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2021 Virtual Walmart Forum

Amazon Exceeds Walmart in Size; 2021 Amazon Growth Forecasts

Earlier this week Walmart reported their 2Q FY2022 earnings, bringing their total sales for the last year (ending in July) to $566 billion. Comparatively, Amazon made history this quarter by boasting an estimated $610B in total sales in the same... Read More

Amazon updates

Amazon Updates: Volatile POs; Same-Day Delivery Expands; Price Increases Likely

Many brands saw extremely light purchase orders (POs) from Amazon in May, with the eTailer pointing to tight fulfillment center space ahead of Prime Day. However, our latest supplier benchmark suggests a net 12% of Food & Consumables brands and... Read More

Mask Mandates Re-instated; Amazon 2Q Recap; Supply Chain Optimization

With the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise, last week the CDC recommended that all individuals should wear masks in public indoor areas, regardless of vaccination status. In response to the CDC’s announcement, big-name retailers have started to re-instate their... Read More

eCommerce Supply Chain Management

eCommerce Supply Chain – Capability Investments; Grocery Delivery; Fulfillment Evolution

  Only 26% of brands report bringing a "strategic approach" to eCommerce operational investments. When it comes to brands’ eCommerce supply chain, 74% of companies report approaching operational capability investments with a "tactical mindset." This would require significant business volume... Read More

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day, Hybrid Selling Model, & Post-Pandemic Grocery Shopping

  Our research suggests an uptick in interest among brands to pursue the hybrid model on Amazon. This means brands would maintain their 1P retail relationship with Amazon’s retail team while also offering assortment on the 3P marketplace, either via... Read More

Amazon Partners with BigCommerce

Amazon DSP, BigCommerce Partnership & Post COVID-Consumer Survey

  While Sponsored Products (paid search) remains the biggest focus for brands advertising on Amazon, brands continue to expand beyond paid search to leverage Amazon’s broader advertising capabilities, to reach consumers higher on the funnel, and as CPCs are generally... Read More

Amazon Priority Catalogue and Supplier Pack Hierarchy

  Our most recent eCommerce research report overs Amazon’s new Priority Catalog beta (aka “brand lock” or “catalog lock”). The catalogue is a part of an effort to minimize the ability of 3P sellers to disrupt product page content and... Read More

eCommerce Research Reports

Prime Day Recap; Recent eCommerce Conferences; Target Promotional Activity

  Amazon released a Prime Day statement on in the form of an eCommerce research report. The statement detailed the sales of small business products from the two-week "Spend $10, Get $10" promotion leading up to Prime Day, which was... Read More

Amazon price and search

Frustration-Free Packaging and Price Increases at Amazon; Brands Compete for Search

  Amazon recently launched an incentive program for vendors in regards to the pre-existing Frustration-Free Packaging program which includes incentives for both sortable and non-sortable ASINs. Vendors will receive incentives for units shipped between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. On... Read More

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Invests in Rx & Prime Day Inventory; Price Increases to Continue in 2021

  Amazon is looking to expand within the U.S. pharmacy and virtual care markets. Our research indicates the company’s current priority within that space is to have their digital capabilities fully vetted prior to partnering/buying brick and mortar assets. We... Read More

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