5 Interesting Stories from the World of Amazon This Week

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

Amazon now lets you pick up Whole Foods orders from a store in 30 minutes without leaving your car: Arjun Kharpal at CNBC reports that Amazon Prime members can now order groceries from Whole Foods and pick them up from a store within an hour. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime service can order food from the Prime Now app and choose the pickup delivery option. Then they can drive to the designated Whole Foods store, wait in a reserved parking spot and someone will come and put the groceries in the car. Continue reading…

Amazon wants to hire 237 people to work from home: McKenna Moore at Fortune reports that Seattle-based Amazon is looking to add more than 200 employees to it’s 575,000-person workforce. The work-from-home opportunities allow people based outside of Seattle — and whatever city will house the company’s secondary headquarters — to work for Amazon. The company’s jobs site lists 237 open “virtual” or “work-from-home” positions open to applicants in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Costa Rica. Of those openings at Amazon, 235 positions are full-time offerings. Continue reading…

How to pack a Prime plane: Amazon reveal there’s a lot that goes into packing an Amazon Prime Air plane before it leaves the ground. This step-by-step process of packing the plane is a well-choreographed display of planning, teamwork, and execution. Take a look as Amazon takes you behind the scenes of just one part of what happens from the moment a customer makes a purchase on Amazon. Continue reading…

Tips to build a dropshipping empire from a $25 million seller: Alex Knight at Web Retailer reports that many sellers see dropshipping as the perfect ecommerce business model and it’s not hard to see why. You don’t have to purchase stock in advance, have a warehouse or even ship orders. In theory, all you have to do is find products, list them for sale and send the orders to your suppliers. Sounds like the ideal business, right? Well, in reality, it’s a lot tougher to build a successful business using dropshipping than sellers think. The process might seem simple, but there’s a lot of challenges. Unless you’re highly efficient it can be very easy to make mistakes. Continue reading…

Blockchain will disrupt ecommerce: Giri Devanur at Forbes reports that the winter of 2017 was spectacular for the cryptocurrency markets, which reached an unprecedented high. 2017 Google Trends indicated how hot Bitcoin was last year — it was the second most searched topic under the global news category, while “How to buy Bitcoin” was the third most sought-after “how to” question. Then, in an equally spectacular manner, Bitcoin crashed and has lost 70% of its value ever since. Continue reading…

Bonus: 6 Steps to Take When Dealing with Amazon Returns

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2018-08-10T11:49:06+00:00

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Marketing Executive with FeedbackExpress.