Tag: Amazon

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  • Amazon Prime Brand Names

    Amazon is preparing its own brands for food, detergent, and diapers

    Amazon is preparing to make a move that has been used by traditional retailers for years. The company is on the verge of launching its own brand of snacks, detergent, and diapers. The e-commerce giant will sell its branded products exclusively to Amazon Prime members. The products will include names such as Happy Belly and […]

  • ShippingPass by Walmart

    Walmart has fixed one of the biggest Amazon Prime issue it faces

    Walmart recently announced its ShippingPass platform, a $49 per year fee that allows customers to receive free 3-day shipping. That program is now being cut down to 2-day free shipping in an attempt to compete with Amazon Prime. Amazon charges $99 annually for its popular 2-day shipping program but the company throws in Amazon Prime […]

  • Amazon Video Direct

    Amazon is about to take on YouTube with a new video portal

    Amazon is preparing to launch a YouTube competitor called Amazon Video Direct (AVD). The platform will be a “self-service” program aimed at attracting video creators. The program will let creators earn money from royalties and advertising for videos they upload, based on minutes streamed. Amazon told Bloomberg the platform is meant for “professional” creators. At this […]

  • Toys with high levels of lead

    Toys with high levels of lead found in New York stores and on Amazon

    Toys containing high levels of lead has been revealed on store shelves in New York. The discovery was announced on Friday by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman’s office said it found some jewelry-making kits supplied by CRA-Z-ART contained some parts that had as much as 10 times the amount of lead allowed by current federal […]

  • MyHabit

    Amazon is shutting down its Guilt Groupe competitor MyHabit

    Amazon is shutting down discount fashion website MyHabit. The move arrives just three months after gilt Groupe sold for a fraction of its most recent valuation. A person familiar with the deal said Amazon has struggled in recent years as the one-time popular fashion niche has become less popular. Amazon is choosing to prioritize other […]

  • Jeff Bezos and Amazon

    Amazon customers beg Jeff Bezos to ‘dump Trump’

    13,000 Amazon customers have signed a petition calling for the company to cut ties with Donald Trump and his various products currently available for sale on the company’s web platform. The petition was created by UltraViolet, a women’s rights group. In the petition the group asks Bezos to stop selling menswear from the Donald J. […]

  • Amazon Same-Day Service

    Amazon same-day service comes to 11 more metropolitan areas

    Amazon’s same-day delivery service is now available to Amazon Prime customers in 11 more metropolitan areas. Amazon on Wednesday announced that it’s bringing same-day delivery to a number of medium-sized cities, including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson. Also up for grabs is new areas in Central New Jersey, […]

  • Amazon Payments

    Amazon Payments just took a big step to topple Paypal

    Amazon announced on Monday morning that it is taking the next steps to expand the Amazon Payments platform. The Amazon Payments Global Partner Program will allow more third-party websites to integrate Amazon Payments into their e-commerce platforms. Once integrated e-commerce platforms can allow their own customers to “Pay with Amazon” at checkout. Merchants will be able to […]