Drugstore Product Managers Try To Solve The Last Mile Problem

CVS wants to find ways to cross the last mile to get to their customers

One of the things that every product manager would like to have would be a guaranteed customer base. We’d all love to know that there was a group of customers out there that really needed our products and would probably always be buying from us. It turns out that there are a few markets that … Read more

Can Amazon’s Product Managers Deliver The Goods?

Amazon is preparing to do battle with UPS and FedEx

As just about everyone knows, you can order anything from Amazon. However, where a lot of us get a bit confused is just exactly how what we order actually gets to our doorstep. Yeah, yeah – for many of us Prime members we know that it will arrive in two days (or less), but just … Read more

Product Managers Learn To Deal With Two-Day Shipping

Amazon introduced two-day shipping. Now everyone is trying to catch up

As product managers, it is our responsibility to use our product development definition to create products that our customers will want. With a little luck, they’ll discover our products, decide to buy them, and then place an order. You might think that a product manager’s job would be over at this point in time. However, … Read more

Product Managers Prepare For Driverless Pizza Delivery Cars

Pizza companies are very interested in driverless cars

Could there be any better job than being a product manager at a pizza company? I mean, you have the ability to fully understand your product (and eat it to!), you know who your competition is, and your customers clearly want and desire your product. What more could a product manager ask for? Oh, perhaps … Read more

Product Managers Try To Determine If Smaller Is Really Better

Target is trying smaller stores in order to attract more millennials

Just imagine if you were a product manager for Target stores. You would be responsible for the success of a brand that has over 1,800 stores sprinkled throughout suburban areas everywhere. However, you would have recently bumped into some problems. Sales at your stores have just taken a dip for the first time in a … Read more

Product Managers Want To Know What’s Gone Wrong At UPS

UPS is trying to play catch-up with both Amazon and FedEx

When it comes time to ship a product to a customer, product managers in the U.S. know that they have three different options: the Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS. FedEx and UPS generally cost more, but they are fiercely competitive and if you hand your package off to them, you know that it will reach … Read more

Amazon Product Managers Decide To Do Battle With UPS

Amazon product managers say "Bring It On"

As I’m sure that we all know by now, Amazon is a very large company that does a lot of different things: they ship books and products, offer cloud computing resources, and even run an internet based television channel. The product managers at Amazon are under an enormous amount of pressure to always be looking … Read more

Product Managers Tackle The Santa Problem

So what’s the one thing that everyone knows about Santa? That he always delivers his gifts to the good boys and girls on Christmas morning. Not the day after Christmas. Or a week later. He gets it there on Christmas morning. As you might imagine, with more and more parents buying things online, the actual … Read more

Can 7–11 Product Managers Make People Visit Their Stores More Often?

As a testament to just how ubiquitous they are, if I was to say “7-11” to you, what would be the first thing that flashed into your mind? In some cases it might be a slurpee, in others it might be the iconic sign. No matter, we all have an image that would appear in … Read more