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By Dan Wilson April 23, 2018 - 5:34 pm

The Amazon Business marketplace opportunity [video] #IRX18

One of the presentations at Internet Retailing Expo in Birmingham last month came from Amazon Business. Nikhil Amin of Amazon business gave a talk about how they see the marketplace that's honed and developed especially for B2B (business to business) sales. And it's not just businesses

Amazon in talks with Brazilian airline Azul regarding fulfilment

It has been reported that Amazon is in talks with the Brazilian airline Azul. The aim is to improve fulfilment and delivery in the vast country and difficult market of Brazil that is fraught with logistical difficulties. This has somewhat stifled the growth of ecommerce

2018 Kindle Storyteller prize competition announced

Amazon have announced the return of their Kindle Storyteller literary competition. The winning author will receive a £20,000 cash prize and be recognised at central London award ceremony later this year. Following the success of the first award in 2017 which attracted thousands of entries, the

Amazon Dogs go to work – does yours?

Working long hours can be a strain if you're a dog owner, who let's them out for a walk and to do their business? Well it's not a problem if you work for Amazon at their US head office as you can simply take your

Amazon have 100 million paid Prime members globally

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos has revealed that Amazon now have more than 100 million paid Prime members globally. Doing the maths, based on UK subscription costs, that's some £7,900,000,000 paid annually in club membership for Amazon Prime. Seven point nine billion pounds

Amazon and Best Buy partner to offer new Fire TV edition Smart TVs with Alexa

Amazon and Best Buy have announced a collaboration to bring customers the next generation of Fire TV Edition smart TVs. In a first step in the partnership, Best Buy will launch more than ten 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from Insignia and Toshiba

Amazon launches new international shopping app features

Amazon wants to encourage cross-border trade and offering the Amazon experience with greater convenience to more people. To that end they have launched a new international shopping app that will enable more people to buy goods on Amazon in their local currency and language. You can

Trump taskforce to examine USPS finances

President Donald Trump issued an executive order last Thursday creating a new task force with the aim of recommending reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In the order Trump says that USPS is “on an unsustainable financial path and must be restructured to prevent

When is Amazon Prime Day 2018?

Amazon Prime Day first launched in 2015 was promoted as a celebration of Amazon's 20th birthday. Since then, it's morphed into an artificial sales event that boosts Amazon's sales in the early Summer, a time of year when in the past sales were sluggish compared