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Walmart Uses Virtual Reality for Training

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Walmart has introduced virtual reality (VR) headsets into its training program, allowing new employees to practice customer service before encountering customers on the salesfloors, the company reports. Walmart says the technology is intended to allow new store associates “to experience ... Read More »

Target Testing Next-Day Delivery for Essentials

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Target will be testing a next-day delivery service for a limited number of customers in its headquarters city of Minneapolis this summer, the company reports. The service, called Target Restock, will be open to customers in Minneapolis that currently have Target’s ... Read More »

Email Metrics You Should Be Measuring

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One way to ensure you’re using email to its full potential as a marketing tool is to regularly check analytics provided by your email marketing provider, which may be a service like Mailchimp or Constant Contact. While each email platform ... Read More »

Lowe’s Tests Robotic Suits on Virginia Store Employees

A handful of employees at a Lowe’s store in Virginia have traded in their uniforms for something designed to help lighten the load—exoskeletons. The home improvement company and Virginia Tech joined forces to develop what they dubbed an “exosuit—a wearable robotic ... Read More »

How to Craft the Perfect Marketing Email

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To read a PDF of this story, click here. Every day, more than 225 billion emails will be sent and received around the world. Of those, almost 105 billion of them will be directed at consumers, according to a recent ... Read More »

Walmart Invests in E-Commerce With Tech Incubator Store No. 8

Store No. 8

In late March, Walmart announced its latest technology endeavor, Store No. 8, which was established to incubate startup companies, reports Forbes. According to Forbes, it will fund e-commerce startup companies. “We’ll be bringing in entrepreneurs and giving them capital,” says Jet.com ... Read More »

Amazon Arrives in Australia, Hardware Association Responds

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Since the mid-1990s, Amazon.com has evolved from an online bookstore to the e-commerce giant that has in many ways forced brick-and-mortar businesses to change the way they do business in the U.S. Additionally, Amazon has found its footing globally, establishing a presence in several countries ... Read More »

Home Depot Customer Information Exposed

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A spreadsheet including about 8,000 Home Depot customers’ transaction details and personal information was briefly posted on a Home Depot website for an unknown length of time, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Although financial data was not included in the information, this comes a ... Read More »