Content about Amazon.com

October 9, 2014

Same-store sales soared at Amazon.com and EBay during September 2014.

October 9, 2014

Same-store sales soared at Amazon.com and EBay during September 2014.

September 30, 2014

Amazon.com ranks first in end-to end customer experience across key digital channels including websites, mobile sites and apps.

September 30, 2014

Amazon.com ranks first in end-to end customer experience across key digital channels including websites, mobile sites and apps.

September 29, 2014

Amazon’s new “Wish List” deal with Twitter continues the evolution of Twitter from a channel for passive promotion to a channel for interactive customer engagement.

September 29, 2014

While retailers have collected years of customer data, only 9% are leveraging the information in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a leading strategic retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.

September 26, 2014

Last Christmas Eve, Amazon received a patent for “anticipatory package shipping” that describes a method for shipping a package of one or more items to the end destination’s geographical area without specifying the delivery address at time of shipment, but the final destination is defined en route.

September 26, 2014

It may only be October, but here’s a prediction: It’s going to be a high-tech holiday, and I’m not talking about the gift-giving part of it. (Although in a refrain I think will play out in countless homes over the next couple of months, my 20-year-old godson has told his family the ONLY thing he wants for Christmas is a new Apple phone.)

September 25, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reportedly wants to expand a pilot of a grocery delivery service it has been testing with Amazon.com in the San Francisco area.

September 25, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reportedly wants to expand a pilot of a grocery delivery service it has been testing with Amazon.com in the San Francisco area.

September 24, 2014

Amazon.com is expanding its relationship with Twitter. Amazon’s new #AmazonWishList allows customers to add items to their Amazon Wish List without ever leaving Twitter.

September 17, 2014

Amazon and the U.K.-based mobile payments company, Bango, have teamed up with Germany’s Telefónica Deutschland to deliver carrier billing services on Telefónica’s network in Germany.

September 10, 2014

Overall, August 2014 was a mixed bag for various online retailers with Amazon, Google Shopping/CSE, Search and other third-party marketplaces continuing to grow and EBay feeling the impact of its new EBay Defect Rate (EDR), which has made it tougher to obtain top-ranked seller ratings and significantly reduced inventory for sellers of used/refurbished items.

September 4, 2014

Trying to stay competitive with Amazon.com on price may not be the best path to success for department store and discount retailers.

September 4, 2014

Trying to stay competitive with Amazon.com on price may not be the best path to success for department store and discount retailers.

September 3, 2014

Amazon said that senior VP and CFO Thomas J. Szkutak plans to retire in June 2015. Brian T. Olsavsky, VP finance for Amazon’s global consumer business, will succeed Szkutak.

August 27, 2014

While holiday forecasts are just starting to come out, most industry experts agree that retailers can expect mobile to command a bigger share of online shopping. Forrester projects $294 billion in e-commerce sales across 30 retail categories in 2014, with $87 billion of the total occurring on phones and tablets in 2014. A report by IBM forecasts that mobile will account for more than 20% of site sales and more than 43% of site traffic, by November 2014.

August 26, 2014

In today’s day and age, technology pervades into every aspect of our lives. With an emphasis on the fast and easy, nearly all of our day-to-day transactions are now being condensed and expressed through technological gateways.

August 25, 2014

Amazon.com announced Monday that it had agreed to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million in cash.

August 25, 2014

Amazon.com announced Monday that it had agreed to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million in cash.

August 13, 2014

Amazon.com has entered into direct competition with digital payment providers Square and PayPal by releasing Amazon Local Register, a secure card reader and mobile app that allows retailers to accept credit and debit cards from a smartphone or tablet.

August 7, 2014

Amazon.com has expanded same-day delivery in Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., metro areas, with more than a million eligible items now available for same-day delivery.

August 7, 2014

Amazon.com has expanded same-day delivery in Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., metro areas, with more than a million eligible items now available for same-day delivery.

August 7, 2014

Barnes & Noble Inc. and Google Inc. are reportedly teaming up on a pilot of same-day delivery of book orders from local Barnes & Noble stores in several U.S. cities.