KHD Buzz – Kohl’s Accepting Amazon Returns Nationwide, Voice Shopping Growing Faster Than Predicted and More
Kohl’s Goes Nationwide with Amazon Returns
Kohl’s said last week that it was now accepting Amazon returns at its more than 1,100 stores after running a pilot program in 100 locations. And the company is banking on the expanded program to boost its own uneven fortunes. Read More
Sam’s Club Rolls Out Nationwide “Click and Pick-Up” Program
Following a growing trend Sam’s Club has launched four hour pickup at its stores nationwide, and the program covers everything from groceries and apparel to play yards and power tools. Read More.
Report: Voice Shopping Growing Faster Than Predicted
Shopping on smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home is growing faster than previously expected, according to a new report from eMarketer. The company has been forced to revise its predictions on the growth and impact of ‘voice shopping’ on retailers and now predicts that the number of consumers who complete at least one purchase through a smart speaker will rise 32.2% to 21 million this year and by another 12.5% to 23.6 million in 2020 Read More
Will the Prime Day Sales Ruin Christmas?
Amazon Prime Day, when the world’s largest retailer offers Prime subscribers thousands of items at reduced prices, may be ruining Christmas according to some experts. Many major chains, from Target to Walmart, are holding their own “Black Friday in July” sales.
eBay has launched a “Summer Brand Outlet” microsite that includes “Hot Deals for Hot Days” and a “Crash Sale” to compete with Prime Day and several reports show a lot of people are planning to shop. So what does all of this mean for Black Friday and the traditional holiday shopping season? Read More