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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 […]

Who calls the shots? | The Hindu

Who calls the shots? | The Hindu

Now is this about the Government earning more or the producers getting less from the sale of a ticket? This is very complicated. The point of sale should be governed by the producer. Why should someone who’s spent 300 crores to make a film like ‘Bahubali’ be forced to sell tickets at the same price […]

Why the Last Man Standing strategy of Indian ecommerce will not work | The News Minute

Why the Last Man Standing strategy of Indian ecommerce will not work | The News Minute

There’s the convenience of home delivery but the reality is that customers value the convenience of home delivery as long as it is free. In other words, the only real benefit e-commerce firms can use to attract shoppers is a price benefit. Right from the early days of e-commerce, companies like Amazon.com and Ebay.com have […]

Herbalife: A Viable Short  | Seeking Alpha

Herbalife: A Viable Short | Seeking Alpha

If you go to Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) (US domestic), many of Herbalife’s (HLF) products are available. Two big factors that drive sales for supplemental food products are pricing and brand value. For one thing, Herbalife’s brand has been under scrutiny for sometime, which has had some impact on the company’s sales, particular since regulatory authorities around […]

Premium train tickets dearer thanks to GST | The Asia Age

Premium train tickets dearer thanks to GST | The Asia Age

Mumbai: Thanks to the addition of 18 per cent GST, fare for three premium long-distance trains — Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duranto — will get costlier. Already, the railways has introduced surge-pricing model or dynamic fare, which works on the principle that a ticket would get costlier if the number of available seats decrease. This had […]

A dynamic upswing in airfare is a deal-breaker | The Washington Post

A dynamic upswing in airfare is a deal-breaker | The Washington Post

Christopher Elliott’s July 9 Navigator column, “Airlines’ ‘dynamic pricing’ is full of ups and downs” [Travel], rang true. That week, my wife bought four tickets. At checkout, the total included an unexpected $100 price increase because of dynamic pricing. As predicted by the behavior analysis described in the column, my wife, tired of the whole […]