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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s comments on unions run afoul of labor laws, federal agency says

October 28, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The charges outlined in the NLRB complaint cite statements Jassy made during interviews with CNBC and Bloomberg. In an April interview with CNBC, he said that if employees were represented by a union they would be less empowered in the […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

TikTok may be on the path to in-house logistics, notes Axios report

October 14, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

As the father of two teenage daughters, I can tell you first-hand that when I think of the (very) ubiquitous social media app, TikTok, logistics is far from top of mind. But that may now be changing, it seems. The […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon Announces Faster Payouts, Discounted Shipping, and More

September 15, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

If yesterday’s news from Amazon’s seller conference seemed all about brands, regular sellers got some good news on day-two of Amazon Accelerate – including faster payouts and free access to multichannel shipping software from a service that previously cost $450/month. […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon announces first peak season fee for its fulfillment services

August 17, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For businesses selling on Amazon, using the company’s fulfillment services instead of other carriers will no longer shield them from added peak season shipping costs. As Amazon noted in its announcement, the fee is similar to the surcharges or price […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon cancels, delays wave of warehouse plans as e-commerce demand cools

July 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

After nearly doubling its operations capacity over the past two years to keep up with a pandemic-fueled demand surge, Amazon is pumping the brakes on its expansion plans. CFO Brian Olsavsky said in April that the company built more fulfillment […]


News

The Customer Experience Secret Amazon Doesn’t Want You to Know About

April 15, 2022

Via: CMSWire

Last year I needed an extravagant sports jacket for an event I was attending. The jacket needed to be gold. At any rate I decided to do what any logical consumer would do — search for “gold sports jacket” on […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

USPS Keeps Amazon Packages Moving after Tornado

March 8, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

The US Postal Service said it jumped into action after a tornado destroyed an Amazon facility in Illinois and killed six workers inside in December. The night of the tornado, a USPS accounts director reached out to Amazon, and the […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon Offers Sellers New Discounts on Shipping

February 21, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

Amazon is offering new discounts on shipping for sellers who purchase shipping labels through its Buy Shipping program. The company announced the program today (Monday), and sellers are attempting to learn more about when the new discount applies. Amazon wrote, […]


Advertising & Marketing, Technology

How Amazon SageMaker Studio Assists Marketers With Machine Learning

February 11, 2022

Via: CMSWire

Marketers are always challenged to raise their machine learning knowledge but have few options to do so without being overwhelmed by programming code. Amazon recognized this need, seeing the popularity of low-code and no-code platforms. Late last year, Amazon introduced […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon Warns Sellers to Shape Up about Shipments

January 18, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

Amazon warned sellers enrolled in its FBA program not to send canceled or deleted shipments to its fulfillment centers. Not only might it reject such shipments, but it warned, “Your ability to send us additional shipments may also be suspended.” […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

UPS Expert Discusses Holiday Supply Chain Challenges

December 13, 2021

Via: EcommerceBytes

UPS Principal Scientist Ranganath Nuggehalli discussed holiday supply chain challenges in a new interview released by INFORMS. He also discusses what the shipping carrier is doing to anticipate and respond to the challenges. Nuggehalli said UPS processes about 20 million […]


Editorial

Alibaba Rivals Amazon in Europe

November 30, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

E-commerce retailers have been known to struggle for better positions in new markets, but Amazon is usually among the winners. The American multinational technology company is not only one of the best known retailers in the world, but it was […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Will Amazon’s war of words with Visa backfire?

November 19, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

The war of words between Amazon and Visa is heating up. First came the announcement that the Seattle-based retailer would no longer accept Visa credit cards originating in the United Kingdom as of Jan. 19 because of a dispute over […]


News

Amazon sued by federal agency seeking recall of hazardous products on its site

July 19, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

In suing Amazon, the CPSC has followed logic already tested out by some consumers and brand owners that have sought to hold the e-commerce giant responsible for hazardous and counterfeit products sold through third parties on its website. As one […]


Analytics & Data

Data Center Planned Obsolescence, Part 2

July 12, 2021

Via: CMSWire

If you’re constantly trashing your architecture and buying the latest, most “efficient” stuff then of course you can parade around saying how efficient you are. The fact that your wasteful behavior is hidden underneath your creative accounting, and that this […]


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Instacart taps high-ranking Facebook exec as new CEO

July 9, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

During her time at Facebook, Simo helped the company transition from private to public — potentially key experience as Instacart eyes an initial public offering. As a consumer technology industry veteran, who spent 10 years at Facebook and four at […]


Editorial

What makes an e-commerce store successful?

June 22, 2021

Via: Diana Beverly Ross

Tools, platforms, and flawless online shops. Growing online shopping trends during the last decade have increased the necessity for e-commerce. And it’s no surprise that regardless of what is going on in the world and how work models are shifting, […]


News

Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds

April 5, 2021

Via: NYTimes Tech

Amazon illegally retaliated against two of its most prominent internal critics when it fired them last year, the National Labor Relations Board has determined. The employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, had publicly pushed the company to reduce its impact […]


B2B, Platforms, Technology

Digital 360: Amazon Business surpasses $25B in annualized sales

March 19, 2021

Via: B2B News Network

E-commerce B2B juggernaut Amazon Business has surpassed $25B in worldwide annualized gross merchandise sales, approximately half of which are from third-party sellers. The B2B portion of Amazon is on track to rival its B2C component in terms of sales, providing […]


Analytics & Data

Five ways to innovate your ecommerce sales funnel

March 8, 2021

Via: Searchenginewatch

As more and more small businesses are going through digital transformation, there’s an emerging demand for new ways to attract and engage customers. As online shopping is becoming a norm, both the competition and customers’ expectations are quickly growing. How […]