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Sam’s Club's Scan & Ship Tech Pairs In-Store Shopping Benefits With 'Bring It To Me'  Ease

Walmart's warehouse chain Sam’s Club has announced plans to pilot a new Scan & Go feature designed to allow shoppers to scan items in-store for automatic direct-to-home shipping via a newly integrated tool within its smartphone app. According to a company statement, the new feature is designed to give consumers greater control over their shopping experience.  “We challenge ourselves every day to develop and execute convenient...

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‘Amazon-izing’ Shipping For Small Merchants

Among the many consequences of the eCommerce explosion of the last year-and-a-half or so has been a tremendous upgrade of consumers' expectations of faster delivery. Two-day shipping – the standard a scant two years ago – has given way to next-day, same-day, same-afternoon and even same-hour offerings as the “bring it to me” economy burgeoned to meet the needs of homebound consumers. And once consumers get a taste of speedy...

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Global Fulfillment Startup ShipBob Notches $200M Series E

Global eCommerce fulfillment startup ShipBob has raised $200 million in a Series E funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from previous backers including SoftBank, Menlo Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels and Silicon Valley Bank. “The fastest-growing eCommerce brands recognize that world-class fulfillment increases revenue and builds customer loyalty,” Ajay Agarwal, partner at Bain...