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  • A manufacturer drives up sales and margins on Alibaba.com

    10/17/2019 12:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Digital Commerce 360 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Peter Lucas
    Gett Clean, a manufacturer of cleaning products, protects its margins and improves marketing through Alibaba.com, Gett Clean co-founder Evan Gettinger said at B2B Next 2019 today. Alibaba.com may not always be the first marketplace suppliers in the United States consider for building sales, but one supplier finding success selling through Alibaba is Gett Clean, a manufacturer of cleaning products. As a start-up, Gett Clean realized that a marketplace had to be part of its business model if it was to successfully compete against larger suppliers, as it lacked the resources and sales staff to achieve a global reach. What drew...
  • Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne resigns following ‘deep state’ comments, stock rises

    08/22/2019 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8/22/19 | Annie Palmer
    Overstock CEO Partick Byrne resigned from the e-commerce company Thursday after making controversial comments about his role in the “deep state.” Shares of Overstock popped as much as 17% after being halted for the news. Shares were up about 9% in the afternoon. “In July I came forward to a small set of journalists regarding my involvement in certain government matters. Doing so was not my first choice, but I was reminded of the damage done to our nation for three years and felt my duty as a citizen precluded me from staying silent any longer,” Byrne said in a...
  • The climate stakes of speedy delivery

    06/21/2019 6:32:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Axios ^ | June 21, 2019 | Erica Pandey
    With its acceleration of Prime shipping from two days to one, Amazon established a new normal. Soon after, Walmart and Target came out with their own super-speedy shipping options. Why it matters: Flying, trucking and delivering millions of packages a day comes with a cost — as shoppers demand faster and faster speed, there has been a sharp environmental impact. The big picture: Consumers have gotten hooked on speed — and the efficiencies that e-commerce injected into retail are getting erased because now there are more deliveries of smaller numbers of packages. With this trend, emissions have grown: The annual...
  • Amazon offers employees $10K and 3 months’ pay to start their own delivery businesses

    05/13/2019 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    TC ^ | May 13,2019 | Srah Perez
    Following news of Amazon’s plans to reduce Prime shipping down to one day, the company this morning announced an expansion of its Delivery Service Partner program, which now includes a new incentive that encourages existing Amazon employees to start their own package delivery company. The partner program, first announced last year, includes access to Amazon’s delivery technology, hands-on training, and a suite of other discounts for assets and services like vehicle leasing and insurance. For employees, it now includes a $10,000 incentive, too. The retailer says it will fund the startup costs up to $10,000 as well as the equivalent...
  • Amazon Quits China Market — Another U.S. E-commerce Giant Failing in China

    04/23/2019 5:11:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    pandaily ^ | 22apr19 | Shaw Wan
    Amazon Quits China Market — Another U.S. E-commerce Giant Failing in China IndustryShaw WanApril 22, 2019 6 min read  Amazon will close its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China, effective from July 18. The company will keep running other business sections in China, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books, and cross-border operations. The exit marked an end of the company’s 15 years of journey into the China market for their rigid localization in business strategy and management. SEE ALSO: Amazon to Exit China This Week “We are notifying sellers we will no longer operate a marketplace on Amazon.cn (the Chinese-language...
  • Amazon takes down Castalia House

    01/31/2019 9:42:03 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 48 replies
    Vox Day Blogspot ^ | Jan 31 2019 | Vox Day
    See the link. All references to the Kindle Books have been removed; the notice from Amazon to the publisher is interesting too. Someone at Amazon *appears* to,have wiped the publisher clean off their databases.
  • Food Makers Invent Brands for Only Amazon to Sell

    01/25/2019 3:30:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 25, 2019 | Annie Gasparro and Laura Stevens
    To build a big line of exclusive products on its site, Amazon.com Inc. is pushing other brand manufacturers to do most of the work. The online retail giant is asking consumer-goods companies to create brands exclusively for Amazon after finding that developing them on its own is too costly and time-consuming, according to people familiar with the strategy. Equal sweeteners and nutrition brand GNC are among the first to launch products through an accelerator program Amazon launched last year to outsource the work. Mattress maker Tuft & Needle also recently created a new brand called Nod exclusively for Amazon. Amazon’s...
  • Break up Amazon before it does any more damage to America

    10/10/2018 9:54:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/9/18 | Maureen Callahan
    ....Author, entrepreneur and NYU business professor Scott Galloway has emerged as one of Amazon’s fiercest critics. At last month’s Recode Code Commerce, Galloway gave a 45-minute talk on the future of retail that savaged Amazon and warned of the threats the company poses not just economically but philosophically and morally. “I believe our society is effectively going through this very uncomfortable transition that is bad for our youth, bad for America and bad for the planet where we no longer worship at the altar of character and kindness,” he said. “We worship at the altar of innovators and billionaires.” In...
  • Amazon seems to have quietly stopped recommending Alex Jones products

    08/08/2018 7:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.fastcompany.com ^ | 08/08/2018 | By Cale Guthrie Weissman
    Over the last few days we’ve seen the big tech companies make sweeping decisions about Alex Jones and Infowars. Apple took them off its podcast app; Facebook banned Jones and his associated pages; YouTube also banned the conspiracy theorist. Now it seems Amazon may have made a few changes, too. The ecommerce giant has long been known for its refusal to take a political stand about, well, anything. For instance, activists for years have lobbied it to stop advertising on Breitbart to no avail. Similarly, people have called for Amazon to stop selling Infowars/Alex Jones products, which the company seems...
  • Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

    08/03/2018 5:10:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | Aug 3, 2018, 12:45pm EDT | Nick Statt
    Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has partnered with scores of tech firms to better compete with Amazon and make progress in markets that may become pivotal years down the line. It’s also begun rethinking how it views itself: a traditional big-box retail giant that now hopes it can be nimble enough to compete with one of technology’s most powerful players. Following its purchase of Jet.com to advance its e-commerce...
  • Amazon removes Nazi and white supremacist listings

    08/03/2018 9:21:56 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Engadget ^ | 08/03/18 | Mariella Moon
    Amazon's policy prohibits the sale of racist and 'hatred-glorifying' goods, but a couple of watchdog groups recently found Nazi and white supremacist products sold on the platform. Those products include jewelry adorned with Nazi swastikas and even a children's book normalizing racist beliefs written by George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party. Now the company has told Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison in a letter that it has already reviewed and removed those listings. Amazon said that it has also permanently blocked the sellers who violated its policies and has put a restriction on the goods the watchdogs found...
  • Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls

    05/22/2018 9:41:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | April 2, 2014 | Matt Stopera
    Dead malls are popping up all over the states, particularly in the Midwest, where economic decline has sped up the "going out of business" process. This map, put together by a Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group, shows that well. As Americans are faced with multiple shopping options and more stores are leaving malls, it should be interesting to see if malls and mall culture will survive. What you are about to see is what happens when malls are abandoned. It's apocalyptic and really, really creepy....
  • Is Amazon Prime worth its new $119 price tag?

    04/28/2018 1:28:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 141 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 4/27/18 | Jacob Passy
    Free two-day shipping may be enticing, but it doesn’t necessarily justify the higher price tag for an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon AMZN, +3.60% raised the annual fee for its Prime membership program for the first time since 2014 — but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s less of a bargain for most consumers. The online retailer announced that it will hike the annual fee for a Prime membership in the U.S. by 20% to $119. The change comes as Amazon revealed that it now has more than 100 million people globally who are members of the program. In January, Amazon raised...
  • Ten things that will disappear in our lifetime.

    04/22/2018 6:13:57 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 325 replies
    email from a friend and scioto ^ | 4/22/2018 | unknown
    Ten Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime 1. The Post Office Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills. 2. The Check Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with check by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks....
  • Trump Is Right About Amazon

    04/12/2018 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    Critics might be right that President Trump is more interested in attacking the Washington Post than the Amazon/U.S. Postal Service shipping deal. But Trump is right that the deal is a bad one for the Postal Service and for U.S. taxpayers.As I wrote last September, Amazon has a deal with the Postal Service to handle the last mile of delivery for its packages. Even though Amazon presorts most of the packages and prepares them for delivery at its depots, the Postal Service has continued to improperly allocate its costs, which has resulted in undercharging Amazon for delivery of those packages by...
  • He Was The World’s Richest Man

    04/04/2018 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Andrew Benjamin
    He bet a quarter billion on something maybe worth 60 Million, to bully, damage, and hopefully to destroy this president, and paid $18 billion for it. Who is laughing now? Bezos, a virulent Trump hater, used the Washington Post, a paper of repute at one time, to perform regular, predictable and malevolent daily blitzkriegs on the candidacy, and after he was elected, on the presidency of the man We, the People, elected to the nation’s highest office, his family, his associates, his policies, and his ideas. In other words, Bezos and the Washington Post colluded, cooperated and conspired with the...
  • Report: Trump's lost $400 million in 2017

    03/08/2018 4:00:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/18
    According to Forbes recent list of the world's billionaires, President Donald Trump lost more than $400 million during 2017 and is now worth $3.1 billion. Forbes cited the dropping value of Trump Tower in New York City due to the rise of e-commerce as a major factor ...
  • White House wades into SCOTUS online sales tax case

    03/06/2018 2:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    In fairly short order, the Supreme Court is going to begin hearing arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. This case is being closely watched around the country because of the potential impact it will have on consumers as well as retailers, both traditional and online. The state of South Dakota is asking the Supremes to overrule their 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which held that states could not force online retailers to collect sales tax in other states where the company didn’t have a physical presence.Now the White House has weighed in on...
  • Circuit City making comeback years after going bankrupt

    01/11/2018 9:58:32 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 102 replies
    whdh.com ^ | January 11, 2018
    WHDH) — Former electronics giant Circuit City says it is making a comeback. Circuit City made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, according to a CNBC report. The retailer will launch a retail website on Feb. 15, CEO Ronny Shmoel said.
  • Sears' Decline Actually Demonstrates Amazon's Vulnerability

    01/09/2018 7:45:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/09/2018 | By Allan Golombek
    Those who fear Amazon is on the verge of becoming a monopoly that eats all competitors and locks up the retail market should take note of an announcement last week by Sears Holdings: The company will be closing another 100 stores this year. Some will see Sears’ downward trajectory as proof that Amazon is on the verge of assuming near-monopolistic dominance of the retail market. In fact, it proves the opposite: No one can blithely assume that kind of power, at least not for long. Just look at Sears’ history: Back in the 1960s, many feared the Sears chain would...