Tag: Amazon

E-commerce, Retail Types

Ecommerce creates nearly 3 times less CO2 than physical retail

April 13, 2021

Via: Charged

Ecommerce has a much smaller impact on the environment compared to physical retail stores, resulting in between 1.5 and 2.9 times lower greenhouse gas emissions. According to a new independent report commissioned by Amazon and published by Oliver Wyman and […]

News & Trends, Suppliers

US propose damaging new export tariffs in retaliation to UK’s Digital Service Tax

March 31, 2021

Via: Charged

President Biden has announced plans to place tariffs on select UK goods travelling across the Atlantic in retaliation to the UK’s Digital Services Tax (DST). The new tariffs would mean that the US would raise $325 million (£235.8 million) on […]


Ever Given delays to cost traders £4.4bn seeing online retailers take the brunt

March 30, 2021

Via: Charged

The Ever Given’s blockage of the Suez Canal is set to cost traders a total of £4.35 billion as experts warn ecommerce retailers will feel the effects for months to come. The 400-metre-long container ship was successfully refloated yesterday after […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon is offering employees thousands of dollars to quit their jobs

February 23, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is offering employees thousands of dollars to permanently quit their jobs in a move which could impact its upcoming landmark union vote. Amazon has relaunched its “voluntary resignation programme”, which it has been running annually every February since 2014, […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon, Rakuten, eBay Top List of Most Visited Ecommerce Sites

February 22, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Retail ecommerce sales grew 27.6% worldwide in 2020 and global marketplaces ruled the roost, making up nine of the top 10 most visited retail sites last year, according to a report from Fasthosts. Amazon and Japan’s Rakuten were the #1 […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon is being sued by New York’s attorney general over its COVID-19 response

February 17, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is being sued by New York’s attorney general who argued its extreme profit margins “came at the expense of the lives, health and safety of its frontline workers”. Letitia James officially filed a complaint at the New York Supreme […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

70 Amazon investors demand it stops anti-union activity telling employees “we have their backs”

February 11, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon’s investors have demanded that the retailer stop interfering with its employees’ efforts to unionise. A group of more than 70 investors, which collectively hold around $20 billion in Amazon shares, have penned a letter calling for Amazon to end […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon’s Third-Party Marketplace Is Its Cash Cow, Not AWS

February 5, 2021

Via: Forbes

Ever since Amazon’s earnings call this past Tuesday, the business world has been abuzz with one Amazon story and one story alone: Jeff Bezos is stepping aside as CEO and transitioning to the new role of Executive Chair. That bombshell […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

What does a government reckoning with Google and Facebook mean for retail?

February 4, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

So you want to launch an online retail business. Cool! Let’s get started. First you’ll need a website and inventory to make an online store. Now you need customers. They’re out there, surely, somewhere on the internet. To find them, […]

Retail Types, Stores

Kohl’s sees holiday-quarter revenue down 10%, but says sales strengthened toward end of January

February 4, 2021


Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass said the retailer got a boost at the end of the holiday quarter thanks, in part, to the influx of shoppers coming to its stores to make Amazon returns. The department store chain on Thursday said […]