Welcome to this week’s eFocus, RepricerExpress’ look at the top ecommerce stories and latest Amazon news from around the Web this week.

Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivers first package to customer: Sky News reports that Amazon has successfully delivered its first package to a customer using a drone. This week, the company released a video showing a drone taking off from a warehouse and flying below 400ft over fields to deliver the package outside his home 13 minutes later. The drone drop took place on 7 December and contained a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV stick. Under Amazon’s Prime Air service, the company aims to make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Continue reading…

3 things you must do to scale your ecommerce business: AJ Agrawal on Entrepreneur reports on three ways you can scale your ecommerce business. Firstly, he advises to create a strong marketing campaign to sustain grow. Secondly, don’t fulfil orders yourself, use a fulfilment service. Finally, he advises to create an exceptional customer service policy to ensure repeat custom. Continue reading…

Jeremy Clarkson’s Grand Tour is the ‘most illegally downloaded program ever’ as viewers avoid paying for Amazon Prime: Hannah Roberts at Business Insider UK reports that The Grand Tour is the most illegally downloaded program in history according to reports by Engadget. Data from analysts at anti-piracy technology company Muso shows that the first three episodes were illegally downloaded 20.7 million times with 13.7% of that traffic coming from the UK. Continue reading…

Amazon scam mail doing the rounds. Beware: Dan Wilson at Tamebay reports that numerous Amazon shoppers in the USA, UK and Australia have a received a scam email, often called phishing, with the aim of getting hold of personal details for nefarious purposes. The email comes in the form of an alert to a shopper saying that there is a problem with an order, and they may have problems accessing their account. The email provides a link. If you click on the link, then you are offered the chance to enter personal details such as bank account information. Continue reading…

Five reasons Amazon Go isn’t necessarily the future of shopping: Lisa Lacy at The Drum reports why she believes Amazon Go won’t necessarily revolutionize shopping as consumers know it. Firstly, she says, Amazon did not invent seamless shopping. While Amazon may be branding this type of shopping, it cannot take credit for the concept. In fact, Jason Snyder, CTO of brand experience agency Momentum Worldwide, said seamless shopping has been on the radars of the tech elite since at least 1997, although the idea has evolved since then. Continue reading…

Have a great weekend!

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