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Wal-Mart uses discount to woo more consumers to pickup format

Wal-Mart uses discount to woo more consumers to pickup format | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Try it, test it, fix it and move on. That’s the mantra for retail giant Wal-Mart Stores and there is no shortage of tests conducted in the pursuit of demanding consumers. The process also includes a new management team aimed at improving service and growing sales.
One of the more unique tests involves online grocery orders that are picked up in stores in San Jose, Calif., Phoenix, Huntsville, Ala., and Denver; or at the stand alone Pickup Grocery format in Bentonville which opened to the public six months ago.
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Online grocers such as Amazon's Kirana Now and LocalBanya turn focus on ... - Economic Times

Online grocers such as Amazon's Kirana Now and LocalBanya turn focus on ... - Economic Times | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The service offers convenience to customers and increases business for local stores. It is also cheaper for entrepreneurs to set up.
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Barriers to Indonesian ecommerce – separating fact from friction - Tech in Asia

Barriers to Indonesian ecommerce – separating fact from friction - Tech in Asia | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Experienced VC Adrian Li highlights the differences between barriers and friction points in Indonesia’s ecommerce space.
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Is Alibaba considering Seattle for its U.S. headquarters?

Is Alibaba considering Seattle for its U.S. headquarters? | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
A little competition is good, right? According to local media sources in Seattle, U.S.,  Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba might be considering the West Coast
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B2B e-comm best for China-India: Jack Ma - Times of India

B2B e-comm best for China-India: Jack Ma - Times of India | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Alibaba founder Jack Ma is back in the capital after a gap of four months and has backed business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce as the model best suited for India and China, while pointing out that B2C, being pushed by the likes of Amazon and...
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We May Have Just Uncovered Amazon’s Vision for a New Kind of Retail Store

We May Have Just Uncovered Amazon’s Vision for a New Kind of Retail Store | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The stores would be low on cashiers, but high on customer tracking.
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German firms embrace start-ups to catch up with digital world - Reuters

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Latecomers to the digital age, big German companies have started teaming up with start-ups to shake up their conservative business culture and keep pace with a world increasingly...
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Innovative food delivery startups cash in on demand - The Times of India

Innovative food delivery startups cash in on demand - The Times of India | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
If 2014 was the year of transport startups like Uber and Ola, 2015 promises to be the year food delivery startups come of age in India.
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Accelerator group shows strength of TN entrepreneurs - The Tennessean

Accelerator group shows strength of TN entrepreneurs - The Tennessean | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
This past week, one Tennessee startup took home the second annual TENN Traction award.
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Why E-Commerce Can Be a Big Pain for India's Deliverymen - Wall Street Journal

Why E-Commerce Can Be a Big Pain for India's Deliverymen - Wall Street Journal | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Motorcycles go where trucks can’t, but drivers have to shoulder heavy backpacks filled with appliances, sometimes even dumbbells.
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HubLogix raises $3.5M, plans HQ expansion in Midtown - Atlanta Business Chronicle

HubLogix raises $3.5M, plans HQ expansion in Midtown - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The Atlanta-based company (formerly eCommHub) helps mid-sized retailers better compete with the e-commerce giants, such as Amazon and WalMart. HubLogix is backed by from Boston-based Sigma Prime, Atlanta-based Mosley Ventures, and strategic investor UPS.
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Hongkong Post urged to use global links to expand e-commerce business - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hongkong Post urged to use global links to expand e-commerce business - South China Morning Post (subscription) | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Former boss says the department should useits links with hundreds of cities around the world to develop its own e-commerce network
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Beyond The Maquiladora: A Look At Mexico’s Startup Scene

Beyond The Maquiladora: A Look At Mexico’s Startup Scene | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
If Mexico is indeed in the process of building the world’s next great economy, technology and innovation will be a part of its foundation.
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Groupon opens up a new marketplace, aiming to undercut Amazon, eBay - GeekWire

Groupon opens up a new marketplace, aiming to undercut Amazon, eBay - GeekWire | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Groupon has launched what it is calling Groupon Stores, a third-party marketplace that will require participating merchants to sell their products at prices 5 percent lower than anywhere else online.
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Start-ups in e-commerce logistics gather pace

Start-ups in e-commerce logistics gather pace | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Mint profiles four start-ups in the logistics space that provide support, delivery and warehousing services to e-commerce companies
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Startups in Mexico - The Economist

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Snapdeal acquires RupeePower, to finance $1 billion in loans over next 2 years - The American Bazaar

Snapdeal acquires RupeePower, to finance $1 billion in loans over next 2 years - The American Bazaar | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The latest jewel in Snapdeal's crown comes in the form of loan and credit card provider RupeePower, which it recently acquired a majority share in.
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With Fishbox, customers get packages delivered when they want - Philadelphia Business Journal

With Fishbox, customers get packages delivered when they want - Philadelphia Business Journal | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Napoleon Suarez is launching his startup Fishbox, an on-demand package delivery service.
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Snapdeal buys e-commerce management firm Unicommerce - Livemint

Snapdeal buys e-commerce management firm Unicommerce - Livemint | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Unicommerce will be merged with Snapdeal-promoter Jasper, according to documents with the registrar of companies
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Amazon Home Services Gets Its Official Launch

Amazon Home Services Gets Its Official Launch | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon has officially introduced Amazon Home Services, as TechCrunch reported it would last week, the marketplace for professional services including things..
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Amazon Brings India Hyperlocal Grocery Delivery - PYMNTS.com

Amazon Brings India Hyperlocal Grocery Delivery - PYMNTS.com | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
After rolling out its quick-delivery Prime Now service to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Miami and Dallas, Amazon has now launched something remarkably similar
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Alibaba, Jingdong Mall foray into rural Chinese market - WantChinaTimes

Alibaba, Jingdong Mall foray into rural Chinese market - WantChinaTimes | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Cainiao Network, Alibaba's subsidiary providing logistics services, announced its logistics data on Cuntao, Alibaba's e-commerce site for villages in rural regions, saying that 13% of Cuntao orders ...
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Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US frustration

Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US frustration | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Guardian gains access to unnamed British Columbia site where tech giant’s roboticists and engineers are developing their unmanned delivery service
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Snapdeal pushes sellers on to fulfillment centres as it targets 4-hour deliveries - Firstpost

Snapdeal pushes sellers on to fulfillment centres as it targets 4-hour deliveries - Firstpost | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Snapdeal became the first e-commerce giant in India to pick up a small stake in a logistics company Go Javas, in its continued efforts to strengthen logistics and last mile delivery dynamics.
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A New Ecommerce Business Model: Google vs. Amazon In The Battle For The End User

A New Ecommerce Business Model: Google vs. Amazon In The Battle For The End User | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Why did Google purchase BufferBox™? Walter Trezek shows how this move fits with Google’s ecommerce business model, as Google battles with Amazon to retain access to consumers.

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