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Amazon’s Sunday deliveries have quadrupled in a year

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Amazon says that its Sunday deliveries in the UK have quadrupled over the course of the past year in further evidence that shopping habits are changing and flexibility on deliveries is sought by customers. Sunday deliveries are facilitated by Amazon’s own delivery logistics network. Sunday deliveries are now available in most of the UK’s major […]

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Amazon tax arrangements could be illegal says EC

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The European Commission (EC) has said in a preliminary report that Amazon’s tax affairs could be considered illegal because they constitute “state aid” for the firm by the Luxembourg government. The EC says in a report that “the Commission’s preliminary view is that the tax ruling of 5 November 2003 by Luxembourg in favour of […]

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Amazon and Price Perception

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If you’re interested in Amazon and pricing then there’s a white paper out there from Boomerang Commerce that’s causing a stir. Boomerang Commerce is a dynamic pricing company founded by former Amazon employee Guru Hariharan and the white paper called “Introduction to Price Perception Index” looks at how Amazon monitor prices across the board and […]

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Amazon created 6k EU jobs in 2014

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Amazon has announced that it created over 6000 jobs in Europe last year. The new permanent positions were in a variety of positions across the business and included fulfillment center associates, customer service representatives, software development engineers, machine learning experts, datacenter technicians, packaging engineers, computational linguists, site merchandisers, supply chain managers, buyers, designers. The new […]

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Amazon win big at Golden Globes

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There’s an Internet revolution happening on our TVs – this year’s Golden Globes have seen Amazon and Netflix scoop three awards between them. What’s remarkable about this is that the awards have gone to TV shows which have never been broadcast in the traditional sense of the word. The only way you could have watched […]

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Save money when selling on Amazon EU

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Webinterpret are well known for translating eBay listings, but what’s less known is that they offer the a similar service for Amazon. Webinterpret say that whilst selling on international Amazon sites can potentially double your income, about 3% of this revenue is lost due to foreign currency exchange commission. However, the good news is that […]

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Amazon working on a new platform for inventors

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Re/code reports that Amazon looks like it’s working on a new, specialist platform honed at inventors and offering them a tailored means of selling their new and innovative products. You can read the full piece here. Re/code says of the purpose of the venture: “Amazon is attempting to build close relationships with young, promising hardware […]

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Amazon merchants sold 2bn items in 2014

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New figures published by Amazon show that their marketplace features are in rude good health as they enter 2015. They report that 3rd party sellers sold more than 2 billion items in 2014 and that represent 40% of all Amazon sales. That’s good news for Amazon because this is the high margin part/low effort part […]

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Amazon claim 10m new Prime members in December 2014

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Amazon claim to have added more than 10 million new buyers to their Prime programme in December, according to press reports. It seems that most of the new users were Stateside where subscribers get unlimited two-day shipping for an annual fee of $99. Also, it must be noted, that we don’t know how many are […]

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No let up on Amazon email response times this Christmas

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This is more of a reminder than anything new. But it comes from a Tamebay correspondent who asked us whether there was any let up on Amazon response times over Christmas. The answer is no. As with any other day of the year, Amazon sellers will have to keep up with the emails they get […]

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