Amazon’s delivery drones may be more than just a publicity stunt. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on March 19, that Amazon is receiving an experimental airworthiness certificate. This will allow them to test drone aircraft. Continue reading… “FAA green lights Amazon for delivery drone testing”
Amazon plans to put 3D printers in trucks to speed up deliveries
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”
The most hated and loved companies in America
Market research firm Harris Poll on Wednesday, Feb. 4, published its 16th annual ranking of the 100 most visible companies in the U.S. and Goldman Sachs may need to work on its image. This year they beat out General Motors along with Koch Industries and BP for the dubious distinction of worst corporate reputation. Continue reading… “The most hated and loved companies in America”
Facebook is the most Complained about Brand
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.
Continue reading… “Facebook is the most Complained about Brand”
Amazon slated to open two pop-up stores in California
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.
Continue reading… “Amazon slated to open two pop-up stores in California”
The grocery industry is ripe for disruption
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.
Continue reading… “The grocery industry is ripe for disruption”
Amazon Dash – barcode scanning, voice-recording grocery gadget
Amazon was not content with unveiling its Amazon Fire TV set-top box earlier this week, they casually dropped a new gadget into the tech realm Friday — the Amazon Dash. (Video)
Continue reading… “Amazon Dash – barcode scanning, voice-recording grocery gadget”
Amazon patents anticipatory system to ship your product before you order it
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.
Continue reading… “Amazon patents anticipatory system to ship your product before you order it”
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.
Continue reading… “Amazon vs. Indie self-publishing sales platforms”
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.
Continue reading… “Amazon changes prices more than 2.5 million times every day”
‘Amazon Rockets’ will deliver your goods in 5 minutes
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.
Continue reading… “‘Amazon Rockets’ will deliver your goods in 5 minutes”
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.
Continue reading… “UPS researching drones to compete with Amazon Prime Air”