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Crisis Puts Amazon & Ecommerce In The Balance Ecommerce is all about planning. It’s a carefully choreographed dance between manufacturing, warehousing, and selling. But what happens when Amazon – and the world in general – has gone off the rails? It’s the nature of eCommerce and Amazon that tactics constantly change, said Sarah LaVallee, VP of client success at the eCommerce agency Channel Bakers. “But we haven’t seen anything like this, where clients will have…

Amazon Officially Selling Cashierless Store Technology To Retailers Amazon Officially Selling Cashierless Store Technology To Retailers. Amazon’s first cashierless grocery store opened on February 25th, 2020 with previously powered 25 Amazon Go stores. A store ran by this kind of advanced technology allows customers to walk in, grab the items they need, and simply walk out without paying at the cash register. The system is designed to monitor the customer’s movements and charge their purchase…

eCommerce Filling Only Small Part Of ‘Retail Gap’. Call it the retail gap that eCommerce can only partly fill. Earlier this month, a record number of Americans — 3.3 million — filed for unemployment benefits. Consumer sentiment, as reported last week, dipped to a three-and-a half-year nadir, brought down by lingering fears over COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and the increasingly “new normal” of social distancing. Also Read: 9 Best Online Grocery Stores…

How Digital Payments Going Viral? The rapid spread of the coronavirus over the past few weeks has forced most governments to lockdown on day-to-day public life. Globally, the only things spreading faster than the virus is fear itself and the use of digital services. In a way, the virus and screen time going out of control together. Around the world, grocery stores, pharmacies and petrol stations remain the few places where one can still spend…

How Artificial Intelligence is transforming eCommerce marketers in 2020 Do you know How Artificial Intelligence is transforming eCommerce marketers in 2020? Artificial Intelligence has grown massively over the past few years. You would have noticed how it is making the businesses strong and sufficient with its capabilities and power. From managing the customers at your store to improving their overall experience to providing them with personalized solutions, there is a lot that the technology can…

Ecommerce and Machine Learning – 4 Benefits You Need to Know Do you want to improve the lead generation efforts of your online store? Perhaps your goal is to fine-tune your sales cycle by making sure you have the products you need and a robust customer support team. Whatever your long term eCommerce goals might be, machine learning can help you make the most of your time and money. If you’re new to the idea…

How a decade of ecommerce changed retail returns? 10 years ago, no one was winning consumers based on a return policy. Thanks to ecommerce, consumers expect frictionless returns, making them a basic cost of doing business. Let’s start with the obvious: over the past decade, online shopping exploded. In 2010, ecommerce made up only 4.2% of all retail sales in the U.S. In 2019, ecommerce accounted for north of 16% of retail sales, and Cyber…

Amazon pauses sellers’ loan repayments amid coronavirus. Amazon.com said it temporarily would not require sellers in its marketplace to repay loans it had made to them, as merchants confront the prospect of declining sales during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest online retailer notified sellers that its programme known as Amazon Lending would pause repayments beginning Thursday until April 30. Interest would not accrue during that period, it said. The programme has offered sums between…

Pakistan can benefit from Chinese digital experience to develop e-commerce Pakistan can learn from experience of China to develop its e-commerce as there is a pressing need to promote use of digital payment service in the wake of recent outbreak of Covid-19. Pakistan can benefit from Chinese digital experience to develop e-commerce The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has recently issued a statement, listing a number of measures to reduce the need for visiting bank…

As social distancing grows – Ecommerce companies take initiatives for safer online shopping Strict protocols and implementation of contingency plans to mitigate spread of the virus are the need of the hour. As social distancing grows – Ecommerce companies take initiatives for safer online shopping Over the past few days, the initial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan has become apparent. The government is rushing to contain the economic fallout from the pandemic, businesses…