Amazon Expands Platform To Attract Luxury Brands

Fashion Brands

Amazon launches Luxury Stores, a new shopping experience offering both established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands. Iconic American fashion house, Oscar de la Renta, unveils the first store featuring its Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2020 collections, inclusive of ready-to-wear, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and a new perfume, with children’s wear coming soon. Available in the Amazon app by invitation […]

Walmart Finally Announced Its Amazon Prime Membership Competitor

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Walmart launched a new membership program this week called Walmart+ that brings together in-store and online benefits to save customers money. The long-rumored membership program finally becomes a reality and uses the company’s unique assets to make life easier for its customers. Along with the power of its online presence, Walmart+ has the reach of […]

Amazon Keeps Investing In Small Business Sellers

Amazon Accelerate 2020

Amazon is on course to invest $18 billion this year to help independent businesses sell to customers, including investments in logistics, tools, services, programs, and people. Since the beginning of the year, Amazon has launched over 135 free tools and services to help sellers grow their sales in Amazon’s store. In the next twelve months, the company will provide over […]

Amazon Adds 1,800 Electric Vans In Europe

Amazon Mercedes Electric Delivery Van

Amazon is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year. Amazon and Mercedes-Benz share a commitment to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and Mercedes-Benz also announced it has joined The Climate Pledge, which calls on signatories to be net-zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade […]

Four Individuals Charged With $19 Million Fraudulent Invoicing Scheme Targeting Amazon

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Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced the indictment and arrest today of YOEL ABRAHAM, HESHL ABRAHAM, ZISHE ABRAHAM, and SHMUEL ABRAHAM, who are brothers, on charges of engaging in […]

Amazon UK Partners with Morrisons To Offer Free Grocery Delivery For Prime Members

Amazon Morrisons

UK Supermarket chain Morrisons and Amazon announced earlier this year that they were expanding their same-day, online grocery delivery service to Prime members – covering most of London and many major cities across the UK. In March this year the service operated a pilot roll out scheme across 17 Morrisons stores in eight major cities around […]

Amazon Faces New Antitrust Investigation In Germany

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In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily newspaper in Frankfurt Germany, Andreas Mundt, President of Germany’s Federal Government anti-trust authority, revealed his office is investigating Amazon’s role in controlling prices by third-party marketplace sellers on its online commerce platform during the Coronavirus pandemic. The German anti-trust authority is reviewing reports if Amazon kept sellers […]

Court Holds Amazon Liable For Defective Products From Third-Party Sellers

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On Thursday, an appeals court in California ruled that Amazon is liable for defective products sold by third-party merchants on its marketplace platform. In a unanimous decision, the appeal court overturned an earlier ruling from a trial court that ruled in favor of Amazon’s motion for summary judgment. In its decision, the appeal court wrote, […]

Amazon Joins Another Lawsuit Fighting Fake Products

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Amazon and KF Beauty jointly filed a lawsuit against four companies and 16 individuals for counterfeiting KF Beauty’s award-winning WUNDER2 beauty products – including WUNDERBROW – and offering the infringing products for sale in Amazon’s stores, in violation of Amazon’s policies and KF Beauty’s intellectual property rights and various trademarks. The lawsuit was filed in […]

Amazon Plans New Fulfillment Centers In Texas And Tennessee

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In July, Amazon announced the company was adding three more fulfillment centers to its U.S. logistics network to bring faster delivery to more people. New Fulfillment Center – Pflugerville, Texas A new fulfillment center in the city of Pflugerville, Texas is anticipated to launch in 2021 and will create 1,000 new full-time jobs. “We’re appreciative of […]