Business, Technology

Shopify Nips at Amazon With Hassle-Free Shipping for Small Firms

Shopify Cole Burston/Bloomberg News

Same-day shipping is becoming more common for online shoppers, but for smaller merchants it can be a logistical nightmare. That’s where Shopify Inc. can step in, says Ric Kostick, CEO of 100% PURE.

Simran Jagdev | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2019
Business, Technology

Amazon Hit With Consumer Complaint Over Prime Day Endorsements

Amazon Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Amazon should be investigated by U.S. regulators over undisclosed paid endorsements on Prime Day, Washington-based Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group says.

David McLaughlin | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2019
Business, TCA

Amazon Hub to Net Estimated $111.7 Million for Florida City

Amazon Hub to Net Estimated $111.7 Million for Florida City Shutterstock

The first question city officials were asked when news broke that Amazon was building an air cargo complex in Lakeland was how would the project benefit area residents. The calculations are in.

Sara Megan Walsh | The Lakeland, Fla., Ledger
July 22, 2019

Data Suggests Amazon Customers Not Sold on Prime

Amazon boxes Packed boxes pass along a conveyor belt at the Amazon Robotic Fulfilment center in Tilbury, Essex, U.K. on July 12, 2019. Searches for "Canceling Amazon Prime" were 18 times higher July 15 than July 14. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Internet searches for “Canceling Amazon Prime” were 18 times higher June 15 — the beginning of’s two-day sale — than the previous day, according to search engine monitoring firm Captify, suggesting shoppers did not want to make a long-term commitment to the giant online retailer.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019
Business, Safety

Amazon Bargain Days Give Porch Pirates Prime Opportunity

Amazon Prime An Amazon Prime package. (John Zeedick/Associated Press)

Amazon’s Prime Day gives shoppers an opportunity to flex their deal-spotting muscles ahead of Black Friday. It also gives package thieves their own chance to warm up.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Prime Day Boosted by Promotion From Taylor Swift, Other Celebs

Taylor Swift Taylor Swift performs onstage at The Prime Day concert in New York City on July 10. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) is tapping high-profile actors, athletes and social-media sensations like never before to maintain buzz around its Prime Day summer sale, now in its fifth year and battling increasing competition from rivals.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2019
Business, Technology

Amazon Commits $700 Million to Retrain Workers in New Skills

Amazon Bess Adler/Bloomberg News Inc. said it will spend $700 million to retrain about one-third of its U.S. workforce in skills needed to thrive in the new economy.

Molly Schuetz | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2019
Business, Technology

Amazon Back on Cusp of $1 Trillion Value After 7-Day Streak

Amazon Bess Adler/Bloomberg News Inc. is flirting with a $1 trillion valuation again after posting its longest winning streak since briefly surpassing that level in September.

Jeran Wittenstein | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

Two Years After Amazon Deal, Whole Foods Is Just $10 Cheaper

Amazon Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market spawned endless speculation about how the internet giant would change the upscale grocer. Two years later, we’ve got an answer: Ten bucks.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike at a Minnesota Warehouse

Amazon Demonstrators protest at the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., on Dec. 14, 2018. (Kerem Yucel/Bloomberg News) Inc. warehouse workers in Minnesota plan to strike during the online retailer’s summer sales extravaganza, a sign that labor unrest persists even after the company committed to paying all employees at least $15 an hour last year.

July 8, 2019