1. Amazon may be betting on the convenience of cashier-less stores, but Target is instead focused on order-ahead e-commerce. The company’s Drive Up service, which allows shoppers to place orders online, then pick up at a nearby store without getting out of their car, is now on track to reach nearly 1,000 U.S. stores before the end of the year. Meanwhile, its same-day delivery business is now live at 1,100 stores across 160 markets, and will reach 65% of U.S. households by year-end.
2. Amazon Starts Selling Fashion, Sportswear in Brazil
It will offer over 300,000 products ranging from Havaianas flip flops to Levi's jeans, as well as some local high-end fashion brands.
3. How Brands Are Focusing On Live-Stream Content To Generate Excitement And Drive Sales
From fashion and beauty retailers to the realm of food and beverage, brands are focusing their efforts on enabling live shoppable content, catering to the instant gratification trend among consumers as well as building better rapport with their audience.