Tag Archives: Amazon.com

P&G Enters the Cross-Channel Cross Hairs

Retailers are not only embroiled in intense competition with one another in a slowly growing marketplace, whether it be store chain versus store chain or bricks-and-mortar retailer versus online retailer. But increasingly, manufacturers are now being caught in the middle. … Continue reading

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Amazon.com on 60 Minutes: The Full Video Segment

This past Sunday, Amazon.com was featured on the CBS show “60 Minutes.” Jeff Bezos and others gave some interesting behind-the-scenes insights on Amazon’s distribution process — and its testing of mini-drones to deliver packages in the future. Here is the … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Lagging Behind in E-Commerce

Wal-Mart is by far the leading retailer in the United States and in terms of total worldwide revenues. Yet, it lags behind Amazon.com when it comes to online sales. In 2012, Amazon.com generated online revenues of $61 billion, while Wal-Mart’s online … Continue reading

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How Well Are Multichannel Retailers Performing?

As more and more retailers operate as bricks-and-clicks firms by offering physical stores and online shopping to their customers, it is important that those retailers assess how well each operation is doing. Through its research, Harris Interactive has found some … Continue reading

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