In its approach to Black Friday week, Amazon is going large and then some, with new bargains popping up constantly, more Deals of the Day and deeper discounts than ever before, the company said.
As it looks forward to the holidays, Amazon is touting its expanded free delivery options, providing Prime members across the United States access to more than 10 million items available for next-day drop-off.
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 and Whole Foods Market continue to launch Prime Now delivery services to new markets for the supermarket retailer.
Amazon.com will offer its Prime members special savings at all Whole Foods Market and Whole Foods Market 365 stores nationwide beginning on June 27.
Amazon is rolling out savings for Prime members to Whole Foods Market stores across ten new states, including Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington.
In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO, detailed highlights of the 2017 fiscal year, and revealed that the company has exceeded 100 million paid Prime memberships worldwide just 13 years after the program’s launch.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market have introduced free two-hour delivery of groceries from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the U.S. in 2018.
Just days after Amazon.com said the 2017 holiday shopping season was its biggest, new data is showing that the e-commerce giant continues to gain market share.
Amazon is teaming its Prime Now one- and two-hour delivery service with Amazon Handmade, the company’s handcrafted merchandise business, to offer consumers unique products from local artisans available for quick turnaround for the holidays.
In a third quarter conference call, Brian Olsavsky, Amazon.com svp/CFO, noted that the company would develop new retail-related enterprises that will help it build on brick-and-mortar initiatives such as the purchase of Whole Foods Market, the expansion of Amazon Books, the partnership with Kohl’s and the roll out of the Amazon Key in-home delivery service.