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Amazon builds a global delivery network

Documents indicate Fulfillment By Amazon is key to controlling the flow of packages from factories in Asia to customers’ doorsteps around the world.

Amazon continues crack down on fake product reviews

In addition to attacking websites that offer five-star recommendations for cash Amazon now hones in on the sellers themselves in a refocused approach to cracking down on fake product reviews.

Amazon drives growth in U.S. e-commerce

Amazon credited for over half of all online retail growth in the U.S. last year, according to a new study from Forrester Research.

Amazon enters Britain's fresh food market

Amazon is set to enter the British fresh food market after striking a supply deal with supermarket Morrisons, potentially ramping up competition in the already cut-throat sector.

Amazon goes Fresh in the U.K.

After months of testing and logistical planning, Amazon finally launches its Fresh grocery delivery service in the UK, marking the first step the grocery delivery service has made outside of the U.S.

Amazon has plans for own fashion label

Amazon is pushing deeper into creating its private-label apparel. The e-commerce company’s website has numerous openings present in a department labeled ‘Amazon Private Label team.’

Amazon hires CEO of chatbot startup

Amazon has hired Navid Hadzaad, co-founder and CEO of Angel.ai, a startup that develops chatbots and natural language processing technology.

Amazon is now airborne

The world’s largest online retailer says it’s going to operate its own air cargo network in the US.

Amazon launches pan-European fulfillment

Amazon creates its own version of the European common market with the launch of a new service designed to handle third-party merchant storage and shipping of goods across the continent.

Amazon makes Prime Day a week long event

Given the unprecedented success of Amazon’s first-ever Prime day last summer, there was never really any doubt that the e-commerce retail giant would decided to make Prime Day an annual event.

Amazon makes the checkout free grocery store a reality

On Monday, Amazon took the wraps off Amazon Go, a real-world grocery store that comes with a twist: there’s no checkout process. You just grab the stuff you want and walk out; the order posts to your Amazon account afterwards.

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Amazon pops up across U.S. malls

Upon conquering the on-line retail space, Amazon now has sights set on aggressively expanding its presence in physical world of retail with plans for a roll out of dozens of pop-up stores in malls across the United States.

Amazon rumored to have sights set on the Big Apple.

Further adding weight to the trend toward enabling omni-channel experiences that integrates off- and online channels for consumers, rumors now abound around Amazon’s intent to open yet another brick and mortar location, this time in New York

Amazon sales growth slowes, dissapointing investors

Amazon reported earnings for its holiday quarter on Thursday and Wall Street greeted them with pushing its shares down more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. Both its net income and revenue figures missed analysts' estimates.

Amazon sets its sights on Indonesia

Amazon gets set to expand its e-commerce empire into Indonesia with a US$600mn initial investment to test the waters.

Amazon shoppers want nothing less than three stars

While low prices may influence shoppers on Amazon, a new study finds seller ratings even more influencial. According to intelligence company Feedvisor, which just released its Amazon User Study for 2016, 92% of shoppers surveyed claimed they would not purchase a product with less than a three-star rating.

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Amazon should think outside the box

Recent news that Amazon is working on a way to deliver items inside your door, without packaging, is huge. It means that e-commerce might overcome its greatest obstacle: Thinking inside the box.

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Amazon strides into second in India

Amazon moves ahead of Snapdeal for a position as India’s second-largest e-commerce marketplace by shipments last month.

Amazon takes new delivery options to the U.K.

Amazon Flex and drone delivery makes its way to Europe. Residents in or near Birmingham, England who don’t have criminal records can now earn a little extra income helping Amazon deliver goods in the area.

Amazon to open parcel locker network across Europe

Amazon wants to set up a network of parcel lockers across Europe to enable people to pick up their own orders as it seeks to widen delivery options and cut costs.

Amazon ups it stake another US$3 billion in India

Amazon will invest another US$3bn in India, boosting its committed investment in the country to over US$5bn and placing additional pressure on local rivals Flipkart and Snapdeal to keep raising fresh funds.

Amazon ushers in a slow demise to list pricing

Amazon begins eliminating product list pricing just as both off- and online retailers face consumer lawsuits against discount prices that are actually much less than they seem.

B2B: A Golden Opportunity For Online Retailers

B2B sales are expected to represent nearly 30% of the global market within the next three years, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan. Retailers need to get the ball rolling and make the most of the opportunities that this market offers them and their e-commerce activity.

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