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Does Amazon start retailing your top lines?

Amazon Best Sellers

Upstream Commerce, a retail pricing intelligence specialist, have just published an interesting research article examining how quickly Amazon starts stocking top selling lines once a retailer offers them for sale on the marketplace. From examining hundreds of apparel examples, Amazon started selling 25% of the top selling products, first introduced by marketplace sellers, within 12 […]

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Amazon start selling O2 contracts

Amazon mobiles with contracts

Amazon have started to sell mobile phones with contracts. Of course Amazon have been selling mobile phones for years, but they now appear to have partnered with O2 so you can get a new or upgraded contract at the same time as buying a new handset. The reason that Amazon launched their Fire Phone on […]

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Amazon staff to strike in Germany

Amazon Feat

Trade union Verdi has called for Amazon employees to go on strike in Germany as a dispute regarding pay and conditions escalates. Verdi have called for staff at 5 of Amazon’s German distribution centres to withdraw their labour. The workplaces affected are those in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Graben, Werne and Rheinberg. In total, Amazon has […]

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Are your Amazon sales slowing down?

Amazon Feat

Amazon have just reported their last quarter results and appear to be growing more slowly than in the recent past. They posted a loss of almost half a billion dollars in the last quarter and sales came in at $20.58 billion short of the analyst expectations of $20.84 billion. Worse still for the all important […]

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Have Amazon changed the Buy Box formula?

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Tamebay reader Bernard has noticed some of his listings which previously performed well on Amazon are no longer winning the Buy Box. Some early investigation appears to suggest that Amazon UK listings are now losing the Buy Box when competing other fulfilled by merchant listings offering Free Delivery. It seems the ranking of a fulfilled […]

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Amazon monetize lockers with adverts

amazon locker

Strolling back to the tube in London last night, I found these Amazon Lockers. If you click on the pic it will embiggen. They’re in Hammersmith, just by the tube and also not far from Disney HQ. Much has been said about the current and future potential of Click & Collect and lockers and these […]

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Amazon to hire 1000 on permanent contracts

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon have announce 1000 new jobs at their fulfilment centres in the UK, expanding their current workforce which currently sits at around 6000 employees. With an investment of over £1 billion in its UK Operations, Amazon have already added 2000 to their payroll in the last two years at eight large fulfilment centres spread around […]

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Holiday deals from Amazon sellers to be featured worldwide

Amazon Black Friday Deals

Amazon have announced that for the first time, top deals from sellers on Amazon will be featured on holiday deal pages worldwide. Participating sellers will be offering thousands of deals throughout the holiday season across most product categories. The seller holiday deals program, introduced for the first time last year, is now expanding to be […]

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Why you shouldn’t buy a Fire Phone today

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There’s one very simple reason why you shouldn’t rush out and buy a Fire Phone today, and that’s if you want Internet banking. I suspect that thousands of bank customers have installed their banks app on their smartphones and don’t even think about how often they use it. It’s so simple to check your account […]

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Amazon Fire Phone launches (but only on O2)

Amazon Fire Phone feat

Amazon’s Firephone comes to the UK tomorrow, but bizarrely they’re limiting it to buyers who want to sign up for an O2 tariff, which rules out everyone that might have been willing to shell out for the device but already have a contract with a different mobile phone networks. Bearing in mind most report on […]

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