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Amazon Starts Selling Kenmore Appliances with Alexa – Would Amazon Buy Kenmore or Sears?

Sears announced this morning they forged an agreement with Amazon to sell Kenmore branded appliances on Amazon.com. Also, all Kenmore Smart Appliances will feature Alexa integration. The first Amazon Alexa powered Kenmore Smart Appliances are...
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Amazon Offers $200 Gift Card to Magento Merchants to Accept Amazon Pay

Magento sent out a promotion to Magento merchants today offering $200 Amazon Gift card when the online merchant adds Amazon Pay to their store. Just yesterday, Amazon promoted Amazon Pay Places, a way to pay...
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Amazon Pay Places is Challenging PayPal

For most of this year, it appeared that Amazon and PayPal might be heading toward a partnership. We reported that PayPal started to sell Amazon gift cards on their gift card site. Additionally, we discussed...

How Whole Foods Could Change in an Amazon World

We found this video gem on Alibaba's media site showing off how a real life working grocery store incorporates mobile and ecommerce shopping. While Amazon has not publicly discussed how they may incorporate Whole Foods...
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Did The Social Media Giants Fall Asleep at The Wheel?

With Amazon launching a social media feature in its app called Spark, they are in the process of changing shopping behavior similar to social shopping in China. We wonder if Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Google+,...
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Amazon Launches Spark – Social Shopping Coming to America!

Over the last few weeks, we have detailed how shopping in China is a social experience. Alibaba's Taobao marketplace is specifically aimed to take advantage of this Chinese way of eCommerce engagement and shopping. Just...
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Amazon Files Trademark – Disrupts Another Market Segment

On July 6, Amazon filed a trademark "We do the Prep, You be the Chef" with the US Trademark office. By now we are used to seeing Amazon file trademarks and patents. Some that see...

Amazon Rumored to Develop WhatsApp Messaging Competitor

AFTVnews.com, an Amazon focused blog, reports that Amazon is surveying users about a new app called Anytime that rivals WhatsApp. Reportedly, the survey suggests this app has additional features such as the ability to order...
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Amazon Prime Day 2017 – Top Selling Products

Amazon Prime Day took place last week, and many people took advantage of that time to get good deals. It has been a great success, which is really isn’t surprising as people will always be...
If Amazon can offer the same quality as brand name products do, what is the value of a brand? This problem is the next major threat that brands see and they are already bracing for it. Many have reduced marketing expenditures or product development to remove these costs from their products. In turn, this should keep them more price competitive. But for how long?

Amazon to Blame for Price & Brand Value Erosion?

Amazon is disrupting high street or brick & mortar retail, but that may just be the beginning. Ever since eCommerce became a game-changing shopping channel, brands have struggled to maintain their brand equity and pricing. Early...