5 Interesting Stories from the World of Amazon This Week

  • Amazon news

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

Amazon Key now available across the US: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports that Amazon Key’s smart entry features including keyless entry, remote lock and unlock and guest access are now available to all customers across the US. However, the in-home delivery feature continues to be available only to Prime members in 37 select cities and surrounding areas. Continue reading…

Amazon patents ‘voice-sniffing’ algorithms: BBC News reports that Amazon says it does not eavesdrop on customers’ conversations to target advertising at them, after it emerged it had patented “voice-sniffing” tech. The patent describes listening to conversations and building a profile of customers’ likes and dislikes. Continue reading…

Behind the scenes at Amazon’s new Jacksonville fulfilment centre: David Bauerlein at Jacksonville.com reports on Amazon’s Jacksonville fulfilment centre — a building big enough to hold 33 football fields where 2,000 people work in the midst of 12 miles of conveyor lines and chutes. They are joined by hundreds of robotic driving units that glide in precise patterns on the concrete floor, carrying around shelves that workers fill with items that ultimately will end up on Amazon customers’ doorsteps. Continue reading…

Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last year — more than any other US company: Rani Molla at Recode reports that tech companies claimed the top five spots for research and development spending in the US again last year, investing a combined total of $76 billion. Amazon was at the top of the list, spending $22.6 billion in 2017, 41%percent more than in 2016 (when it also topped the list). Amazon has poured resources into AWS, Alexa and technologies like computer vision to support ambitious projects such as the Amazon Go cashierless store of the future. Continue reading…

What five of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs would do if they lost everything: Nina Zipkin at Entrepreneur looks at what some of the world’s biggest leaders would do if they had to start over again. Read what Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett and Barbara Corcoran would do. Continue reading…

Bonus: An FBA Seller’s Guide to Amazon Repricing Software

It’s finally the weekend!


 

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2018-04-13T10:56:22+00:00

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