Digital, physical worlds collide at Amazon Books

Digital, physical worlds collide at Amazon Books

Amazon’s new bookstores partly leans on mobile technology, but could use some improvements with something like beacons.

Amazon drops free ship minimum to $25

In the ever-increasing battle to gain greater customer share and sales, Amazon has now lowered its minimum purchase for free delivery to $25 for non-Prime members. It's the third time the mega e-tailer has decreased the minimum order size to qualify for free shipping.

Amazon dominating voice-control speaker realm, claims report

Amazon is a dominating etailer on many fronts and now it's dominating the voice-controlled speaker technology realm, according to a eMarketer research. While the industry is still emerging, Amazon is tops thanks to its Echo and Echo Dot devices which...

Last mile: The amazing race to solve the delivery dilemma

Last mile: The amazing race to solve the delivery dilemma

Omnichannel drives new expectations that every retailer must address.

Amazon debuts fresh grocery delivery in Berlin

Amazon Prime subscribers in Berlin, Germany are now enjoying fresh grocery delivery, according to a Reuters report. Germany subscribers can access over 80,000 products from over two dozen local stores and get unlimited deliveries for just over $10 a month...

Amazon's NJ fulfillment footprint expands once again

Amazon aims to open three more fulfillment centers in New Jersey, which will bring the total of center to 10 and the new sites will create more than 2,500 jobs, according to a press release. "Our ability to expand in...

Amazon retail sales on the rise

Amazon shareholders are a happy bunch given shares hitting an all-time high due to healthy retail and cloud computing sales in the first quarter. Net sales rose 23 percent, hitting $35.7 billion, according to Reuters, and the figure beat analysts'...

Amazon offers free Prime to town as film award celebration

Those living in Manchester, Massachusetts who don't have a Amazon Prime membership will be getting a free one very soon. That's because Amazon is celebrating its Academy award-winning movie Manchester by the Sea by doling out the free one-year membership...

Papa Murphy's tests the delivery waters via Amazon Prime

Seven Papa Murphy outlets in Oregon are testing delivery of the chain's take-and-bake products with Amazon Prime members in Portland and Seattle, according to a news release. "Our product is uniquely suited for delivery because, unlike a cooked pizza, it...

Amazon loves Texas when it comes to opening fulfillment centers

Amazon plans to open its 10th Texas fulfillment center, this time in Katy. The e-tailer said another 1,000 jobs will be created, according to a press release. Amazon operates facilities in Dallas, Coppell, Haslet, Fort Worth, Schertz and San Marcos.

Report: Wal-Mart top retailer in apparel sales

Amazon isn't the leader of everything in retail apparently as Wal-Mart is the top apparel retailer and part of its success is likely tied to its acquisition strategy, states a Market Watch report. Yet given Amazon has more than a...

Amazon Go store hits some glitches

The public unveiling of Amazon's Go store, which features no cashiers, is being delayed due to some technical glitches, according to a Market Watch report. The big challenge is that the sensor-based check-out system isn't working well when there are...

Amazon eyes going the convenience store route

While it’s already driving an online grocery initiative ahead, Amazon now wants to reach consumers who stop at the local convenience store and planning to develop its own store format, according to a Wall Street Journal report The plan is...

Shocker: Amazon expected to dominate holiday sales season

A new report predicts Amazon will account for 55 percent of first-product search during the upcoming holiday season, during which ecommerce is expected to grow 13.6 percent. BloomReach's "State of Amazon" study, which polled 2,000 U.S. consumers, reveals Amazon is...

Amazon launches more locker sites for package pick-up

In an effort to make it easier than ever to retrieve that latest order, Amazon is launching more pick-up location sites for consumers. The locker-style approach lets consumers avoid having packages sit on stoops and porches at an unattended delivery...

Amazon fulfillment center opening in Monee, Illinois

Amazon.com will open a new fulfillment center in Monee, Ill., a more than 850,000-square-foot facility where workers will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and consumer goods. "We place our fulfillment centers close to customers to...

Amazon, Great Clips share advice for developing a best-in-class mobile experience

Amazon, Great Clips share advice for developing a best-in-class mobile experience

When it comes to creating a best-in-class mobile experience for the retail consumer it’s about testing and learning, adjusting to new form factors and tapping high quality data.

Amazon drone delivery dream now a reality in UK

Amazon is going drone in the U.K. as it's kicking off a trial service program. The mega etailer, in a partnership with the government, is prepping to offer 30-minute delivery to customers. With support from the UK Civil Authority, Amazon...

Amazon offers up new student loan discount program

Amazon.com is partnering with Wells Fargo to offer a new loan discount program for students. The program is available to students enrolled as an Amazon Prime customer. "We are focused on innovation and meeting our customers where they are –...

Amazon moving into new territory… once again

Amazon.com is opening of its tenth California fulfillment center, this time in Sacramento. The new location will provide over 1,000 full-time jobs. Employees will pick, pack, and ship. "Our ongoing expansion in California, which started just four short years ago,...

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