News about Amazon
I will be posting news stories about Amazon here. Look for recent updates to Amazon’s policies or anything else Amazon related here.
June 20, 2017
This article from Zero Hedge announces Prime Wardrobe. A service where people can try on clothes at home before they buy.
June 16, 2017
I wrote about the Amazon acquisition Here
May 24, 2017
Amazon opens its first NYC book store
Amazon airline pilots planning to picket
Amazon gives away too many bananas
May 21, 2017
Amazon bringing check-out free stores to Europe
There is now talk of Amazon entering the Pharmaceutical market
May 12th, 2017
Amazon continues its dominance in multiple categories
Wal-mart’s strategy to combat Amazon
Amazon blocks Wal-mart’s bots
May 8th, 2017
Amazon Look, the camera in your bedroom
The Boston globe says Wal-Mart is losing to Amazon!
Alexa with a screen coming soon?
April 27, 2017
Amazon Earnings out today
Bloomberg article on Amazon Earnings
April 25, 2017
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New York Post:
April 22, 2017
This article from Abc talks about three new facilities in New Jersey. They are creating jobs. This is a good thing, but how many jobs has Amazon destroyed?
Amazon security guards mad about lack of prayer space
Why Amazon can’t kill Costco
April 18, 2017
This article from INC details how Amazon buyers are becoming victim to scammers
Article from the Guardian, Amazon upset about taxes in Australia:
Article from Bloomberg about Amazon and the latest shareholder meeting
April 15, 2017
Amazon’s Alexa is always listening
CNBC article on Breitbart. Amazon employees pressuring Amazon to cut ads
Amazon is making it easier to track you
April 12, 2017
Wal-mart paying you to pick up your groceries according to Investor.com
Payless closes it’s doors, can’t compete with Amazon
April 10, 2017
Amazon third party sellers hit by hackers, this is exactly why you shouldn’t depend on Amazon for everything:
Amazon blamed for the retail stores closing down in America:
April 8, 2017
This story from Seeking Alpha asks the question about Amazon potentially starting to steal jobs from the retail sector
Amazon is trying to get large package consumer goods manufacturers to go straight to consumer. How will this effect your business if these businesses sell on Amazon?
April 3, 2017
The first story comes today out of the NFL. Amazon will now stream the Thursday night NFL games.
The next story shows where Amazon lost a case to the FTC. This will result in a 70 million dollar loss for the company. The story comes from marketwatch:
March 31, 2017
According to this article from Recode, Wal-mart is taking notice of Amazon. How long will it be till the rest of the big box retailers see Amazon as a threat?
Jeff Bezos becomes the second richest person in the world this week:
March 28, 2017
Amazon Connect wants to control everything around you article from Tech Crunch:
CNBC says Amazon is going after Wal-mart where it Hurts:
March 26, 2017
Amazon in trouble for its list pricing scandal
This article from the financial review discusses many ways that Amazon’s competitors are scared of its growth
March 25, 2017
This article from the New York Times is the perfect example why retailers everywhere should be scared of Amazon, E-commerce and physical alike:
This article from the economist details more about the ambitions of Amazon:
March 23, 2017
The first story on Amazon this day discusses an IRS tax bill that Amazon won judgement on for 1.5 billion dollars:
Amazon expands its footprint to the middle east. Amazon has purchased Souq.com for $750,000,000 dollars. Here is the New York Times article regarding the purchase:
March 21, 2017
A positive story out of Amazon today, they are cracking down on counterfeit sellers. Keep in mind that Amazon itself may still have the ability to counterfeit your product and sell it on their site. This isn’t to say that Amazon is definitely going to do this. Again, this is a good development from Amazon because it has been losing larger brands due to these infringements on intellectual property rights. The article mentioned comes from Reuters, here is a link to the full article:
This is a great article about The Amazon Effect on payments moving forward. The article is on Seeking Alpha from PYMNTS.com. Here is a link to the article:
you have to sign up for Seeking Alpha to read the full article. It is worth the read. It goes into something I have been saying all along. Amazon is not a friend of anyone, Amazon has partnered with businesses long enough to take over. It will now seek to run the payments market, the online sales market, and maybe the shipping market. If it is successful in running all three, it will control how and when we buy things. Sellers on Amazon beware, you could be paying 40% soon to sell everything on Amazon, which basically makes Amazon a franchiser of all products, you are just allowed to sell there so long as you fall in line with the Amazon rules.
March 20, 2017
This story comes from latimes regarding the list prices Amazon shows on their site:
Here is another article from The Motley Fool about the automation of Amazon:
March 18, 2017
Companies like Oracle recognize Amazon moving in on its space. See the article in Thestreet.com
More evidence of Amazon over reach from Business Insider:
March 17 2017
This is a good article from Barron’s
Amazon is also having legal troubles in Australia:
Amazon now set to ship beer in certain areas:
|Prime Now Adds Alcohol to the Mix|
Starting today, Prime members in Cincinnati and Columbus can add beer and wine to their Prime Now order for delivery in one hour or less
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 15, 2017– Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today its Prime Now one and two-hour delivery service adds wine and beer to its product offerings available for superfast delivery in Cincinnati and Columbus. The company adds hundreds of alcohol-related products to its inventory from popular name brands such as Chateau Ste. Michelle, Bud Light and Veuve Clicquot as well as local favorites like Great Lakes Brewing Company, Rhinegeist and MadTree Brewing.
“We are excited to continue expanding our product offerings and we know customers will love getting wine and beer delivered right to their door in one hour or less,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now worldwide. “Whether you run out of wine at your dinner party or need more chilled champagne for mimosas at a family brunch, Prime Now can save customers time with superfast delivery so they can skip a trip to the store.”
Starting today, customers in Prime Now eligible neighborhoods can use the one and two-hour delivery service to order wine and beer along with tens of thousands of other daily essentials. Customers can enter their ZIP code in the Prime Now app or on primenow.com to see if the service is available or can request to be notified when the service becomes available in their area.
Through Prime Now, Prime members can get free two-hour delivery and one-hour delivery is $7.99. Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, or visit www.primenow.com to place orders and track the status of their delivery in real time. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now at www.primenow.com.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
Source: Amazon Inc.
Amazon is leading the industry in Desktop clicks according to this article from campaign live:
Here is an excerpt from the article:
March 11, 2017
Just out today, Millenials buy more clothes online than any other site. How can you pull sales on to your site? Check out the Read this page for answers to that question.
This is a great article on Amazon and its e-commerce dominance:
March 10 2017
Amazon is adding the Spanish language to its websites:
This coincides with Amazon opening up Amazon prime in Mexico.
The Amazon Prime Customers now outnumber those customers who do not have prime.