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KHD Buzz – USPS Debuts Next Day Delivery for Small Businesses, Amazon Again Accused of Union Vote Interference and More

KHD Buzz – USPS Debuts Next Day Delivery for Small Businesses, Amazon Again Accused of Union Vote Interference and More

USPS Offers Next Day Local Delivery to Small Business Shippers The United States Postal Service has launched a next-day delivery service for small businesses shipping within their area. The new service comes as carriers compete for a larger proportion of small shippers’ parcel volumes. Read More Union Claims Amazon Interfering in Unionization Vote Build Up…

By Koehler Home Decor February 28, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – January Retail Sales Up 3.8%, More Amazon Workers Vote on Unionization and More

KHD Buzz – January Retail Sales Up 3.8%, More Amazon Workers Vote on Unionization and More

January Retail Sales Increased By 3.8% According to the Commerce Department, retail sales increased 3.8 percent in January after a revised 2.5 percent decrease in December. Last month, e-commerce sales grew by 14.5 percent, while consumer electronics and appliance merchants saw a 4.6 percent increase in dollar volume. Restaurants, bars, and gas stations saw a…

By Koehler Home Decor February 21, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – Facebook Loses Users and Stock Value, Apple Privacy Rules Affecting Social Media Ad Sales and more

KHD Buzz – Facebook Loses Users and Stock Value, Apple Privacy Rules Affecting Social Media Ad Sales and more

Facebook Reports First User Decline in Its History Even as it actively promotes new initiatives like expanded Facebook Shopping and ‘metaverse’ advertising, Meta – aka Facebook – has reported its first decline in users – at a rate of one million active users a day – in its history, as well as big losses for…

By Koehler Home Decor February 14, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – Will Amazon Raise Prime Pricing, Retailers Look To Facial Recognition to Combat Shoplifting and More

KHD Buzz – Will Amazon Raise Prime Pricing, Retailers Look To Facial Recognition to Combat Shoplifting and More

Wall Street Thinks Amazon is About To Raise Prime Pricing Over the last four years, Amazon.com has not raised the price of a Prime subscription. As a result, many analysts foresee a rate hike in the near future. The company raised its annual subscription price from $99 to $119 the last time it increased it.…

By Koehler Home Decor February 7, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – All Kinds of Amazon Stores to Launch in 2022, Fashion Nova Slapped with $4.2 Million FTC Fine and More

KHD Buzz – All Kinds of Amazon Stores to Launch in 2022, Fashion Nova Slapped with $4.2 Million FTC Fine and More

Amazon to Launch New Go Stores in Suburban Areas Amazon.com is launching a new type of Amazon Go store that will cater to customers in suburban regions. “We believe local residents and commuters will appreciate how easy it is to buy from an expanded range of excellent, ready-to-eat food items, grab-and-go beverages and snacks in…

By Koehler Home Decor January 31, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – Retail Sales Down in December, Walmart Readies to Enter the Metaverse and More

KHD Buzz – Retail Sales Down in December, Walmart Readies to Enter the Metaverse and More

Report: Retail Sales Fell in December but is No Cause for Alarm According to the Commerce Department, retail sales fell 2.3 percent in December due to earlier holiday season purchases and higher prices due to inflationary pressures. The December sales figures didn’t detract from a strong fourth quarter for retailers though, with sales jumping 17.1%…

By Koehler Home Decor January 24, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – More Supply Chain Woes, Crypto’s Not Catching On, the Rise of Social Commerce and More

KHD Buzz – More Supply Chain Woes, Crypto’s Not Catching On, the Rise of Social Commerce and More

Report: Many Americans Don’t Foresee a Post Pandemic ‘Return to Normal’ According to EY’s “Future Consumer Index,” more than half of Americans say that they are now content with behaviors they developed during the pandemic, and 49% feel the changes will likely persist. With this in mind, the report also states that consumers are expecting…

By Koehler Home Decor January 17, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – Record Retail Returns Expected, Jobless Claims Down But Businesses Still Lack Staff and More

KHD Buzz – Record Retail Returns Expected, Jobless Claims Down But Businesses Still Lack Staff and More

Report: Retailers Should Expect Record Return Levels According to Mastercard Spending Pulse, online sales accounted for 20% of all consumer spending throughout the holiday season. As a result, a substantial number of returns are almost certain to follow. If standard return rates apply, retailers could face returns of up to $114 billion. Read More End…

By Koehler Home Decor January 10, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – Holiday Spending Up By 8.5%, Retail Store Openings Matched Closings in 2021, 2022 Retail Predictions and More

KHD Buzz – Holiday Spending Up By 8.5%, Retail Store Openings Matched Closings in 2021, 2022 Retail Predictions and More

Facing Rising Return Costs, More Retailers are Telling Customers “Just Keep It” Retailers are finding it harder to justify free returns due to recent supply chain issues and workforce shortages. According to Optoro, when a buyer returns a $50 item, it costs retailers an average of $33, up 59 percent from last year. Customers are…

By Koehler Home Decor January 3, 2022 Off

KHD Buzz – Retail Sales Up in November, Sears Moves into Real Estate and More

KHD Buzz – Retail Sales Up in November, Sears Moves into Real Estate and More

November Retail Sales Were Up – But Not By As Much As Expected As buyers faced rising inflation and supply constraints, retail sales grew moderately at the start of the Holiday season. The Commerce Department reported that sales at U.S. retail stores, internet stores, and restaurants increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in November…

By Koehler Home Decor December 20, 2021 Off
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