0:00 Paul Dworianyn, owner and president of Awesome Dynamic, intros the webinar which will address free two day shipping at Walmart and other news.
0:40 Introduction of the program panel experts and first topic: Walmart raises the stakes by offering free two day shipping on purchases of $35 and up.
4:05 Will Walmart’s claim as “the low price leader” apply to items they send via free two day shipping?
5:30 Does Walmart’s offer of free two day shipping really cut in to the benefits of an Amazon Prime membership, though? Prime still provides a lot of ancillary benefits as regards instant access to electronic media such as favorite music, video and film for its members, and a much larger items selection inventory.
7:00 Comparison between two day shipping offers.
9:00 Existing Walmart stores as online fulfillment centers – the system is already in place.
12:40 As two day shipping takes hold and people become more accustomed to ordering from Walmart, rather than going into their nearby store, will Walmart lose out on the impulse items sales a brick and mortar store can create?
13:00 In many ways Walmart and Amazon are morphing toward the same types of ubiquitous retail operations with both physical footprints and online shopping services.
14:45 Why Awesome Dynamic focuses on Amazon so much.
17:00 Amazon has contracted with several large auto parts makers. Not sure how well this can work over Amazon.
20:00 Auto parts benefit from the local, more immediate, in person shopping experience for both advice and ease of return if the part isn’t the right one.
32:30: Speed round: Amazon reserving space on ocean freighters to expand their shipping network.
32:25 Amazon adding 100,000 employees. Where?
34:35 Amazon is talking to PayPal.
35:45 Amazon being sued over 3 leading textbook sellers over counterfeits.
39:00 Program wrap-up.
For more on the two day shipping battle between Walmart and Amazon, and other great news and info, see the blog on our 2-2-2017 Round Table.