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Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

It’s no secret that fierce competition from Amazon puts downward pressure on prices charged by Walmart and other big multichannel retailers for the same items. However, the bigger “Amazon effect” relates not to the prices themselves but to the pricing behaviors of these more traditional retailers, according to Alberto Cavallo, the Edgerley Family Associate Professor […]

Don’t make these 5 costly mistakes when shopping on Amazon | CNBC

Don’t make these 5 costly mistakes when shopping on Amazon | CNBC

With no shortage of convenience and all the products you could possibly need, it’s no wonder shoppers love Amazon. In fact, the e-commerce giant constitutes over 50% of all online sales in the U.S. But size is a double-edged sword. With so many deals to sift through, it’s hard to tell if what you’re purchasing […]

The ‘Amazon Effect’ Is Changing Online Price Competition—and the Fed Needs to Pay Attention | HBS Working Knowledge

The ‘Amazon Effect’ Is Changing Online Price Competition—and the Fed Needs to Pay Attention | HBS Working Knowledge

It’s no secret that fierce competition from Amazon puts downward pressure on prices charged by Walmart and other big multichannel retailers for the same items. However, the bigger “Amazon effect” relates not to the prices themselves but to the pricing behaviors of these more traditional retailers, according to Alberto Cavallo, the Edgerley Family Associate Professor […]

Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Grocery Store? [Podcast] | Knowledge @ Wharton

Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Grocery Store? [Podcast] | Knowledge @ Wharton

The Journal said Amazon’s supermarket concept strongly resembles ideas from a 2013 report by former Deloitte consultant Brittain Ladd, who now works for AmazonFresh. That report sees Amazon’s supermarkets combining its discounting strategy with online capabilities, adding drive-through grocery pick-up and placing Amazon Lockers inside. The goal is to create “an ecosystem of channels centered […]

Why Retail Pricing Policy on Amazon Needs Reviewing | FXDailyReport

Why Retail Pricing Policy on Amazon Needs Reviewing | FXDailyReport

CNBC lately reported that retailers still chose Amazon when it comes to retail pricing policy. Why? The global marketplace provides the retailers with more spacious room to use their own price for the products. Of course, Amazon requires all brands to offer the most competitive price for all products they sell on the marketplace. In […]

Amazon Drops Lowest-Pricing Rule for Third-Party Sellers | E-Commerce Times

Amazon Drops Lowest-Pricing Rule for Third-Party Sellers | E-Commerce Times

Arguments Against the MFN Clause MFNs used by online platforms can harm competition by keeping prices high and discouraging the emergence of new platform rivals through both exclusionary and collusive mechanisms, wrote Jonathan Baker and Fiona Scott Morton in a Yale Law Journal article published last year. Government enforcers in the U.S. and private plaintiffs […]

Everything’s Not $1 at Dollar Tree Anymore, In New Pricing Test | Coupons in the News

Everything’s Not $1 at Dollar Tree Anymore, In New Pricing Test | Coupons in the News

It may cost you several dollars to buy something at Family Dollar, while Dollar Tree’s selling point has always been that every item in the store is just $1. Now, though, the common owner of the two dollar store chains is flipping the script – Family Dollar will begin selling more items for just $1, […]

‘Confusing’ pricing and too much inventory: JCPenney CEO reveals the company’s core problems after 4 months on the job (JCP) | SFGate

‘Confusing’ pricing and too much inventory: JCPenney CEO reveals the company’s core problems after 4 months on the job (JCP) | SFGate

Soltau said she has spent time walking through stores, engaging with customers, and analyzing data from shopper surveys to identify the company’s strengths and weaknesses, and to develop a plan for reinvigorating sales. Her top priorities going forward include clearing out unsold inventory, improving the stores’ product mix, and establishing a clear pricing strategy, among […]

Dollar store customers unconvinced by proposed change to pricing | Financial Times

Dollar store customers unconvinced by proposed change to pricing | Financial Times

A Manhattan-based hedge fund manager thinks he knows what is best for Dollar Tree. Starboard Value’s Jeff Smith argues the US discount variety chain should stop insisting on pricing every item — from spatulas to sunglasses — at only $1. But 760 miles away in suburban Nashville, customers are unconvinced. “They’d lose a lot of […]

Activist wants Dollar Tree to raise prices [Video] | WRDW

Activist wants Dollar Tree to raise prices [Video] | WRDW

CNN — Have you ever wondered how the Dollar Tree is still able to continue selling everything in its stores for just a single dollar after all these years? According to one activist investor, it’s because the store has lowered the value of the products it sells. When you think about it, they sort of […]