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Macy's (M) starts to compete with Amazon and eBay more directly with a new order fulfillment...

Macy's (M) starts to compete with Amazon and eBay more directly with a new order fulfillment that will allow stores to ship items and cut down delivery times for customers drastically. Although it's not promising anything, the retailer is trying to position itself to be the first company to achieve the "holy grail" of online shopping - same-day delivery.
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  • utterotter
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    What's the latest on Amazon and eBay's brick-and-mortar plans? It seems to me the glory days of pure play e-commerce are ending as consumer come to expect in-store fulfillment and returns, at least on the apparel and footwear side. The pendulum also seems to be swinging back toward specialty brands, which are finally waking up to the long term threat posed by the Internet and are either forbidding dealers to trade on third-party sites like Amazon or cleaning up that channel and enforcing their MAP policies. I heard a rumor that even Zappos is complaining about prices at Amazon, it's parent company.
    10 Aug 2012, 12:42 PM Reply Like
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