Amazon, Inc. /ˈæməzɒn/ is an American international electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer—and is a major provider of cloud computing services.Jeff Bezos incorporated the company (as Cadabra) in July 1994 and the site went online as in 1995.
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    • Watch This Retail Space: 2017 Retail Prediction

      Google has dominated consumer search for nearly 20 years. While this dominance continues today, there is one area of search where it is losing share rapidly: retail product search. Historically, it’s been one of Google’s biggest moneymakers, with retail search accounting for at least 25 percent of total search revenues.

      Marketing Landin Google- 24 readers -
  • Amazon launches self-serve marketplace for subscription-based sellers

    … Many companies that offer a subscription-based product or service have an easier way to sell their wares to customers with today’s launch of Subscribe with Amazon, a self-serve platform that’s already being used by several major publishers and well-known brands. Subscription offerings are available to consumers now on a dedicated…

    Matt Mcgee/ Marketing Land- 18 readers -
  • 7 Lessons For Retail In The Age of E-Commerce

    E-Commerce is taking over the retail industry by the minute. It’s making it all the more difficult to keep brick and mortar stores afloat. For brick-and-mortar stores, it isn’t about stocking up inventory and managing accounts and sales. If you’re running a physical store, then you need to move to the next level.

    Marketing Technology Blog- 14 readers -
  • Now new gTLDs are being scapegoated for child abuse material (rant)

    … a degree of carelessness about children’s well-being which is tantamount to gross negligence. Quite how a domain registry would go about running criminal records checks on all of its customers globally, and what the costs and the benefits would be, Carr does not say. The letter goes on to state incorrectly that Amazon and Google are in contention…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 19 readers -
  • Newest perk for Amazon Prime members? NFL football livestreams

    … The newest perk for Amazon Prime members includes Tom Brady, Cam Newton, J.J. Watt and other NFL superstars. That’s because Amazon is spending $50 million for the rights to livestream 10 games on Thursday nights during the 2017 NFL season, according to the Wall Street Journal. That’s 5x what Twitter paid for the same exact livestreaming…

    Matt Mcgee/ Marketing Land- 23 readers -
  • Seven Nagging Problems with Social Commerce

    … Social commerce has become a big buzzword, yet many shoppers and many sellers are holding back on “going social” with their buying and selling. Why is this? For many of the same reasons it took many years for e-commerce to seriously compete with brick-and-mortar retail. Social commerce is an immature ecosystem and concept, and it will simply…

    Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 17 readers -
  • How Personalization Is Changing Content Marketing

    … competitors and going out of business. While Gartner’s thesis won’t be tested for another year, there’s no denying that personalization is already having a dramatic effect on how companies do business. Digital services like Amazon and Netflix are famous for placing personalization at the center of their products—programmatically generated “Recommendations…

    Dillon Baker/ The Content Strategistin Content How To's- 17 readers -
  • Amazon Go breaks down when there’s too many people in it

    … Amazon Go breaks down when there’s too many people in it Previously on this blog, we’ve posted about Amazon’s proposed brick and mortar store called Amazon Go. The store is supposed to work without cashiers with scanners and cameras doing most of the work. While we were wondering what’s keeping customers from stealing everything, Amazon has run…

    Greg's Corner- 16 readers -
  • Amazon Alexa now accepts Prime Now orders via voice

    … Amazon Prime Now members can now make purchases via their Alexa home assistant device. According to an announcement from Amazon today, “… tens of thousands of daily essentials are available for free two-hour delivery by simply asking Alexa to order from Prime Now.” In addition to taking orders for multiple items at once from the Prime Now…

    Amy Gesenhues/ Marketing Land- 16 readers -
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