Amazon

  • Health & Lifestyle Brands Offered Amazon Alternative: Q&A with New Marketplace Makes Me Healthy

    Producers of health, beauty and wellness products are being given a ‘no risk‘ opportunity to increase sales and awareness of their healthy lifestylegoods by online marketplace Makesmehealthy.com. The site, which launches in October, offers small to medium producers a greater chance of their products reaching the dedicated target audience as it tackles the issue of smaller brands being ‘lost’ in much larger online retail websites. Here, RetailTechNews speaks to Jaspal Singh Nijjar, founder, Makesmehealthy.com, to discuss why he [...]

  • Vine Used to Boost Private-Label Sales; Advertisers Shifting Budgets from Google to Amazon

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: Vine Used to Boost Private-Label Sales; Advertisers Shifting Budgets from Google to Amazon; and Facebook Launches Portal Smart Speaker, with Alexa.

    Vine Used to Boost Private-Label Sales

    Amazon is using its Vine programme to boost sales of its private-label brands. Vine was originally intended to increase the number of customer reviews, and allow Amazon to serve as a [...]


  • Online Shoppers Looking to Discover New Products; Chinese ‘Golden Week’ Boosts British Retail

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: Online Shoppers Looking to Discover New Products; Chinese ‘Golden Week’ Boosts British Retail; and Amazon Controlling Search.

    Online Shoppers Looking to Discover New Products

    Three-quarters (74%) of online grocery shoppers are now focused on changing their basket of goods to discover new products, according to research from Bazaarvoice and IGD.

    According to the research, 41% of all British grocery shoppers say they [...]

  • The New Reality for Retailers

    There can surely be no question now that Amazon is the most important agent of disruption and change that the retail industry has ever seen. That reflects not just its scale and reach, but the way that it has changed fundamentally and forever how people want to shop, and the range of goods available to them – largely irrespective of where they happen to live. Here, Alan Treadgold, a retail expert at PA Consulting, tells RetailTechNews that this is only [...]

  • Private-Label Advertising in Competitor Listings; New Ad-Supported Video Service

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: Private-Label Advertising in Competitor Listings; New Ad-Supported Video Service; and The Four-Star Store.

    Private-Label Advertising in Competitor Listings

    Amazon‘s latest experiment to promote its own products is taking place inside the listings of competitor brands.

    When searching for various products in beauty, health, household, and baby items, some shoppers have seen the link ‘Similar item [...]

  • Weekly Focus: JD.com Expanding Supermarket Chain & Opens Up in Seoul

    This week, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has unveiled plans to expand its network of fresh food stores, 7Fresh, across China as well as made its foray into the Korean market with a new office set up in Seoul.

    JD.com said it inked agreements with 16 real estate companies to facilitate the expansion of its supermarket chain, which was launched earlier this year, into Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Chengdu. The partners included China Poly Group, Vanke, and Yuexiu Property.

    Fresh produce accounts [...]

  • Only Google & Facebook Have Bigger Ad Market than Amazon; 'Storefronts' Helps Amazon’s SME Image

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: Only Google & Facebook Have Bigger Ad Market than Amazon; ‘Storefronts’ Helps Amazon’s SME Image; Amazon Employees Accepting Bribes for Data.

    Only Google & Facebook Have Bigger Ad Market than Amazon

    Amazon is expected to move ahead of Microsoft and Oath into third place in the U.S. digital ad market, according to a report released Wednesday by the research firm eMarketer.

    More people [...]

  • Does Amazon Have a Millennial Problem?

    It seems a ridiculous question to ask, with the business set to take 50% of the US e-commerce market by the end of 2018, but it does look as though Amazon might have a millennial problem. Here, we take a closer look at why the company’s biggest competitor, Walmart, is taking advantage of this, and what steps Amazon will have to consider to wrestle back the initiative.

    Walmart can hardly make a move these days without it being [...]

  • Making Your Margin Your Moat: How to Survive the Amazon Era

    In this piece for RetailTechNews, Al Hussain (pictured below), senior strategist, Verbal Identity, outlines the lengths businesses must go if they are to stand the test in an era being dominated by online retail giants. Everyone’s worried about Amazon entering their industry. Just the thought of it can reshape markets. On the recent news that Amazon acquired Pillpack, the three largest pharmaceutical chains in the U.S. collectively tanked USD$11bn (£8.56bn) in one day.

    But what is it specifically about Amazon [...]

  • The World’s Biggest E-commerce Players; Walmart Taking on Amazon’s E-book Business

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: The World’s Biggest E-commerce Players; Walmart Taking on Amazon’s E-book Business; and Google Home Gaining on Alexa.

    The World’s Biggest E-commerce Players

    Amazon is the most used e-commerce site in the world, with an online population of 1.2 billion, shows data put together by WBE. Chinese multinational Alibaba (2nd) and Argentine company MercadoLibre (3rd) present the biggest resistance to Amazon’s complete global takeover