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Wal-Mart crashes Prime Day, should other retailers follow suit?

Yesterday (Wednesday 15 July 2015) in celebration of its 20th anniversary, Amazon is promised its Prime customers “more deals than Black Friday.” 

You can judge for yourself how successful this was for the retailer.

Despite the ‘quality’ of the bargains on offer, Prime Day is a reflection of just how important Prime has become to Amazon, and how the ecommerce giant is increasingly wielding it to win business away from other online retailers and brick-and-mortar competitors.

Five tips for building a better store locator

For many multichannel retailers, a joined up in-store and online approach increasingly makes good sense. While digital (which includes mobile) presents some new challenges for retailers, there’s little doubt that offline and online can be a potent combination.

When it comes to driving online shoppers through the doors of a physical store, there are numerous ways to get the job done, from in-store events to click-and-collect schemes. But one of the easiest and often most overlooked is the handy store locator.

A well-designed store locator can be a big help in getting a customer or potential customer to drop in.

Here are five tips for creating an effective store locator experience…

Walmart.com targets cash-only shoppers

When you go shopping online, most retailers are ready to welcome your business provided that you have one thing: a credit card.

Thanks to the wide availability of credit cards in the Western world, online retail has become a multi-billion dollar business. But how much business are online retailers missing out on from would-be customers who don’t have credit cards?

Walmart takes a page from Amazon.com’s playbook

Amazon.com may be the king of online retail but the king of offline retail, Wal-Mart, may have Amazon.com’s throne on its mind. Yesterday, Walmart.com added one million new items to its catalog thanks to the launch of the Walmart Marketplace.

What is the Walmart Marketplace? As the name suggests, it’s the Walmart equivalent of the Amazon Marketplace, a program that enables third party merchants to hawk their wares on Amazon.com.