Tag: Amazon

News & Trends

Amazon faces worker demands — from shareholders

May 11, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Union organizers aren’t the only Amazon stakeholders demanding changes to its workplace policies, thanks in part to a shift in focus at the Securities and Exchange Commission. At its annual shareholders meeting later this month, Amazon will be putting forth […]

Retail Types, Stores

Is inflation the true cause of recent supermarket closures?

May 10, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Some big name grocers have been closing store locations against the backdrop of record-breaking inflation. Walmart closed three under-performing locations in April, in Louisville, Cincinnati and Bellevue, Washington, with plans to close two more soon, according to Eat This, Not […]

News & Trends

Amazon hit with $6B in costs as it grapples with excess labor, warehouse inefficiencies

May 4, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s growth has skyrocketed throughout the pandemic, doubling the size of its operations and nearly doubling its workforce over a two-year period. “Capacity decisions are made years in advance, and we made conscious decisions in 2020 and early 2021 to […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon pushes back against government plans to crack down on fake reviews

May 3, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has pushed back against government plans to force websites to tackle fake reviews by saying ministers should exercise “caution” when devising laws to hold sites to account when they host fake reviews. The ecommerce giant has long been plagued […]


Amazon Reports Inflationary Pressures Added $2B in ‘Incremental Costs’

April 29, 2022

Via: RIS News

Amazon reported a bleak quarter in the face of the pandemic and war in Ukraine, which CEO Andy Jassy said brought “unusual growth and challenges.” “Today, as we’re no longer chasing physical or staffing capacity, our teams are squarely focused […]

Retail Types, Stores

How Amazon has eliminated friction at checkout

April 27, 2022

Via: Charged

Friction is one of retail’s biggest pain points, whether its for an ecommerce site or a bricks-and-mortar establishment, the less friction points for the customer, the higher percentage of conversion for the retailer. Checkout friction is one of the largest […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon brings Prime power to other websites

April 22, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon Prime members who have wished that their perks would extend to e-commerce experiences beyond Amazon’s website are now in luck. On Thursday, Amazon announced the launch of its Buy With Prime functionality, which will allow retailers that sell on […]


Retail sales remain strong despite numerous concerns

April 19, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

It comes as no surprise that there are concerns regarding the global economy after the pandemic, its subsequent continual lockdowns, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Rising inflation and policy uncertainty is also plaguing the market, in addition to pre-existing problems […]


Amazon to levy 5% fuel and inflation surcharge for fulfillment services

April 14, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

After increasing hourly wages and expanding its fulfillment network last year to meet a surge in demand, Amazon said in its recent announcement to sellers that it had “expected a return to normalcy” from elevated costs in 2022 as COVID-19 […]

Others, Tech

When should a retailer work with Amazon Web Services?

April 5, 2022

Via: RetailWire

In February it was announced that Best Buy chose Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred Cloud technology partner. This would not be so newsworthy If not for the many retailers either shunning AWS or keeping investments in the cloud […]