Amazon.com

Take Advantage of Consumer Demand on Amazon Without Losing Control, Part 1
March 13, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Amazon.com, it’s the force keeping brand manufacturers up at night. The online retail giant now accounts for over 49 percent of all U.S. e-commerce sales — a number that shows no signs of plateauing. Amazon’s e-commerce sales in the United States alone are expected to reach $258 billion this year, up nearly 30 percent from…

Amazon to Shutter All 87 U.S. Pop-Up Stores
March 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Amazon.com is shutting down all 87 of its U.S. pop-up stores in April, ending the retailer’s years-long experiment with these small shops as it tinkers with an evolving brick-and-mortar strategy, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. Amazon has pop-ups inside Whole Foods locations, Kohl's stores and malls around the U.S. The shops let customers try…

Hack the Amazon Search Bar With These 3 Ways to Boost Your Brand
February 20, 2019 at 9:04 am

Americans might not agree on much, but we all appear to love Amazon.com. In less than 25 years, the retailer has captured almost half of all e-commerce sales and completely changed the way consumers shop. More than just simple convenience, Amazon has mastered personalization at scale through innovations in machine learning and its commitment to customer service.…

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters
February 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Amazon.com on Thursday canceled its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in New York City after facing an unexpectedly fierce backlash from some lawmakers and union leaders, who contended that a tech giant didn't deserve nearly $3 billion in government incentives. The retail giant, as part of its extensive search for a new headquarters, had…

Amazon and Data, Shifting the Consumer Experience: A Retailer’s Dilemma
January 10, 2019 at 11:33 am

Amazon.com has raised consumer expectations of retailers on levels of service, speed and ease of use. Amazon has built an amazing search and recommendation engine by capturing years of transactional and search data on its platform. Once a consumer has found their product, the transaction is designed to be frictionless, incredibly fast and convenient with…

Source: Amazon Plans Whole Foods Expansion
January 2, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Amazon.com has plans to expand Whole Foods stores into more suburbs and other areas across the U.S., according to sources familiar with the plans, reports MarketWatch. The retailer is looking to push more of the grocery chain's stores into new areas where more rural customers can take advantage of its two-hour delivery service. Specific location…

Amazon Expected to Continue to Crush Walmart and Target This Holiday Season
December 13, 2018 at 10:17 am

Amazon.com has become synonymous with online shopping. Just as “google it” or “I need a Band-Aid” have become colloquialisms, so has “order it on Amazon.” I work with dozens of millennials and have a 5- and 7-year-old at home, and whenever they need something, their first response is “get it on Amazon.” The “culture of…