Welcome to this week’s eFocus, RepricerExpress’ weekly round-up of ecommerce and Amazon news.

Amazon seeks 1,300 new warehouses in Europe: Dan Wilson at Tamebay reports that Amazon is currently on the hunt for 1,300 units of warehouse space across Europe as it seeks to streamline and develop Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime and Prime Now are in the UK, France, Germany and ­Italy and it’s expected that these countries will host Amazon’s new warehouses. The pace of expansion at Amazon, especially when it comes to fulfilment and logistics is monumental. Continue reading…

Seattle is the testing ground as Amazon eyes its next big idea: Lucy Rock at The Guardian reports that Amazon’s latest offering is a Treasure Truck, a roaming vehicle offering customers in Seattle one-off purchases at discounted prices. The truck, which launched a year ago, is stocked several times a month with deals that range from turkeys to Nintendo game consoles. There are rumours it will appear in London soon. Click on your Amazon app to buy your “treasure” and you’ll be told where the truck is so you can pick it up. Continue reading…

The Next Shoe to Drop at Amazon: Shelly Banjo at Bloomberg reports that in his annual shareholder letter, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urged his company to “experiment patiently, accept failures, plant seeds, protect saplings, and double down when you see customer delight.” It’s the framework for interpreting what businesses are working at Amazon and what’s next on the chopping block. And as Amazon’s name is floated as an acquirer of everything from Whole Foods Market Inc. to Macy’s Inc., it serves as a warning for acquisition targets, past and future. Continue reading…

Amazon released their 2016 Annual Report this week. Read it here…

Amazon Pay launches in France, Italy and Spain: Chris Dawson at Tamebay this week revealed that Amazon has launched Amazon Pay in France, Italy and Spain, enabling consumers to pay using their Amazon account details and merchants to reduce friction at checkout. Amazon Pay allows customers without a PayPal account or credit card another option to complete a purchase. Over 33 million customers worldwide having already used Amazon Pay to make a purchase on a third-party merchant site. Continue reading…

Funny customer product reviews on Amazon: Our friends at FeedbackExpress shared some hilarious Amazon product reviews this week. Customer feedback is an important part of the selling process but can also be a source of some great humour from buyers. They stumbled across these funny customer reviews on Amazon for some quirky products that we thought you might like—caring is sharing after all. Continue reading…

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