Alibaba's Hema grocery stores are changing retail

| August 29, 2018

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From product information to payment, it's all done on an app. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi explores one of Alibaba's new retail stores and robot restaurants in Shanghai, China.

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Founded in 2014 and based in Chicago, ShipBob is a privately held technology company that offers simple, fast, and affordable fulfillment for e-commerce businesses. As an end-to-end fulfillment solution, ShipBob provides warehousing and package delivery in 1-2 business days, with a network of fulfillment centers across the US. ShipBob’s software combines order and inventory management, customer communication, predictive insights, and optimized shipping for online merchants. ShipBob’s software is also fully integrated with leading e-commerce platforms, including eBay, Shopify, Amazon, Magento, and many more.

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