Tag: Amazon

Cheap Amazon shipping leaves the Postal Service ‘dumber and poorer,’ Trump says | The Washington Post

Cheap Amazon shipping leaves the Postal Service ‘dumber and poorer,’ Trump says | The Washington Post

Spokesmen for the Postal Service and Amazon didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. In July, Amazon told Fortune magazine that the Postal Regulatory Commission, which oversees the Postal Service, “has consistently found that Amazon’s contracts with the USPS are profitable.” Amazon defended its program in July after Josh Sandbulte, a hedge fund manager with a […]

Trump: Amazon Is Getting Rich on Low Post Office Rates | Fortune

Trump: Amazon Is Getting Rich on Low Post Office Rates | Fortune

USPS’s chief financial officer, Joseph Corbett, wrote in a post for PostalReporter.com in August that the service is required by law to charge retailers at least enough to cover its delivery costs. “The reason we continue to attract e-commerce customers and business partners is because our customers see the value of our predictable service, enhanced […]

Retailers are slashing prices and bumping online sales — and it could spell their own demise (AMZN) | Markets Insider

Retailers are slashing prices and bumping online sales — and it could spell their own demise (AMZN) | Markets Insider

Retailers, struggling with souring sales and the looming threat of Amazon, are trying to copy the ecommerce giant by offering steep discounts and focusing on online sales. That may just spell their own demise, said Keith Jelinek the managing director of Berkeley Research Group’s retail and consumer practice unit. While it may seem intuitive for retailers […]

Top 5 MDM Articles from 2017 | Modern Distribution Management

Top 5 MDM Articles from 2017 | Modern Distribution Management

As the largest industrial distributor in North America, Grainger is bound to garner attention when it makes a move as big as changing its pricing strategy. This past year proved that MDM readers were eager to learn as much as they could about the company’s hopes of acquiring more customers by adjusting prices. Three articles […]

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 […]

Amazon’s Moves on Smart Speakers Spurs Price War | Investopedia

Amazon’s Moves on Smart Speakers Spurs Price War | Investopedia

Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) has taken a low-cost strategy in the smart speaker market, slashing the prices on its Echo voice-activated speaker lineup and prompting its rivals to follow suit. That has resulted in steep declines in prices for the consumer electronics device, something that typically takes a decade to happen. Citing Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, The Wall […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Pop-Up Stores Could Be the Future of Retail | US News

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Pop-Up Stores Could Be the Future of Retail | US News

This holiday shopping season, Amazon is teaming with Calvin Klein to open holiday-themed brick-and-mortar pop-up stores in New York City and Los Angeles. The pop-up stores may not move the needle much for Amazon investors this year in terms of revenue, but the technology Amazon is testing may serve as a blueprint for its long-term […]

How Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Is Trying To Change The Way You Shop | Benzinga

How Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Is Trying To Change The Way You Shop | Benzinga

In addition, consumers need to use their Amazon app to finalize a transaction, which shows the online giant’s attempt to “change consumer behavior/expectations in the offline world.” Despite the use of new technologies, the analyst’s firsthand checks at a store in New York City’s SoHo found the experience to be as if it is “operated […]

Amazon’s surprising new strategy could help address the retail apocalypse (AMZN, PVH) | Markets Insider

Amazon’s surprising new strategy could help address the retail apocalypse (AMZN, PVH) | Markets Insider

The Amazon-Calvin Klein pop-up stores in New York City and Los Angeles may be just what brick-and-mortar retailers need to bring online shoppers back to the real world, Morgan Stanley’s Brian Nowak said. Amazon is banking on its loyalty with consumers who rely on the company for the best prices, Nowak said. When it comes […]

US Grocers Face More Than Just Amazon | The Epoch Times

US Grocers Face More Than Just Amazon | The Epoch Times

Traditional food retailers are facing challenges from online retailers as well as discounters. According to market research firm YouGov, online grocery market sales will reach $30 billion in 2021, up from $12 billion in 2016. While online retail emphasizes convenience and efficiency on the higher end of the market, discount retailers put additional pressure on […]