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Amazon Accused of “Surge Pricing,” Misleading Consumers During Prime Day | Dealerscope

Amazon Accused of “Surge Pricing,” Misleading Consumers During Prime Day | Dealerscope

According to a recent report, a vendor who sells direct through Amazon has stepped forward to accuse the ecommerce giant of misleading business practices. Specifically, they said that Amazon jacked up the suggested retail price of their product on Prime Day 2017 to make it seem like the discount consumers were getting was far better […]

Birkenstock CEO Uses All Caps to Yell at Amazon | Racked

Birkenstock CEO Uses All Caps to Yell at Amazon | Racked

Beating Amazon at the e-commerce game is nearly impossible at this point. The company is notorious for using its algorithm to knock down prices, which can hurt a brand’s equity. Elaine Kwon, a former Amazon employee who now runs a business that helps brands get out of Amazon wholesale partnerships, told Racked last month that […]

Amazon likely to come to NZ – brokerage | NZ Herald

Amazon likely to come to NZ – brokerage | NZ Herald

Forsyth Barr said the arrival in Australia of the e-commerce giant would put increasing pressure on the retail landscape through its low-price model, adding that the likelihood of the company coming to New Zealand had increased. “Amazon is expected to physically enter the Australian market in late 2018,” Forsyth Barr said. “Consequently, the likelihood of […]

How Amazon uses “surge pricing,” just like Uber | CBS News

How Amazon uses “surge pricing,” just like Uber | CBS News

Consumers looking for the best deals on everything from clothing to TVs have been well trained to price-check online, often starting at e-commerce behemoth Amazon (AMZN), which trumpets its aim to match “the lowest prices.” But beware. So-called “dynamic pricing” has long bedeviled travelers by jacking up the cost of air fares and hotel rooms, […]

Avoid Amazon FBA Long-Term Storage Fees on August 15th | Tamebay

Avoid Amazon FBA Long-Term Storage Fees on August 15th | Tamebay

It’s that time of year again! The guys at RepricerExpress have reminded us that in just under four weeks (August the 15th to be exact), you could receive a hefty bill from Amazon for FBA long-term storage fees. FBA fees changed on 22 February 2017. If you’re an Amazon UK seller, you can learn more […]

Here’s why Amazon selling Kenmore appliances is great news for consumers | USA Today

Here’s why Amazon selling Kenmore appliances is great news for consumers | USA Today

Where should you buy Kenmore appliances: Sears or Amazon? Kenmore confirmed that the products sold on Amazon and Sears will be identical. This differs from a strategy used by some other appliance makers, where each retailer sells slightly different variations on a product, in order to discourage price-matching. Nobody is talking prices right now, although […]

Report: Amazon BTS shoppers are overpaying by 15% | Retail Dive

Report: Amazon BTS shoppers are overpaying by 15% | Retail Dive

Much of Amazon’s successful disruption of the retail marketplace came from undercutting traditional retailers on price (notably books in its first retail foray). The stark price competition with brick-and-mortar retailers has largely dissipated as many now price-match (though price wars, especially in consumer products and groceries, continue). These pricing differences aren’t occurring just because legacy […]

Amazon Faces a Potential Existential Threat That Could Hammer Its Shares, Doug Kass Reveals | TheStreet

Amazon Faces a Potential Existential Threat That Could Hammer Its Shares, Doug Kass Reveals | TheStreet

As mentioned late yesterday, despite the enormous success of “Prime Day,” the continued expansion of product offerings and an all-time record stock price, Amazon.com Inc.  (AMZN) is likely to face its greatest existential threat from regulatory agencies and legislators in Washington, D.C., over the next year: “I am shorting Amazon today because I have learned […]

Is Amazon Getting Too Big? | The Daily Caller

Is Amazon Getting Too Big? | The Daily Caller

Fresh off the heels of Amazon’s most lucrative Prime Day to date, investors and politicians alike are beginning to raise concerns over the enormous and burgeoning size of the consumer tech giant. In one specific case, hedge fund manager Douglas Kass believes that future government intervention is inevitable, MarketWatch reports. Kass wrote this week that […]

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Fresh off its biggest Prime Day yet, the Whole Foods Market Inc. bid, and a slew of announcements including Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon.com Inc. was the subject of two investor calls Thursday that raised concerns that it is getting too big. In one case, hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass said government intervention could be imminent. “I am […]