A leading digital research firm has lowered its estimate of Amazon’s e-commerce market share following public comments made by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos.
Amazon is donating $8 million to Plymouth Housing and the Arlington Community Foundation, based in the company’s two headquarters regions, Seattle and Arlington, VA.
Stein Mart is installing Amazon Hub Lockers in nearly 200 of its stores across 28 states. Amazon Hub Lockers are secure, self-service kiosks that provide customers of the online retailer an alternative delivery option to pick up and return their Amazon packages.
Amazon is expanding delivery of products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now into 13 new metro markets.
Market research firm Numerator analyzed Amazon private label initiatives, and the company’s 135 own and 330 exclusive brands, determining that consumables are primed for growth even if 58% of sales occur in electronics, with Alexa-enabled products leading the pack.
Kohl’s said that all of its stores will now be accepting free returns for Amazon customers starting in July.
A new Amazon-commissioned report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicated that unlocking the digital potential of rural businesses across the U.S. could add over $140 billion to the domestic economy over the next three years.
Amazon.com is tapping the brakes on a decision to drop thousands of vendors from its Vendor Central program, and it is now encouraging suppliers to enroll in its Brand Registry platform, according to a report Tuesday, March 12, by Digiday.
Amazon has canceled plans to build a headquarters in New York, citing opposition from some local politicians who objected to the tax breaks and other incentives the company was to receive.