ARTICLES BY MARCO LA VECCHIA
NRF Opposes Proposed Overtime Regulation Changes As Damaging9/14/2015
Retailers say the proposal marks a “step back” for career-track workers.
Walmart Canada Switches To Variable Shipping Fees4/22/2015
Walmart Canada customers will now have to make a $50 minimum purchase on the retailer's website in order to receive free shipping to their homes. The change began earlier this month, after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cited rising Canadian postage costs as the reason for the switch. The announcement came on their website. For orders under $50, customers will now be required to pay the optional $4.97 per order to have their purchase delivered to their door. As an alternative, Walmart Canada offers two other shipping options, with shipping to any over 5,000 Canada Post locations or a “Grab & Go” locker at a nearby Walmart store.
Taubman Properties Tests Interactive App In Sarasota, Florida1/5/2015
Retailers closing out 2014 and looking forward to 2015 can easily see that the technology to help customers shop more efficiently will include mapping options. Already retailers such as Target are using interactive in-store mapping, and mall developer Simon has formed a partnership with eBay to develop “the connected mall” to help customers navigate mall layouts.
Amazon To Open First Physical Store In NYC For Online Order Pick Up, Returns10/14/2014
Amazon has made several big steps in consumer retail lately, such as testing same-day shipping, integrating a wish list function with Twitter, and now the retailer is tackling a brick and mortar store. On October 9, The Wall Street Journal reported that the e-commerce giant would be launching a new store in New York City.