Why does Walmart sell black Christmas trees

Less lousy with diapers, Walmart is massively expanding its delivery service, Lesara, reBuy, Amazon, Stitch Fix, Alexa

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Windeln.de makes less lousy:

Windeln.de ended the 2017 financial year with almost 9 percent growth in sales and an improved EBIT. So with a little less lousy: with -24.9 million euros (-11.8 percent margin) compared to -26.7 million euros (-13.7% percent margin) in the previous year. This with sales of 211.9 million euros. Sales with Chinese customers thus accounted for around half of group sales. In 2019 they want to break even.

Lesara becomes AG:

Bargain shop Lesara is transformed into a public company. Later IPO? Not clear. "If Wish floats on the stock exchange this year, Lesara would be prepared in any case," says Exciting Commerce. Lesara's business model is geared towards high efficiency and low prices and is reminiscent of an online mixture of stationary textile discounters such as Primark or fast fashion retailer H&M. Thanks to data-driven trend analyzes, direct contact with producers all over the world and optimized logistics, Lesara is able to buy current trend products quickly and cheaply. Shooting star Wish is also building on cheap products from China and intensive data analysis.

reBuy shows types:

Re-commerce provider reBuy is going on the air with three new TV spots. The campaign (agency: Brandtouch) of the Berlin online shop for buying and selling used electronics and media products lively relies on contrary types. Example: A blonde in the bathtub sells her cell phone and a nun receives one from reBuy. In between you can see the refurbishment process.

1.15 million euros for warehouse drone:

Doks Innovation automatically records the inventory with drones. Now the Dortmunders get 1.15 million euros from the investment company Metamorphoses Braun and the companies Gecoin and Mindfabric. The Fraunhofer Institute is also involved in the start-up.

Amazon recall for batteries:

Mega embarrassing for Amazon: Customers should dispose of their own brand Amazon Basics battery packs because of the risk of fire. Tamebay speaks of 53 cases in which the battery overheated.

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What are the 4 key steps to an effective retail app strategy ?:

The widespread use of mobile phones continues to change the face of retail. With the number of sessions in shopping apps more than doubling in some European countries, mobile now presents the best opportunity for retailers to drive sales and build brand loyalty. But, can you be sure that your mobile app strategy is working to its full potential? Sign up for App Annie's latest retail webinar: The 4 key steps to an effective retail app strategy.

INTERNATIONAL

Walmart is massively expanding its delivery service:

Walmart is responding to pressure from Amazon and Co. and wants to offer delivery services in more than 100 metropolitan areas in the USA by the end of the year. There will also be same day delivery in New York. Uber is supposed to help. So far, Walmart has focused more on Click & Collect.

New credit card from Amazon:

Amazon may want to launch a new credit card specifically for small business owners. JPMorgan Chase is in discussion as a partner.

Stitch Fix wants to retain customers with Style Pass:

The curated shopping provider Stitch Fix is ​​actually doing well: In the past fiscal quarter, sales rose to $ 295.9 million (same period last year: $ 237.8 million). Net income increased to $ 3.6 million from $ 233,000 a year ago. Nevertheless, the stock market does not yet really trust the model. A new service called "Style Pass" is intended to retain customers for longer. This allows you to have an unlimited number of outfit suggestions sent to you for 49 dollars a year. Regular monthly delivery costs $ 20.

$ 866 million for bike sharing providers:

Several investors, including Alibaba, have put $ 866 million into the Chinese bike-sharing provider Ofo, which is soon to be launched in Berlin.

TRENDS & FACTS

Amazon strengthens Alexa:

Figures show: Amazon is hiring a huge number of employees for Alexa and also has the donation pants on. Now developers who develop successful Alexa skills for children should be generously rewarded. Amazon therefore relies fully on digital voice assistants and could thus be ahead in the most important digital development since the iPhone in a few years.

Air taxi from the Google founder:

Google co-founder Larry Page and his start-up Kitty Hawk want to start a flight service with air taxis of their own development in New Zealand.

Our Twitter guest:

The "friendly takeover" of our Twitter account continues. Today and tomorrow, Boris Radke, one of the great communicators in the digital industry, is sitting behind the etailment account for 48 hours. The longtime head of corporate communications at Zalando switched to the media group ProSiebenSat1 almost a year ago. In Munich, Radke, a staunch Borussia Mönchengladbach fan, acts as Director CFO Projects on the staff of the new CFO Jan Kemper, who also comes from Zalando. Radke started at Zalando in 2011 as a business developer. Tip: Have popcorn ready on Twitter today.

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