Weekly Roundup: Amazon

  • Google & Carrefour Could Hurt Amazon; Premier League Deal’s Ramifications for Retail

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Google & Carrefour Could Hurt Amazon; Premier League Deal’s Ramifications for Retail; and Microsoft Takes Aim at Amazon Go.

    Google & Carrefour Could Hurt Amazon

    French grocery giant Carrefour has announced a partnership with Google, with the first grocery shopping experience through Google interfaces expected by 2019. These ‘interfaces’ will include [...]

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  • Amazon Throws USD$2bn More at India; Amazon Doesn’t Dominate Private-Label Sales

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon Throws USD$2bn More at India; Amazon Doesn’t Dominate Private-Label Sales; and Loyalty of Prime Members.

    Amazon Throws USD$2bn More at India

    Amazon is reportedly upping its investment in India by USD$2bn (£1.5bn). This would be a significant move, considering that in June 2017 they committed USD$5bn (£3.7bn) towards the company’s [...]

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  • Amazon on Hunt for Indian Deal; Kroger Fighting Back with Ocado Deal

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon on Hunt for Indian Deal; Kroger Fighting Back with Ocado Deal; and Google Will Cut Alexa’s Market Share.

    Amazon on Hunt for Indian Deal

    After failing to crack the deal with Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, retail giant Amazon is said to be in talks with India’s largest brick-and-mortar retail company, [...]

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  • Amazon Taking on Google & Criteo; The Retail War in India Isn’t Over

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon Taking on Google & Criteo; The Retail War in India Isn’t Over; and Alexa Poses Problem for Brands.

    Amazon Taking on Google & Criteo

    Amazon is taking its most assertive step yet into the digital-advertising market by testing a new display ad offering that threatens multibillion-dollar revenue streams at businesses [...]

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  • Amazon's Could Represent 10% of All Retail by 2020; Walmart Beats Amazon to Flipkart Deal

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon’s Could Represent 10% of All Retail by 2020; Walmart Beats Amazon to Flipkart Deal; and No More Google Shopping.

    Amazon’s Could Represent 10% of All Retail by 2020

    Amazon is set to capture nearly 10% of total retail sales by 2020, according to Telsey Advisory Group. The growth is [...]

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  • Amazon’s Multibillion-Dollar Advertising Business; Amazon Smashes Wall Street Expectations

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon’s Multibillion-Dollar Advertising Business; Amazon Smashes Wall Street Expectations; and Digital Marketers Losing Sleep Over Competition from Amazon.

    Amazon’s Multibillion-Dollar Advertising Business

    Amazon‘s advertising business is growing fast, now adding billions of dollars to Amazon’s quarterly sales. On Thursday (3 May), Amazon disclosed that its “other” sales, mostly comprised of its [...]

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  • Amazon Taking More of Retailers’ Budgets; Walmart vs Amazon in India

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon Taking More of Retailers’ Budgets; Walmart vs Amazon in India; and Amazon Could Lead U.S. Apparel Retail by the End of This Year.

    Amazon Taking More of Retailers’ Budgets

    Retail brands will invest 55% more in online marketing and advertising by 2023, but fewer dollars will go toward traditional [...]

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  • Prime Membership Numbers Announced; USPS Could Make Amazon Suffer

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Prime Membership Numbers Announced; USPS Could Make Amazon Suffer; and Smart Speaker Market Booming.

    Prime Membership Numbers Announced

    Amazon Prime’s membership tops more than 100 million accounts worldwide, the company said this afternoon, revealing the number of subscribers to its fast-shipping programme for the first time.

    With a cost of USD$99bn (£70bn) [...]

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  • Amazon Taking on Venmo; A Tech Firm or a Retail Firm?

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon Taking on Venmo; A tech firm or a retail firm?; and No ads for Alexa.

    Amazon Taking on Venmo

    Amazon is working on a person-to-person payment capability that could be used in combination with its Alexa virtual assistant, according to the Wall Street Journal. With such a service, a user [...]

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  • Trump vs Amazon; Game of Mergers; Amazon to Rival Walmart’s Flipkart Bid

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Trump vs Amazon; Game of mergers; and Amazon to rival Walmart’s Flipkart bid.

    Trump vs Amazon

    Amazon and Donald Trump are at war again, after the American President claimed that the U.S. Post Office loses USD$1.50 (£1.07) on average for each package it delivers for Amazon.

    The attacks have seen Amazon’s [...]

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