Articles Tagged ‘Amazon’


Amazon Prime Now raises bar with one-hour delivery

December 19, 2014

Amazon is racing past its own milestone of offering same-day delivery with the new Prime Now for Prime customers that promises one-hour delivery, showing the online retailer’s determination to remain one step ahead of its competition.

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Etsy links online marketplace to social commerce

December 18, 2014

In a reflection of the growth in social commerce, retailers on Etsy can now sell their products in-stream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr.

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Amazon’s Surprise! app points to growing role for mobile gifts cards

December 12, 2014

Amazon’s new Facebook-powered Surprise! mobile application points to how mobile gift cards are increasingly a must-have for a comprehensive mcommerce strategy.

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Image recognition increasingly an app must-have as scanning gains ground

November 26, 2014

With major retailers such as Amazon, Target and Macy’s offering image recognition within their mobile applications, the technology is likely to become a must-have although more sophisticated scan-to-shop deployments could remain limited.

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Amazon boosts social prowess with Snapchat, Instagram, but more needed

November 24, 2014

Amazon, which has been slow to jump onboard with social media, is making a bigger push into Instagram and Snapchat in time for the holiday shopping season, reflecting social’s growing influence on the customer journey.

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Amazon voice search leads the way in mcommerce despite flawed experience

November 3, 2014

While Amazon’s introduction of voice search in its iPhone application is an important example of where mcommerce may be headed, the solution falls short at providing a strong user experience with too many irrelevant results.

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River Island extends mcommerce reach with Kindle app

October 31, 2014

Fashion retailer River Island has launched a Kindle version of its mcommerce application, making it one of the first major retailers to extend its reach to the Amazon-owned platform.

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Taking the Amazon battle to last-mile delivery seriously

September 29, 2014

Amazon’s decision to experiment with deliveries bypassing traditional delivery companies takes the retail battle to the newest area of competitive advantage: the last mile.

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Amazon, Lowe’s, E*Trade reduce mcommerce friction with Touch ID

September 22, 2014

Brands including Amazon, Lowe’s and E*Trade have embraced iOS 8′s Touch ID in recognition of mcommerce’s unrealized potential as mobile app usage continues to grow.

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Macy’s fires back at Amazon with showroom-busting image search app

September 16, 2014

Macy’s is the latest retailer to fire back at Amazon with its own image recognition mobile application designed to simplify searching for items on its ecommerce site by submitting a photo of an item from daily life.

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