Retail Roundup—Kmart's new rewards programs; Deliv expands to SMBs

Kmart is introducing two new rewards programs. (Mike Mozart/CC BY 2.0)

Amazon posting fake reviews

Amazon banned paying for product reviews over a year ago, but an examination by The Washington Post found that many electronics brand violate these rules. Many of these solicited reviews originate on Facebook, where sellers seek shoppers on dozens of networks that give glowing reviews in return for money or other compensation. Seattle Times article

Deliv expands to small businesses

Deliv announced it will now provide delivery service for thousands of local, small businesses across the country. Through online ordering at, SMBs will be able to get deals on same-day delivery in 35 markets including 1,400 cities. Release

Kmart launches new rewards program

Kmart launched two rewards programs that offer $10 Freecash in points to current members and nonmembers through the exchange of Toys R Us and Babies R Us gift cards. In addition, through its Toy of the Month program, Kmart is giving shoppers $5 Freecash in points toward the in-store purchase of any toy. Release

Walmart tests delivery with DoorDash

Walmart is using DoorDash software to offer grocery items to customers who place orders through the website or apps. The service is currently only available in Atlanta and is part of the retailer's goal to keep up with Amazon's rapidly expanding grocery delivery service. Bloomberg Technology article