Will Black Friday Be The Next Coronavirus Victim?

black friday sale

Thanksgiving and Black Friday may still seem like a long way away, but in eCommerce terms, many of the larger businesses will be planning and preparing for the holiday season over the next few weeks if they haven’t already. But in the current global situation it begs the question, what will happen around the holiday […]

Walmart Launches 2-Hour Express Delivery Service at Nearly 2,000 Stores


Walmart now offers Express Delivery, a new service that delivers more items from the store to customers in less than two hours. Walmart has accelerated the development of the service in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, piloting Express Delivery in 100 stores since mid-April. The service will expand to nearly 1,000 stores in early […]

UK Retail Sales Show a Stuttering Start to 2020

UK retail sales are flat for the beginning of 2020

The UK economy continues to struggle to build momentum as the country battles the uncertainty of what BREXIT will actually look like. The British Retail Consortium released sales metrics covering the first five weeks of 2020 and relevant comparative data. On a Total basis, sales increased by 0.4% in January, against an increase of 2.2% […]

Lightspeed Partners With Stripe to Offer In-Store and Online Payments For Retailers

Stripe and Lightspeed

Lightspeed a global point-of-sale and ecommerce platform is partnering with Stripe to power in-store and online payments for retailers and restaurants in the US and Canada. Powering retailers, Lightspeed has integrated Stripe Connect and Stripe Terminal to extend payment capabilities for their customer base. This will make it easier for restaurants and retailers to get […]

Walmart and Nuro Team up for Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Walmart and Nuro

Walmart launches a pilot with autonomous vehicle company, Nuro. Nuro’s vision of using robotics to improve lives runs parallel with Walmart’s mission of helping customers live better. Through the Houston-based pilot, Walmart aims to develop, refine and continue learning how to offer the best end-to-end customer experience. Walmart is committed to delivering groceries – with […]

Square’s Calculator Predicts When Consumers Should Buy Their Christmas Trees

Square in partnership with the National Christmas Tree Association, released a Christmas Tree Calculator and data report, based on Square sales from thousands of Christmas tree farmers and sellers across the country. Using price fluctuations throughout the holiday season, the calculator helps consumers strategically select the best day to buy their tree, based on their […]

UK Shoppers to Spend More on Black Friday Despite Polarized Opinions

Black Friday

Just over half (52%) of UK consumers are either interested or plan to buy something during Black Friday (29 November), according to research from PwC. UK shoppers also plan to spend around 11% more than last year, an average of £224, as the global retail event hits the high street at the end of this […]

Walmart grocery offers curb side alcohol pickup at 2000 US stores

It looks like the grocery war is still going strong. Just last week Amazon announced that they would be offering free grocery delivery to Prime customers. Walmart have since announced that they are going after the booze market by offering customers the ability to pick up their beer wine and spirits orders at the same […]

Walmart to Rollout Delivery Unlimited to 1,400+ Stores

Image: Walmart | Produce Department

BENTONVILLE, Ark., – September 12, 2019 – Walmart has plans to expand the reach of Delivery Unlimited – a Grocery Delivery membership option for customers – to 1,400 stores later this fall. The program gives customers the option to pay a yearly $98 fee or a monthly $12.95 fee to receive unlimited Walmart Grocery Delivery orders. […]

Target Expands Its Drive Up Pickup Service Nationwide

Target Drive Up

Target has expanded its Drive Up service to all 50 states in the country to address the demand of its customers for fast and convenient delivery service. It has reached 1,750 stores, which is more than twice the number of Target stores that offered the service in summer last year. Drive Up is the retailer’s […]