Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and more than a dozen other retailers who applied for their own top-level domains (TLDs) were expecting to see them rolled out starting this year. But the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is running into more delays in approving the vanity domains, and some—including .amazon—look like they may [...]
Amazon has formally responded to a lawsuit from two of its onetime sellers—in which the sellers said Amazon held their money for more than 90 days, in violation of state law—by essentially saying, “We won’t see you in court, buddy.” Amazon’s position is that a mandatory check-off box on its site means that sellers are [...]
When Amazon’s and Overstock’s efforts to avoid sales tax were slapped down last week by New York state’s highest court, the judges took an unusual path. Going beyond the normal arguments of nexus — essentially, whether the online operation has any people or operations based in the state — the judges focused more on what [...]
There’s a jarring bit of retail insight buried in a story from The Register last Thursday (March 28): “No one can compete with Amazon when a customer knows what they want,” The Register’s Bill Ray writes. “Stores need to excel at selling things the customer didn’t know they were after, and greater technology might not [...]
When Amazon was awarded a patent this week to allow for anonymous online purchases—anonymous from shopper to shopper, not anonymous to Amazon—it could be the world’s largest e-tailer taking its next step into payments. The actual money part of the payments are still to be handled through the same means Amazon does today—payment card, bank [...]
eCommerce integrations include eBay, Amazon, Netsuite and Magento. The iabol Sync Tool allows for data to be pulled into iabol from almost any application. iabol allows for order management, single or batch label creation …
This week, Amazon is hiring a UX designer of personal recommendations, as well as a UX designer of gift cards. Meanwhile, Tapjoy is seeking a technical support engineer, and Play Gamez24x7 is on the hunt for a marketing lead. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on [...]
With the recent explosion of online marketplaces, many companies are vying for control of the digital payment space. One from a well-known internet presence is Checkout by Amazon. With an already large customer base, adding Checkout by Amazon to your small business allows millions to buy with pre-established accounts, using a system known for its [...]
In its competition with Amazon, Walmart is stepping up its offerings in e-commerce and mobile shopping, including the introduction of lockers for picking up items ordered online and a new Web site and mobile app.
Ecommerce Marketplaces are a great place for online merchants to expand their product visibility outside of comparison engines and their own websites. Amazon, a major online marketplace for ecommerce merchants, alone generated $21.07 million in revenue for Q4 2012, and a total revenue of $61.09 billion for the year. What is an Ecommerce Marketplace? Eg. Amazon, Rakuten.com (formerly Buy.com), Newegg, Etsy. Here [...]
Online e-commerce giant eBay last week said that it expects to have 12% of its sales coming from BRIC countries by 2015 in a global e-commerce market that will be worth $300 billion, and here is one more step in that …
Online retailer Amazon has said it will buy Goodreads, a book discovery and recommendation website. San Francisco-based Goodreads was founded in 2007, has 16 million members and is one of the most prominent online …
Amazon is facing a revolt from small traders as the internet retailer that describes itself as "Earth's most customer-centric" company plans to impose a wave of fee hikes on third parties that use its network to sell consumer …
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Our 2012 Q4 CSE Rankings was an exciting one for us at CPC Strategy. Not only did we get to dive into the numbers from the holiday season, but we also got to see how Google’s shift to a paid model affected the rest of the CSE landscape during Q4. Amazon Product Ads in Q4 [...]
Almost as fierce as the Android vs. Apple debate is the Google Shopping vs. Amazon Product Ads debate. Brand loyalty aside, which comparison shopping engine is really the best? Where does Google Shopping win? Merchant tools Amazon is so used to having a program that just goes, relying mainly on fulfillment and locking sellers in [...]
In Q3 and Q4 2012 Google Shopping officially transitioned to a new commercial shopping engine built on Google Product Listing Ads. After this switch, Google Shopping’s performance compared to rival shopping engine Amazon Product Ads changed dramatically. With a new incentive to show merchant products to consumers, Google sent more than twice as much traffic [...]
Few companies can strike fear into the hearts of ecommerce merchants like Amazon. Its massive scale and focus on growth over profits allows Amazon to offer pricing that many smaller merchants simply can’t compete with. As an ecommerce entrepreneur myself, I would have an easier time hating on Amazon if it wasn’t such an outstanding [...]
U.S. consumers were more satisfied with e-commerce companies in 2012 than they were in the previous year, but leader Amazon.com saw its rating slip.
(This is a continuation of the Multichannel Handbook series) Part 4: Marketplaces Most Internet retailers are familiar with the concept of marketplaces online: web destinations which bring buyers and sellers together to foster more sales for merchants and more great places to buy products for customers. Taken together, marketplaces represent an enormous opportunity to add [...]
Here are a couple of tips to find them in no time! – Or well, just to make your search more efficient. Amplify’d from www.amazonsellersupportblog.com Having trouble finding your listings? Here are some facts about how search works on Amazon.com. A product generally needs an active offer with available inventory to be searchable on Amazon.com. [...]
Amplify’d from techcrunch.com Amazon this morning announced that on its peak day for this year, November 29, customers ordered more than 13.7 million items worldwide across all product categories, which translates to a – self-proclaimed – record-breaking 158 items per second. November 29 was, of course, Cyber Monday in the United States, the Monday immediately [...]
On their Q2 call, Amazon executives dropped a little number on analysts that was a pretty big surprised. They noted they are adding 13 fulfillment centers (FCs) to the ~38 they have now. That’s a > 30% increase in fulfillment centers and depending on the size could be an even larger expansion from a sq-ft [...]
Key Points From comScore’s June U.S. Traffic Release June and Q2 U.S. Online Retail Traffic Trends Largely Neutral — Overall U.S. Y/Y Traffic to Online Retail sites was modestly positive Q2 traffic (up 13.0%) very modestly better than Q1 trends (up 12.7%) comScore tracked 21% Y/Y growth to Amazon’s U.S. Website comScore tracked a 5% [...]
OK, so I am sure you have heard the news right? Buy.com got bought for $250 million The acquisition, valued at approximately $250 million (USD), will be carried out by Rakuten’s U.S. subsidiary, Rakuten USA." The press release illustrates the strategy as follows: “As a company, Buy.com shares our vision for the future of ecommerce [...]
The Postal Service announced Thursday that it lost $1.9 billion in the six months that ended March 31. Revenues dropped 1.4 percent vs. the same period in 2009 and mail volume dropped 6.3 percent. USPS reported that 88.1 billion pieces of mail were delivered in the first six months of the current fiscal year and [...]
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2010. The e-commerce company posted first-quarter revenue of $2.2 billion, up 9% year over year, or up 18% excluding Skype. The increase was due to growth in the Payments and Marketplaces businesses, as well as a positive impact from foreign [...]
I am really starting to look forward to Thursdays now, just for the opportunity to post these discussions and then follow it. I really am learning alot and the resources are fascinating. If you missed any of these informative discussions, be sure to check back to the prior weeks: Week #1 : Brands and Branding: [...]
It’s 2010 and things have changed, I remember back to 1997 when I sold my very first item on eBay long ago. It was a pair of tickets to see Elton John at Madison Square Garden in New York City. I scored some sweet lower level seats that cost me $300 bucks and then I [...]
SEATTLE, Jan 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009. Operating cash flow was $3.29 billion in 2009, compared with $1.70billion in 2008. Free cash flow increased 114% to $2.92 billion in 2009, compared with $1.36 billion in 2008. Common shares outstanding plus [...]
Some things are just too good to keep to yourself and this happens to be one of them. Santa Claus came to my house today in his "brown uniform" with the electronic signature pad and the big brown truck Yeah, that guy left me my Christmas gift and I do an unboxing video for you [...]
A recent story from The Daily Mail showcases the size and scope of just ONE, yeah just 1 of the dozens of fulfillment centers for Amazon.com The size and scope of this operation really hits home when you see it in wide angle view from the top. Just thinking about the systems and management processes [...]