Tag: Amazon Prime

Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

“We’re thrilled for Whole Foods Market to be part of the Prime experience,” Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said in a written statement. “Launching savings for Prime members is an amazing opportunity to bring our industry-leading quality standards and delicious food to more customers at a better price.” To use the program, customers […]

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald’s may hold the answer. | The Washington Post

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald’s may hold the answer. | The Washington Post

Hard-wired into the DNA of companies of all kinds is a fear of losing customers with even the slightest uptick in prices. Netflix watchers and McDonald’s eaters appeared undeterred by the rise in subscription and menu costs over the past seven months, with both companies reporting strong sales growth in the first quarter. That might be good news for Amazon.com, […]

Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase | TechCrunch

Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase | TechCrunch

On today’s wildly successful earnings call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky dropped a bit of a bombshell for Amazon Prime subscribers. The retailer’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink annual subscription plan is about to get pricier. On May 11, Prime annual memberships will jump $20, from $99 a year to $119. The news follows a similar announcement back in January, […]

Five Great Ways To Order Groceries From Your Couch | Washingtonian

Five Great Ways To Order Groceries From Your Couch | Washingtonian

The Kind Where Several Stores Go to You FreshDirect and AmazonFresh are like Peapod in that they deliver all manner of groceries, but they source items from different purveyors. FreshDirect’s emphasis is on fresh—as in produce, eggs, and the like. Delivery costs $7.99. Amazon­Fresh wins raves for customer service and selection, including Whole Foods fare. It charges $14.99 […]

Amazon faces probe by watchdog over delayed Christmas gifts as customers complain they’ve been ‘duped’ into paying premium | The Sun

Amazon faces probe by watchdog over delayed Christmas gifts as customers complain they’ve been ‘duped’ into paying premium | The Sun

AMAZON faces a probe by the advertising watchdog after customers complained they were failing to deliver Christmas presents on time. Shoppers said they were “duped” into signing up to the online giant’s Prime service to make sure they got their deliveries before the 25th. Amazon could face a probe by the Advertising Standards Authority after customers […]

Wal-Mart ‘best positioned’ in online grocery battle against Amazon | CNBC

Wal-Mart ‘best positioned’ in online grocery battle against Amazon | CNBC

Wal-Mart Stores appears “best positioned” among the major food retailers to capitalize on the next phase of growth in online grocery and take on Amazon, according to a new report from Citi Research. Kroger also scored high among the pure-play grocers in terms of its online grocery positioning compared with e-commerce giant Amazon, particularly as […]

Can Amazon Beat Netflix? | The Motley Fool

Can Amazon Beat Netflix? | The Motley Fool

Amazon, which has seized on opportunities in emerging industries unlike any other company in the past generation, is pouring billions into video streaming, which has become its biggest focus after e-commerce and cloud computing. The global launch follows Amazon’s recent release of the highly anticipated “The Grand Tour” with Jeremy Clarkson, a show it reportedly […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Takes On Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) With International Expansion: Wedbush | Smart Stock News

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Takes On Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) With International Expansion: Wedbush | Smart Stock News

Prime Video has been launched with a free seven-day trial after which it can be subscribed at $2.99 per month for the first six months and $5.99 after that. The pricing strategy adopted by the Seattle-based company is at a significant discount compared to Netflix, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:NFLX) global pricing of $9.99. Analysts at Wedbush are […]

Amazon is changing its Fresh pricing as the online grocery market heats up | Business Insider

Amazon is changing its Fresh pricing as the online grocery market heats up | Business Insider

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Amazon has changed the price of its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh, reports TechCrunch. The program has dropped from $299/year to $14.99/month and will remain tied to the Amazon Prime membership, which costs $99/year. Amazon’s decision to adjust […]

Amazon’s Prices for Certain Clothing Differs By Size | Teen Vogue

Amazon’s Prices for Certain Clothing Differs By Size | Teen Vogue

There is something very strange happening with Amazon’s pricing strategy for clothing, Racked reports: One browse at the site’s upscale selection reveals that there is no consistency for pricing. Usually when retailers have a different pricing set for the same item, their reasoning can be traced back to size. Old Navy, for instance, received a […]