Promocodes.com surveyed 2,000 American parents as this back-to-school season began, and the deals facilitator asserted that 99.3% of the K to 12 parents surveyed plan to do some kind of back-to-school shopping with the average spend per child at $221.24.
In a challenge to Amazon and its business-to-business operations, Alibaba.com has opened its platform to permit companies in the United States to sell their products to millions of Alibaba.com buyers in the U.S. and around the globe, with special emphasis on B2B enterprises.
iRobot has added Eva Manolis to its board of directors. Manolis brings more than 30 years of product development and global e-commerce experience within the consumer technology space to iRobot as the company focuses on growing digital capabilities for its ecosystem of home robots.
According to a study from marketing technology and analytics agency Adlucent, consumers planning to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day remain enthusiastic about the e-tailer. But the shopping doesn’t stop there, as approximately 68% of consumers will explore beyond Amazon, comparing products and prices on other sites.
Amazon said it plans to spend $700 million to train 100,000 of its employees to fill in-demand jobs such as data mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst, as well as logistics coordinator, process improvement manager and transportation specialist.
Amazon’s annual Prime Day summer sales event will also mark the launch of Conair’s new initiative that will include a new Amazon brand store and new image that company officials said will encourage consumers to “be the pro.”
As it builds its position on the e-tailer’s marketplace site, Lamps Plus will debut its first Amazon Live video as part of the annual Amazon Prime Day event.
Amazon Returns at Kohl’s is now available at the department store’s more than 1,100 stores nationwide.
Housewares and home products will play a key role in Target’s Deal Days promotions that will run over two days beginning July 15. Sale items will be available at Target.com.
Amazon has launched a new service, Counter, which creates a network of staffed pickup points that gives consumers the option of picking up their Amazon packages at a partner location.
Following Amazon’s announcement of its annual Prime Day, which this year will be held over two days on July 15 and July 16, Target will go head-to-head with the e-commerce giant with its Target Deal Days.