Tag: Amazon

Black Friday 2018 Ad Preview: Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, Fire HD, Kindle Deals | Forbes

Black Friday 2018 Ad Preview: Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, Fire HD, Kindle Deals | Forbes

Black Friday 2018’s competition is fierce this year and shipping is no exception. With Target putting on the pressure by offering extended free two-day shipping on all orders this holiday season including everything from it’s massive 47-page Black Friday ad scan, it was finally Amazon’s turn to react… Amazon’s Black Friday 2018 New, Improved Shipping […]

Prices are becoming more uniform and that’s to Amazon’s advantage | Digital Commerce 360

Prices are becoming more uniform and that’s to Amazon’s advantage | Digital Commerce 360

While e-commerce is driving retailers to change prices more frequently, it is also leading to more uniform pricing across online and offline retailers, according to a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by Alberto Cavallo, Harvard Business School professor. Those conditions are giving consumers less reason to comparison shop since it’s unlikely they’ll find a […]

Shall We Study Amazon’s Pricing Together? | Linux Journal

Shall We Study Amazon’s Pricing Together? | Linux Journal

Since then, I’ve been checking Amazon prices often on different browsers, different devices, both logged in and not, and again using Tor on Brave. Prices for lots of stuff (not just books) have been all over the place. And information about products changes too. For example, today (as I write this, on deadline) is August […]

Price of a Whole Foods basket of groceries has barely budged since Amazon took over | MarketWatch

Price of a Whole Foods basket of groceries has barely budged since Amazon took over | MarketWatch

Whole Foods had a high-priced reputation before retailing giant Amazon stepped in. Why hasn’t that changed? Even with the discounts offered to Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime members, the cost of a $400-plus broad basket of items purchased at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market only yields $1.50 in savings over prices one year ago, Gordon Haskett Research Advisors […]

Walmart Raises Price of Plus-Sized Clothing, Citing Production Costs | Newsweek

Walmart Raises Price of Plus-Sized Clothing, Citing Production Costs | Newsweek

A store in Sydney, Nova Scotia advertised a George brand women’s T-shirt for $9.97- until the sizes hit 1X. The shirts that came in 1X-3X  sizes cost $2 more than the original. George brand clothing is made exclusively in Walmart, and price differences for plus-sized people also applied across the United States. The stark difference […]

Artificial Intelligence Set in Motion | WebWire

Artificial Intelligence Set in Motion | WebWire

Over the summer holidays, my students and I returned from a field trip to Silicon Valley where we observed its latest technology and trends. Although its main up-and-coming tech such as AI(Artificial intelligence)/Big Data, robot technology, AR/VR, autonomous car, and blockchain was more or less what we expected, we learned a great deal from observing […]

Google Could Become A Bigger And Better Retailer Than Amazon | Forbes

Google Could Become A Bigger And Better Retailer Than Amazon | Forbes

#1 — Invest Like Hell In A Google Shopping Overhaul For all intents and purposes, all first product searches should happen on Google rather than Amazon. Why? Price transparency. On Google, a consumer should be able to see the prices of everything, all at once, even Amazon product, in comparison to one another. On Amazon, […]

Walmart’s size may not shield it from rising prices | Providence Journal

Walmart’s size may not shield it from rising prices | Providence Journal

It’s getting more expensive for retailers like Walmart to stock its shelves with household staples like diapers, paper towels and bottled water. The question now is whether that translates into more pain at the check-out line. Soaring costs for transportation and raw materials — some related to tariffs — have prompted Procter & Gamble, Nestle, […]

When School Districts Buy From Amazon, Are They Getting the Best Deal? Maybe Not. | EdSurge News

When School Districts Buy From Amazon, Are They Getting the Best Deal? Maybe Not. | EdSurge News

Amazon has built its reputation by claiming cheaper prices and greater convenience for consumers. But a new report questions whether schools are getting the best deals by using the company. Among the concerns raised in the report, published by the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance, are that the company uses its dynamic pricing model in […]

Amazon’s Footprint Grows in K-12 Purchasing. Should We Be Worried? | Market Brief

Amazon’s Footprint Grows in K-12 Purchasing. Should We Be Worried? | Market Brief

Amazon could receive up to $5.5 billion over the next 11 years through a cooperative purchasing contract used by cities, counties, and school districts alike—and that’s got some people fired up. They’re concerned that if Amazon wins government and school purchases for everything from paper products to musical instruments, it will mean that other businesses […]