Amazon news

02 January 2020
Amazon is set to increase the fees it charges merchants in the US from February 2020. Logistical investment In February this year, Amazon has announced it will raise the fees it charges its sellers. The online retailer said that in 2019, it invested more than $15bn in infrastructure, people, and programmes, including its Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service. 150 new tools and services were al...
18 December 2019
Based on the number of items purchased worldwide, Cyber Monday 2019 became the single biggest shopping day in Amazon’s history. Black Friday also became the best-ever Black Friday for Amazon. Record breaking sales Amazon customers purchased hundreds of millions of items in the period between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, achieving record breaking sales for the retailer. This year, the Blac...
16 December 2019
Morrisons is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad.  Iceland For Iceland's Christmas 2019 campaign 'The Magic of Frozen', the retailer has partnered with Disney's Frozen, ahead of the release of Frozen 2 at the end of November. The ad uses several characters from the Disney film, with each sharing their favourite part of Christmas. The retailer returns back to ...
16 December 2019
Amazon has secured the rights to stream Champions League games in Germany. Bringing Champions League football to customers Amazon has secured the rights to broadcast a range of Champions League matches and will show these on Tuesday evenings for the 2021-2022 season. The retailer has had the audio rights for the German Bundesliga since 2017, but this will be the first time it shows live gam...
26 November 2019
Amazon has launched a pop-up store on Chinese ecommerce platform Pinduoduo.  Selection of 1,000 products Pinduoduo is a group buying platform that allows shoppers to use their social network to make group purchases and benefit from discounts. Shoppers can invite their contacts to create a group to get a lower price for their purchases. Amazon has now opened a pop-up store on the platform th...
19 November 2019
Amazon has reduced the monthly membership fee for AmazonFresh in Germany. Prime members now also have the option to shop without an AmazonFresh membership and pay per delivery. Removing a significant barrier AmazonFresh, which was rolled out in Germany in 2017, offers a range of products to Prime Members in Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg and Munich. The range includes fresh fruit and vegetables, ...
18 November 2019
Amazon is opening a physical store in Madrid, for the Black Friday event. Meanwhile, SuperSol supports animal welfare by stopping the promotion of eggs from caged hens. Separately, Auchan Spain has collaborated with Too Good To Go and introduced a sustainable mobility area. Amazon re-opens physical store in Spain Amazon has re-launched a pop-up store in Madrid for Black Friday. It will open...
14 November 2019
In the US, Amazon has made significant improvements to its grocery offer. Amazon usually launches new initiatives in the US and then replicates elsewhere, so these developments might provide a guide for your market. There are three key reasons Amazon is prioritising the US. It’s Amazon’s largest market, it’s estimated it has over 100m Prime members, it delivered $160bn net sales (68% o...
08 November 2019
Amazon has expanded its convenient delivery options for Prime members in the US in the run up to the holiday season. Delivering convenient solutions Amazon has expanded its direct-to-car delivery service for Prime members in the US this Christmas. The service, which operates via Amazon Key , is available to car owners of vehicles including; Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Volvo and Ford. ...
06 November 2019
Diageo has taken one of its priority malt whisky brands, Talisker, and used voice commerce to bring down barriers of how shoppers can engage with the brand. Speaking at IGD Live , Diageo Futures’ innovation manager, Will Harvey, and Talisker’s senior brand manager, Helen Carswell, highlighted how taste, image and complexity were three barriers they aimed to overcome by using their ‘Test and ...