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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $100B thanks to Black Friday boom

    11/26/2017 8:46:56 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/25/17 | YELENA DZHANOVA
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reached a net worth of $100 billion — it's enough this holiday to buy over half a billion Echo speakers or pay the yearly subscriptions of more than 670 million Amazon Music Unlimited accounts. The online retail mogul this week surpassed Bill Gates on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, advancing almost $11 billion past the Microsoft co-founder. He can thank Black Friday sales for helping Amazon shares to jump more than 2 percent and online holiday sales to increase by more than 18 percent since last year, Bloomberg reported.
  • Robots — once thought to be a killer of e-commerce jobs — may actually be saving them

    11/25/2017 8:52:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 10, 2017
    When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake. "I had a lot of people asking me, 'What is going to happen to us?'" says Veronica Mena, a trainer for the e-commerce startup, recalling the anxiety that rippled through her co-workers after company executives announced plans to open an automated warehouse in nearby Union, N. J. Yet their fears didn't come to pass. When the new warehouse opened this spring, workers found that their jobs were less physically demanding than...
  • List the BEST Online Black Friday Sales You Found So We Can Get In On It

    11/24/2017 5:49:08 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies
    Self | November 24, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I got a few good ONLINE Black Friday deals. I love buying online because you are crazy if you think ol' PJ is going to fight the crazed crowds in the stores. Anyway, even though I got some good deals ONLINE, I have this gnawing fear that I missed out on some even better deals. Therefore if you found some good ONLINE Black Friday deals still active, please post them here. If they aren't easy to find, then please provide the links if possible. Okay, I'll start out with my very obvious Black Friday buys. Of course, this means...
  • Boycott AMAZON on Thanksgiving Day

    11/05/2017 9:37:28 PM PST · by budj · 51 replies
    People who work at Amazon | 11/5/2017 | self
    Butthead bezos and the offices will be closed on Thanksgiving, celebrating with their families. The warehouses will all be open and fully staffed all day and night - no celebration for the working people.
  • Why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobs

    10/25/2017 7:34:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The South Florida Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Christopher Rugaber, Economics Writer, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) – When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake. “I had a lot of people asking me, `What is going to happen to us?”’ says Veronica Mena, a trainer for the e-commerce startup, recalling the anxiety that rippled through her co-workers after company executives announced plans to open an automated warehouse in nearby Union, New Jersey. Yet their fears didn’t come to pass. When the new warehouse opened this spring, workers found that their jobs were less...
  • Amazon's Whole Foods is stealing customers from everybody

    10/09/2017 5:00:10 AM PDT · by be-baw · 86 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2017 | JONATHAN BERR
    Consumers flocked to Whole Foods in droves after the organic grocery chain slashed prices by as much as 43 percent after its $13.7 billion sale to Amazon (AMZN), according to an analysis of mobile phone location data by research firm Thasos Group. (snip) Seattle-based Amazon gained customers at the expense of its rivals in the cutthroat grocery market. According to Thasos, nearly 25 percent of the new Whole Foods customers came from Walmart (WMT), the largest U.S. seller of groceries. Another 16 percent came from Kroger (KR), the No. 1 operator of conventional supermarkets and 15 percent came from warehouse...
  • The Chase for Amazon Will End in Tears

    10/08/2017 7:24:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    The mayors doing their utmost to get Amazon's second headquarters for their cities are having a grand time informing Jeff Bezos of everything they have to offer. They should enjoy this part of the chase because what comes next won't be much fun. They are about to get some insight into how the search for talent goes in Major League Baseball. St. Louis Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch noted the crucial moment in pursuing a coveted free agent player. "We sometimes call it your 'puke point,'" he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Sometimes you make an offer and you're not...
  • Walmart Testing Service That Stocks Your Fridge While You’re Not Home

    09/24/2017 5:39:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Gabrielle Okun
    Walmart announced Friday that it will begin testing a new service that allows employees to enter a customer’s home and stock their fridge, to alleviate the stress of shopping. The retail corporation is targeting busy families looking for a more convenient option for food delivery
  • 9 Simple eCommerce Content Marketing Tips You Can Start Using Today

    09/10/2017 10:13:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Small Business Trends ^ | September 10, 2017 | Ronald Dod
    Content marketing is one of the best ways that you can bring new customers to your eCommerce store. Eighty-two percent of consumers report developing a positive opinion on a company after reading content produced by them. Also, 70 percent of consumers prefer to learn about a company and its products through content like blogs and articles, as opposed to advertisements. As if that wasn’t enough, content marketing tends to cost about 60 percent less than other types of conventional marketing and generates about three times more leads. Tips on Content Marketing for eCommerce However, content marketing can be difficult to...
  • Amazon faces complaints of price gouging ahead of Irma

    09/06/2017 6:37:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/6/17 | Aimee Picchi
    Amazon (AMZN) may be in hot water with consumers over the price of water. Some are reporting sharply higher prices for bottled water on Amazon as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida. Customers there were reporting packages of Nestle water selling for $25 on Amazon, yet prices for those in the Northeast showed a 24-case pack of Nestle water selling for $18.50. Amazon uses so-called "dynamic pricing," also known as surge pricing. In this model, items that are in demand receive price tweaks, thanks to Amazon's pricing algorithms. As demand spikes, prices go higher.
  • Here's What's Already Cheaper at Whole Foods after the Amazon Deal

    08/30/2017 6:48:26 AM PDT · by dware · 60 replies
    Vice.com ^ | 08.29.2017 | Hilary Pollack
    In case you were wondering how long it would take before you'd start seeing results of Amazon's recently approved acquisition of Whole Foods, the answer is "like, right now." In addition the uniquely meaty merger of visual branding seen above—a photo caught at an LA-area Whole Foods location by USA Today's Los Angeles bureau chief Chris Woodyard—prices are already starting to drop on many of Whole Foods' most popular items.
  • Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods begins Monday — and you’ll see lower prices right away

    08/24/2017 11:45:40 AM PDT · by be-baw · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | Abha Bhattarai
    Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market will be finalized Monday, and shoppers will see an immediate markdown in prices on a number of items, including salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter.
  • Walmart, Google Join Forces In Online Fight Against Amazon

    08/23/2017 9:47:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/23/2017 | Scott Neuman
    With an eye on the future of online retailing, Walmart and Google are teaming up to go after rival Amazon in a play that also targets the growing market for voice-activated shopping. Starting next month, Walmart customers will be able to access hundreds of thousands of products from the company's shelves — everything from dish washing soap to dining tables — via the online retailing service Google Express. Until now, Walmart's enormous inventory was available online only through the company's own website. Walmart customers will be able to place an order by simply saying it out loud, using either the...
  • Trump "Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities & states throughout...."

    08/16/2017 4:03:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!
  • Amazon seeks to fill 50,000 warehouse jobs, including hundreds in Kent

    07/26/2017 1:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 26, 2017 | Ángel González
    Amazon.com says it will hold a giant, multisite job fair next Wednesday to help fill some of the 50,000 jobs open across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers. Some 1,000 of those jobs are in Washington state. The e-commerce giant says that on the occasion it calls “Jobs Day” it will welcome applicants at 10 of its warehouses, including the one in Kent, where it plans to hire hundreds. Amazon says it will make “thousands” of job offers on the spot. The move underscores the continued rapid growth of Amazon’s fulfillment operations. The company has invested billions building new facilities...
  • AAFES and Military Exchanges to Allow Veterans to Shop Online – Coming in 2017

    07/26/2017 8:19:10 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 31 replies
    The Military Wallet ^ | 7/26/2017 | Pilgrim's Progress
    Veterans can now verify their online shopping eligibility at VetVerify.org. The Exchanges are also accepting some veterans as beta testers before opening the doors to all veterans. See updates below for more information.
  • Fake Russia Connection? Cybercrime Takedown Reveals Assumptions Were Wrong

    07/21/2017 2:29:18 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 13 replies
    During AlphaBay's two-year reign as the world's largest online black market, many observers believed the eBay-style site owed its success to being headquartered out of reach of U.S. authorities behind a re-emerging Iron Curtain. The Russia explanation seemed obvious until the site was busted this month. Court documents and official statements released this week say the site actually was run by Canadian citizen Alexandre Cazes, who lived in Thailand, had bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and owned properties in Cyprus and the Caribbean. The FBI said in a statement its work "to seize AlphaBay’s servers and shut down the...
  • Why the grim reaper of retail hasn't come to claim Best Buy

    07/18/2017 9:31:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/18/2017 | By James F. Peltz and Jack Flemming
    Five years ago Best Buy Co. looked like a retail dinosaur, another victim of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com and other online sellers. The big-box electronics chain was suffering dwindling sales and profits due in good part to “showrooming,” when shoppers would come in to a Best Buy store to check out televisions, computers and other items in person, and then buy them at cheaper prices at Amazon or elsewhere online. Best Buy also was struggling with executive turmoil and facing a buyout threat from a major stockholder. The chain in 2012 named a new chief executive, Hubert Joly, but the Frenchman...
  • Ashley Madison parent in $11.2 million settlement over data breach

    07/17/2017 6:32:02 AM PDT · by ncfool · 7 replies
    CNBC online ^ | 7/17/2017 | CNBC
    •Ruby Corp., formerly known as Avid Life Media, denied wrongdoing in agreeing to the preliminary class-action settlement. •the breach cost privately held Ruby more than a quarter of its revenue, and prompted the Toronto-based company to spend millions of dollars to improve security and user privacy.
  • Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery

    07/13/2017 6:44:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 77 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/13/2017 | Joseph Sandbulte
    A Citigroup analysis finds each box gets a $1.46 subsidy. It’s like a gift card from Uncle Sam. In my neighborhood, I frequently walk past “shop local” signs in the windows of struggling stores. Yet I don’t feel guilty ordering most of my family’s household goods on Amazon. In a world of fair competition, there will be winners and losers. But when a mail truck pulls up filled to the top with Amazon boxes for my neighbors and me, I do feel some guilt. Like many close observers of the shipping business, I know a secret about the federal government’s...