In the United Kingdom, Amazon promises Amazon Prime members a next day delivery, but the Advertising Standards Authority now deems this claim misleading after a large number of complaints by dissatisfied customers.
Too late for the
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Only 0.2 % of all Amazon Echo owners in the United States have actually bought something using their smart speakers. Is the technology worthless, or just not ready yet?
Tried, but not finished
Trendhunters had predicted that
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Food and beverages are the fastest growing category for Amazon in the United States: a third of online orders for groceries are made at the retail giant. Nevertheless, the category remains very small, even in the American home
The Danish Bestseller group has taken a significant stake in German fashion platform About You. A capital increase of some 250 million euros should enable further growth of the online retailer.
Enter new markets
The owner of
Two major American companies join forces to try to beat the omnipresent threat of Amazon: Walmart (Amazon's biggest competitor in retail) and Microsoft (Amazon's main rival in cloud services) have signed a strategic partnership for the next five
If the French government get their way, the Hexagon will soon introduce a tax on e-commerce. Products would become 1 to 2 % more expensive, depending on the distance of the last delivery.
No more free deliveries
The tax aims to
Microsoft is working on its own technology that should render checkouts in stores obsolete. The American company says it wants to be an ally for the retail sector, mostly in its struggle against Amazon Go.
Amazon is putting a stop to customers that return too many items or that “misbehave” according to the retailer: whoever crosses the line, will be banned. Dozens of customers have taken to social media to complain about this unilateral
Amazon Prime members will get an additional discount on hundreds of Whole Foods products, the chain it acquired in June 2017. Specialists claim there is a clear strategy behind these discounts.
Win-win for Prime and Whole
Despite Amazon’s attractive offer, Indian online retailer Flipkart has chosen for Walmart and (remarkably), Google owner Alphabet as the new owners of 75 % of Flipkart’s shares. The deal is said to be worth 15 billion
The battle for dominance on the Indian e-commerce market seems to be stepping up a notch: Amazon may be looking to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, trying to better Walmart which already started negociations with the Indian online
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has yet another reason to pop open a bottle of champagne: his company brushed aside analysts’ expectations and increased its turnover 43 % to 51 billion dollar (42 billion euro). Net profit even doubled to 1.63
From now on, Amazon delivers orders to the trunk of your car. The retail and technology giant has given its Prime subscribers access to get packaged delivered to the trunk of their car, without any additional costs. The service is currently
Amazon is secretly working on robots for consumers. According to press agency Bloomberg, the tech giant wants to trial the robots at their employees’ homes and wants to present its domestic robots in 2019.
Amazon brings The
Ecommerce giant Amazon surpassed the 100 million Prime subscriber mark, just one of the many milestones CEO Jeff Bezos mentioned in his annual shareholder briefing.
It is the first time in Prime’s thirteen
Products that are available on both Dutch web shops and Amazon.de, are cheaper at Amazon in about half the cases. Not only do Dutch stores compete with Amazon.de, which ships to the Netherlands, but there are also rumours that Amazon.nl and