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By Chris Dawson June 25, 2017 - 4:20 pm

How much did Whole Foods cost Amazon? (Ans: Nothing!)

Amazon paid some $13.4bn for the US supermarket chain Whole Foods who have 9 UK branches and a few hundred in the US and Canada. The thing is it didn't really cost them anything. Looking at Amazon's share price, it jumped about 3% as soon as

When is Amazon Prime Day 2017?

Amazon have for the past two years held a one off Prime Day of deals to celebrate their birthday. It's an artificial sales day but in just two years it's already grown to be a mammoth online bonanza of a similar ilk to Singles Day

Are you preparing for Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day has become a major peak day for the ecommerce market. Many think it’s all about Amazon Retail and Amazon Prime membership. However, the figures show that 3rd party retailers are also benefiting from this and are reporting massive sales volumes on the

Amazon Prime Wardrobe seen as a big ASOS fashion challenger

The FT has reported that "Asos investors were spooked" by the news and launch of the new beta Amazon Wardrobe which was revealed earlier in the week. We wrote about it here: The new Amazon Prime Wardrobe ‘try before you buy’ fashion service. Amazon Prime Wardrobe,

Revisiting Amazon Dash: all of the UK buttons

Yesterday we reported that Heineken was the latest addition to the Amazon Dash button family. But it seems we weren't reporting the whole story so it's worth revisiting Amazon Dash and the buttons and what it means to Amazon. Needless to say it's all part of

Now buy beer with Amazon Dash

The latest Amazon Dash button to launch is from Heineken. So when the headline says beer, the CAMRA crowd and craft beer hipsters may challenge that definition. (Indeed, they may suggest, as the joke in an Australian accent goes, that it's "rather like making love in

The new Amazon Prime Wardrobe ‘try before you buy’ fashion service

Last week, Amazon launched a service that allows you to try before you buy when buying, say, electrical items. We wrote about it here: Amazon trials new ‘try now, pay later’ service. The new foray into a similar service is related to fashion and it's

Will Amazon Australia launch this year?

That's the question someone asked Tamebay this week on Facebook. A seller wants to start selling on Amazon Australia as soon as possible. But when will it open and will it launch with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) in place and operational. The Financial Times (£) asked a

Amazon Shipping Overrides will stop working after June

ChannelAdvisor have given their retailers a heads up that Amazon are to end support for shipping overrides and all sellers should migrate to new shipping settings by the end of June. This will almost certainly apply to you if you use shipping overrides, even if