Amazon In The News

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.

 

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June 20, 2017

This article from Zero Hedge announces Prime Wardrobe.  A service where people can try on clothes at home before they buy.

Zerohedge Amazon article

June 16, 2017

I wrote about the Amazon acquisition Here

May 24, 2017

Amazon opens its first NYC book store

Marketwatch Article

Amazon airline pilots planning to picket

Q Amazon article

Amazon gives away too many bananas

NY post article on Amazon

May 21, 2017

Amazon bringing check-out free stores to Europe

Verge Article

There is now talk of Amazon entering the Pharmaceutical market

Fortune article

CNBC article:

One Man’s battle with Amazon- CNBC article

May 12th, 2017

Amazon continues its dominance in multiple categories

Marketwatch article

Wal-mart’s strategy to combat  Amazon

Miami Herald article

Amazon blocks Wal-mart’s bots

Biz Journal article

May 8th, 2017

Amazon Look, the camera in your bedroom

Amazon article

The Boston globe says Wal-Mart is losing to Amazon!

boston globe

Alexa with a screen coming soon?

Forbes article on Amazon

April 27, 2017

Iphone deal

 

Amazon Earnings out today

Amazon Earnings

Bloomberg article on Amazon Earnings

Bloomberg article

 

Products not on Amazon

 

April 25, 2017

http://fortune.com/2017/04/24/amazon-marketplace-subscriptions/

These are nice:  Click this!

New York Post:

New York Post Amazon Article

 

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 news

Amazon security guards mad about lack of prayer space

amazon security guard protest

Why Amazon can’t kill Costco

Barron’s Amazon article

April 18, 2017

This article from INC details how Amazon buyers are becoming victim to scammers

Article from INC

Article from the Guardian, Amazon upset about taxes in Australia:

Article from the guardian

Article from Bloomberg  about Amazon and the latest shareholder meeting

Amazon letter from Bloomberg

 

April 15, 2017

Amazon’s Alexa is always listening

Fox news alexa article

CNBC article on Breitbart.  Amazon employees pressuring Amazon to cut ads

CNBC Amazon article

Amazon is making it easier to track you

The Atlantic article on Amazon

April 12, 2017

Wal-mart paying you to pick up your groceries according to Investor.com

Walmart article

Payless closes it’s doors, can’t compete with Amazon

Network World Article

April 10, 2017

Amazon third party sellers hit by hackers, this is exactly why you shouldn’t depend on Amazon for everything:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-coms-third-party-sellers-hit-by-hackers-1491816600

Amazon blamed for the retail stores closing down in America:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-07/stores-are-closing-at-a-record-pace-as-amazon-chews-up-retailers

April 8, 2017

This story from Seeking Alpha asks the question about Amazon potentially starting to steal jobs from the retail sector

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4061072-amazon-finally-starting-destroy-jobs

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?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/retailwire/2017/04/07/why-amazon-is-trying-to-convince-cpg-giants-to-go-consumer-direct/#3827db204607

 

April 3, 2017

The first story comes today out of the NFL.  Amazon will now stream the Thursday night NFL games.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/business/media/amazon-stream-nfl-thursday-night-football.html?_r=0

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:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/consumers-in-line-for-70-million-in-refunds-after-amazon-ftc-settlement-2017-04-04

 

 

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?

https://www.recode.net/2017/3/30/14831602/amazon-walmart-cpg-grocery-price-war

Jeff Bezos becomes the second richest person in the world this week:

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/busy-week-for-amazon-ending-with-stock-surge/

March 28, 2017

Amazon Connect wants to control everything around you article from Tech Crunch:

AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

CNBC says Amazon is going after Wal-mart where it Hurts:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/28/amazons-latest-venture-goes-after-wal-mart-where-it-hurts.html

March 26, 2017

Amazon in trouble for its list pricing scandal

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-amazon-false-advertising-20170316-story.html

This article from the financial review discusses many ways that Amazon’s competitors are scared of its growth

http://www.afr.com/business/retail/why-amazon-rivals-are-terrified-of-the-jeff-bezos-juggernaut-20170323-gv5eix

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:

New York Times Amazon article

This article from the economist details more about the ambitions of Amazon:

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21719487-amazon-has-potential-meet-expectations-investors-success-will-bring-big

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:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-irs-idUSKBN16U369

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:

article from new york times

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:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-counterfeit-idUSKBN16S2EU

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:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/4056708-amazon-effect-payments?page=1

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:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-amazon-false-advertising-20170316-story.html

Here is another article from The Motley Fool about the automation of Amazon:

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/03/20/a-foolish-take-amazons-robot-army.aspx

 

March 18, 2017

Companies like Oracle recognize Amazon moving in on its space.  See the article in Thestreet.com

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14049415/1/oracle-is-taking-amazon-head-on-in-the-cloud.html

More evidence of Amazon over reach from Business Insider:

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-invades-smartphones-war-google-apple-voice-controlled-computing-2017-3

March 17 2017

This is a good article from Barron’s

http://www.barrons.com/articles/do-people-really-want-amazons-latest-innovation-1489772680?mod=yahoobarrons&ru=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Amazon is also having legal troubles in Australia:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/austrias-supreme-court-orders-amazon-153036600.html

March 15,2017

Amazon now set to ship beer in certain areas:

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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.

About Amazon

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.

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March 13,2017

Amazon is leading the industry in Desktop clicks according to this article from campaign live:

http://bit.ly/2n0qswS

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Amazon searches

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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:

Amazon.com, Inc.’s (AMZN) Role as E-Commerce Leader Just Getting Stronger

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March 10 2017

Amazon is adding the Spanish language to its websites:

http://fortune.com/2017/03/10/amazon-spanish-website/

This coincides with Amazon opening up Amazon prime in Mexico.

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-has-brought-prime-to-mexico-2017-3

The Amazon Prime Customers now outnumber those customers who do not have prime.

 

 

 

 

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