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  • Amazon’s Q4 revenue grows 22% in North America

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    Amazon’s Q4 revenue grows 22% in North America

    International growth was only 3.2%, leaving the e-retailer’s overall revenue increase at under 14.6%. Amazon Prime membership grew 53% worldwide and 50% in the United States, says CEO Jeff Bezos. And Amazon surprised investors by turning a profit, largely from fulfilling orders more efficiently.

    Posted 01/29/2015Thad RueterPost a comment

    International growth was only 3.2%, leaving the e-retailer’s overall revenue increase at under 14.6%. Amazon Prime membership grew 53% worldwide and 50% in the United States, says CEO Jeff Bezos. And Amazon surprised investors by turning a profit, largely from fulfilling orders more efficiently.

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  • Amazon powers ahead to 2015

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    Amazon powers ahead to 2015

    For the January cover story of Internet Retailer magazine, dozens of e-retailers, consultants, vendors and experts, including a handful of ex-Amazon employees, anticipate the directions the North American and European e-commerce king may head next.

    Posted 12/31/2014Thad RueterPost a comment

    For the January cover story of?Internet Retailer?magazine, dozens of e-retailers, consultants, vendors and experts, including a handful of ex-Amazon employees, anticipate the directions the North American and European e-commerce king may head next.

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  • Amazon Q3 revenue increases 20%

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    Amazon Q3 revenue increases 20%

    The e-retailer heads into the holiday shopping season behind a 30% increase in fulfillment spending and a widening net loss. North American sales increased 25% in the third quarter.

    Posted 10/23/2014Thad RueterPost a comment

    The e-retailer heads into the holiday shopping season behind a 30% increase in fulfillment spending and a widening net loss. North American sales increased 25% in the third quarter.

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  • The growing reach of Amazon Prime

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    The growing reach of Amazon Prime

    A new estimate from investment firm Macquarie says half of U.S. households could be members of Amazon Prime by 2020. The firm also says in the fourth quarter of 2014 10 million consumers signed up for Prime, a service that provides free two-day shipping and other perks for a $99 annual fee.

    Posted 02/26/2015Thad RueterPost a comment

    A new estimate from investment firm Macquarie says half of U.S. households could be members of Amazon Prime by 2020. The firm also says in the fourth quarter of 2014 10 million consumers signed up for Prime, a service that provides free two-day shipping and other perks for a $99 annual fee.
  • How a B2B operator responds to the 'Amazon effect' on fulfillment

    / B2B

    How a B2B operator responds to the 'Amazon effect' on fulfillment

    Slate Rock Safety, which sells fire-resistant clothing, moves away from drop shipping all orders.

    Posted 02/23/2015Thad RueterPost a comment

    Slate Rock Safety, which sells fire-resistant clothing, moves away from drop shipping all orders.
  • / B2B E-Commerce

    The next big thing in B2B e-commerce

    It’s Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that operates vast B2B as well as B2C marketplaces. Any North American distributor who buys or sells Chinese goods already competes with Alibaba.com, and needs to know how to make Alibaba an ally.

    Posted 02/23/2015Ranga BodlaPost a comment

    It’s Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that operates vast B2B as well as B2C marketplaces. Any North American distributor who buys or sells Chinese goods already competes with Alibaba.com, and needs to know how to make Alibaba an ally.

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  • For Amazon, the right price isn’t always the lowest price

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    For Amazon, the right price isn’t always the lowest price

    Amazon doesn’t offer the lowest price as often as it once did, as the e-retailer carefully calculates when low price is the best strategy. But with the leading online retailer less aggressive on price in certain categories big retailers are more aggressive in matching Amazon’s prices.

    Posted 11/26/2014Don DavisPost a comment

    Amazon doesn’t offer the lowest price as often as it once did, as the e-retailer carefully calculates when low price is the best strategy. But with the leading online retailer less aggressive on price in certain categories big retailers are more aggressive in matching Amazon’s prices.

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  • / Technology

    Target joins Amazon; Amazon will run Target.com, Target will sell at Amazon

    Target Corp. and Amazon have reached an agreement under which Target will open a store at Amazon.com that Amazon will run and Target has agreed to employ Amazon’s e-commerce systems at Target.com.

    Posted 09/12/2001Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Target Corp. and Amazon have reached an agreement under which Target will open a store at Amazon.com that Amazon will run and Target has agreed to employ Amazon’s e-commerce systems at Target.com.
  • What’s next for Amazon?

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    What’s next for Amazon?

    As the new year approaches, Internet Retailer takes a look at the moves the e-retail king might make in 2015.

    Posted 11/20/2014Thad RueterPost a comment

    As the new year approaches, Internet Retailer takes a look at the moves the e-retail king might make in 2015.

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  • The Supreme Court gives e-retailers a win on sales taxes, but it may be short-lived

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    The Supreme Court gives e-retailers a win on sales taxes, but it may be short-lived

    The high court reinstated a lawsuit against a Colorado law that required online retailers to notify Colorado of purchases by state residents. But the court hints at another legal objection to the lawsuit, says Bloomberg writer Noah Feldman.

    Posted 03/04/2015Bloomberg NewsPost a comment

    The high court reinstated a lawsuit against a Colorado law that required online retailers to notify Colorado of purchases by state residents. But the court hints at another legal objection to the lawsuit, says Bloomberg writer Noah Feldman.

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