Amazon plans to put 3D printers in trucks to speed up deliveries

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Amazon wants to speed up shipping, but with this new system they might not have to worry about sending items at all.  Amazon has filed several patent applications for a system that could print goods on-demand in “mobile manufacturing hubs”, using 3D printers to produce the items on the curbs outside customers’ homes.   Continue reading… “Amazon plans to put 3D printers in trucks to speed up deliveries”

Facebook is the most Complained about Brand

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We complain 879 million times/year (and Facebook is our top target)

We complain about brands an astonishing 879 million times a year on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. A full 10 percent of us find something to be angry about publicly every single day.

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Amazon slated to open two pop-up stores in California

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The pop-up stores will carry Amazon-branded e-readers, tablets, smartphones, and streaming media players.

Amazon announced last week that it is opening up pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, next week for the holiday shopping season. The online retailer is also rumored to be opening a brick-and-mortar store in New York.

 

 

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The grocery industry is ripe for disruption

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Amazon, Trader Joe’s, and Wal-Mart are, at least experimenting with grocery delivery.

From an economic prospective, the grocery business is loaded with friction. Once a week or more, shoppers must drive to stores, traipse through aisles hunting for what they want, and stand in lines — a gigantic, continual waste of time, patience, and gasoline. Grocers, which stand between food producers and consumers, must maintain chains of stores dotted across a geographical region or across the country, and each store must be serviced by a complex logistical and transportation infrastructure. If any industry is ripe for disruption by online shopping, it should be the grocery business.

 

 

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Amazon patents anticipatory system to ship your product before you order it

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Amazon’s system is aptly called “anticipatory shipping.”

In December Amazonpatented a system that will reduce logistics costs and dissuade customers from ever entering a physical store again by shipping your stuff before you order it, according to the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

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Amazon vs. Indie self-publishing sales platforms

With an indie, as soon as you upload the file, you can sell it. With KDP, you’ve got to wait until it appears on Amazon.

Web designer and writer, Paul Jarvis has self-published three books and has sold close to a total of 10,000 copies. With two of the books he used Gumroad and Sellfy which are indie sales platforms (digital goods e-commerce services). His latest book was on Amazon’s KDP Select platform.

 

 

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Amazon changes prices more than 2.5 million times every day

An analysis by price intelligence firm Profitero on retail pricing habits has revealed a pretty staggering statistic: Amazon changes its prices more than 2.5 million times a day. By comparison, Walmart and Best Buy changed their prices roughly 50,000 times each in the entire month of November.

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‘Amazon Rockets’ will deliver your goods in 5 minutes

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Since introducing the idea of 30-minute drone deliveries, Amazon has caught a lot of flack about it. Since its announcement, everyone has been concerned about all of the little details like the severing of hands as the drone tries to deliver goods and whether or not the drones will crash and destroy their cargo. These are valid concerns, and yes people would like to receive their goods without being maimed, but one rapid shipping enthusiast wants Amazon to go even farther.

 

 

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UPS researching drones to compete with Amazon Prime Air

UPS researching delivery drones.

Amazon made headlines when it announced it was working on small drones that could deliver customers packages in half an hour or less someday. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to harness the potential of small unmanned aircraft: the world’s largest parcel service, UPS, has been experimenting with its own version of flying parcel carriers.

 

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