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Has Amazon asked you to reset your password?

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There are some reports online, and we’ve heard a few rumours, that Amazon UK has been asking users to reset their passwords. We have no confirmed details about this but here’s one report on ZDnet. There is no indication on why they have made this move and we have seen no details on how many […]

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Jeff Bezos gets excited & tweets for the first time

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The rarest of beasts – a used rocket. Controlled landing not easy, but done right, can look easy. Check out video: — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 24, 2015 Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has had an extraordinary day with two technological feats. First his Blue Origin New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, […]

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Amazon consider RRP when awarding the Buy Box

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We received an interesting email from an Amazon seller that’s worth sharing. The email from Amazon was sent to a Toy seller and it regards Toy ASINs, RRP (Recommended Retail Price) and getting that all important Amazon Buy Box slot. Here’s the text of the email: “Dear Amazon Seller, You are receiving this email because […]

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Amazon’s latest TV advert

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I’m loving Amazon’s latest TV advert punting the simplicity and speed of ordering with Amazon Prime. You’ll have to watch it to see what the featured product is as I don’t want to give it away, but it’s not something you’d normally associate with horses!

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Amazon Black Friday Deals start earlier than scheduled

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Amazon’s annual sale, previously billed as “Black Friday Deals Week” and now renamed as “Amazon’s Biggest Ever Deals Event“, is underway. Amazon are now running 10 days of deals culminating on Friday the 27th of November. The deals are also running ahead of the previously scheduled dates, they were announced to run from the 23rd […]

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Amazon expands Prime Same Day in the UK (again!)

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Amazon are really ramping up their Prime Same Day service and just two weeks after launching in Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire and Berkshire they’ve rolled it out to more UK cities. Prime Same Day is now available to residential addresses in Birmingham, Bristol, Dudley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Walsall and Wolverhampton and […]

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First order from Amazon Pantry

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Yesterday we announced the launch of Amazon Pantry and I placed an order to test the service. Delivery was estimated to be Wednesday, but by this morning I’d received a notification that it would be delivered today (Tuesday) and sure enough it turned up at lunch time. Carriage at £2.99 (plus 99p for each additional […]

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Amazon Launchpad for innovative startup products

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Amazon today opened Amazon Launchpad in the UK, a new programme that will bring innovative products from British startups to millions of Amazon customers across the UK. Launchpad has been available in the US since July, and the aim is to help startups bring their products to market with benefits including custom product pages help […]

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Amazon Prime for just £59 per year

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Amazon have slashed the price of their Prime membership from £79 per year to £59 per year, but only for a couple of days. If you want to take advantage you’ll need to sign up by the 18th of November. This is nominally a £20 saving. Prime membership offers unlimited One-Day Delivery, access to movies […]

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US Amazon sellers required to provide 95% tracking from Feb ’16

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We received an email from a UK based Amazon seller who also sells on and over the weekend. The seller received news from Amazon that come February 2016, non-FBA sellers will be required to ensure 95% of their shipments are tracked. Amazon suggests that this isn’t necessarily going to be a major headache: […]

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