May 16, 2016

Walmart Takes on Amazon (Again) with 2-Day Shipping Subscription

Walmart is going head-to-head with Amazon – again – by testing a two-day shipping subscription service, reports the Wall Street Journal. This time last year, the world’s largest retailer started a three-day subscription service, ShippingPass, available for $50 a year. At launch, ShippingPass was available by invitation only and included only 1 million of Walmart’s 8 million online products. To facilitate the new service, Walmart will shift more inventory to eight U.S. e-commerce warehouses…

Legal Insider: Adore Me and the FTC

The nonprofit advertising-watchdog Truth In Advertising filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission, the New York Attorney General’s office, and the District Attorney’s office in Santa Clara, California claiming Adore Me, a subscription membership service, utilizes misleading marketing practices to entrap consumers into automatic purchases. Understand the issue in The Legal View.