As the 2018 holiday shopping season hits the home stretch, Amazon is extending its free shipping promotion while also expanding its Prime one-day shipping program.
The Thanksgiving weekend period was busy, particularly cold in some places, and productive from a retail perspective, market research firms analyzing sales data and at least one key retailer already have reported.
According to eMarketer, Walmart will overtake Apple to become the third largest e-commerce retailer in the U.S. by the end of the year, with online sales growth outpacing even Amazon.com gains.
The much-rumored location of Amazon’s HQ2 is now official with Northern Virginia and New York City sharing the spoils.
Days after a published report indicated that Amazon was on the verge of choosing Crystal City, VA, as the home for its second headquarters, news that the e-commerce giant is also looking at a second location has surfaced.
According to a new survey conducted by Clutch, a B2B research, ratings and reviews company, website users believe Amazon.com has the best user experience among top websites, despite the continued popularity of social media sites including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Amazon.com is reportedly in “advanced discussions” about choosing the Washington, D.C., suburb of Crystal City as the location for its second headquarters known as HQ2, according to a report in the Washington Post.
At a panel held last week in New York, David Echegoyen, chief customer officer at Jet.com, told the audience that the company’s recent refocus on the affluent, urban Millennial consumer represents not so much as a change in its approach to the marketplace as a shift driven in large measure by its purchase by Walmart.
Home and housewares are getting prime placement in a new Amazon brick and mortar location opening in New York City. Dubbed Amazon 4-star, the physical store will sell merchandise that has been rated four stars and above, is a top seller, or is new and trending on Amazon.com.
Amazon.com is giving customers a new visual way to shop with a function dubbed Scout, one that has launched with a heavy emphasis on home furnishings and housewares.