. cup contains 7 mg. of hemp-derived CDB. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at…
405: Sell Your Digital Products for Free with Zipsell
Feb 14, 2019 • 7 min
Zipsell is a self-hosted platform that allows you to set up a fully-functional online store for selling digital products. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —-…
404: Walmart Makes Training a Game with Spark City
Feb 13, 2019 • 6 min
The company is using a virtual simulation video game called “Spark City” to train its employees. The game puts employees in charge of a fictional dry grocery department and challenges them with making it run efficiently. This episode sponsored by SendPro…
403: Kohl’s to Bring Weight Watchers Studio to Chicago Store
Feb 12, 2019 • 8 min
Called WW Studio, Kohl’s will launch an 1,800 square foot studio within its store and offer wellness workshops. Kohl’s will also begin selling the WW Healthy Kitchen products, branded kitchenware, and cookware later this year. This episode sponsored by…
402: Honda’s Dream Drive Aims to Gamify Car Travel
Feb 11, 2019 • 8 min
Dream Drive is a suite of apps for both driver and passenger, where users can accumulate points for vouchers for discounts. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —-…
401: Walmart Launches Motile, a Tech Accessory Line
Feb 8, 2019 • 7 min
Walmart calls it “smart accessories for an untethered world.” It’s a private level line of tech accessories under the brand name “Motile.” This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at…
400: Big Brands to Test Loop Reusable Packaging Subscription
Feb 7, 2019 • 13 min
Loop is a circular shopping platform that transforms the packaging of your everyday essentials from single-use disposable to durable, feature-packed designs. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free…
399: Parcel Guard is a Smart Mailbox for Online Shoppers
Feb 6, 2019 • 9 min
Parcel Guard is an anti-theft mailbox that can only be accessed by your delivery person and you. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
398: Supermarket Drones Help to Keep Shelves Stocked
Feb 5, 2019 • 8 min
Pensa Systems has developed a drone that can fly around a store and examine items on shelves and in coolers. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice…
397: Meet Caper, the AI-powered Smart Shopping Cart
Feb 4, 2019 • 9 min
The Caper cart is an AI-powered smart shopping cart that lets customers skip the checkout line. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
396: Murder Your Thirst with Liquid Death
Feb 1, 2019 • 7 min
Liquid Death is Austrian mountain water sold in cans. Mike Cessario, a West Coast agency creative, created the brand last year as a side project. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial…
395: Amazon Rolls Out the Scout Delivery Robot
Jan 31, 2019 • 8 min
The company is using the autonomous robot to deliver packages. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
394: Walmart’s Eavesdropping Surveillance Patent
Jan 30, 2019 • 8 min
According to the filing and claims, it’s “an example system for capturing and analyzing sounds in a shopping facility.” This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send…
393: Brandless Offers Product Subscriptions
Jan 29, 2019 • 5 min
The new service will allow their customers to receive certain products on a schedule - weekly, monthly, twice a year, or any timeline of their choosing. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free…
392: Amazon Eyes Closed Sears Stores for Whole Foods Expansion
Jan 28, 2019 • 7 min
Yahoo Finance reports that Whole Foods is taking a serious look at abandoned Sears and K-Mart stores. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice…
391: WeChat Pay Unveils Credit Scoring
Jan 25, 2019 • 6 min
Those with higher scores get special perks for things like waived banking fees, elimination of deposits on rentals, and hotel bookings. WeChat Pay Points analyzes spending behavior and social media connections to formulate a credit score for even those…
390: Square Unveils Debit Card for Store Owners
Jan 24, 2019 • 4 min
The card, which is free to obtain and use, will allow Square connected businesses to withdraw and spend the money brought in via Square payments. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial…
389: Amazon is Sending Free Samples Based on Your Data
Jan 23, 2019 • 8 min
Axios reports the online giant has partnered with brands including Folgers and Maybelline to send free samples directly to your home. The companies will target Amazon Prime subscribers based on the company’s massive collection of personal data on its…
388: WeWork Gets Into the Food Biz with Laird Hamilton
Jan 22, 2019 • 9 min
WeWork recently announced a $32 million investment in Laird Superfood, started by surf star Laird Hamilton. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice…
387: Facebook Tries Live Video Shopping
Jan 21, 2019 • 10 min
This new feature would let users do their own live videos to show products and do live demos. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
386: Arby’s Launched a Subscription Box
Jan 18, 2019 • 7 min
The Arby’s subscription box unveiled at the announcement contained a store serving tray, an Arby’s hat, a bacon scarf, and some Arby’s temporary tattoos. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free…
385: Let Weebly Fix Your Bad Product Photos
Jan 17, 2019 • 8 min
Weebly Photo Studio lets you send products to Weebly to have the items professionally photographed. The service costs $75 per item. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at…
384: Entrupy’s Product Fingerprinting Fights Counterfeits
Jan 16, 2019 • 7 min
The advanced technology records microscopic differences in manufactured products then houses those recorded differences as “product fingerprints”. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at…
383: Amazon Looks to Airports for Amazon Go Expansion
Jan 15, 2019 • 5 min
Amazon is expanding their checkout-free Go stores to airports targeting busy travelers. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message:…
382: Pepsi Rolls Out Snack Robots to College Campuses
Jan 14, 2019 • 7 min
The Snackbots are outdoor, self-driving robots on wheels making its way around college campuses delivering snacks and soft drinks. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —-…
381: Eileen Fisher Wants Her Clothes Back
Jan 11, 2019 • 7 min
Eileen Fisher takes your used clothing and gives them new life. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
380: Amazon Wants to Stop Selling CraP
Jan 10, 2019 • 8 min
That’s what some folks at Amazon have dubbed products they are offering that sell for less than what it costs to buy and deliver. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —-…
379: Hertz Partners with Clear to Speed Checkout
Jan 9, 2019 • 10 min
Users will be able to bypass the lines by letting a biometric kiosk scan their face when they’re ready to leave the rental car lot. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day trial at pb.com/minute —-…
378: Facebook Wants You to Buy and Watch HBO on Facebook
Jan 8, 2019 • 10 min
The social media giant is in talks with HBO, Showtime, and Starz about adding streaming video. Facebook would offer subscriptions to these channels which users would watch within the Facebook platform. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes…
377: Costa’s ‘Clever’ Coffee Cup
Jan 7, 2019 • 7 min
Their “Clever Cups” are reusable cups that include a contactless payment chip. Instead of cups being used for single-usage, the cups are for continuous use. This episode sponsored by SendPro from Pitney Bowes. eCommerce Minute listeners get a free 30-day…
376: Alibaba Used Customer Data to Create a Spicy Snickers
Jan 4, 2019 • 6 min
Alibaba helped Mars create a new flavor of Snickers bar for the Chinese market – all based on collected consumer data. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
375: Season Three Premiere
Jan 3, 2019 • 21 min
The Season Three premiere of the eCommerce Minute. In this super-sized episode John and Bart discuss the holiday break, take care of some podcast announcements and make their predictions for 2019. This episode sponsored by SendPro Online by Pitney Bowes.…
374: The eCommerce Minute 2018 Wrap-Up Show
Dec 21, 2018 • 39 min
On this super-sized episode, Bart and John take a fond look back at some of the episodes from 2018 and look ahead to the trends and stories for 2019. The eCommerce Minute will return with new episodes in January. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
373: Brewery Teams with Kellogg’s to Fight Food Waste with ‘Throwaway IPA’ Beer
Dec 20, 2018 • 6 min
Kelloggs has teamed up with Seven Bro7thers Brewery to use “rejected” Corn Flakes in their beer production. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
372: Walmart Launches App to Order Online Items In-Store
Dec 19, 2018 • 7 min
The new program allows sales assistants to help customers find items and complete transactions in-store using their handheld devices. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
371: RedThread Uses Body Scanning for Best Clothing Fit
Dec 18, 2018 • 6 min
RedThread aims to do away with sizes and instead focus on actual fit. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this…
370: Sweetgreen Partners with WeWork on Office Delivery
Dec 17, 2018 • 7 min
WeWork and salad startup Sweetgreen have teamed up to make it easier for WeWork members and employees to get a healthy meal. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
369: Facebook Now Lets You Share Holiday Wish Lists
Dec 14, 2018 • 6 min
The new feature allows users to share and collaborate on collections of saved content and share them with friends and family. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
368: Walmart Acquires Art.com
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
Art.com is largest online art sellers in the world with more than two million curated images in its inventory. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
367: Shop with Crypto at Coin2Shop
Dec 12, 2018 • 7 min
Coin2Shop is a browser extension that you can use to shop on Amazon or eBay using your cryptocurrencies as cash. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
366: 9 Brands Come Together Under One Roof in Brooklyn Shop
Dec 11, 2018 • 9 min
HiO is a new retail concept in Brooklyn is testing the idea that consumers will find value in discovering new brands through a brick-and-mortar experience. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
365: Alibaba Made a Smart Screen to Help Blind People Shop
Dec 10, 2018 • 5 min
Smart Touch is a smart screen that was developed by Alibaba and Damo Academy to assist visually and physically disabled individuals with mobile device tasks, specifically shopping tasks. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
364: Overstock to Ditch Retail for Crypto
Dec 7, 2018 • 5 min
Founder and CEO Patrick Byrne is selling the entire business and going all in on crypto. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
363: Payless Tricks ‘Influencers’ with Fake Luxury Pop-Up
Dec 6, 2018 • 6 min
As part of a viral ad campaign, the shoe retailer opened a fake luxury store and filled it with its discount shoewear. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
362: Italic: Luxury Goods Without the Labels
Dec 5, 2018 • 6 min
Italic is betting big that consumers might be more interested in the quality and design rather than the showy label and brand name. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
361: T-Mobile Let Students Redesign a Part of its Website
Dec 4, 2018 • 6 min
The task was part of a partnership with Adobe’s annual analytics challenge where teams of students compete to win a $35,000 prize as well as potential employment. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
360: ShopRunner Launches Mobile Marketplace ‘District’
Dec 3, 2018 • 5 min
District showcases items from about 140 retailers and features a dynamic real-time feed that presents shoppers with trending products tailored to each user based on past actions, as well as information shared with the app. —- This episode is sponsored by…
359: Instagram Lets Users Shop From Video Posts
Nov 30, 2018 • 7 min
In its latest product update, users will now be able to shop from the videos in their feed. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
358: Marie Claire Uses Editors to Drive eCommerce
Nov 29, 2018 • 7 min
The magazine has launched Marie Claire Edit, an aggregator site where readers can shop from retail partners. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
357: Ford, Walmart & Postmates Team Up on Robot Delivery
Nov 28, 2018 • 8 min
Ford Motor Company is joining forces with Walmart and Postmates to create an autonomous grocery delivery service in Miami, Florida. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
356: eBay Launches Holiday Toy Catalog
Nov 27, 2018 • 7 min
This holiday season, eBay is following Amazons lead and releasing a holiday toy catalog. The online retailer is putting out a Toy Book with the hottest gifts this year, as well as listings for rare and retro playthings from your childhood. —- This episode…
355: Uber Launches Rewards Program
Nov 26, 2018 • 8 min
Uber has launched a new loyalty program called Uber Rewards. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
354: MASSE Lets You Shop Via Trusted Recommendations
Nov 23, 2018 • 7 min
Two Jet.com alums have created a community of shoppers you can trust with their new social shopping platform called MASSE. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
P&G Intros New ‘eCommerce Only’ Tide Box
Nov 22, 2018 • 8 min
The new Tide liquid detergent comes in a container about the size of a small shoebox is designed for e-commerce sales only. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
352: Walmart Looks to Make Big Boxes Into ‘Town Centers’
Nov 21, 2018 • 9 min
The ‘Town Center’ features amenities that would conceptually make Walmart a community gathering space. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
351: Kroger Brings Back Toys R Us for the Holidays
Nov 20, 2018 • 6 min
Kroger has partnered with Geoffrey LLC to put Geoffrey’s Toy Box merchandise in nearly 600 stores this holiday season. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
350: Dollar Shave Club Rolls Out Vending Machines
Nov 19, 2018 • 9 min
The online shaving supply company will be rolling out a line of vending machines featuring trail-size versions of its products. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
349: Facebook Debuts Small Biz Pop-Ups at Macys
Nov 16, 2018 • 7 min
Facebook organized the 9 pop up stores to be part of The Market @ Macy’s. The Market @ Macy’s concept debuted earlier this year to provide space and exposure to small brands. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
348: Alibaba’s Singles Day Tops $30 Billion
Nov 15, 2018 • 8 min
When it was all said and done, the total for this year was a staggering $30.8 Billion. That number topped the $25.3 billion record set in 2017 and shows a nearly 27 percent year-on-year rise. This is a huge number, of course, but smaller than the 39…
347: Walmart’s Weird Robot Bee Patent
Nov 14, 2018 • 5 min
The patent is for autonomous robotic bees, technically called pollination drones, that could potentially pollinate crops just like real bees. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
346: CVS Pilots ‘Care Pass’ Membership Program
Nov 13, 2018 • 7 min
CarePass members get free delivery on most prescriptions and online purchases, access to a pharmacist helpline, a 20 percent discount on all CVS-branded products and a monthly $10 coupon. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
345: Amazon Offers Free Shipping on All Holiday Orders
Nov 12, 2018 • 8 min
Amazon is offering free shipping during the holidays for all US customers on hundreds of millions of items. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
344: Shopify Adds Venmo Payments
Nov 9, 2018 • 5 min
Shopify has announced the addition of Venmo as a payment option at checkout for its 600,000 merchant clients. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
343: Walmart Launches Mobile ‘Check Out With Me’
Nov 8, 2018 • 5 min
‘Check Out With Me’ will enable customers to pay for items directly with associates using hand-held devices equipped with a Bluetooth receipt printer. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
342: Amazon Ups Its Prime for Business Offerings
Nov 7, 2018 • 5 min
New perks include same-day and one-day shipping for free on over 1 million items, spending analytics, buying guides. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
341: Blue Apron Teams Up with Jet.com
Nov 6, 2018 • 8 min
Jet.com’s newly launched City Grocery offering is now selling Blue Apron meal kits, featuring menu offerings exclusive to Jet customers. This is the first time they’ve been available through an online retailer. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
340: Brandless Has a Retention Problem
Nov 5, 2018 • 7 min
Just 20% of shoppers who placed an order on the site in the fourth quarter of 2017 placed another order a quarter later, according to data from Edison Trends. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
339: Amazon Prime Day Outage Caused by Oracle Database Move
Nov 2, 2018 • 8 min
The Prime Day outage was caused by Amazon moving its database for an Ohio warehouse off of Oracle’s to its own technology. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
338: Alibaba Kicks Off 10th Annual 11.11 Shopping Festival
Nov 1, 2018 • 8 min
The event is in its 10th year and now a monthlong shopping festival, and the company says this will be its biggest ever. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
337: Target Offers Free 2-Day Shipping for Holidays
Oct 31, 2018 • 7 min
Target will offer free 2-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items ordered between November 1 and December 22. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
336: eBay Sues Amazon for Illegal Seller Poaching
Oct 30, 2018 • 11 min
Online marketplace eBay has filed a complaint in California Superior Court alleging that Amazon “perpetuated a scheme to infiltrate and exploit eBay’s internal member email system” in order to “recruit high-value eBay sellers to Amazon.” eBay is demanding…
335: WeWork Partners with Rent the Runway
Oct 29, 2018 • 7 min
The coworking giant is partnering with designer rental service Rent the Runway. Rent the Runway is staging 15 drop-off points at locations in New York, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Miami. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
334: Square Launches Terminal
Oct 26, 2018 • 8 min
Terminal is an all-in-one device that can process payments over Wi-Fi and print out receipts. The Terminal accepts chip cards inserted at the front, mag-stripe cards swiped along the edge, and the tap of a smartphone/smartwatch to make a mobile payment.…
333: Lyft’s Monthly Subscription Goes Nationwide
Oct 25, 2018 • 9 min
Last week, Lyft unveiled their All-Access Pass. The plan costs $299 upfront. Riders can take 30 rides each month, as long as those rides cost $15 or less each. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
332: Alibaba’s Space Egg Hotel Room Service Robot
Oct 24, 2018 • 7 min
The robot is called Space Egg and is designed to act like a robot porter, used to ferry items around hotels to guests. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
331: Amazon Launches ‘Shark Tank’ Store
Oct 23, 2018 • 6 min
The new collection features over 70 products that successfully received funding from the popular “Shark Tank” TV show during seasons 1 through 9. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in…
330: BuzzFeed is Opening a Toy Store in NYC
Oct 22, 2018 • 7 min
BuzzFeed is planning to open a toy store in the Flatiron District of New York City, just in time for the holidays. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
329: Shop Your Values with DoneGood
Oct 19, 2018 • 6 min
DoneGood makes it easy to use your purchasing power to make the world better every time you shop online. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
327: CommerceHub’s Last-Mile Big-Ticket Delivery Solution
Oct 18, 2018 • 9 min
CommerceHub streamlines the last-mile delivery process of large or bulk merchandise. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
328: Farmers Fridge Brings Healthy Food to Vending Machines
Oct 18, 2018 • 8 min
Farmers Fridge makes eating healthy food for people on the go as easy as using a vending machine. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
326: Target Launches ‘Smartly’ Discount Brand
Oct 16, 2018 • 8 min
Target has launched a new essentials brand called Smartly featuring over 70 products with most items less than $2. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
325: Deliverr Helps Businesses Compete with Amazon Prime
Oct 15, 2018 • 6 min
Deliverr helps business offer rapid delivery experiences for their customers and uses machine learning and predictive intelligence to determine which of its warehouses to store its client’s goods. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
324: Dunkin Donut’s Tiny Home Powered by Coffee
Oct 12, 2018 • 7 min
The tiny home measures just 275 square feet and is powered by an oil that’s produced from spent Dunkin’ coffee grounds. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
323: Square Now Lets Sellers Offer Payment Plans
Oct 11, 2018 • 5 min
The service, called Square Installments, will enable small business sellers to offer financing on purchases from $250 to $10,000. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
322: Snapchat Unveils New eCommerce Features
Oct 10, 2018 • 6 min
Snap, Inc. has announced an updated set of eCommerce ad products. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this…
321: Walmart’s Stress-Tracking Cart Patent
Oct 9, 2018 • 8 min
Walmart wants to know if its shoppers are stressed out. That’s the idea behind a patent application for a biometric feedback shopping cart handle was recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
320: eBay Now Sells Wireless Plans with Used Phones
Oct 8, 2018 • 9 min
eBay now lets you add a prepaid wireless phone plan as an add-on option in the listing. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
319: Jet.com Relaunches, Targeting Urban Customers
Oct 5, 2018 • 9 min
The site now has a stronger focus on the needs of city dwellers and millennials and features a new, three-hour grocery delivery service. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
318: Amazon Opens ‘4-Star’ Store in NYC
Oct 4, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon has opened a 4-star concept store in New York City’s Soho neighborhood featuring only products that have been rated 4 stars or better. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
317: Snapchat Partners with Amazon for Visual Search
Oct 3, 2018 • 8 min
Snap announced a new visual search tool for the company’s Snapchat app in partnership with Amazon. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
316: FedEx Ground Now Running 6 Days a Week
Oct 2, 2018 • 7 min
FedEx has announced that they will be expanding their ground operations to add a sixth day to their delivery schedule. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
315: StoreMe Lets Travelers Stash Their Bags
Oct 1, 2018 • 8 min
StoreMe is an on-demand mobile app that connects travelers and tourists with a place to safely store their stuff, from a few hours to up to seven days. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
314: Use Bitcoin to Buy a New Rolls-Royce in Houston
Sep 28, 2018 • 7 min
A Houston area car dealership is the first Rolls-Royce dealer to accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash for the purchase their luxury cars. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
313: Amazon Will Ship You a Live Christmas Tree
Sep 27, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon will wrap and ship fresh-cut, full-size Christmas trees beginning in November. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
312: Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma to Step Down
Sep 26, 2018 • 7 min
Alibaba co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has announced he’s getting ready to leave the company he founded in 1999. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
311: Lolli Lets You Earn Bitcoin While Shopping Online
Sep 25, 2018 • 8 min
Lolli is a startup that wants you to earn bitcoin as you shop. Lolli’s mission: Put cryptocurrencies like bitcoin into the hands of consumers, risk-free. Lolli offers a browser extension for Chrome and Safari that so far pairs with more than 600…
310: Let a Robot Make Your Coffee at Cafe X
Sep 24, 2018 • 6 min
The Cafe X concept identifies and remedies the pain points of the coffee buying experience and then using robotics and automation to solve those issues. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
309: The Last Blockbuster is Getting Its Own Beer
Sep 14, 2018 • 5 min
In honor of this last Blockbuster, 10 Barrel Brewing Company is creating a beer fittingly called “The Last Blockbuster.” —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
308: GlassesUSA: Scan Your Glasses, Learn Your Prescription
Sep 13, 2018 • 7 min
Glasses USA has created a free app called Prescription Scanner that will allow you to scan and pull your current prescription right from your existing glasses. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
307: Walmart Files VR Shopping Patent
Sep 12, 2018 • 5 min
The two patents describe a “virtual showroom” and a fulfillment system that connect shoppers equipped with VR headsets and special sensory gloves to a VR Walmart store. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
306: Fight Food Waste with Imperfect Produce
Sep 11, 2018 • 7 min
Imperfect Produce partners with farmers, taking their weird-yet-edible outcasts and offering them to the public through discounted subscription boxes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
305: IBM Patents a Coffee Drone
Sep 10, 2018 • 6 min
IBM has secured a patent for a coffee drone that not only flies around public spaces to provide hot java but also may predict which people need a caffeine boost. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
304: Real-Life Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Opens in South Carolina
Sep 7, 2018 • 4 min
A real-life recreation of the iconic Kwik-E-Mart convenience store from the series has just opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The store was designed with the same look and feel from the animated series, and the store’s creators said four years of…
303: Walmart Launches Moosejaw Marketplace
Sep 6, 2018 • 6 min
The store will offer Walmart online shoppers access to an assortment of outdoor specialty items that weren’t available on the site in the past. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
302: REI Goes Big on Used Gear
Sep 5, 2018 • 6 min
The site offers lightly used gear that was returned to REI under its guarantee program, with items discounted up to 65% from the original. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
301: Walmart Teams With Rakuten on eBooks
Sep 4, 2018 • 7 min
The company announced a partnership with Rakuten Kobo to bring you ebooks, available in-store and online. The service will be called Walmart eBooks. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
300: Kroger’s OptUp App Makes Healthy Shopping Easy
Sep 3, 2018 • 8 min
Kroger has launched a new shopping app called OptUP, a data-driven app to help consumers make more informed decisions about the food they buy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
299: Porsche Launches Digital Charging Service for EVs
Aug 31, 2018 • 7 min
The Porsche Charging Service app will simplify the process of finding an electric-car charger and paying to use it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
298: Google Readying First Retail Store
Aug 30, 2018 • 7 min
According to a report, Google has signed a lease on a 14,000 square foot space to be used as a two-level permanent retail store. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
297: Walmart Expands Convenience Store Test
Aug 29, 2018 • 8 min
The Plano, Texas location is 2,900 sq ft & has eight fuel pumps, grab-and-go foods, a wall of cold beverages and a walk-in beer cooler. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
296: Best Buy Grabs GreatCall for $800M
Aug 28, 2018 • 6 min
Great Call has with over 900,00 subscribers and provides connected health and emergency response services to the aging population. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
295: Pat’s Steaks Now Delivers Nationwide
Aug 27, 2018 • 7 min
Iconic South Philadelphia steak shop Pat’s Steaks is now offering nationwide delivery of its signature sandwiches. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
294: Kroger Partners with Alibaba on Grocery
Aug 24, 2018 • 5 min
Kroger is venturing into the international market with the launch of Our Brands through Alibaba’s Tmall platform. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
293: Office Depot Opens In-Store Coworking Space
Aug 23, 2018 • 8 min
Its called the Workonomy Hub and is integrated into their Los Gatos, California store. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
292: Casper to Open 200 Stores
Aug 22, 2018 • 7 min
Online mattress startup Casper is planning to open 200 retail stores over the next three years, including 18 “pop-up” locations that will become permanent. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
291: Uber Partners with Cargo to Sell Munchies to Passengers
Aug 21, 2018 • 5 min
Cargo makes it easy for rideshare drivers to sell goods to their passengers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support…
290: CLEAR Lets You Buy Beer With a Fingerprint
Aug 20, 2018 • 7 min
Seattle sports fans will be the first in the U.S. to buy booze with a fingerprint. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
289: Optoro Helps Companies Cope With Returns
Aug 17, 2018 • 8 min
Optoro uses data analytics to help brands determine the best way to sell off excess inventory. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
288: Walmart Tests Grocery-picking Robots
Aug 16, 2018 • 8 min
The Alphabot robots will help associates pick and package grocery orders. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this…
287: GM’s Maven Launches Airbnb for Cars
Aug 15, 2018 • 9 min
GM announced a new peer-to-peer car-sharing service in which owners of GM-branded vehicles would rent their cars to other people. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
286: Kroger Launches Its Own Delivery Service
Aug 14, 2018 • 5 min
The Grocery giant has announced they’re launching their own delivery service called ‘Kroger Ship’. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
285: WeWork Gets Into Retail with WeMRKT
Aug 13, 2018 • 8 min
Co-working giant WeWork is getting into retail, with the launch of WeMRKET a “modern retail space” that will be piloted at WeWork 205 Hudson in New York City. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
284: Starbucks Partners on Delivery Deal with Alibaba
Aug 10, 2018 • 4 min
The service would be run through Alibaba’s food delivery unit called Ele.me —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support…
283: CallPage Lets You Call Your Site Visitors
Aug 9, 2018 • 6 min
CallPage allows you to call interested visitors to your site. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
282: Waymo and Walmart Partner for Self-Driving BOPIS Test
Aug 8, 2018 • 8 min
Walmart is teaming up with driverless car company Waymo on a one-store test project that will allow shoppers who ordered groceries online to be shuttled to and from the store in Waymo vehicles. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
281: Earn Rewards with Tommy Hilfiger’s Connected Clothes
Aug 7, 2018 • 8 min
The clothes are equipped with smart-chip technology and offer rewards for people who participate in on-the-go experiences, creating a micro-community of brand ambassadors. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
280: Tesla Sells $1500 Surfboards
Aug 6, 2018 • 4 min
The surfboard was designed in Tesla’s design studios “in collaboration with Lost Surfboards and Matt “Mayhem” Biolos.” According to the product description, the board features a finish similar to the company’s cars, and a top that’s reinforced with carbon…
279: Worldpay’s Drone Delivery Mat Fights Fraud
Aug 3, 2018 • 6 min
Payments processor Worldpay has come up with a solution to combat fraud with a new prototype system that secures proper payment before completing deliveries. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
278: Amazon’s Handy Part Finder Tool
Aug 2, 2018 • 6 min
The tool, part of the Amazon app, is able to identify and match around 100 types of screws, bolts, and nuts, then show you matching parts in its catalog. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
277: Walmart Plots Streaming Service
Aug 1, 2018 • 7 min
Walmart is looking to chip away at one more core service that Amazon Prime Members enjoy – streaming video. Insider sources reports that the service could be priced at under $8 a month. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
276: Facebook Gets Into the Movie Ticket Game
Jul 31, 2018 • 6 min
Facebook is diving deeper into eCommerce, and soon there’s one more thing you’ll be able to buy: Movie Tickets. Starting soon, Facebook users will see a new tab on the pages called Movies. The Movies page will give users options to purchase movie tickets…
275: Hyundai Launches Amazon Digital Showroom
Jul 30, 2018 • 6 min
The showroom features photo galleries and lets potential car buyers view and compare different Hyundai models. The showroom includes price comparisons, reviews, vehicle details, test drive bookings, the ability to check dealership inventories and other…
274: Home Depot Installs Pickup Lockers
Jul 27, 2018 • 6 min
Home Depot is installing pickup lockers within its stores as part of its “Buy Online, Pickup In Store” program. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
273: Tagwalk Wants to Be the Google of Fashion
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 min
By using more than 2,800 keywords, users can search by brand, season, city, trend, color, fabric or style through 128,000 pictures. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
272: Walmart’s Weird In-store Tracking Patent
Jul 25, 2018 • 6 min
The patent says the company plans to coat its floors with various invisible substances designed to rub off onto shopping cart wheels. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
271: Target’s Secret Superfan App
Jul 24, 2018 • 6 min
Target has an invite-only app called Studio Connect that allows users to connect with the Target designers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
270: The Last Blockbuster in America
Jul 23, 2018 • 7 min
As the era of physical media fades, so does the fate of the once mighty Blockbuster Video chain. One store remains in Bend, Oregon. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
269: Facebook’s Patent Reveals eCom Chatbot
Jul 20, 2018 • 6 min
The Facebook patent allows users to pay for goods through message bots, highlighting the company’s continued expansion into eCommerce. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
268: Shopfiction: The First Shoppable Novel
Jul 19, 2018 • 6 min
Novelist Riley Costello has created a new way to sell apparel and home goods as her fans read her last novel. She’s even trademarked the process as ‘Shopfiction.’ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
267: Amazon’s New ‘Back to School’ Online Stores
Jul 18, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon has announced new Back to School and Off to College online stores, with new landing pages for each. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
266: Kroger Rolls Out Driverless Grocery
Jul 17, 2018 • 7 min
Grocery chain Kroger is partnering with autonomous car company Nuro to introduce driverless cars to its grocery delivery. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
265: Alibaba’s ‘AI Copywriter’
Jul 16, 2018 • 5 min
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has created an AI that can generate 20,000 lines of copy at the click of a button. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
264: The Sound of Vinyl is a New Way to Collect
Jul 13, 2018 • 9 min
The Sound of Vinyl is an online record store and discovery engine with over 20,000 titles from every major label, plus indie titles. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
263: Amazon Might Be Planning a Holiday Toy Catalog
Jul 12, 2018 • 5 min
Looking to fill the void left by Toys R Us, Amazon might publish a physical toy catalog for the holiday season. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
262: Kohl’s is Already Hiring for the Holidays
Jul 11, 2018 • 6 min
Kohl’s announced last Wednesday that it would begin hiring seasonal workers for the back-to-school, fall and holiday shopping season earlier than its ever done before. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
261: Get Cheap Broadway Tickets with Broadway Roulette
Jul 10, 2018 • 7 min
You pick the day, they pick the show - just $49 - $59. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
260: Ikea Gets Into Streetwear with Chris Stamp Colab
Jul 9, 2018 • 7 min
The Swedish retailer Ikea announced a new collaborative line of products called SPANST. The collection features furniture and accessories but also streetwear-styled clothing in collaboration with Chris Stamp, the LA-based fashion designer. —- This episode…
259: Amazon Shakes Up Pharmacy Biz w/ PillPack Acquisition
Jul 6, 2018 • 11 min
Amazon shook up the healthcare business last week with the acquisition of online pharmacy startup PillPack for around $1 billion. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
258: RideSafe is Insurance for Uber and Lyft Passengers
Jul 5, 2018 • 7 min
Ride-sharing passengers will now be able to purchase on-demand, per day accident and death coverage insurance via a new smartphone app. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
257: Run Your Business On the Go With Shopify Ping
Jul 4, 2018 • 7 min
Ping is a free mobile app for Shopify merchants that bring together customer conversations, marketing workflows in a single interface. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
256: Facebook Cracks Down on Junk Sellers
Jul 3, 2018 • 6 min
The new features will allow users to share their shopping experiences and leave feedback after viewing a Facebook ad. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
255: Amazon Gives Incentives to Start Your Delivery Biz
Jul 2, 2018 • 7 min
The program gives new partner companies discounted rates on fuel, insurance, and delivery vans, as well as expert guidance and driver training from Amazon. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
254: PayPal Buys Fraud Detection Platform Simility
Jun 29, 2018 • 6 min
PayPal continued its acquisition streak with the recent acquisition of Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
253: JD.com’s Shopping Festival Holiday Pulls in $24B
Jun 28, 2018 • 7 min
Chinese eCommerce giant JD.com pulled in $24.6B during their annual 618 Shopping Festival, held this year June 2 to the 18th. That number set a new record for the festival, with a whopping 37% increase over last years festival. —- This episode is…
252: Supreme Court Oks States to Collect eCommerce Sales Tax
Jun 27, 2018 • 9 min
A 5-4 ruling cleared states to collect sales tax from online retailers, even if those companies don’t have a physical presence in the state. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
251: Buy Shares of Classic Cars with Rally Road
Jun 26, 2018 • 9 min
The New York-based startup lets investors buy equity stakes in classic cars for as little as $50. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
250: Snapchat Adds Ticket Buying via SeatGeek
Jun 25, 2018 • 7 min
Thanks to an integration with SeatGeek, Sports teams and musicians can sell tickets directly to fans via their Snapchat Stories. This marks the first ticket buying integration within the app. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
249: Walmart Uncorks Private Label Wine
Jun 22, 2018 • 8 min
Walmart has introduced a new private label wine collection called Winemakers Selection. It includes ten wines sourced from California, France, and Italy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
248: Macys and b8ta Partner for Pop-Up Shops
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 min
Macy’s has announced its partnering with electronics discovery store b8ta to expand it’s Market @Macy’s pop-up shops within Macy’s stores. Part of the deal includes Macy’s taking a minority stake in b8ta, which also helps brands build out physical stores.…
247: Google to Invest $550M into JD.com
Jun 20, 2018 • 6 min
The investment is part of Google’s effort to expand their presence in the fast-growing Asian market and to battle rivals like Amazon. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
246: Amazon Slammed for Destroying Returns in Germany
Jun 19, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon is reportedly destroying “massive amounts” of as-new and returned items in Germany. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
245: Heineken Gets Into US eCommerce
Jun 18, 2018 • 10 min
Draft for Home will sell a line of home tap machines, along with the special 2-liter kegs that dispense your favorite brews. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
244: Wish: The Billion Dollar eCommerce Startup
Jun 15, 2018 • 10 min
The SF-based startup hit $1 billion in revenue in 2017 and said revenue had doubled year after year since the founding of Wish eight years ago. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
243: Buy Refurbished Goods at North Face Renewed
Jun 14, 2018 • 5 min
North Face has launched a pilot program for online sales of refurbished clothing called “The North Face Renewed”. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
242: Uber Wants to Know if You’re Wasted (or Not)
Jun 13, 2018 • 8 min
According to a new patent filing, the rideshare service is working on a plan to detect whether a ride customer is hammered or not before they climb into the car. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
241: Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Delivery Box
Jun 12, 2018 • 4 min
Alibaba wants to put a temperature-controlled smart locker outside your home. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support…
240: Best Buy Rolls Out Tech Support Subscription
Jun 11, 2018 • 8 min
Best Buy has launched a $200 per year subscription version of their Geek Squad called Total Tech Support. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
239: Apple Tests ‘Order Ahead’ for Drinks at Music Festivals
Jun 8, 2018 • 7 min
Apple debuted the new service last week at the Bottle Rock Music Festival near San Francisco. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
238: Katz’s Deli Has a Delicious Subscription
Jun 7, 2018 • 9 min
Historic Katz’s Deli in New York City has finally got a solution for your long-distance pastrami cravings. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
237: Walmart Debuts Jetblack Personal Shopper Service
Jun 6, 2018 • 8 min
Jetblack is a personal shopper service where you’ll simply text a request to have Walmart fulfill your needs, by purchasing the item and shipping it to you for same or next day delivery. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
236: Amazon/Sears Tire Partnership (Too Little, Too Late?)
Jun 5, 2018 • 9 min
Sears has entered into a partnership with Amazon to sell and install tires; both DieHard branded and others — at Sears Auto Centers nationwide. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
235: Quiddity: The Video-Based Review and Lifestyle Site
Jun 4, 2018 • 9 min
Quiddity is a new video-based review and lifestyle site that combines video, product details and “inspirational content” to create immersive experiences. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
234: Gravy: Livestream Gaming Meets Online Commerce
Jun 1, 2018 • 10 min
Gravy is a new app that combines gaming, shopping, and fundraising in one app. It’s self-described as ‘the first shopping game show you play on your phone’. Each night at 8:30 pm, Gravy live streams a show that gives audiences the chance to compete for…
233: PayPal Gets Deep Into Google
May 31, 2018 • 5 min
Google is adding deep integration with PayPal. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
232: Amazon’s Smile Codes Encourage Box Re-Use
May 30, 2018 • 7 min
The codes, dubbed “Smile Codes” can be scanned by customers with the Amazon app to reveal instructions on how to use their Amazon package boxes for arts and crafts. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
231: Hatchful: Shopify’s Digital Branding Assistant
May 29, 2018 • 11 min
Hatchful is a digital designer in the palm of your hands. It’s a mobile app aimed to help business owners create a visual identity for their brand. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
230: Uber to Test 5-Minute Drone Food Deliveries
May 28, 2018 • 6 min
Under the UberEats umbrella, Uber promises food delivery in 5 to 30 minutes, beginning in their test city San Diego. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
229: Rent Luxury Watches at Eleven James
May 25, 2018 • 7 min
Eleven James, often referred to as ‘The Netflix for Watches’ is an online subscription rental service for luxury watches. Founded in 2013, it offers curated watch collections to both men and women for a flat monthly subscription. —- This episode is…
228: Adobe to Acquire Magento for $1.68b
May 24, 2018 • 18 min
Adobe announced on Monday that it was acquiring eCommerce platform Magento Commerce for $1.68 Billion. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
227: Trader Joe’s Has a Podcast
May 23, 2018 • 9 min
Trader Joe’s has released a limited series podcast called ‘Inside Trader Joe’s’. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
226: The New, Adorable Electric UPS Trucks
May 22, 2018 • 5 min
UPS has teamed up with electric vehicle manufacturer Arrival to roll out a “pilot fleet” of electric delivery vehicles in London and Paris. The new light-weight EVs have zero tailpipe emissions, 150-mile battery range, and advanced safety features. —-…
225: Walmart’s Uber/Lyft Partnerships End
May 21, 2018 • 6 min
A recent report from Reuters states that rideshare companies Uber and Lyft will no longer be handling grocery for deliveries for Walmart. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
SPECIAL REPORT: PayPal Buys iZettle for $2.2B
May 18, 2018 • 7 min
PayPal confirms that it is buying payments startup iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal to close in Q3 2018. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
224: Tesla Kills The Semi
May 18, 2018 • 6 min
On the Tesla Q1 2018 earnings call CEO Elon Musk essentially admitted the project had been put on hold. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
223: iZettle Expands from Payments to Commerce
May 17, 2018 • 6 min
iZettle is expanding its service portfolio beyond payments and financing and branching into eCommerce. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
222: Shopify is Opening a Bricks and Mortar Store
May 16, 2018 • 6 min
The Canadian company stated that it was opening the retail location in an undisclosed location in the US by the Summer. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
221: PayPal’s AR Payment Glasses
May 15, 2018 • 7 min
Soon, you could be paying for goods with your glasses. That’s what PayPal has in mind, according to a recently revived patent. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
220: Amazon to Discount Retailers Using Amazon Pay
May 14, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon’s ‘Pay’ payment system has been struggling to gain large-scale adoption. So the commerce giant has decided to pass along the discounts they get on credit card fees along to retailers if they agree to implement the payment service. —- This episode…
219: Walmart Buys 77% of Flipkart for $16B
May 11, 2018 • 6 min
Walmart has outbid Amazon for a $16B stake in India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart. Flipkart’s board has approved the deal to sell a 77% stake of the company to Walmart. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
218: Sears Launches Online Leasing Program
May 10, 2018 • 7 min
Sears is expanding its product leasing program to the Sears and Kmart websites. The program is an extension of their in-store WhyNotLeaseIt program. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
217: Facebook’s Brings AR Tools to Messenger Bots
May 9, 2018 • 9 min
At the 2018 Facebook f8 developers conference last week, the company rolled out new features to augment the Messenger platform to help brands sell more. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
216: Instagram Launches Payment for Commerce
May 8, 2018 • 7 min
The new feature allows users to register a debit or credit card as part of a profile allowing you to shop and pay, without ever leaving the platform. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
215: Six Hundred Four Opens First Virtual Sneaker Store
May 7, 2018 • 10 min
Bringing together virtual reality and eCommerce, sneaker brand Six Hundred Four recently opened a VR sneaker store. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
214: Square Buys Site Builder Weebly for $365M
May 4, 2018 • 8 min
Payment processor Square announced that they are acquiring website builder Weebly for $365 million dollars. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
213: Snapchat’s New Shoppable Lenses
May 3, 2018 • 8 min
Snapchat’s new Shoppable AR takes Sponsored Lenses one step further and allows businesses to sell products directly from a Snapchat filter. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
212: Amazon Unlocks In-Car Deliveries
May 2, 2018 • 8 min
Amazon has teamed up with GM and Volvo to provide a service where your vehicle can be unlocked and packages delivered. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
211: Nobody Wants The Apple HomePod
May 1, 2018 • 6 min
Apple’s first foray into the smart speaker market hasn’t been going so well. Despite rave reviews for its sound quality, Home Pod sales have been disappointing, according to a report by Bloomberg. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
210: Brandless Gets Physical with a Pop-Up Store
Apr 30, 2018 • 9 min
Starting May 1st, the 3 dollar grocery and personal care website is launching a pop-up store in Los Angeles. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
209: Is Walmart’s Jet.com Crashing?
Apr 27, 2018 • 5 min
Jet.com saw a 60% decline in traffic over last year, as Walmart invests in its Walmart.com marketing efforts while cutting back on Jet promotions. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
208: Amex Integrates Shoppable AR at Coachella
Apr 26, 2018 • 7 min
For the first weekend of the annual Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, Amex created a shoppable AR component in the Coachella app. The AR experience allowed cardholders to buy select merchandise using the Coachella app’s AR camera anywhere on…
207: Amazon Prime Tops 100 Million Members
Apr 25, 2018 • 5 min
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced in his annual shareholder letter that the e-commerce giant has exceeded 100 million paid Prime subscribers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
206: April 25th is ‘Way Day’ at Wayfair.com
Apr 24, 2018 • 4 min
Online furniture retailer Wayfair is the latest company to invent its own shopping holiday called “Way Day”, which occurs on April 25th. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
205: Adidas Closes Stores to Focus on eCommerce
Apr 23, 2018 • 10 min
German sportswear company Adidas is preparing to close more stores this year to focus on digital initiatives. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
204: 6,000 Dogs Work at Amazon
Apr 20, 2018 • 5 min
On a typical day at Amazon HQ in Seattle, employees share their space with as many as 6,000 of their four-legged friends. Every day is bring your dog to work day, a longstanding tradition at the e-commerce company. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
203: Target Tests ‘Fetch’ Reordering System
Apr 19, 2018 • 8 min
Target is piloting a reorder service that’s powered by smart devices in your home. It will monitor things like toilet paper, hand soap and paper towels, and reorder the items when supplies get low. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
202: Nordstrom’s 24-Hour a Day Men’s Store
Apr 18, 2018 • 6 min
Nordstrom is opening a men’s store in New York City that will operate 24 hours a day. The store will offer a variety of services at the store, including overnight in-store pickup, a self-service return kiosk, shoe shining, and “sneaker cleanings.” —- This…
201: Subscribe and Drive with BMW’s New Service
Apr 17, 2018 • 6 min
The app-based service, called Access, will launch first in Nashville and give subscribers access to a fleet of cars for a set fee. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
200: Boxed Unveils ‘Prime-Style’ Subscription
Apr 16, 2018 • 6 min
Club retailer Boxed has launched a premium-perks program similar to Amazon Prime that provides free priority shipping, price-matching for competitors, and other benefits for subscribers. Boxed Up costs $49 a year after a free 30-day trial. —- This episode…
199: Costco’s ‘Treasure Hunt’ Floor Plan
Apr 13, 2018 • 10 min
If you’re visiting Costco anytime soon, be prepared for a treasure hunt. The rotisserie chicken and cheap vodka purveyor allegedly designs its store layout to purposely confuse their customers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
198: Voice-Activated Coupons for Google Assistant
Apr 12, 2018 • 7 min
Target and Google teamed up for a voice-activated coupon on Google Assistant. The coupon was for a $15 offer for Target orders placed on shopping service Google Express via Google Assistant. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
197: Retailers Test Apple’s Business Chat
Apr 11, 2018 • 4 min
A variety of companies are currently beta testing Apple’s new Business Chat functionality, part of the iOs 11.3 software update. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
04.10.18: Most Retailers Miss the Mark on Social Media
Apr 10, 2018 • 6 min
Most retailers are visible on social media, but might not be posting the messages customers really want. This is according to The Social Shopping Report, a study conducted by Astound Commerce Insights. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
04.09.18: Kohl’s Amazon Return Program is Driving Traffic
Apr 9, 2018 • 8 min
Kohl’s Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin Mansell says that the partnership has so far been successful, noting that driving traffic has been Kohl’s No. 1 priority for the last two years. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
04.06.18: Bolt’s Zero-Fraud Checkout
Apr 6, 2018 • 8 min
Bolt is a startup that wants to give e-commerce retailers a better shot at competing with Amazon in the checkout experience. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
04.05.18: Visits Rise at Whole Foods with Amazon Lockers
Apr 5, 2018 • 8 min
Shoppers are making more quick trips to Whole Foods stores that have installed Amazon.com lockers, research from location data advertising firm inMarket showed. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
04.04.18: Alibaba and Ford Unveil Car Vending Machine
Apr 4, 2018 • 5 min
Alibaba and Ford have unveiled a car vending machine in Guangzhou, China. The car facility came about as a result of a partnership signed two years ago between the eCommerce giant and the car maker. The unstaffed, digital vending machine is called the…
04.03.18: Macy’s to Roll Out Mobile Checkout by Year’s End
Apr 3, 2018 • 6 min
Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette announced at Shoptalk 2018 a rollout of mobile self-checkout at all stores by years end. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
04.02.18: HelloFresh is Growing 5X Faster Than Blue Apron
Apr 2, 2018 • 6 min
In its earnings report, HelloFresh reported increased revenue and decreased losses pushing it further ahead of BlueApron. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
03.30.18: Target Aims at Waste with Denim Recycling Program
Mar 30, 2018 • 7 min
Target ran a test program where selected stores in the Northwest could trade in their old denim clothing for a 10% off coupon for new jeans. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
03.29.18: Amazon to Buy Empty Toys ‘R’ Us Locations
Mar 29, 2018 • 9 min
Amazon has reportedly looked into expanding their retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys R Us. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
03.28.18: Google Launches Shopping Actions
Mar 28, 2018 • 7 min
Google has announced a new program called Shopping Actions that will allow users to purchase items through Google Assistant and shopping ads in search results. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
03.27.18: Marc Lore @ ShopTalk: Business as Usual at Walmart
Mar 27, 2018 • 7 min
Despite Walmart’s disappointing Q4 results, Marc Lore told the crowd at ShopTalk 2018 that they’re staying the course, and that he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
03.26.18: Macy’s Instagram Live Share Hack for Spring Promo
Mar 26, 2018 • 10 min
Retailer Macy’s has created a unique Instagram hack to promote their Spring 2018 campaign. The campaign is called ‘Remarkable You” that helps customers via Instagram put together outfits with help from influencers and Macy’s stylists, according to a news…
03.23.18: Couple Gets Dozens of Unwanted Amazon Orders
Mar 23, 2018 • 9 min
The couple received box after box from China and which included everything from Bluetooth speakers and humidifiers to phone chargers and flashlights. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
03.22.18: Millennials Happy to Pay More for Mobile Shopping
Mar 22, 2018 • 11 min
37% of U.S. consumers are willing to pay more for a product or service providing that they can get a superior shopping experience with mobile, according to a recent study. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
03.21.18: Betabrand: 3D Designs to Market in 5 Days
Mar 21, 2018 • 7 min
The company has recently announced it now can design and prepare pre-sale products like shoes in five days or less, rather than the typical 18-month process. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
03.20.18: America Has a Drunk Shopping Problem
Mar 20, 2018 • 7 min
According to a report by finder.com, Americans who drink alcohol regularly admit to purchasing while under the influence — an estimated 68 million people, drawn from their study of 2,000 American adults. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
03.19.18: Voice Shopping Set to Jump to $40B by 2022
Mar 19, 2018 • 12 min
A study released by OC&C Strategy Consultants expects voice shopping to surge over 1,900% to $40 billion, up from the current number of $2 billion today. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
03.16.18: Tesla Sends Its New Semi On a Cargo Run
Mar 16, 2018 • 9 min
Last week, the carmaker sent the new Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck on a voyage, carrying battery packs from the Gigafactory in the Nevada mountains to the car factory in Fremont, California. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Special Report: Goodbye, Toys ‘R’ Us
Mar 15, 2018 • 7 min
BONUS EPISODE: People around the country are mourning the loss of a piece of their childhood today, following yesterday’s announcement that Toys ‘R’ Us will close all 800 of its U.S stores. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
03.15.18: Social Video Shopping is Showing Results
Mar 15, 2018 • 7 min
Shoppable social video is coming of age, and we can look to recent shopping events as proof that consumers are ready and willing to shop via social platforms. MikMak is one company that’s making this a reality. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
03.14.18: Alexa is Laughing at You
Mar 14, 2018 • 8 min
Many people last week reported hearing unprompted laughs from their smart speaker devices. The laughs were occurring randomly when nobody is using the device, or in response to a request to turn on or off lights. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
03.13.18: Here’s Why Amazon has Been Sending You Package Pics
Mar 13, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon has been quietly expanding a program over the past few months in which some of its delivery providers take a picture of where they put your package. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
03.12.18: Apple Wants You to “Lose Your Wallet”
Mar 12, 2018 • 5 min
Apple is holding a “Lose Your Wallet” shopping event in Los Angeles, giving discounts to users using the Apple Pay payment service at select retail locations. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
03.09.18: BuzzFeed Partners with Walmart to Sell Kitchen Goods
Mar 9, 2018 • 6 min
Digital publisher BuzzFeed is expanding its commerce business by creating a line of its own cookware, which it will sell exclusively through Walmart. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
03.08.18: eBay Debuts ‘$10 and Under’ Page
Mar 8, 2018 • 6 min
eBay has unveiled a new “Under $10” page featuring millions of products priced $10 and under to compete with Amazon and the growing dollar store trend. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
03.07.18: Warby Parker to Hit 100 Stores, Web Retail Follows
Mar 7, 2018 • 7 min
Online eyeglass retailer Warby Parker has big ambitions for brick and mortar retail. The company, founded in 2010, is looking to have nearly 100 retail locations across the U.S. this year. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
03.06.18: Rep the Squad: Netflix for Jerseys
Mar 6, 2018 • 8 min
Rep the Squad is a Netflix-like service that allows you to borrow authentic sports jerseys for $19.95 a month. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
03.05.18: Amazon Put a Ring On It
Mar 5, 2018 • 9 min
Amazon has reportedly acquired home security provider Ring to the tune of one billion dollars. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
03.02.18: Walmart to Launch Allswell Online Mattress Brand
Mar 2, 2018 • 8 min
Walmart is launching its own private-label mattress and bedding brand that will be sold exclusively online, part of the giant retailer’s effort to bolster its e-commerce business. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
03.01.18: Amazon’s Warehouse Wrist Tracker Patent
Mar 1, 2018 • 6 min
Amazon has received patent approval for a wristband system able to gauge the accuracy of warehouse workers’ item and picking location. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
02.28.18: Market @ Macy’s Pop Up Shops
Feb 28, 2018 • 5 min
Macy’s is launching a series of pop-up shops aimed to boost exposure of brands looking to break into traditional brick and mortar retail. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
02.27.18: Nike Air Jordans Sell Out on Snapchat in 23 Mins
Feb 27, 2018 • 11 min
Nike made history by becoming the first brand to sell a product directly through the Snapchat app, selling out in 23 minutes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
02.26.18: J.Crew Partners with WeWork
Feb 26, 2018 • 5 min
Coworking giant WeWork is launching a partnership with J.Crew to host a panel discussion series at select WeWork locations in New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
02.23.18: Walmart’s Store Assistant App Makes Your Shopping Trip Easier
Feb 23, 2018 • 5 min
The new and improved features to the Walmart app help you get in and out of the store quickly but also help you before you even leave the house. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in…
02.22.18: eBay Wants to Make Shopping and Selling Fun Again
Feb 22, 2018 • 5 min
The eCommerce marketplace will be rolling out new augmented reality features this year to make shopping and selling on the site more engaging. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
02.21.18: Shopify is Getting Into the Weed Business
Feb 21, 2018 • 6 min
The eCommerce giant will handle online cannabis sales for the province of Ontario, Canada. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
02.20.18: Tesla to Sell Solar Gear at Home Depot
Feb 20, 2018 • 6 min
By July 2018, Tesla -staffed kiosks will appear in 800 Home Depots across the US. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
02.19.18: Amazon Delivers Whole Foods in 2 Hours
Feb 19, 2018 • 6 min
Whole Foods fans, rejoice: Amazon’s Prime Now service will start delivering your Whole Foods goodies in about 20 minutes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
02.16.18: L.L. Bean Drops Unlimted Returrn Policy
Feb 16, 2018 • 5 min
The retailer, after touting a 100% return guarantee on any product ever sold - regardless of condition - is finally scrapping of the policy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
02.15.18: Amazon to Launch UPS/FedEx Competitor
Feb 15, 2018 • 4 min
Amazon is reportedly set to launch a competitor to FedEx and UPS named ‘Shipping with Amazon’. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
02.14.18: Dunkin’ Removes the Donuts From Its Name
Feb 14, 2018 • 5 min
The iconic donuts and coffee chain is making a big change for their future stores. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
02.13.18: Walmart Will Fine Late Suppliers
Feb 13, 2018 • 5 min
Walmart will now require suppliers to deliver goods exactly on time or face fines, in an effort to keep inventory low and shelves stocked as it battles Amazon.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
02.12.18: Amazon’s SmileCodes
Feb 12, 2018 • 5 min
Amazon is taking a stab at QR Codes with their new SmileCodes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
02.09.18: Best Buy is Pulling CDs From Its Stores
Feb 9, 2018 • 6 min
Electronics retailer Best Buy has announced they are pulling compact discs from their store shelves, and not everyone is happy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
02.08.18: eBay & Mashable Partner to Launch ‘Shoppable’ Images
Feb 8, 2018 • 6 min
eBay has teamed up with Mashable for a launch of their shoppable images pilot. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support…
02.07.18: Chill Out in Amazon’s Rainforest Spheres
Feb 7, 2018 • 6 min
At Amazon HQ in Seattle, employees can now chill out in a real rainforest. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support…
02.06.18: Coty Says ‘Let’s Get Ready’ on the Echo Show
Feb 6, 2018 • 5 min
Beauty company Coty has created a new visual skill for Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Show called ‘Let’s Get Ready’. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
02.05.18: Stripe Ends Bitcoin Support
Feb 5, 2018 • 6 min
Stripe Ends Bitcoin Support —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
Stripe
Feb 5, 2018 • 6 min
Four years ago Stripe said it would be the first major online payment processor to accept bitcoin. This week, they’re giving up on the idea. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
O2.02.18: Fishbox Delivers Your Packages When You Want
Feb 2, 2018 • 5 min
With Fishbox, customers get packages delivered at a time that’s convenient for them. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
02.01.18: Cloud Cyberattacks Could Cost Retail $3.4 Billion
Feb 1, 2018 • 5 min
A major cyber attack on U.S. cloud services could cost retail and wholesale Industries up to $3.4 billion in losses. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.31.18: The Swedish Shopping Mall for Recycled Goods
Jan 31, 2018 • 6 min
ReTuna Återbruksgalleria is a shopping center dedicated entirely to repaired and up-cycled goods. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.30.18: Walmart 3D Patent Lets You Pick Your Produce
Jan 30, 2018 • 5 min
A new patent from Walmart would allow consumers to view real images of the groceries before purchasing them online. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.29.18: Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs
Jan 29, 2018 • 6 min
If you’re planning on doing a lot of traveling in the coming year, you might want to double check your Amazon orders. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.26.18: The Online Mall That Only Accepts Cryptocurrencies
Jan 26, 2018 • 6 min
Megaxstore.com aims to accept payment only in Bitcoin Cash or’MGX Coins’, a form of token created by the partners. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.25.18: Swyft Micro Stores Could Change eCommerce
Jan 25, 2018 • 6 min
Swyft vending machines will soon link customers who order certain goods online with delivery services like Uber and Lyft that will ferry the order to your door. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
01.24.18: Wlamart Offers Free Opioid Disposal Product
Jan 24, 2018 • 5 min
Walmart will soon be offering a free drug disposal product to pharmacy customers as part of an effort to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
01.23.18: Amazon Patents AR Mirror to Try On Virtual Clothes
Jan 23, 2018 • 6 min
A recent patent filing by Amazon is a blended reality display that puts your image onto a virtual scene, wearing your virtual outfit. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
01.22.18: CVS to Stop ‘Photoshopping’ Ads
Jan 22, 2018 • 6 min
CVS Pharmacy said it would stop “materially” altering beauty images in brand-created marketing materials that appear in stores, online and on social media. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
01.19.18: 5 Takeaways from CES 2018
Jan 19, 2018 • 7 min
These were the five big takeaways from this years Consumer Electronics Show, according to RetailDive.com. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.18.18: Take the Guesswork Out of Gifts with Target’s GiftNow
Jan 18, 2018 • 6 min
With Target’s GiftNow you’ll be able to send the recipient a gift that they’ll be able to personalize. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.17.18: Circuit City is Making a Comeback
Jan 17, 2018 • 6 min
Iconic electronics retailer Circuit City is set to make a comeback February 15 of this year, beginning with a relaunch of their website. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
01.16.18: Kohl’s Taps Grocers to Fill Store Space
Jan 16, 2018 • 6 min
Retail chain Kohl’s is looking to partner with convenience stores or grocery chains to lease space within certain stores. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.15.18: Walmart Closes 63 Sam’s Club Locations in Shift to eCommerce
Jan 15, 2018 • 6 min
As many as 12 of the shuttered Sam’s Club locations will be converted to e-commerce fulfillment centers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.12.18: These Lava Lamps Help Encrypt the Internet
Jan 12, 2018 • 5 min
A wall in Cloudflare’s lobby features an array of over 100 lava lamps generating the random code that keeps the web safe. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.11.18: Kohler Brings Alexa to Your Bathroom
Jan 11, 2018 • 6 min
The Kohler Company is bring Alexa to the bathroom with their new Verdera voice lighted mirror. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
01.08.18: Germany orders Amazon to stop ‘typo targeting’ Birkenstock misspellers
Jan 8, 2018 • 5 min
A German court has recently ordered Amazon to stop using typo targeting to serve ads to shoppers who miss spell the brand-name Birkenstock on Google. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
01.05.18: Family will finally get $846k inheritence lost by UPS
Jan 5, 2018 • 5 min
A Canadian family whose $846,000 inheritance was lost by UPS will finally get the cash back from their bank, 10 months after their ordeal started. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
01.04.18: The Top Abandoned Cart Items During the Holidays
Jan 4, 2018 • 6 min
UX analytics from ContentSquare analyzed over 29 million online shopping sessions across 14 retail accounts during the 3.5 month holiday to get a sense of what items people are abandoning in their carts - and why. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
01.03.18: Walmart’s Personal Shopper Service for Rich Moms
Jan 3, 2018 • 5 min
Walmart continues to explore ways to reach new customers. Their tech incubator is reportedly in the early stages of piloting a shopping service and at wealthy New York City moms. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
01.02.18: UPS Office Workers Help with Deliveries During Holiday Surge
Jan 2, 2018 • 5 min
UPS was so strapped for workers it had to call in office workers to help deliver holiday packages at the last minute. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
12.22.17: Special Episode: Our 2017 Year-End Wrap-Up
Dec 22, 2017 • 17 min
We take a look at the winners and losers in eCommerce for 2017 and make our predictions for 2018. This is our final show for 2017, will be back on January 2, 2018. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
12.21.17: Under Armour Drone Delivers Free Steph Curry Sneakers to Fans
Dec 21, 2017 • 6 min
On Saturday, December 16, under armor used a drone to drop Steph Curry autographed sneakers in the San Francisco Bay Area. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
12.20.17: Poland to Phase Out Sunday Shopping
Dec 20, 2017 • 6 min
Poland’s lawmakers have approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020, as the government pushes ahead with what it sees as a return to Roman Catholic values. The bill passed despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs.…
12.19.17: eCommerce Surge Slows Down Holiday Deliveries.
Dec 19, 2017 • 6 min
More people than ever doing your holiday shopping online. And that’s putting extraordinary pressure on package delivery services like UPS and FedEx as they face unusually high daily package volumes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
12.18.17: Target Acquires Same-Day Delivery Service Shipt
Dec 18, 2017 • 5 min
Target has entered the same day shipping game. It announced last week that acquired Shipt, a fast-growing same-day delivery company for $550 million. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
12.15.17: UPS to Make Deliveries with Electric Bikes in Florida
Dec 15, 2017 • 5 min
UPS has launched its first silent electric delivery trike along Las Olas Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in…
12.14.17: Target Rolls Out Mobile Wallet
Dec 14, 2017 • 5 min
Target has rolled out their long rumored mobile wallet, allowing customers to pay for items by scanning their phones at checkout. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
12.13.17: Amazon is Going Big on Video
Dec 13, 2017 • 5 min
Video will be the next big thing at online shopping. And Amazon is going to make sure it leads the way. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
12.12.17: GM Brings eCommerce to the Dashboard
Dec 12, 2017 • 5 min
Soon you’ll be able to shop from the comfort of your driver’s seat. GM is adding a ‘Marketplace’ to the car dashboard. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
12.11.27: Good News for Holiday Procrastinators at Walmart.com
Dec 11, 2017 • 5 min
Procrastinators, take note: Walmart is making a play for last-minute shoppers in the last weeks before Christmas. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
12.08.17: The Drone Will Self-Destruct in 3-2-1…
Dec 8, 2017 • 6 min
Amazon has been granted a patent for drone technology that allows the craft to strategically self-destruct in the event of an emergency. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
12.07.17: Macy’s to Hire 7,000 Additional Seasonal Workers
Dec 7, 2017 • 5 min
Macy’s said last week that it had a strong start to the holiday season, and would hire an additional 7000 seasonal workers to help with the heavy customer volume in the weeks before Christmas. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
12.06.17: Alexa Comes to the Workplace
Dec 6, 2017 • 6 min
Amazon’s Alexa for Business allows users to book conference rooms, begin video conferences, and print documents among a multitude of other common office tasks. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
12.05.17: Walmart and DHL Order Tesla Semis
Dec 5, 2017 • 5 min
Retail giant Walmart, DHL, and others have pre-ordered the new Tesla Semi’s for testing. The new trucks will be 20% more efficient than a standard diesel fuel truck. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
12.04.17: Small Biz Saturday Numbers Shrink
Dec 4, 2017 • 4 min
Shoppers spent $12.9 billion on Small Biz Saturday - far less than the $15.4 billion spent in 2016. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
12.01.17: Drones Deliver Fried Chicken to Fukushima
Dec 1, 2017 • 5 min
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and convenience store operator Lawson have teamed up to test drone deliveries in Fukushima. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
11.30.16: Nordstrom’s Merchandise-free ‘Local’ Shop
Nov 30, 2017 • 5 min
Nordstrom has launched a new retail concept in west Hollywood called “Nordstrom Local“ which has merchandise on display, but not for purchase. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
11.29.27: Amazon Go is Almost a Go
Nov 29, 2017 • 6 min
It looks like Amazon’s cashier-less store concept, Amazon Go, is almost ready to go. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
11.28.17: Black Friday 2017 Online Sales Up 16%
Nov 29, 2017 • 6 min
Online sales this past Black Friday were up 16% over 2016, according to report by Adobe Analytics. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.27.17: Target Makes Cyber Monday a Weeklong Event
Nov 27, 2017 • 5 min
Target is extending Cyber Monday with a site wide discount and daily deals through Saturday, December 2nd. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.24.17: Kmart to Air Holiday Game Show
Nov 24, 2017 • 5 min
Kmart’s “Ridiculous Cash Bash is a game show that will air on the Game Show Network on December 28 as part of its holiday marketing. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
11.23.17: Stove Top’s Stretchy Stuffing Pants for Thanksgiving
Nov 23, 2017 • 4 min
If you’re planning on getting stuffed this Thanksgiving, Stove Top has you covered with their stretchy unisex “stuffing pants”. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.22.27: Deter Delivery Thieves with BoxLock
Nov 22, 2017 • 5 min
BoxLock Home is the first smart padlock designed to protect your deliveries from porch pirates and package thieves. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.21.27: Real-Time Reporting with Shopify Live View
Nov 21, 2017 • 6 min
The new Shopify Live View gives you a real-time view of the activity on your store. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message…
11.20.17: Holiday Shoppers Not Quite Ready for Chatbots
Nov 20, 2017 • 5 min
Consumers don’t want robots shopping for them. That’s the findings of a recent study conducted by applet enabler IFTTT. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.17.17: Walmart Raising Online Prices
Nov 17, 2017 • 6 min
Walmart has been quietly raising prices on their website for consumer goods in an effort to boost profits, drive store traffic and compete with Amazon. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
11.16.17: Mobile Will (Finally) Dominate This Holiday Season
Nov 16, 2017 • 6 min
Over 54% of holiday retail store visits will come from smartphones and tablets, surpassing desktop computers for the first time. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.15.17: Online Shoppers Would Rather Have Free Than Fast Shipping
Nov 15, 2017 • 4 min
According to the Deloitte 2017 Holiday Survey, free shipping is much more important to shoppers than fast shipping for an additional fee. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
11.14.17: Postmates Joins the Grocery Game
Nov 14, 2017 • 5 min
Postmates is starting a grocery delivery service called Postmates Fresh in Manhattan, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.13.17: Alibaba Smashes Singles Day Record
Nov 13, 2017 • 5 min
Alibaba’s sites TMall and Taobao smashed its Singles Day record once again as sales crossed $25 billion. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.10.17: Find Your Fit with Warby Parker and iPhone X
Nov 10, 2017 • 5 min
The Warby Parker app uses the new iPhone X TrueDepth camera to recommend the perfect glasses. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.09.17: iOS 11.2 Update Introduces Apple Cash
Nov 9, 2017 • 5 min
Apple plans to introduce Apple Pay Cash in the iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 updates. The features are now live for US public beta testers. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
11.08.17: Shop at Best Buy with Alexa
Nov 8, 2017 • 5 min
Just in time for the holidays, you can now shop the deal of the day at Best Buy just by talking to Alexa. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
11.07.17: Kroger to Launch Apparel Line
Nov 7, 2017 • 5 min
Kroger wants to be known for more than groceries. The supermarket chain announced Friday morning that it’s launching an apparel brand in the fall of next year. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
11.06.17: Amazon Exits Fresh Delivery in Certain States
Nov 6, 2017 • 5 min
It is surprising move, Amazon stated last week that it was ending it’s Fresh delivery service in several states. Amazon stated that deliveries in selected areas would stop on November 30. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
11.03.17: Customers Want Target to Dial Back the ‘Christmas Creep’
Nov 3, 2017 • 5 min
Based on feedback from customers, Target will dial back the presence of Christmas signs and displays at the front entrance is of their stores until after Thanksgiving. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
11.02.07: Burberry Taps Apple’s AR Tech to Engage App Users
Nov 2, 2017 • 5 min
Burberry is the latest luxury brand to experiment with augmented reality, adding AR to its smart phone app as fashion retailers look for new ways to engage with big spenders online. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
11.01.17: Survey: 68% of App Users Want Deals and Offers
Nov 1, 2017 • 4 min
A recent survey noted that 68% of mobile users want to do more than just browse and shop on e-commerce apps: they also want access to offers, deals, rewards programs as well as a AR capabilities. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
10.31.17: The Walmart Robots Are Here to Help
Oct 31, 2017 • 5 min
The retailer is testing out shelf-scanning robots in more than 50 stores across the US. Their sole purpose is to scan the shelves, looking for sold out, missing or missed placed items. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
10.30.17: Under Armour Launches Subscription Box
Oct 30, 2017 • 5 min
Sportswear company Under Armour is getting into the subscription box game. It’s called ArmourBox. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
10.27.17: More Retailers Opt to Close on Thanksgiving
Oct 27, 2017 • 5 min
Despite the fact that many Black Friday sales now begin on Thanksgiving, numerous stores remain reluctant to open their doors. Over 75 well-known retailers are expected to be closed. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
10.26.17: Amazon Key Opens the Door for In-Home Deliveries
Oct 26, 2017 • 6 min
Amazon Key, available for Prime members, unlocks the front door for package delivery and other trusted services. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
10.25.17: Toys R Us Gets a Black Friday Head Start
Oct 25, 2017 • 5 min
Toy retailer Toys R Us is getting a head start on the holiday shopping season by shipping its holiday catalog early. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
10.24.17: Target offers free holiday shipping
Oct 24, 2017 • 5 min
Target took aim at Amazon and Walmart on Monday, announcing it will offer free holiday shipping starting in November and offer over 1700 items priced at $15 and under. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
10.23.17: Our 100th Episode!
Oct 23, 2017 • 6 min
For our 100th episode, Bart and John take a look back at how the show has progressed and discuss future plans for the show. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
10.20.17: Mercedes Drone Delivery Pilot in Zurich
Oct 20, 2017 • 5 min
Mercedes-Benz tests a drone delivery pilot in Zurich. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.19.17: Indiegogo Opens a Marketplace for Creators
Oct 19, 2017 • 5 min
Indiegogo Opens a Marketplace for Creators —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.17.17: Levi’s New Virtual Stylist
Oct 17, 2017 • 5 min
Levi’s New Virtual Stylist —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.16.17: Ikea’s ‘Lurvig’ Line of Pet Furniture
Oct 16, 2017 • 4 min
Ikea launches ‘Lurvig’ line of pet furniture —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.13.17: Drones Are Delivering Burgers and Sushi in Reykjavik
Oct 13, 2017 • 5 min
Drones Are Delivering Burgers and Sushi in Reykjavik —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.12.17: Gap Launches Baby Clothes Subscription Box
Oct 12, 2017 • 5 min
Gap launches subscription boxes for baby clothes —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.11.17: eCommerce Logistics Firm Radial Acquired by BPost
Oct 11, 2017 • 6 min
eCommerce Logistics Firm Radial Acquired by BPost —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.10.17: Costco Launches Grocery Delivery Service
Oct 10, 2017 • 6 min
Costco launches grocery delivery service —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.09.17: Walmart Launches Google Voice Ordering
Oct 9, 2017 • 5 min
Walmart goes live with Google voice ordering —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.06.17: Starbucks Exits eCommerce to Focus on Mobile
Oct 6, 2017 • 5 min
Starbucks Exits eCommerce to Focus on Mobile —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.05.17: Jet.com is Launching a Grocery Line for ‘Metro Millenials’
Oct 5, 2017 • 5 min
Jet.com is Launching a Grocery Line for ‘Metro Millenials’ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.04.17: Shopify Rolls Out Instagram Shopping
Oct 4, 2017 • 5 min
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10.03.17: Off-price Set for $20B Growth
Oct 3, 2017 • 5 min
Off-price Set for $20B Growth —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
10.02.17: Ikea Buys TaskRabbit
Oct 2, 2017 • 5 min
Ikea Buys TaskRabbit —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/support
09.29.17: Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China
Sep 29, 2017 • 5 min
Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
09.28.17: Walmart Wants to Stock Your Fridge When You’re Not Home
Sep 28, 2017 • 5 min
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09.27.17: Albertsons Grabs Meal Kit Startup Plated for $200m
Sep 27, 2017 • 5 min
Albertsons Grabs Meal Kit Startup Plated for $200m —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
09.26.17: Ipsy Beauty Box Launches ‘Shopper’ eCommerce Biz
Sep 26, 2017 • 5 min
Ipsy Beauty Box Launches ‘Shopper’ eCommerce Biz —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
09.25.17: Same-day delivery services tripled in a year
Sep 25, 2017 • 5 min
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09.22.17: Buying Cars from Vending Machines with Carvana
Sep 22, 2017 • 5 min
Buying Cars from Vending Machines with Carvana —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
09.21.17: Kohl’s to Accept Free Amazon Returns
Sep 21, 2017 • 4 min
Kohl’s to Accept Free Amazon Returns —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ecommerceminute/message Support this podcast:…
09.20.17: Virtual Shopping with Ikea Place
Sep 20, 2017 • 5 min
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09.19.17: Toys R Us Files for Bankruptcy
Sep 19, 2017 • 6 min
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09.18.17: La-Z-Boy Dives Into eCommerce to Win Millenials
Sep 18, 2017 • 5 min
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09.15.17: The Death of Amazon’s One-Click Patent
Sep 15, 2017 • 5 min
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09.14.17: Shopify Introduces Shopcodes
Sep 14, 2017 • 5 min
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09.13.17: Apple’s New ‘Town Square’ Retail Concept
Sep 13, 2017 • 5 min
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09.12.17: Amazon’s Whole Foods Price Cuts Up Store Traffic by 25%
Sep 13, 2017 • 5 min
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09.11.17: Amazon Seeks Prime Location for new HQ
Sep 11, 2017 • 5 min
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09.06.17: UPS adds VR to driver training to simulate road conditions, hazards
Sep 6, 2017 • 3 min
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09.04.17: Holiday sales to rise on e-commerce
Sep 4, 2017 • 5 min
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09.01.17: Previously Owned by a Gay Man
Sep 1, 2017 • 4 min
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08.31.17: Shopping apps rank among most-deleted
Aug 31, 2017 • 4 min
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08.30.17: YouCam Makeup Teams Up with QVC for its First Ever TV-Mobile AR
Aug 30, 2017 • 5 min
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08.29.17: Nordstrom expands ‘reserve online, try in store’ service
Aug 29, 2017 • 4 min
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08.28.17: ‘Study: The one app millennials can’t live without’
Aug 28, 2017 • 5 min
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08.25.17: Amazon Prime Members to get Whole Foods discount
Aug 25, 2017 • 5 min
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08.24.17: Study: Online Sales & Mobile Payments Aid Back to School Shopping Growth
Aug 24, 2017 • 4 min
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08.23.17: Target expands Restock next-day delivery service
Aug 23, 2017 • 5 min
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08.22.17: Walmart Expands Uber grocery delivery
Aug 22, 2017 • 5 min
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08.21.17: Amazon adds ‘Instant Pickup’ for Bricks & Mortar Push
Aug 21, 2017 • 6 min
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08.17.17: Walmart expands Pickup Towers for Online Orders
Aug 17, 2017 • 5 min
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08.26.17: Happy Returns Eliminates the Hassle of Returns
Aug 16, 2017 • 5 min
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08.15.17: Online Shoppers Eager to Go Virtual
Aug 15, 2017 • 5 min
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08.14.17: 2Q ‘17 Online Spending Jumps 14%
Aug 15, 2017 • 6 min
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08.11.17: EBay Introduces Image-Driven Search Tools
Aug 11, 2017 • 5 min
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08.10.17: 3 Back to School Lessons for Retailers
Aug 10, 2017 • 5 min
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08.09.17: Simon Properties Debuts ‘Concierge Bot’ for Mall Shoppers
Aug 9, 2017 • 5 min
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08.08.17: Walmart unveils ‘Easy Reorder’ of frequent purchases
Aug 8, 2017 • 5 min
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08.07.17: Shop Overseas Products with Grabr
Aug 7, 2017 • 5 min
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08.04.17: Fight Porch Pirates with Package Guard
Aug 4, 2017 • 5 min
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08.03.17: Amazon Launches The Hub Locker Delivery System
Aug 3, 2017 • 5 min
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08.02.17: Walmart & JD.com Announce Holiday to Rival Singles Day
Aug 2, 2017 • 5 min
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08.01.17: Amazon is hiring 50,000 people on Wednesday
Aug 1, 2017 • 5 min
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07.31.17: Campbell Soup Goes Big on e Commerce
Jul 31, 2017 • 5 min
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07.28.17: Jeff Bezos: (Briefly) King of the Triple Comma Club
Jul 28, 2017 • 5 min
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07.27.17: Walmart Cancels All SNES Preorders
Jul 27, 2017 • 5 min
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07.26.17: Luxury Consignment with RealReal
Jul 26, 2017 • 5 min
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07.25.17: The Amazon Treasure Truck
Jul 25, 2017 • 5 min
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08.24.17: Tao Cafe’: China’s Cashless Store
Jul 24, 2017 • 5 min
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08.21.17: Shopify Adds eBay as a Sales Channel
Jul 21, 2017 • 5 min
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07.20.17: Rebel Shop Turns Your Emails Into a Shop
Jul 20, 2017 • 4 min
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07.19.17: Target Adds New Brabds
Jul 19, 2017 • 6 min
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07.18.17: Amazon Meal Kit
Jul 18, 2017 • 5 min
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07.17.17: Brandless: The $3 Grocery
Jul 17, 2017 • 5 min
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07.14.17: Prime Day Recap
Jul 14, 2017 • 5 min
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07.13.17: Walmart VR
Jul 13, 2017 • 5 min
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07.12.17: Amazon Patents Underwater Storage
Jul 12, 2017 • 5 min
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07.11.17: Amazon Prime Day
Jul 11, 2017 • 4 min
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07.10.17 Smart Device Calls the Cops
Jul 10, 2017 • 5 min
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07.06.17: QVC Buys Rival HSN for $2.1B
Jul 6, 2017 • 5 min
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07.05.17: Photobucket is Holding Your Images Hostage
Jul 5, 2017 • 5 min
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07.04.17: Fireworks for Sale
Jul 4, 2017 • 5 min
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07.03.17: VISA Wants to turn your hand in to a credit card
Jul 3, 2017 • 4 min
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06.30.17: Sell Me Something Weird or Confusing
Jun 30, 2017 • 5 min
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06.29.17: QVC Streams Its Way to eCommerce Success
Jun 29, 2017 • 5 min
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VR Payments Are a Reality
Jun 29, 2017 • 5 min
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