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E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon becomes first company in history to top $200bn valuation

January 24, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has become the first ever company to see its brand valuation top $200 billion, cementing its place as the world’s most valuable brand for the third year running. The ecommerce giant’s brand valuation jumped 17.5 per cent to a […]


Suppliers

US retail drone deliveries hit major setback

January 23, 2020

Via: Charged

Retail drone deliveries are facing a major setback in the US as key legislation enabling companies to deliver parcels is opposed by powerful groups. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed new rules which would force all drones to be […]


Retail Trends

Amazon, Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart earn perfect scores for LGBTQ policies

January 22, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Retailers rose to the top of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s eighteenth annual “Corporate Equality Index” (CEI) report, which rates workplaces on their policies and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. Amazon.com, Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon working with Visa on hand scanning payment technology

January 20, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is working with Visa to develop a “non-contact biometric identification system” enabling customers to pay by waving their hands through a scanner, confirming rumours which emerged earlier this month. Payments giant Visa is understood to be helping Amazon test […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon, Alibaba and Ebay told to tackle counterfeits as China-US trade deal looms

January 17, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon, Alibaba, Ebay and other ecommerce giants have been warned that the upcoming US – China trade deal will dramatically clamp down on counterfeit goods. Peter Navarro, the White House trade advisor told CNBC that a “big part” of the […]


Suppliers

Amazon lets third-party sellers use FedEx Ground for Prime shipments after ban

January 16, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Meeting customer expectations, whether an order is shipped from Amazon or a third-party seller, is key to maintaining Amazon’s brand reputation. Amazon’s Buy Shipping feature for third-party sellers takes into account their “ship-from location, the promised delivery date, and information […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Jeff Bezos heads to India as Amazon faces regulatory probes and waves of protests

January 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will face a wave of protests from small business owners when he travels to India this week. Bezos will appear on stage Wednesday at Amazon’s Smbhav event for a fireside chat alongside Amit Agarwal, who heads […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Does humanizing virtual assistants undermine consumer privacy?

January 13, 2020

Via: RetailWire

A university study finds people increasingly attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants and warns this may cause them to reveal more personal information to the companies that use them than they otherwise would. “These agents are data gathering tools that […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon “terminates” employees for sharing customer data with third parties

January 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has “terminated” a number of employees who were found to have sold customer data to third party sources. The online retailer informed a number of customers via an email, seen by TechCrunch, that their data including email addresses and […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Can Alibaba Challenge e-Commerce Giant Amazon In Europe?

January 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

European expansion will not come easily for the Alibaba’s new platform for local brands and sellers, AliExpress. The platform has started a drive to open the site to local brands as it tries to replicate a highly profitable model of […]