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,...

Amazon heading back to school in Illinois

Amazon is teaming up with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open Amazon@Illinois, a staffed pick-up location in the Illini Union Bookstore on the UIUC campus. The first Amazon pickup location in Illinois, according to the release, offers the...

Amazon opens yet another Kansas fulfillment location

Amazon.com is opening another fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kanasas, marking its fifth in the state. The Kansas location will offer more than 1,000 full-time employment opportunities. "We are thrilled to continue investing in Kansas, proud of our ability to...

Amazon's annual Prime Day all about speedy delivery

Amazon's annual Prime Day all about speedy delivery

Americans areobsessed with super-speedy delivery and Amazon is more than happy to accommodate the impatience.

Amazon pushes voice ordering ahead with Alexa's help

Online purchasing via a desktop or smartphone is passe, according to Amazon, which is propelling voice-activated ordering via its Echo device and Alexa's help. Amazon is offering exclusive deals if orders are made through Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap....

Amazon's Prime Day 2016 projected to be bigger than last year

More than 100,000 deals will launch on July 12, as part of Amazon's Prime Day 2016. The deals start at midnight and will include most items, according to a release. "Prime Day is a unique opportunity to discover new items...

Amazon opens yet another brick-and-mortar bookstore

Portland, Oregon is the latest home for a brick-and-mortar Amazon bookstore. The store, to be located in Tigard at Washington Square mall, should open this fall. It's the third retail location.

So long Siri ... Hello Alexa ... Goodbye privacy?

So long Siri ... Hello Alexa ... Goodbye privacy?

It seems our lives are now filled with sexy sounding digital assistants all competing to serve us. The allure of the new digital assistants is that they are always on, and don't require a computer.

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