Is it time retailers in the UK replicate the success Walmart has achieved in competing with Amazon?
It's no longer difficult to understand how many people within a 5 mile radius of a store have purchased digitally, and you don't need a mathematician to find out that the fulfilment from that store to the customer would be cost effective by any standards.
The technology is there to rival Amazon's Prime solution within a very short time, giving retailers the opportunity to disrupt the market and to stop losing customers to Amazon.
Walmart is using its unmatched brick-and-mortar network to offer lower prices online. The retailer has been offering pickup discounts to save on last-mile delivery costs, and has been handing those savings to consumers in the form of a discount.