All Retail eCommerce vs Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba

  • Winning retailers pick their battles:
  • “Amazon spend over $20bn annually on technology. Walmart spend over $5bn in capex on ecommerce and technology. It is just not possible for many to play this game.

    Being at the frontier of speed is not always necessary:

    40% of ecommerce delivery in the UK, which is one of the world’s more developed ecommerce markets, remains slower than next day.

    Go beyond borders to build your tribe:

    eShopWorld’s US President, Cynthia Hollen, added: ‘Excellence in cross-border ecommerce is an essential part of being a high velocity retailer today. Leading retailers know that building their brand and expanding their customer base around the world is the best way to achieve significant and lasting growth in today’s competitive landscape.'”

    https://martechseries.com/predictive-ai/ai-platforms-machine-learning/three-quarters-retailers-believe-model-needs-change-remain-relevant/


    Walmart Rolls Out Futuristic AI-Powered Concept Store, Hoping to Best Amazon Go

    • Thus, the bank of servers that crank out 1.6 terabytes of data per second are not hidden away in some backroom but visible to shoppers, behind a Plexiglas wall.

    https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/walmart-irl-futuristic-ai-driven-concept-store-amazon-go.html


    • “Amazon has leveraged its artificial intelligence expertise to be named the most valuable retail brand, according to the BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands Ranking.
    • Companies also ranked in the Top 5 of the report include Alibaba and JD. On the heels of the study, Brandz recently ranked Alibaba as the most valuable brand in China in its report on Chinese brands.”

    https://www.licenseglobal.com/retail-trends/ai-proving-crucial-retail-brand-success


    China’s AI-Led New Retail Environment – Everything You Should Know

    • Jack” Ma, Founder of Alibaba, defined a new concept in retail.
    • The next step is the integration of machine learning, AI, and other advanced tools into this new retail realm.
    • F5 Future Stores are another set of AI-powered smart stores. There are many other players like JD Daojia, FxBox, Take Go, etc. using the latest technologies to change the way retail works.
    • These stores make use of Big Data, retail analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, face recognition, barcodes, RFIDs, and mobile payment technologies.”

    https://www.marktechpost.com/2019/05/14/chinas-ai-led-new-retail-environment-everything-you-should-know/

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