eCommerce Today — August 30, 2017: Hurricane Harvey & other top things you should know about

By Sabir Semerkant

Top eCommerce things you should know today — August 30, 2017.

  1. Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc for Houston e-retailers and delays shipping carriers. Several major retailers, including Amazon, Walmart and Home Depot, have pledged money to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. [Digital Commerce 360, Internet Retailer]
  2. Best Buy to Increase Spending in E-Commerce Battle The electronics retailer reports another quarter of rising sales. [WSJ]
  3. Contractor sales rise more than 4.5% at Lowe’s. [Digital Commerce 360, B2B eCommerce World]
  4. At Whole Foods, Amazon Takes Rare Lead in Cutting Prices. Online retailer’s move to reduce some grocery staples by up to 30% is departure from its strategy of waiting to see what others do, then matching. [WSJ]
  5. There’s a Pizza Delivery in Ford’s Future, by Driverless Car. [NY Times]

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About the Author

Sabir Semerkant is a data-obsessed, Transformative and entrepreneurial Senior Marketing Executive in E-commerce and Digital Marketing offers progressive global experience at growth oriented companies in the consumer goods and e-commerce sector. He is currently the SVP of eCommerce at VaynerMedia working alongside Gary Vaynerchuk and team. He can be found via LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. His articles are posted on Medium.

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