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By Chris Dawson July 21, 2017 - 8:01 pm

Amazon want to buy from US Merchants to resell their stock overseas

Amazon Payments have started to approach US merchants by email offering to buy their stock at full listed price in order to resell it themselves overseas. This looks very much like an extension of the program they launched in Europe last November called ‘Simplify Global

GMB urges Amazon staff to join the union

British trade union GMB is campaigning to urge Amazon staff to organise and join up in a campaign aimed predominantly at the ecommerce giant's warehouse staff in Inverclyde, Dunfermline, Swansea, Rugeley, Bedford, Peterborough, Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster and Croydon. The GMB says: "At the moment Amazon

And now: Amazon Pay Places

Amazon has launched a new service called: Amazon Pay Places. The name does exactly what it says on the tin. You can pay using Amazon in places. The first place to take Amazon Pay Places is the TGI Friday's restaurant chain in the USA. Now customers

Amazon app’s new Spark social commerce for iPhone

Amazon are releasing a shoppable inspiration feed within the Amazon app, currently only available in the US and only on the iPhone version of their app. My first impression is that it's very reminiscent of the eBay Feed crossed with a bit of Instagram. Unlike eBay,

Amazon rumoured to launch Anytime messaging client

There are rumours that Amazon are about to launch their own chat client to compete with the links of Skype, Facebook Messenger and Google. Amazon Anytime screen shots have been leaked by AFTV which suggest a platform agnostic chat client for desktop and mobile including Android

The habits of highly effective Amazon sellers [eBook]

We're pleased to be releasing an updated ebook called The habits of highly effective Amazon sellers. It's been produced in conjunction with Currencies Direct. Download it for free below. At its core this ebook is a useful overview of the advanced techniques that Amazon sellers can

Amazon files patent for recipe box deliveries

Amazon has filed a US patent to create and deliver recipe boxes. Billed as ‘We do the prep. You be the chef.’ The idea is that you can have consignments delivered directly to your door with all the things you need to cook a meal.

What sold well on Amazon Prime Day 2017?

Amazon has declared Prime Day 2017 to be a huge success. We'll look over the analysis and event more fully next week, as a clearer picture emerges. But here is a quick digest. Apparently sales grew by 60% compared with last year's event and marketplace sellers'

The trouble with drones

We all know that Amazon, and doubtless other ecommerce delivery firms, are very interested in drones. It will seemingly be the fulfilment mode of the future. Amazon isn't just looking at the individual drones but also investigating the full drone infrastructure that would be needed

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