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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, […]

How artificial intelligence can change the way you price a job | PayScale

How artificial intelligence can change the way you price a job | PayScale

Job evaluation and job pricing are complicated problems, and getting them right are critical for making good pay decisions. The good news? AI can change way you price a job, making the work faster and more accurate. “This survey doesn’t have the data I need for my city.” “I’ve gone through a thorough process to […]

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 […]

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy: Are You Ready? | Pricing Matters

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy: Are You Ready? | Pricing Matters

A few weeks ago, Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it will be acquiring PillPack, the full-service online pharmacy that delivers to your door. It is no secret that the Retail Pharmacy landscape is unquestionably challenging, but it is about to get even more aggressively competitive. Are you ready? Retail pharmacies will need to evaluate their current […]

Amazon Prime Day shopping topped $4 billion, analyst estimates | Grand Forks Herald

Amazon Prime Day shopping topped $4 billion, analyst estimates | Grand Forks Herald

Shoppers spent $4.2 billion during Amazon.com’s Prime Day sale, up 33 percent from a year ago, according to estimates from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. The online retailer doesn’t disclose revenue from the 36-hour event that began Monday. Pachter based his estimate on information the company did release, including that it shipped more than 100 […]

Amazon Prime Day’s Results Are In–and It’s a $1 Billion Win for Small Businesses | Inc.com

Amazon Prime Day’s Results Are In–and It’s a $1 Billion Win for Small Businesses | Inc.com

After a rocky start, Amazon ended its fourth Prime Day on a high note. Sales from its 36-hour shopping extravaganza surpassed those from Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and last year’s Prime Day, making it once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon’s history, the company said. Small and medium-size businesses notably crushed the day, collectively making […]

Amazon already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills | The Star Online

Amazon already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills | The Star Online

NEW YORK: As pharmacy chains await Amazon.com Inc’s entry into the prescription-drug market, the online retail giant is already undercutting them for non-prescription medicine for aches, colds and allergies. Median prices for over-the-counter (OTC), private-brand medicine sold by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and CVS Health Corp were about 20% higher than Basic Care, the OTC […]

Target narrows pricing gap with Walmart | Food Dive

Target narrows pricing gap with Walmart | Food Dive

While the Clark Howard comparison is an informal look, research from data scientists backs up the consumer advocates’ work. Earlier this year, Profitero found that the most intense price competition is among Walmart, Target, Jet and Amazon. On average, the average online prices of those first three combined are just 4.5% more than Amazon, Profitero found. […]