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Amazon dominating online retail sector during pandemic

Amazon dominating online retail sector during pandemic

NEW YORK — Recent data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that online retail giant Amazon had 4.06 billion unique visitors in March. According to the data, this figure was more compared to combined visitors for the other five leading online stores. The data shows that eBay, Apple, Walmart, Rakuten, Samsung.com, and Apple.com had cumulative visitors of 3.85

Amazon stops shipments of non-essential items, adds 100,000 jobs

Amazon stops shipments of non-essential items, adds 100,000 jobs

SEATTLE — Amazon announced this week that it is prioritizing shipments of medical supplies and household staples that come into its warehouses to help it respond to massive consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The online retailer reported to its suppliers that it will not accept any shipments of non-essential consumer goods until April 5.

Amazon Go Grocery store opens in Seattle

Amazon Go Grocery store opens in Seattle

SEATTLE — Amazon upsized its Amazon Go checkout-free store concept on Tuesday with the opening of its first Amazon Go Grocery store, which measures 10,400 square feet and carries about 5,000 products, including perishables like fresh meat and produce, and household items like paper towels. The new store is more than four times the size

Amazon celebrates record-breaking holiday season

Amazon celebrates record-breaking holiday season

SEATTLE – Amazon announced that this holiday season was record-breaking one thanks to its customers all around the world. The company said the billions of items were ordered worldwide and tens of millions of Amazon Devices were purchased worldwide. Throughout the season, Amazon said it offered customers incredible deals every day and deeper discounts and

Amazon rebrands PillPack

Amazon rebrands PillPack

SEATTLE — According to published reports from CNBC, PillPack has updated its logo and other paperwork to include a new “Amazon Pharmacy” brand, and its chief executive officer, TJ Parker, has been promoted to vice president within Amazon. Specifically, the group’s branding has changed from “PillPack, an Amazon company” to “PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy.” It’s

KIND Snacks reaches highest sales within 48-hour period on Amazon

KIND Snacks reaches highest sales within 48-hour period on Amazon

NEW YORK — Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 marked a milestone for KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND). Over the two-day shopping period, KIND garnered the highest sales of Amazon’s food category within 48 hours, according to leading eCommerce performance analytics platform Profitero. “Amazon is, and has always been, an integral part of our selling strategy,” says Mike

Amazon acquires Health Navigator

Amazon acquires Health Navigator

SEATTLE — Amazon has acquired health care startup Health Navigator LLC to help bolster its recently launched primary care program for employees, called Amazon Care, which combines telemedicine checkups, at-home or in-office doctor’s visits and prescription deliveries. Chicago-based Health Navigator operates a platform that helps health care providers serve patients remotely with telemedicine services. The

Amazon Prime to include free grocery delivery

Amazon Prime to include free grocery delivery

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. will offer free two-hour grocery delivery to its Prime members, the company said on Tuesday. The move eliminates an additional $14.99 per month fee that Prime members previously had to pay to access the company’s Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service.“I think this offering is truly a game changer and that this

Amazon adds thousands of new locations for free package pickup across the U.S.

Amazon adds thousands of new locations for free package pickup across the U.S.

SEATTLE — Amazon has announced the expansion of Counter, a network of staffed pickup points that gives customers the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at a partner location. With this expansion, customers now have access to thousands more Amazon Hub Counter locations with Amazon’s new store partners GNC, Health Mart and Stage

Platforms poised to elevate consumer engagement

Platforms poised to elevate consumer engagement

The legacy business model in consumer and retail is the pipe through which value is generated upstream and delivered to consumers downstream. As everyone is aware, a powerful alternative has emerged. Today “platform” enterprises such as Alibaba, Amazon, Tencent and Uber are dominant business titans. Platforms exist not merely to deliver goods and services, but

Rite Aid debuts Amazon’s Counter service

Rite Aid debuts Amazon’s Counter service

SEATTLE — Amazon announced on Thursday the U.S. launch of Counter, a new network of staffed pickup points that gives customers the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at a partner location. Starting today, customers will have access to more than a hundred Counter locations across the U.S., with thousands of additional locations

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