FedEx CEO Shrugs Off Competition from Amazon
Mar23

FedEx CEO Shrugs Off Competition from Amazon

By Matthew Rocco Published March 22, 2017 Business Leaders FOXBusinessOpens a New Window. Facebook Twitter Comments Print In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, employees pull boxes from a conveyor belt and fill their trucks for deliveries at a FedEx sorting facility in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) The top brass at FedEx (FDX) see Amazon.com (AMZN) as a friend, not a foe, despite the e-commerce giant’s growing...

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Amazon busts big holiday move, ships over one billion items
Dec29

Amazon busts big holiday move, ships over one billion items

Published December 28, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo.  (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) Alexa, how are we doing? We seem to be doing well. Amazon shipped more than one billion items worldwide with Prime and Fulfillment this holiday season. Alexa, did you say billion, with a B? Yes, I said billion, with a B. Alexa, how did that compare to last year? Last year we shipped over 200 million items with Prime. Not...

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Cloud Technology Helps Drive UPS
Dec12

Cloud Technology Helps Drive UPS

By Matthew V. Libassi Published December 05, 2016 Cloud Innovations Facebook Twitter Comments Print Never autoplay videos Cloud technology helps UPS go the extra mile UPS’ CIO, Juan Perez reveals how cloud technology is driving the company’s success. Petabytes, mainframes, tier-four data, the cloud; it’s not just technological mumbo-jumbo but the science behind getting your packages delivered on time. For UPS (UPS),...

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Amazon Opens Line-Free Grocery Store in Challenge to Supermarkets
Dec06

Amazon Opens Line-Free Grocery Store in Challenge to Supermarkets

Published December 05, 2016 Industries Reuters Facebook Twitter Comments Print Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. Amazon Go, the online shopping giant’s new 1,800-square-foot (167-square-meter) store, uses sensors to detect what shoppers have picked off the shelf and bills it to their...

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Wal-Mart’s online sales growth slows for the year
Feb19

Wal-Mart’s online sales growth slows for the year

February 18, 2016, 12:23 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY FAREEHA ALI Research Analyst Fourth quarter e-commerce sales grew just 8%. Challenges in big e-commerce markets outside the United States—Brazil, China and the United Kingdom—hampered web sales growth for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in fiscal  2016 that ended Jan. 29, CEO and president Doug McMillon said today on an earnings call with investors. Global e-commerce sales for...

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Israeli merchants must embrace e-commerce as Amazon attracts shoppers
Feb17

Israeli merchants must embrace e-commerce as Amazon attracts shoppers

February 15, 2016, 6:00 AM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY BLOOMBERG NEWS Consumers turn to faraway sites as only about one-quarter of businesses in Israel have an e-commerce presence. (Bloomberg)—Israelis shopping online have an odd dilemma these days. Buy from a local retailer, but possibly incur long waits for delivery—or get the prospect of faster shipping and lower prices but order from foreign giants. To many tech-savvy...

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Overstock.com’s sales grow 2.1% in Q4, 10.7% for the year
Feb11

Overstock.com’s sales grow 2.1% in Q4, 10.7% for the year

February 10, 2016, 1:53 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY MATT LINDNER Associate Editor The online retailer views its Club O loyalty program as being beneficial in the long term, despite hampering sales in the short term. The increasing popularity of its multi-tiered Club O loyalty program may have hindered Overstock.com Inc.’s growth in 2015. Overstock, No. 31 in the Internet Retailer 2015 Top 500 Guide, reported net...

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Amazon eyes Alibaba as it builds a global delivery network
Feb10

Amazon eyes Alibaba as it builds a global delivery network

February 9, 2016, 9:34 AM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY BLOOMBERG NEWS Documents indicate Fulfillment By Amazon is key to controlling the flow of packages from factories in Asia to customers’ doorsteps around the world. (Bloomberg)—In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch a global shipping and logistics operation that will compete with United Parcel Service Inc. and Federal Express Corp....

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Twitter rolls out a premium advertising offering
Feb10

Twitter rolls out a premium advertising offering

February 9, 2016, 12:46 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY ZAK STAMBOR Managing Editor Twitter’s First View lets marketers ensure their promoted tweets load on the first screen a Twitter user sees when he opens the app or visits Twitter.com. Twitter Inc. today rolled out a premium advertising offering called First View that lets a marketer ensure that, for a 24-period, consumers will see only that brand’s promoted tweets load...

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Shutterfly joins the billion-dollar e-commerce club
Feb09

Shutterfly joins the billion-dollar e-commerce club

February 8, 2016, 11:22 AM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY KAT FAY Sr. Data Analyst Sales to businesses nearly doubled in 2015 for Shutterfly, while total sales increased 15%. Buoyed by strong sales to businesses and a big increase in mobile shopping, Shutterfly Inc. scored a 15% jump in sales in 2015. The online retailer of personalized products and photo books, No. 50 in the Internet Retailer 2015 Top 500 Guide, said sales...

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