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Amazon Probed by US Antitrust Officials Over Marketplace
September 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm

A team of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon.com to determine whether the e-commerce giant is using its market power to hurt competition. Several attorneys and at least one economist have been conducting interviews, according to three merchants. All were asked what percentage of revenue their businesses derive from Amazon vs.…

Take a Page From Amazon’s Shipping Playbook
September 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm

Every retailer and shipper is constantly trying to keep up with Amazon.com. Some are even chasing the ultimate accomplishment of surpassing the online retail giant. Similarly, even Amazon pushes itself to be the best, as it knows that with each conquered goal there's higher expectations from customers waiting for it. As retailers imagine Amazon flipping…

Walmart Moves Further Into Healthcare Market With New Clinic
August 30, 2019 at 10:45 am

Walmart is moving further into the primary care and mental health market, according to CNBC. The world's largest retailer is opening a new clinic in Dallas, Georgia called Walmart Health. The company has launched a website for the new clinic, Walmarthealth.com, where patients can make appointments for immunizations, optometry and more. Walmart is testing the…

FedEx Ending Ground Deliveries for Amazon
August 8, 2019 at 12:56 pm

FedEx will not be renewing its ground-delivery contract with Amazon.com, which expires at the end of this month, CNBC reported. A spokesperson for FedEx said the decision is consistent with the company's strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market. “We're constantly innovating to improve the carrier experience and sometimes that means re-evaluating our carrier relationships,”…

Amazon Launches Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe
July 31, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Amazon.com announced Tuesday an expansion of Prime Wardrobe to offer members an exclusive personal shopper styling service. Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe will provide consumers with style inspirations and personalized recommendations selected by Amazon Fashion stylists. Users will complete a survey to provide stylists with their size, style and fit preferences, and stylists will choose…

Zappos, Amazon Partner With Shaquille O'Neal for 'Shaq-to-School'
July 31, 2019 at 8:45 am

Zappos.com, the online shoe and clothing retailer, and its parent company, Amazon.com, are teaming up with legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal for a charitable back-to-school initiative, Shaq-to-School. This is the second consecutive year Zappos and Shaq have partnered on this initiative, but Amazon is new to the program. All three players will deliver school supplies for…

A Recap of Amazon Prime Day Results
July 17, 2019 at 1:09 pm

Amazon.com's Prime Day event came to a close last night at 11:59 p.m. PST, but the e-commerce giant isn't the only retailer sad to see it end. According to Adobe Analytics data, the second day of Prime Day saw U.S. online sales increase 72 percent for large retailers ($1 billion-plus in annual revenue) compared to an…

Amazon Prime Day on Track to Generate $5.8B in Sales
July 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

In just five years, Amazon.com’s annual Prime Day sales event has gone from a way for the online retail giant to promote its Prime membership program to a nationwide shopping holiday. Amazon began this year's 48-hour sale (up from lat year's 36 hours) at 12:00 a.m. PST this morning, and it will run until tomorrow…

An Amazon Prime Day Preview (And How Other Retailers Can Compete)
July 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham provide a forecast for next week’s Amazon Prime Day event, which will be held over the course of two days this year, Mon., July 15 and Tues., July 16. This year's event gives Amazon’s 100 million Prime members in the U.S. access to…

Amazon Announces Plan to Retrain One-Third of US Workforce in New Skills
July 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm

Amazon.com announced yesterday that it plans to retrain one-third of its U.S. workforce in new skills to help employees advance in their careers, reports CNBC. This effort would retrain approximately 100,000 workers by 2025, and Amazon employees would volunteer to take part in the programming, most of which will be free of cost. Amazon said…