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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…

Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike at Minnesota Warehouse
July 9, 2019 at 9:50 am

Amazon.com warehouse workers in Minnesota plan to strike during the online retailer’s summer sales extravaganza, a sign that labor unrest persists even after the company committed to paying all employees at least $15 an hour last year. Workers at a Shakopee, Minnesota, fulfillment center plan a six-hour work stoppage on July 15, the first day…

Report: Amazon Penalizing Grocery Brands if Sales Result in Loss for Amazon on Prime Day
July 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm

Amazon.com is charging “additional funding” to certain grocery brands during this year’s Prime Day if sales of their products result in a loss for Amazon, according to an email seen by CNBC, and reported on its website. Amazon said the change is intended to “fund the profitability gap” of such products, which Amazon purchases wholesale…

Amazon Announces Prime Day Dates, Extends Sale
June 26, 2019 at 11:28 am

Amazon.com announced its Prime Day online sale will take place on July 15 and July 16, reports Business Insider. Prime members will have access to special deals and thousands of product discounts for a full 48 hours, beginning on July 15 at 12:00 p.m. PT and ending July 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Amazon is…

Amazon's One-Day Shipping: A Day Late and a Dollar Short?
June 19, 2019 at 11:13 am

The demands of consumerism have "upped" everyone's game, and it seems our battle cry for instant gratification has been heard. While retailers struggle to match Amazon.com's pricing and selection, Amazon tries to close the gap on the "availability" offered by brick-and-mortar retailers. One-day shipping certainly gets Amazon closer to the core promise made by retailers,…