Amazon.com

Amazon Go Stores Coming to Chicago, San Francisco
May 15, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Amazon.com's cashier-free grocery store of the future is coming to San Francisco and Chicago. The company is expanding its experimental Amazon Go store to the two cities, but didn't say when they would open. It has posted job listings for store managers in the cities on its site, which were first noticed by the Seattle…

Report: Amazon Scanning Body Images to Improve Online Shopping
May 7, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Amazon.com is reportedly inviting customers into a New York office to measure their body shapes and sizes over a 20-week period in an effort to improve the shopping experience for customers. According to The Wall Street Journal, twice a month volunteers (chosen from a survey) will visit the office in order to allow Amazon to…

Report: Amazon Offering Discounts to Retailers Using its Payment Service
May 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Amazon.com is reportedly offering discounted credit card fees to retailers that adopt Amazon Pay as an option for their customers, according to people with knowledge of the matter who spoke to Bloomberg. The Bloomberg report said that Amazon has offered the discounts to several smaller sellers with higher credit card fees than Amazon, which can negotiate…

Amazon Adding 2,000 Technology Jobs in Boston
May 1, 2018 at 11:23 am

Amazon.com announced a huge expansion in Boston that will bring 2,000 technology jobs to the city, where it will focus on developing its Alexa voice-activated technology as well as cloud computing and robotics. The move cements Boston as one of the retail giant’s prime technology hubs, even as the company weighs 20 metro areas, including…

Chico's to Sell Apparel and Accessories on Amazon
April 30, 2018 at 11:10 am

Chico's FAS, Inc. announced today that its Chico's brand apparel and accessories will be available to purchase on Amazon.com in mid-May. Shoppers will be able to find a select assortment of Chico's brand merchandise on Amazon, including core collections such as athleisure, no-iron shirts and jewelry. As the new business channel gains traction, additional Chico's…

Amazon Launches App Feature Targeting International Shoppers
April 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Amazon.com has launched a new feature within its shopping app for iOS and Android users to cater to international customers shopping for U.S. goods, according to a report from Reuters. The feature, which was announced late on Tuesday, will enable users to shop in five languages, including English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, German, and Brazilian Portuguese, and will be…

Trump Claims USPS Losing a ‘Fortune’ on Amazon
April 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

President Donald Trump again called out Amazon.com this weekend, claiming the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) loses "a fortune" delivering packages for the online retailer. "Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing…

FedEx to Open Small-Format Shops in 500 Walmart Stores
March 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

FedEx Office, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Walmart said yesterday that FedEx Office will bring its small-format stores for printing, packing and shipping into 500 of Walmart's stores nationwide in the next 24 months. The announcement comes after completion of a successful pilot program spanning 47 locations within Walmart stores across six states. Besides…

Amazon Gives Medicaid Recipients Discount on Prime
March 8, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Amazon.com is offering a discount on its Prime membership to the millions of Medicaid recipients in the U.S., according to media reports, taking another step to wooing lower-income shoppers and keeping pressure on Walmart Inc. Under the offer, customers on Medicaid, the public health insurance program for low-income Americans, can get Amazon Prime for $5.99 a…

Report: Amazon to Offer Checking Accounts for Customers
March 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Amazon.com is considering partnering with Wall Street's top banks in an effort to build a "checking account-like" product for customers, according to a report in Monday's Wall Street Journal. Reportedly, the online retailer is in early talks with financial institutions including J.P. Morgan and Capital One Financial Corp. to help launch the accounts, which would be…