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Amazon fed up with fakes, taking aggressive action to banish counterfeits

Amazon is dropping the hammer on fake goods. Purging the online marketplace of counterfeit goods is a full bore charge for the company heading into …

An Apple Watch was sold every thirteen seconds on eBay this Black Friday

Now that the dust from Black Friday has settled, it’s time to get out our excavation tools and find the deals that performed the best on one of …

A Watch Sold Every 3 Seconds on eBay on Black Friday - Small Business Trends

Black Friday has come and gone.<p>In fact, the first wave of traditionally major holiday shopping days are history already.<p>Early reports indicate that …

Amazon is now selling cars -- but only in Italy (for now)

Italian Amazon users will soon be able to purchase their next car while shopping for toothpaste.<p>Announced today, the deal teams Fiat Chrysler with e-commerce giant Amazon to offer three of Italy’s best-selling cars at discounted prices online — the ‘Panda,’ ‘500,’ and ‘500L.’ “The time has arrived …

Selling

Take a virtual tour of an Amazon warehouse in 360 degrees

Amazon fulfillment centers are nothing short of awe-inspiring. A tangled web of over 3,000 humans, machines, and complex logistical software, each of these warehouses operate with almost seamless precision to get packages to your door in two days or less in most cases.<p>I’ve lived most of my adult …

Employment

Another big retailer is investing in same-day delivery. This time it’s PetSmart.

The startup Deliv is helping make it happen.<p>Another day, another big retailer following Amazon down the path of investing in speedy delivery.<p>On Monday, PetSmart, the $8 billion pet-products retailer, said it was rolling out same-day delivery in 17 metro areas in the U.S. Later this month, the …

This is your holiday season reminder that Amazon doesn’t always have the lowest prices

A few extra minutes can save you a few bucks.<p>Amazon’s prices are often great. But they are not always the best.<p>That’s a worthwhile reminder this time of year considering tens of millions of you are Amazon Prime members, which makes you less likely to compare prices before buying on Amazon.<p>But you …

E-commerce won Black Friday weekend. Now Walmart really has to compete on Amazon’s turf.

All roads lead to Seattle.<p>If it wasn’t already clear, this Thanksgiving weekend proves it: Walmart’s future runs through Amazon.com.<p>For the first time ever, millions more shoppers shopped online than in stores during Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, signaling a tipping of the scales that’s …

U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx ready for holiday season

Ready for the holiday season? The U.S. Postal Service said it is.<p>With an anticipated 16 billion letters, cards and packages being mailed this month, …

Why ecommerce hasn't taken off on social media

Shopping is still not common on social media, and social sites are unlikely to become major destinations for buying any time soon. Social media has …

Retailers are racking up big gains on online marketplaces over the holidays

Sellers say they are faring particularly well on the marketplaces of Amazon and Wal-Mart so far this holiday season.

Amazon Is Dominating the Holiday Shopping Season to a Shocking Degree

How much bigger can the online retailer get?<p>Online shopping has been booming thus far in the holiday shopping season. According to Adobe Digital …

What's Bringing Down Amazon Stock?

<i>Why is Amazon Stock Falling?</i><p>Despite having what it touted as its best Cyber Monday sales traffic ever, <b>Amazon.com, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Amazon stock …

Amazon captured 31% of online spending over Cyber Weekend

Target, Wal-Mart and Kohl's each set some sort of online record over the five-day shopping extravaganza that ended with Cyber Monday, but blockbuster …

It's Time to Start Thinking of Amazon as a Transportation Company

The company just unveiled a huge data-hauling semi-truck called Snowmobile, following plans for cargo planes and of course, delivery drones.<p>Amazon's newest toy is here, just in time for the holidays. Nope, it's not a drone. It's not taking flight at all, although it's in the cargo business. It's a …

Cloud Computing

Let the Holiday Rush Begin (or Continue)!

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view mirror, the holiday shopping season, and the rush to deliver packages, is in full swing. The last …

Is THIS the future of shopping? eBay pop-up tells you which Christmas presents to buy based on your facial reactions

With just under a month to go until Christmas, shoppers can be found on high streets around the world frantically trying to stock up on presents.<p>But …

Big Think

About Big Think<p>We love big ideas. We think they belong to everyone. So we share the world’s biggest ideas from the world's greatest thinkers. If it's …

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STRONGBRANDS

19 Jun , 2018<p>It is graduation week here at Northwestern. On Friday, several hundred Kellogg MBA students will walk across the stage and receive their …