The Top 5 Amazon News Stories of the Week

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of the top five Amazon news stories of the week.

Amazon has officially confirmed that the dates of Prime Day 2019 will be July 15-16: Connie Chen at Business Insider reports that Amazon has officially confirmed that the dates of Prime Day will be July 15-16, 2019. While Prime Day last year was a 36-hour event, Prime Day 2019 will be a 48-hour event. Prime members will be able to start shopping more than 1 million deals sitewide at 12 a.m. PT on July 15 and ending at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 16— but you can expect that at least some of the deals will continue on through the days following. In the week leading up to Prime Day, Amazon has also traditionally released a handful of early promotions and deals. These early Prime Day deals usually revolve around Amazon devices such as Kindle e-readers and Amazon services such as Prime Pantry. Continue reading…

Walmart joins the Amazon Prime Day sale fray: Steven Musil at CNET reports that after eBay and Target announced sales to coincide with Amazon’s Prime Day, Walmart is throwing its hat in the ring with a sale of its own. Like eBay and Target, Walmart is hoping to steal some of Amazon’s thunder by kicking off its sale a day before Prime Day, which will start July 15. Walmart said Wednesday that it’ll release thousands of special buys and Rollbacks on during an online sale that begins July 14 and runs through July 17. Continue reading…

Amazon snags Taylor Swift to headline its Prime Day 2019 concert: Sarah Perez at TechCrunch reports that Amazon is going big on this year’s Prime Day. In addition to expanding its popular sales event to two days instead of one, the retailer is also planning to host a Prime Day Concert headlined by Taylor Swift, exclusively for Prime members. The concert streams worldwide on July 10, 2019, at 9 PM ET on Prime Video — but you’ll need to be a paying subscriber to watch. Continue reading…

Amazon sellers need to stop dropshipping and arbitrage: Chris McCabe via Web Retailer reports that dropshippers and arbitrage sellers on Amazon can’t catch a break. Amazon is now suspending sellers before their first sale and requesting evidence of authenticity. Things have changed in the last several months to make life even tougher for resellers trying to maintain a successful account. The number of sellers contacting me after they have been suspended due to a lack of adequate supply chain information has been multiplying every week. Continue reading…

Tesco turns to cashierless stores as competition with Amazon heats up: Natasha Bernal at The Telegraph reports that Tesco shoppers could soon be buying their groceries in futuristic checkout-less stores as the supermarket chain fights back against growing competition from ecommerce giant Amazon. The British supermarket giant is developing technology that will allow customers to walk around its stores, load up their shopping bags and walk out without putting them through a till. Continue reading…

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