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BOPIS Grows 500% Amid Pandemic, Amazon’s New Counterfeit Crimes Unit and Target Rolling Out Fresh Grocery Pickup Nationwide

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BOPIS Grows 500% Amid Pandemic

Consumers are buying products online and picking them up in stores at more than four times greater volume than prior to COVID-19. The major growth peaked in April, when shoppers picked up online order at stores six times more frequently than in April 2019. BOPIS purchases increased 554% in May, with total online orders up 194%. Of orders placed online in May, 47.5% were picked up at physical stores. Orders that were placed online for store pickup peaked in May, with nearly 900,000 purchases. However, the largest increase for pickups came in April when restrictions were put in place across the country. April drew 563% year-over-year increase in BOPIS orders, as total online orders were up 193%, with BOPIS generating 46.3% of order volume.


What stood out to us? Big box retailers that shift quickly and treat stores as distribution centers will win. This means changes to inventory, staffing and even parking lot flow.


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Amazon’s New Counterfeit Crimes Unit

Ecommerce has become an avenue for anyone selling counterfeit goods, and Amazon is no exception. Amazon announced that it has gathered a team of former federal prosecutors, investigators and data analytics for a global Counterfeit Crimes Unit. This group will aid Amazon’s existing effort battling the sales of fakes through its site, with a goal of driving down the number to zero. Many brands have consistently slammed Amazon over the issue, in some cases even pulling their goods sold on the site. The ecommerce giant says it is diligent, and when it comes to the AAFA’s effort, the company last year highlighted its prevention of over a million “suspected bad actors” from listing products and blocked over 3 billion suspicious listing and maintained that over 99.9% of its assortments "never have received a complaint about a suspected counterfeit from a customer or rights owner.



What stood out to us? It’s about time.


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Target Rolling Out Fresh Grocery Pickup Nationwide

Target is joining the growing number of grocery retailers offering curbside and in-store pickup services for both fresh and frozen items. Due to COVID-19, the retailer paused its plans to roll out grocery pickup this spring. The company expects to have fresh and frozen grocery pickup available across 1,500 stores in the United States within a matter of months. The pickup services will offer 750 fresh and frozen items on top of thousands of non-perishables already available, including produce, dairy, bakery, meat and frozen products. In the same order, shoppers can choose from over 250,000 items available for pickup across categories such as home, apparel, essentials and more. This service is free and does not require an order minimum or membership.


What stood out to us? Big box retailers that shift quickly and treat stores as distribution centers will win. This means changes to inventory, staffing and even parking lot flow.


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