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Walmart shuts down its experimental personal shopping service, Jet black

Walmart is shutting down its personal shopping service, Jet black, on February 21, after struggling to find adoption or additional investment. The service had allowed New York-area customers to text message orders for home delivery. According to its website, Jet black will now no longer accept new orders and will refund its customers their most recent $50 monthly membership fee. The retailer is trying to spin the shutdown as a learning experience, noting that part of the initiative was to test a...
Tags: Ecommerce, New York, Microsoft, America, Tech, Walmart, Retail, M-commerce, Journal, Nea, Scott Eckert, Walmart Grocery, Jet Black, Fleiss, Store No. 8, Jenny Fleiss

Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&

Walmart’s tech incubator Store N°8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchandise, and is kicking things off by collaborating with DreamWorks Animation VR tour. At select Walmart locations across the U.S., Spatial& will set up a VR experience in the parking lot, allowing customers to visit DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” through VR. Afterwards, customers are ...
Tags: Shopping, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Commerce, Retail, Dreamworks, Vr, Virtual Reality, Dreamworks Animation, Intel Core, San Bernardino California, San Antonio Texas, Burbank California, Las Vegas Nevada, Franklin

Sam’s Club, Sunroom, and Funds for Revtech and Kony in TX Tech News

Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas.—Sam’s Club, the bulk retailer owned by Walmart (NYSE: WMT), has brought on about 100 tech employees to work at a new office in Dallas, according to The Dallas Morning News.  The newspaper reported that the new office is working on a new concept store—one that will have a “technology-driven shopping experience”—the retailing giant plans to open this fall. The Bentonville, AR-based company has taken a number of steps in the l...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Accelerator, Texas, Funding, Trends, Investment, Walmart, E-commerce, Sam's Club, Software, Austin, Innovation, Drive, Virtual Reality, Dallas

Jetblack Is the Chic-Commerce Service You Never Expected From Walmart

Jetblack, a new shopping service that combines the convenience of eCommerce with the customized attention of a personal assistant, is now available in limited release to customers in New York. Founded and led by Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss, Jetblack offers its members the ability to text nearly any shopping request and Jetblack will find the right products and deliver them the same or next day, for no additional charge. Spotted in the wild: new Jetblack delivery bags with...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mobile, New York, Incubators, Uncategorized, Advertising, Walmart, E-commerce, Retail, Manhattan, Personalization, Ai, Hermès, Marc Lore,

Getting Personal: Retailers Use New Tech to Court Individual Shoppers

“Personalized shopping” has long been the guiding light for retailers. But in the age of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) , traditional stores have been searching for the best way to digitize what was once a person-to-person process. “Internet shopping is now across mobile and Web, and now, the [question] is, ‘How do we create great experiences for everyone?’” says Drew Giovannoli, product marketing manager at Bazaarvoice, an Austin, TX-based maker of e-commerce software. Personalized service once ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Apps, Nordstrom, New York, Big Data, Trends, Walmart, E-commerce, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, Arkansas, Innovation, Machine Learning

Shipping Wars: Walmart Launches Free Delivery for Sam’s Club Members

In order to better position itself against competitors like Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Sam’s Club, the bulk retailer owned by Walmart (NYSE: WMT), is now offering free shipping for many items as part of a revamping of its membership programs. With a $100 annual fee—just one dollar more than the cost of a similar Amazon membership—Sam’s Club Plus members will receive free shipping on nearly all items with no minimum purchase. Exceptions are merchandise that ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Whole Foods, Trends, Walmart, E-commerce, Sam's Club, Incubator, Retail, National, Logistics, Sam, Target, Kirkland, Shipt, Costco Wholesale

Walmart Brings Virtual Reality to Retail With Purchase of Spatialand

Walmart’s tech incubator in Silicon Valley, Store No 8, has acquired Spatialand, a virtual reality software firm, as its third portfolio company. While much of the focus in using VR has been on gaming and entertainment, “virtual reality has the potential to reinvent the consumer experience—with an experience we call contextual commerce,” according to a Store No 8 blog post Monday by Katie Finnegan, Walmart’s vice president of incubation and principal and founder of Store No 8. Venice, CA-...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Trends, Walmart, E-commerce, Software, M&a, Virtual Reality, National, Venice, Rent The Runway, E-retail, National Retail Federation, Sam Walton, National blog main, New York blog main

Walmart is developing personal shopping services and cashier-free stores

 Walmart’s Code Eight, led by Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss, has started testing personal shopping services for moms in New York City, Recode reports. Code Eight is part of Walmart’s startup incubator Store No. 8. The idea with Code Eight’s service, according to Recode, is for “busy NYC moms” to get product recommendations and buy them via text… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Walmart, Earnings, Project Keppler, Code Eight, Store No. 8, Jennifer Fleiss, New York City Recode