Category: Amazon

Even with all the glitches, Prime Day 2018 proves to be Amazon’s biggest sales day ever

In spite of the ongoing glitches Amazon shoppers experienced during this week’s Prime Day event, Amazon reports this year’s Prime Day was its biggest shopping day ever. The company sold more than 100 million products globally, with over 5 million...

/ July 18, 2018

Amazon trumpets Prime Day success despite myriad glitches and problems

The 36-hour e-commerce bacchanal called Prime Day got off to a rocky start yesterday afternoon, with glitches and crashes that frustrated many shoppers. People were still receiving error messages late into last night. Today, all seems to be running smoothly...

/ July 17, 2018

Amazon crashes on Prime Day, creating a less than prime shopping experience

Jeramey Lende / Shutterstock.com It looks like this year’s Prime Day will now be known as The Great Amazon Prime Day Crash of 2018. Not long after the e-commerce site kicked off its day of deals at 3:00 p.m. ET,...

/ July 16, 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018 begins July 16 & will run an extra 6 hours

Amazon’s 2018 Prime Day — the once-a-year event where Amazon offers exclusive deals to its Prime members — will kick off at 12:00 p.m. PT on Monday, July 16, and last for 36 hours, through the end of the day...

/ July 11, 2018

Analyst firm: Smart speaker market will reach 100M units by year-end

Analyst firm Canalys is projecting that the global smart speaker market will reach 100 million units by the end of 2018. It further estimates that there will be 225 million smart speaker users by 2020. It’s not entirely clear what...

/ July 9, 2018

Supreme Court reversal on state sales tax deals major blow to e-commerce businesses

More than 25 years ago, the US Supreme Court passed down a decision that would come to have far-reaching implications as e-commerce has evolved. The ruling in Quill v. Heitkamp in 1992 meant that online retailers without any physical presence in...

/ June 27, 2018

The myths that keep you from winning on Amazon

Success on Amazon can best be described as a game of tactics, with brands needing to constantly adjust to the practices of new competitors, consumer behavior or changes within Amazon itself. For companies looking to push their way to the...

/ June 22, 2018

Report: 52% of millennials want retailers to mirror their values

The big takeaway from a new report by Euclid is that retail success strongly flows from brand perception. To many, this may seem like a non-insight; however, it’s contrary to pervasive thinking and conventional wisdom about discounting as a primary retail...

/ June 15, 2018

Report: Microsoft seeks to help retailers compete with Amazon Go

Amazon’s Go checkout-free grocery concept store proved immediately popular, with the retailer saying it would open more stores in the US. While it’s not clear how disruptive to the grocery or broader retail industry Amazon Go might become, Microsoft apparently...

/ June 14, 2018