KHD Buzz – UPS’ Big Holiday Hiring Push, Shopify’s Surprising Growth and More
UPS Adding 100,000 Workers for the Holiday Season
As UPS prepares for a busy holiday season—one that may be more active than in years past – they are hoping to hire an additional 100,000 staff for the holidays, but that may be hard in a soft labor market. Read More
Report: Consumers Now Prefer Shopping at Walmart over Amazon
According to a new report from retail data specialists First Insights 55% of respondents surveyed said they prefer to shop at Walmart versus Amazon, up from about 47% a year earlier. The percentage of people who favor Amazon has dropped to 45% from about 53% in 2018. Read More
Shopify’s Surprising Growth; A Challenge to Amazon?
Shopify seems committed to giving Amazon a run for its money by continuing to grow at rates that surprise even retail analysts. Shopify now has a million businesses using its service. From 2016 to 2018, the platform generated $183 billion in economic activity around the world and their growth is showing no sign of stopping. Read More.
Stores Turning to Tech to Calm Holiday Shopping Chaos
Target, Walmart, Best Buy and others are all beefing up their tech, both in store and online, to help make busy holiday shopping days like Black Friday a calmer and more efficient experience for customers and staff. Read More