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Why Amazon is eating the world

Amazon is the most impressive company on earth, and I think it is one of the least understood. A few people suggested that I post this publicly, so here goes. My first company, an auto parts manufacturer, sold to Amazon both as a vendor (where Amazon issues purchase...

Amazon enters business supplies market

Amazon is targeting companies with a new service selling business supplies, such as laptops, power tools and cleaning products. Called Amazon Business, the online marketplace offers firms VAT-free pricing, VAT invoices, and software to track and limit spending. The...
First Prime Air delivery by drone

First Prime Air delivery by drone

Amazon have announced that their first delivery via drone has been made, Prime Air — a delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Prime Air has great potential to...
Amazon Fresh Extendes to 62 more postcodes

Amazon Fresh Extendes to 62 more postcodes

Amazon adds 62 new London postcodes to its AmazonFresh grocery service, it is now available to more Prime members in Greater London. Expands in Greater London AmazonFresh was launched in early June (read about it here), and expanded with an additional 59 London...

AMAZON INTRODUCES ONE-HOUR RESTAURANT DELIVERY IN LONDON

Amazon prime members in 21 selected London postcodes can now order restaurant food via Prime Now, the ultra-fast delivery app. Where in London? Following its launch in 12 US cities since last September, Amazon restaurant delivery is now available in various areas...
Amazon Dash Officially Launches In The UK

Amazon Dash Officially Launches In The UK

To many of us that could mean very little, and unless you’ve been keeping abreast of the latest tech news there’s no reason why it should mean anything. Allow us for a second however to explain firstly what it is, and secondly why it’s going to cure one of the modern...
Brand View launches Global Advisory Board

Brand View launches Global Advisory Board

Brand View has enlisted the support of four renowned experts in retail, ecommerce and customer engagement to establish a Global Advisory Board. The Board members will contribute their insights to the business on global in-store and online shopping trends and...
Survey: Amazon beats Google as starting point for product search

Survey: Amazon beats Google as starting point for product search

A survey of 1,000 US consumers conducted by PowerReviews found that Amazon is the preferred starting point for product search. Google comes in a close second, followed by brand/retailer sites and e-commerce marketplaces (eBay, Etsy, etc.): Amazon — 38 percent Google —...
Amazon Fresh launches assault on UK supermarkets

Amazon Fresh launches assault on UK supermarkets

Amazon Fresh is to make its highly anticipated entrance into the UK grocery market in a move which threatens to damage yet further Britain’s already under-pressure “Big Four” supermarkets . In a development which will be seen as game-changing for British supermarkets,...

Amazon’s growth set to accelerate in 2016 – driven by Prime

The dominance of Amazon as the world’s largest e-retailer continues at pace with a recent report suggesting it accounted for 24% of total US retail sales growth in 2015 – and more than half of eCommerce growth. The study from Macquarie Research reports that Amazon...
Amazon’s new one-hour delivery service launched in Manchester

Amazon’s new one-hour delivery service launched in Manchester

Prime customers can select from 15,000 products to be delivered within a one-hour window. Christopher North, managing director at Amazon.co.uk, said: “We’re thrilled to expand our one-hour delivery service to Manchester, our latest Prime Now city. “Prime Now has...
Amazon's new one-hour delivery service launched in Manchester

Amazon's new one-hour delivery service launched in Manchester

Prime customers can select from 15,000 products to be delivered within a one-hour window. Christopher North, managing director at Amazon.co.uk, said: “We’re thrilled to expand our one-hour delivery service to Manchester, our latest Prime Now city. “Prime Now has...
Suggested Reading: The Everything Store

Suggested Reading: The Everything Store

Though Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail, its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, was never content with being just a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become ‘the everything store’, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at...
Suggested Reading: The Longer Long Tail

Suggested Reading: The Longer Long Tail

What happens when there is almost unlimited choice? When everything becomes available to everyone? And when the combined value of the millions of items that only sell in small quantities equals or even exceeds the value of a handful of best-sellers? In this...
Amazon Launches Amazon Business

Amazon Launches Amazon Business

Amazon has launched a new service in the US, Amazon Business, to cater for all business users. Whether it’s stationery, tea and coffee or office sundries they will cater for all markets. This is obviously  a huge opportunity for suppliers and we look forward to...
Brand pages are here

Brand pages are here

Once your brand is established on Amazon we can work with Amazon Media Services to create a Brand Page to highlight your popular products and marketing text to sell your lines. Take a look at some of the examples that we have recently worked on: Thorntons Yorkshire...
Amazon unveils the Echo

Amazon unveils the Echo

With a built-in, cloud connected, “always on” microphone, the Echo can listen for your voice “from across the room.” You can ask it about the weather. You can tell it to set an alarm. You can ask it for information about Abraham Lincoln. It’s a personal assistant in a...

Amazon Same-Day Pick Up Launches In The UK

You can now order something from Amazon and get it the same day. The online retail giant announced that it would expand its existing ‘Pick-Up’ programme to allow customers to get their stuff from local newsagents and shops, including same-day delivery. If...

Amazon launches a shopping machine and calls it a phone

Amazon’s Fire Phone is here: CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the company’s first smartphone at an event today in Seattle. Details are still rolling in, but Bezos has already made one thing clear: This is a shopping device. The most interesting feature so far is called...

Amazon and Twitter join forces

Twitter has had a bumpy couple of weeks. First its stock price fell to an all-time low on the back of disappointing monthly active user numbers, released in its Q1 earnings report. Then, earlier this week its market value tumbled further – losing nearly 18% in...

Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 23% to $19.74 Billion

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Operating cash flow increased 26% to $5.35 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $4.25 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31,...

Final mile for Amazon grocery deliveries in the USA

The future of Amazon.com Inc. AMZN +3.87% is hiding in plain sight in a San Francisco parking lot. Adjacent to recently closed Candlestick Park, Amazon is testing its own delivery network for the “last mile,” the final leg of a package’s journey to...

“Amazon have become P&Gs second biggest customer in the US”

“We are quite simply a global company of brands,” says Suykens. It’s clear that P&G has not only been rediscovering the essence of its brands, but evolving the way it interacts with customers. “Did you know that in North America 15% of Pampers’ sales are now made...

“Amazon have become P&Gs second biggest customer in the US”

“We are quite simply a global company of brands,” says Suykens. It’s clear that P&G has not only been rediscovering the essence of its brands, but evolving the way it interacts with customers. “Did you know that in North America 15% of Pampers’ sales are now made...

Amazon to deliver fresh groceries

Amazon has said that it will continue to expand its German operation after revealing plans for new DCs for central Europe. This expansion would include moving into fresh groceries, according to press reports. Potential grocery offer Amazon has said that it could begin...

Amazon Constantly Audits its Business Model

Amazon.com is in the headlines again because it started Sunday package deliveries in several large cities.  This offering follows the company’s recent strategic decision to offer same day delivery to most US addresses.  As a part of this strategy, the company is...

Amazon boss: Thousands of temps will become permanent

13 November 2013 Last updated at 12:15 GMT Amazon is just one of many companies hiring thousands of temporary workers ahead of the festive season. The BBC’s Dominic Laurie visited the firm’s fulfilment warehouse in Swansea. Amazon Europe’s vice...

Facebook ads ‘on a par’ with TV campaigns, say fmcg brands

Facebook is now “on a par with TV” when it comes to effective advertising, but the return on investment is far better, claim fmcg brands that have used the social networking site. Nestlé said it could directly attribute 11% of Kit Kat sales to its Facebook ads...

Facebook ads 'on a par' with TV campaigns, say fmcg brands

Facebook is now “on a par with TV” when it comes to effective advertising, but the return on investment is far better, claim fmcg brands that have used the social networking site. Nestlé said it could directly attribute 11% of Kit Kat sales to its Facebook ads...