5 Interesting Stories from the World of Amazon Last Week

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Welcome to FeedbackExpress’ weekly round-up of the top five stories from the world of Amazon and ecommerce.

Amazon officially announces Prime Day 2018: Brendan Griffiths at TechRadar reports that Amazon officially announced Prime Day 2018 this week, confirming it to be a 36-hour Prime Day deals event starting on July 17. That means Prime Day takes place a week later than usual this year, more than likely due to the World Cup semi-finals taking place on the usual date. So this year Amazon Prime Day will take place on Tuesday, July 17. That’s not the whole story though, as the deals will actually kick off at midday the day before on Monday, July 16 and carry straight through for 36 hours. Continue reading…

Amazon says this business opportunity could make you up to $300k a year: Ali Montag at CNBC reports that Amazon announced a new business it says almost anyone with enough savings and a desire to be their own boss can do: staffing and operating a fleet of delivery trucks for the ecommerce giant. It’s a program called Delivery Service Partners, and Amazon is hoping it will solve the problem of last-mile delivery. With an initial investment “as low as $10,000” an entrepreneur can start a business that hires drivers and leases up to 40 vans to deliver packages from warehouses to homes. Continue reading…

Delivering Amazon packages to the top of the world: Vindu Goel at the New York Times reports that high in the Himalayas, near India’s border with China, the tiny town of Leh sometimes seems as if it has been left behind by modern technology. Internet and cellphone service is spotty, the two roads to the outside world are snowed in every winter, and Buddhist monasteries compete with military outposts for prime mountaintop locations. But early each morning, the convenience of the digital age arrives, by way of a plane carrying 15 to 20 bags of packages from Amazon. At an elevation of 11,562 feet, Leh is the highest spot in the world where the company offers speedy delivery. Continue reading…

Amazon has an idea to stop its delivery drones from being hijacked: Trevor Mogg at Digital Trends reports that part of Amazon’s work on its proposed drone delivery service includes pumping out patents that explore an array of ideas for the technology. While it’s hard to know if any of them will ever form part of the service, the filings at least give us some insight into how Amazon wants to build out the platform as it explores the various issues it believes it needs to overcome to make such a service viable. Its most recent patent tackles the potential problem of drone hijackings. Continue reading…

Amazon, eBay and pals agree to Europe’s other GDPR (Generally Dangerous Products Removed) from websites: Kieren McCarthy at The Register reports that four of the world’s biggest online retailers have agreed to pull goods flagged as dangerous within a week – but only in Europe. Amazon, eBay, AliExpress and Rakuten have signed an agreement with the European Commission to follow its existing Rapid Alert System that notifies large retailers about products deemed unsafe. The companies have agreed to pull any items mentioned in official notices within two working days. Continue reading…

Bonus: 5 Reasons You Should Use Repricing Software for Amazon and eBay

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2018-07-05T10:51:32+00:00

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