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Freshly Squeezed: 04.12.19

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By Published On: December 4, 20190 Comments

Amazon is launching a new storage facility for its merchants and Bunnings launches MarketLink. Get a healthy dose of news as we uncover the day’s top stories in e-commerce and retail.

Bunnings Launches MarketLink

Bunnings has launched MarketLink, a curated marketplace featuring homewares, lifestyle products and those at Bunnings. This is the next step towards bunnings’ ‘digital evolution’. “MarketLink was specifically created to meet our customers’ evolving home and lifestyle needs,” explained Michael Schneider, Bunnings’ Managing Director. “We wanted to expand our online offer to provide our customers with a greater choice of
products, everything from the front gate to the back fence, and now through MarketLink there are thousands of new products on bunnings.com.au.”

“MarketLink will feature a wide variety of new categories and products, including well- known brands, that are not currently available in Bunnings stores. Already we’re seeing some early favourites with our customers, including manchester and bedding,” Michael added.

Amazon Launches New Inventory Storage System

Amazon is testing out a new storage inventory system called Amazon Storage and Replenishment. The new service provides Amazon’s merchants with affordable storage space close to its fulfilment centres to ensure ‘seamless order delivery during peak selling seasons’. Amazon is testing out the system in Ontario, California, which is about 32 kilometres from its closest facilities. The tech company has plans to expand the program to other locations around the country, according to the announcement.

Toys ‘R’ Us’ Organic Website Traffic Grows 1000 Percent in 2 Months

Toys ‘R’ Us has seen an increase in its organic site traffic of 1000 percent in the last two months. “I have pitched in to help along with our entire management team, as well our as sales and office management people working extremely hard to dispatch the huge volumes of Christmas orders for our fans,” said Louis Mittoni, Toys ‘R’ Us CEO. “We began marketing to the Toys ‘R’ Us fan base from September and the response since then has been nothing short of incredible. The Toys ‘R’ Us brand is still much-loved in Australia and the response demonstrates the willingness of our customers to shop online and avoid the Christmas shopping crowds.”

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