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Discount sites like Amazon are popular among high-income earners — here's what this means for online retailers

Wealthy consumers' preference for Amazon suggests that they place a high value on convenience — an area that Amazon is competing heavily in by offering services like one-hour delivery, online grocery ordering, and product refills. Moreover, the appeal of a good deal cuts across incomes.<p>In a new …

Amazon May Launch a Live-Streaming TV Service

The online retailer is talking with CBS and NBC about a partnership.<p>started out by disrupting the market for books, then it took on retail, and now …

Amazon Awarded Patent for Drone Delivery System

The online retail giant's dream of "PrimeAir" flying robots moves closer to reality.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Prime Members Can Now Get Amazon's Bizarre Dash Buttons

The $5 buttons allow for one-touch ordering of products you use regularly, like detergent and diapers.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

New data suggests Google's Amazon nightmare could get even worse

Google's search business makes the most money when people use it to search for products they intend to buy online.<p>But a lot of those people are increasingly going straight to Amazon to search for products, bypassing Google's search ads in their purchasing process.<p>As more shoppers move to mobile, …

Already under scrutiny for worker relations, Amazon courts controversy with Home Services

Amazon has joined Uber and Lyft in blurring the line between independent contractors and legitimate employees with Home Services, a platform for …

Amazon’s San Francisco store doesn’t actually sell anything

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Amazon’s store in downtown San Francisco is filled with comfy couches, funky lamps, computers and tons of food, ranging …

Amazon Upgraded Ahead Of Earnings

Amazon is scheduled to release its next earnings report on Jan. 29, and analysts from at least one firm have actually upgraded the company’s stock …

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Amazon expands free shipping to even more items

Amazon is tripling the number of items that qualify for free shipping. The Seattle e-commerce giant started alerting customers and sellers to the …

Amazon loosens free shipping restrictions on orders of at least $35

Online retailer Amazon is loosening requirements to score free shipping.<p>The Seattle company has offered free shipping on qualifying orders over $35, but with a catch -- all products in a basket had to come from the same seller.<p>But the retailer said Tuesday that items from multiple merchants -- …

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Amazon Prime Members Spend An Astonishing $1,500 A Year, Survey Says

Amazon Prime was always designed to lure members into spending more. New research suggests just how much more members are spending.<p>Those who sign up for the retailer's free-shipping loyalty program spend an average of $1,500 per year buying stuff on Amazon, according to a new report from …

Supreme Court Rules Amazon Workers Don’t Have to Be Paid for Security Checks

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Let's make a deal: Amazon introduces haggling for 150,000 items

Would you read 300 words on Amazon? No? How about 250? OK, deal.<p>Amazon has introduced a new system that lets customers offer lower prices on certain …

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos talks succession plan (sorta)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images<p>The week in cloud<p>Last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked a bit on stage about what Amazon …

Amazon tests delivery by bike in New York City

Amazon is testing bike messengers deliveries in New York City, which means the company could deliver products to customers within an hour, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.<p>The Journal said it discovered messengers performing time trials out of an Amazon building near the Empire State …

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Amazon Quietly Reveals Local Services Push With New Web Page

Amid the holiday season and the busiest time of its year, Amazon.com has chosen to explore a new line of business that has little to do with hawking physical items like books or electronics.<p>On Tuesday, the company quietly unveiled a website for Amazon Local Services, a marketplace for consumers to …

Amazon launches a restaurant takeout and delivery service

Amazon's already shown that it's intent on replacing your grocery store, with same-day deliveries and its Dash scanner, but now it wants to help at those times when you don't want to be in the kitchen. As part of its latest Amazon Local expansion, the internet retailer has launched a new Takeout & …

How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to holiday shopping, competition is the name of the game. For shoppers, it’s all about pushing through massive crowds inside retail stores, digging through the online clutter and snagging the deepest discounts and deals. For …

Amazon cuts the cost of sending data out from its cloud by as much as 43%

Market-leading public cloud Amazon Web Services is at it again, reducing the price of its services. Today it’s networking costs that are getting lower.<p>The new price cuts affect the process of pushing data from Amazon’s cloud services onto the Internet. Amazon is also decreasing the price of sending …

Amazon Wants To Diaper Your Baby (And Why You'll Let Them)

Amazon has launched a new brand of diapers and baby wipes, called Amazon Elements, and the program positions the online retailer to once again batter discount, grocery and drugstore chains with the kinds of lower-priced staples that keep shoppers coming in.<p>Elements are priced at roughly 19 cents …

What Is the Value of Ranking First in an Amazon Search?

Some 35% of consumers, on average, click the first product listed on an Amazon shopping search results page, according to a recent report from …

A Look at How Amazon Uses Robots to Process Your Order

As a leading force in online shopping in the United States, it seems only natural that Amazon might<p>As a leading force in online shopping in the United States, it seems only natural that Amazon might need a bit of help in shipping the thousands of orders it receives daily. The brand found a solution …

Why Amazon keeps cutting prices for consumer goods

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Amazon.com Inc. is gradually lowering prices across several major consumer goods categories in an effort to bolster its …

Amazon Announces New TV Pilots for 2015 - Will You Watch?

Advertising [x]<p>by Merrill Barr<p>– on<p>in TV News<p>As Netflix continues annihilating the original content creation game with the likes of <i>House of Cards</i> and</i> …

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Could Facebook Replace Amazon as "Earth’s Biggest Bookstore"? | The Digital Reader

Yesterday's news about Amazon burying the Hachette has sparked a lot of discussion about the future of the book industry, including a blue sky piece …

Alibaba’s CTO to address Seattle crowd as competition with Amazon heats up

Alibaba chief technology officer will be speaking next month in Seattle, the latest public sign of the Chinese e-commerce company’s interest in …