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Retailers and Brands News

This channel is dedicated to the large retailers and brands selling on marketplaces, helping those who need to work the marketplaces like seasoned pros, yet must simultaneously navigate complex, international markets.
By Chris Dawson January 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm

L’OCCITANE launches ‘Ship From Store’ to compete with Amazon

French beauty retailer L’OCCITANE has selected On the dot as their partner for their same day delivery service proposition ‘Ship From Store’ across the UK. The service has launched in London and, with plans to extend across the remaining 86 UK stores in early 2019,

Research shows shoppers more loyal to brands than many marketers think

Despite what many disheartened marketers may think, GenZ consumers consider themselves loyal to brands despite only 11% of marketers believing they are. So finds new research from digital and commerce agency Greenlight, which reveals that marketers may not understand their target audience as well as they thought. The

The Prime Effect: What does a perfect loyalty programme look like?

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon puts "good value" as the central benefit of the marketplace's Prime, a free two-day delivery loyalty programme. As he said: "We want Prime to be such a good value, you'd be irresponsible not to be a member." Retailers are moving

How to target consumers with Amazon Product Samples

Amazon, in the US, have an interesting advertising option for brands and retailers - giving free stuff away to consumers who haven't asked for it. It's called Amazon Product Samples and samples are free, recipients don’t have to pay for anything. Amazon say that they

Amazon named consumers’ favourite retail, tech and entertainment brand in DMA survey

Another day and another survey finds that Amazon is the UK consumer’s favourite brand – featuring strongly in the top 5 across a variety of sectors: retail, technology and entertainment. According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) report ‘Customer Engagement – How to win trust and loyalty’

EDITORIAL Mobile and marketplaces create new opportunities for all retailers

The increasing mobility of shoppers – the move to shopping on the move – has been a long and slow development in retail, which has often been slow to react. While much of the retail industry still struggles to get to grips with people shopping online, consumers

As shoppers go more mobile in 2019, Amazon, eBay and Argos could be the retail winners

Some 30 million UK shoppers are set to use their mobiles to shop in 2019, spending £25 billion, up 66% on 2018 – and they are going to be turning to Amazon, eBay and Argos to do it. So suggests research by price comparison and switching service

Walmart to launch a consolidation centre in a bid to improve supply chain

Walmart have announced their plans to launch a consolidation centre in an attempt to strengthen their supply chain. With the combined might of people and logistics technology, Walmart say, this facility "will be the most efficient consolidation centre" in their fulfilment. Walmart say that the hub

Alibaba rolls out one-stop-shop for business transformation

Alibaba is aiming to make it easier for brands to transform their online presence by rolling all of its tools in the Alibaba ecosystem into one program – the A100 Strategic Partnership. Using the Alibaba Business Operating System, A100 will let users tap into whichever Alibaba