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Amazon lowers free shipping minimum again, escalating price war with Wal-Mart | Retail Dive

Amazon lowers free shipping minimum again, escalating price war with Wal-Mart | Retail Dive

Enter Wal-Mart, which since its $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet last year and the hire of Jet founder Marc Lore appears to believe that Amazon’s emphasis on Prime has left a segment of e-commerce to be disrupted. In an interview with Retail Dive earlier this year, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at […]

Down to Business: Amazon hulking over retail landscape | The Daily Gazette

Down to Business: Amazon hulking over retail landscape | The Daily Gazette

With physical stores, Amazon will be “a new competitor for retailers,” says Ouimet. That will come in large part from Amazon’s “sophisticated, dynamic pricing” — flexible prices influenced by supply and demand. “Retailers are going to find themselves competing with a competitor that can react within 90 seconds . . . to a price change,” he said. […]

Get Predictive: The Keys To Achieving Data-Driven Personalization And Pricing | Retail TouchPoints

Get Predictive: The Keys To Achieving Data-Driven Personalization And Pricing | Retail TouchPoints

Pricing, Even When Predictive, Requires Context Many predictive analytics platforms are designed for price optimization, but in today’s world of deep discounts and markdowns, brands must prevent themselves from entering a race to the bottom. Effective pricing requires studying both pricing trends and the consumer’s potential action. With predictive analytics, brands can monitor consumer’s buying […]

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 […]

Understanding Penetration Pricing and Premium Pricing of your ebook on Amazon | Tiffany Writing

Understanding Penetration Pricing and Premium Pricing of your ebook on Amazon | Tiffany Writing

One of my daughters is a capable artist and headed to an undergraduate program in Medical Illustration soon. As an aside, she is getting smarter about posting her art to websites and beginning to think about how to charge for her work. I’ve recently had similar discussion with some other writers about how they price […]

Online sellers write to CCI alleging predatory pricing by Flipkart’s WS Retail and Amazon’s Cloudtail | The Economic Times

Online sellers write to CCI alleging predatory pricing by Flipkart’s WS Retail and Amazon’s Cloudtail | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: A group of online sellers has written to the Competition Commission of India alleging that Flipkart’s WS Retail and Amazon’s Cloudtail indulge in predatory pricing and discounting when selling their private label products, destroying the business of smaller rivals such as Snapdeal and online sellers. The vendors also complained that WS Retail and […]

Amazon shoppers prioritize price and shipping when deciding whether to buy | internet RETAILER

Amazon shoppers prioritize price and shipping when deciding whether to buy | internet RETAILER

Data from CPC Strategy shows more than half of shoppers will check prices elsewhere and not just turn to Amazon. Amazon.com Inc. shoppers care about price and shipping, and they will compare what other retailers offer before deciding whether to complete a purchase, according to a new report from digital marketing agency CPC Strategy. CPC’s […]

Amazon’s Featured Sellers Don’t Always Have The Best Prices Upfront | Lifehacker Australia

Amazon’s Featured Sellers Don’t Always Have The Best Prices Upfront | Lifehacker Australia

When you go to a product’s page on Amazon, you might expect to be shown the best price. But new research suggests Amazon is more likely to put merchants who use algorithmic pricing front and centre, and they tend to charge you a little more than other sellers. Algorithmic pricing is a service independent sellers […]

Agency pricing didn’t restrain Amazon; it strengthened them | The Passive Voice

Agency pricing didn’t restrain Amazon; it strengthened them | The Passive Voice

Many, if not most, of the people in publishing houses I know have what they feel is a pretty clear picture of the changes we’re seeing in the business. There seems to be a strong consensus that the ebook share is leveling off or diminishing as opposed to print. And there is an enthusiasm about […]

harpercollins’s charlie redmayne on learnings from digital experiments & amazon wave, and more | ETtech

harpercollins’s charlie redmayne on learnings from digital experiments & amazon wave, and more | ETtech

On dynamic pricing and data analytics We now have guys with PhDs in mathematics who help us understand how retailing works. Based on algorithms, we have dynamic pricing now that helps us maximise a book’s value. At times, we may choose to give away profit to build the author for future. Data analytics has helped […]