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By David Brackin September 25, 2017 - 11:46 pm

Amazon Alexa showcases tomorrow’s world but with today’s problems

David Brackin is the managing director of Stuff U Sell, the leading eBay trading assistant in the UK and a regular Tamebay contributor. Here he considers a recent experience buying an Echo device with the intention of further using Amazon Alexa. One of the recurrent themes

Amazon FBA is preparing for peak – with carrots and sticks

There's news from Amazon: the Christmas peak is clearly very soon going to be with us and they're working to improve their capacity by encouraging merchants with slow moving stock to take it out of Amazon FBA storage. Obviously, even Amazon has only a finite capacity at

Amazon Renewed now sell as new refurbished products

Amazon are making a play for what's traditionally been eBay's territory - used by like new refurbished products. For many years eBay has been the defacto place to shop when you want a lightly used or returned product, which might not just be good as new

2018 – The year consumers will start to stop visiting marketplaces

2018 will I believe be the year when consumers start purchasing on marketplaces without actually visiting the marketplace. Marketplaces will be distributed across platforms, similarly to what we've seen in the past with voice and video (Skype which uses computers as nodes) and finance (think

Samsung’s new Bixby Assistant shops on Amazon

Having just received a brand new Samsung Note 8, I naturally couldn't resist having a play with Samsung's own voice assistant called Bixby. Bixby runs alongside Google Assistant and is billed as a smarter way to use your phone, assisting in completing tasks, telling you

Tech wearables: Amazon Alexa spectacles are coming

It's your voice interface with Amazon: "Alexa, do this or that." Up until now you'll have been commanding Alexa using your Amazon Echo or Dot device in your home. But the next development on the cards seems to be a pair Amazon Alexa spectacles that

Amazon glitch sends phoney gift email to users

According to reports an Amazon glitch has meant that an unspecified number of users were sent erroneous emails to tell them that they had received a gift via Amazon. Amazon has confirmed that an unspecified number of users have received such an email that confused

Amazon: “we are failing and we will continue to fail.”

Amazon's vice president for global innovation policy and communications, Paul Misener, gave the keynote speech at Retail Week's tech conference in London last week and made some fascinating remarks that hep us understand the company. It reflects Jeff Bezos’s Letter to Amazon shareholders last year

The Amazon Whole Foods acquisition could net millions of new Prime members

Of all the developments at Amazon this year, probably the Amazon Whole Foods acquisition is probably the most significant. We wrote about it here: Amazon buys US supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.4bn. By buying the high end supermarket, Amazon has certainly excited analysts and

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