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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

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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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Will Amazon classify your product hazardous?

Batteries

We’ve been contacted by a Tom of Starkey Headsets who is in a bit of a dilemma. It’s also something that could affect vast numbers of sellers on Amazon that use FBA. Tom told us that he was looking through the company’s products on Amazon wondering why one particular product had had no sales for […]

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Twitter complaints of Kindle ads in Downton

Downton Abbey Amazon Kindle sm

Downton Abbey kicked off on Sunday evening this week, but there’s been a raft of complaints about the Amazon Kindle adverts appearing at each ad break. At each ad break one of the Downton characters is pictured behind scenes absorbed reading their Kindle and supposedly oblivious to all that’s going on around them. So called […]

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More Amazon strikes in Germany

Amazon German Feat

Workers at Amazon have walked out on strike again at four of Amazon’s German warehouses. The strike is the latest in a long line of industrial action over pay in Germany. Basically Amazon pays their workers (well they say) on pay scales above the standard average for logistics workers. Ver.di, the union, claims workers are […]

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Amazon buy .buy domain for $4.6m

Amazon Feat

It’s a situation redolent of the earliest days of the web when supposedly sought after .com prefixes swede snapped up by millions. Now that a whole host of top level domains (TLDs) are newly available, we’re seeing some of them going for silly money. Amazon saw off other buyers, including Google, in the auction held […]

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