Tag: Amazon

Retail Types, Stores

Amazon to charge third-party sellers for safety violations

December 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Products that present potential harm, such as rechargeable batteries, chemicals and aerosol cans, must be packaged correctly and in compliance with federal regulations, or they can cause harm to those that handle them. Related worker safety issues have been in […]

Others, Self-Checkout, Tech

WSJ: Amazon reportedly testing cashierless technology architecture for larger stores

December 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Before Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store in Seattle last January, it tested the enabling technologies of its cashierless concept for months. The company reportedly delayed that store opening due to technology glitches that surfaced in test situations when […]

Customer Experience, Point of Puchase, Retail Types, Stores

Amazon reports biggest shopping day on Cyber Monday

November 27, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon benefitted from Whole Foods at Thanksgiving this year, and customers keep Alexa busy. The Amazon-owned grocery chain sold a record number of turkeys, and “more customers than ever” had them delivered this year through the company’s AmazonFresh and Prime […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon stays quiet on cybersecurity breach

November 26, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon may be especially tight-lipped about this breach because of its timing, just ahead of the unofficial launch of the holiday shopping season. The news is nevertheless likely to affect sales, especially in light of escalating competition online from Target, […]

Retail Trends

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Will Fail

November 19, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Here is a bit of good news for the rest of the retail industry: Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos believes that the mega-retailer will eventually go bankrupt. The bad news: He has placed the timeline for Amazon’s downfall in the three-decade […]

Others, Tech

Amazon to launch holiday pop-ups throughout Europe

November 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon is poised to learn a lot about physical retail with a series of global pop-ups at the holidays. In the past decade or so, chain stores, brands and, especially, e-commerce companies have turned to pop-up retail to test new […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Report: Walmart favored over Amazon among online grocery shoppers

November 8, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart and Amazon have been in a fierce battle over grocery dollars this year, showing just how much the omnichannel experience has evolved as a brick-and-mortar giant challenges an e-commerce behemoth. Last year, Retail Feedback Group found that Amazon was […]

Retail Types, Stores

Reports: Amazon to split HQ2 between NYC, Northern Virginia

November 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Just days after word spread that three cities were in “late-stage” talks to win the much-anticipated HQ2, this latest news has sent shockwaves, and has already led some media outlets to declare the months-long process to pick a second headquarters […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Amazon expands free holiday shipping to non-Prime members

November 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Thanks to its perk-heavy Prime membership, Amazon has long enjoyed an edge over legacy retailers because those customers get free two-day shipping. But rivals, which already have something of an advantage during the season because they have so many stores, […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Is Amazon Go creating competition for grocers?

November 1, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While Amazon Go is showing significant early success, inMarket suggests that the store concept is not necessarily a threat to grocers. The firm says this is partially because shoppers are treating Amazon Go as more of a convenience store or […]