Archives tagged: ecommerce

Walmart increases digitalization during the COVID-19 recession

In the Age of COVID-19, Walmart Ups Its Digital Game

By Nathan L. Phipps September 20, 2020

Future historians will have the ultimate say, but it seems to me that 2020 is a year for the history books. For…

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How Wayfair Blossomed into a Furniture Behemoth

By James T. Berger December 11, 2019

Amazon is not the only internet giant that has dealt a severe blow to brick-and-mortar retailing. Another Internet retailer, Wayfair, Inc., has…

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Is That Membership Paying Off?

By Kyle T. Westra October 16, 2019

My wife’s favorite holiday is Halloween. As such, we were in the market for a life-sized skeleton for the house. We also…

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The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy

The Elephants in the Room

By Kyle T. Westra May 24, 2019

Having value-creating channel partners is much better than the alternative. But even good partnerships carry risk. In the channel, one of those risks is that the partner becomes more powerful than the supplier.

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Pricing Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 25, 2019

Entrepreneurs are generally entering a business landscape with less information, less skills, less resources than an established business. In fact, one should wonder how any entrepreneur can succeed against large, entrenched corporations they’re forced to share the market with.

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Top 6 – November 2018

By Tim J. Smith, PhD November 30, 2018

“Yesterday Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy announced the launch of Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain according…

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Top 6 – October 2018

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 30, 2018

“The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from 135.3 in September. Both readings are…

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Fixed vs. Variable Pricing

By Kyle T. Westra October 30, 2018

Home Page Text Tailoring price according to willingness to pay is theoretically sound but culturally still questionable. It’s important to determine how your customers will react to such variable pricing when deciding whether to have price variance, and by what characteristics.

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Top 6 – September 2018

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 29, 2018

“After a four-year, high profile competition, rocket maker United Launch Alliance announced Thursday that it has selected the BE-4 rocket engine manufactured…

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Strategic Movements – September 2018

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 29, 2018

Procter & Gamble announced price increases for Pampers and Bounty in July 2018. Kimberly-Clark similarly announced price increases for Huggies and Viva in August 2018.  Both cite inflationary cost pressures specifically pulp. Monitoring competitive price moves is good business intelligence. Watch out for inflation 2018.

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