5 Interesting Stories from the World of Amazon This Week

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Welcome to RepricerExpress’ weekly round-up of the top five stories from the world of Amazon and ecommerce.

What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree: CNBC report that Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. Amazon says the Christmas trees, including Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines, will be bound and shipped without water in the usual sort of box. Amazon said they’ll be sent within 10 days of being cut down, possibly even sooner, and should survive the shipping just fine. Continue reading…

People are horrified by an Amazon patent that puts workers in cages — but an Amazon exec said even ‘bad ideas’ get submitted: Isobel Asher Hamilton at Business Insider UK reports that a patent filed in 2016 has come back to haunt Amazon just as it’s under major pressure over the way it treats people who work in its warehouses. The original patent documents depict a cage designed to carry employees around warehouses. The idea is that as warehouses become crowded with robots whizzing around carrying out tasks, it may be safer for humans to navigate these workspaces in an enclosed box. Continue reading…

Amazon Business booms as UK companies increasingly rely on it as a supplier: Hasan Chowdhury at The Telegraph reports that more than half of Britain’s biggest listed companies now rely on Amazon for their everyday supplies, according to new figures from the retail giant’s business division. Amazon Business, a service aimed at wholesale business customers, signaled the growing dependence of UK companies on its online marketplace after revealing it now makes $10bn in global annual sales. The online service, which launched in 2015, now ships to over 70 different countries. Continue reading…

Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads: Rani Molla at Recode reports that it feels as though Amazon’s site is increasingly stuffed with ads, that’s because it is. And it looks like that’s working — at least for brands that are willing to fork over ad dollars as part of their strategy to sell on Amazon. Amazon-sponsored product ads have been around since 2012. But lately, as the company has invested in growing its advertising business, they’ve become more aggressive. Continue reading…

Why brands are using Amazon as an outlet store: Suman Bhattacharyya at DigiDay reports that brands are starting to use Amazon to offload older or damaged merchandise. J. Crew, for example, recently rolled out an Amazon store for its lower-priced Mercantile label in a move that marked a shift away from a previous reluctance to do so, with its former CEO last year saying it wouldn’t sell on Amazon because Amazon “owns” the customer and could easily put best-selling items into its own private label collection.  Continue reading…

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Quote of the week:
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

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