Monthly Archives: October 2014

Wine Searcher Mobile Site Offers Handy Information About Wines

Daniel Posted On - October 8, 2014

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Wine Searcher’s mobile site offers a unique service for wine lovers.  Now any one can get any information instantly just by checking the website on their handsets, specially designed to serve the mobile users with equal facilities a user can enjoy in a desktop.

The first and foremost benefit of this mobile site is, you can get all wine related updates any time round the clock. Furthermore, you don’t need to reach your computer anymore as you can enter the wine searcher’s site through your mobile device.

This saves your time and provides you immense convenience. You can also be sure the facts you get on this site, are all latest and authentic.  The website not only offers its users the details about availability of wines, it also tells you about various other facts and figures regarding all types of rare wines. You can become an expert in this area and get all types of tips about wines of different countries.

Additionally, just by touching your mobile screen you can easily compare the various price ranges offered across the world which will help you to find out the best deals.

This mobile site also comes as a great support in researching about wines. History and manufacturing facts including knowledge about styles, delicacies, tastes and trends of wines all over the world will be disclosed to you within a second. Not only that, it allows you to search products according to various parameters. For example, if you are looking for grape varieties you can get a comprehensive result of more than 1000 at a time!

On the other hand if you are simply looking for lists of wine stores and want to trace a nearest shop or wish to get a guideline for choosing a wine or feel interested to avail a special offer you will get all these supports in through this site on your mobile.

Martin Brown, the founder of Wine Searcher seems to be very satisfied as they could successfully implement all sorts of technologies and benefits in this mobile version and happily admitted they are getting a very good response from the users which the company expects to be increasing a lot more in the near future.

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WalMart Pre-Sets Its Sales Growth to a Lower Rate!

Daniel Posted On - October 8, 2014

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Recently Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has lowered its earning guidance for fiscal year 2015. In the first second quarter their web sales experienced 27% growth and in the second quarter it became 24%. On the basis of this, on a conference call with investors the mass merchant has declared a lower web sales growth of 25% for the current fiscal year ending on January 31, 2015. Originally, this growth target was estimated as 30%.

According to a transcript from Seeking Alpha, while addressing second quarter earnings call with investors, Charles Holley, chief financial officer of Wal-Mart said, although they are revising their E-Commerce sales growth to 25% for this year, the company is quite enthusiastic about their business strategic goals. The management is confident they will overcome this temporary setback in the market due to various concrete reasons and gain effectively in long-term growth.

This is also to be noticed that Wal-Mart’s smaller format stores are making huge profit which is really significant and looks promising for future growth. The company is also taking it seriously and planning to open double number of smaller stores in the current financial year.

If we look at the world wide development, Wal-Mart’s web properties witnessed high growth. The web sales record in Canada and Argentina is quite lucrative and in Brazil, Mexico and Chile also this figure looks quite satisfactory. The statistics says, in China, Yihaodian, Wal-Mart’s e-commerce platform was credited for growing traffic in the second quarter by triple digits supported by a net sales growth of double digits. In the United States and the United Kingdom also E-commerce sales growth increased by double digits.

In this scenario, WalMart is trying to focus more towards online sales. And to reach this target, the company is developing mobile apps, building new strategies like ship from stores, pay with cash, same day delivery and crowd sourcing etc. Utilizing the big stores as fulfillment centers is also a calculated step in this direction. Last October Wal-Mart already expanded its operation to online grocery sale which also received compelling customer response!

So to wipe off the negative impact of slashing down growth target, during the same conference call, Greg Foran, president and CEO of Wal-Mart U.S., did not forget to highlight the significant incident of Mexico celebrated the first anniversary of Wal-Mart.com.mx in June.  And he also mentioned its excellent record of traffic growing to nearly triple of last year’s volume, which he said, has positioned Wal-Mart.com as one of the fastest growing e-commerce retail businesses in Mexico and the third most visited site according to comScore, a renowned web traffic data provider.

There is also an interesting announcement by the company of investing $240 million to $340 million in its e-commerce operations this year, which is above previous guidance for $100 million to $200 million. It has been decided that the major portion of this investment will go towards its new fulfillment center in Indiana.

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