tag:econsultancy.com,2008:/blog/tags/amazon Posts tagged with "Amazon" from the Econsultancy blog 2017-11-08T15:24:28+00:00 tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69571 2017-11-08T15:24:28+00:00 2017-11-08T15:24:28+00:00 Amazon starts discounting products sold by third-party sellers Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon's willingness to sacrifice short-term profit for long-term market share is well established. </strong></p> <p>It's the way that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos went from posting <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/mi.jobs/poXLCW8udK4/_GHzqB9sG9gJ">an ad looking for developers in 1994</a> to becoming the world's richest man a little over two decades later.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69571-amazon-starts-discounting-products-sold-by-third-party-sellers/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69537 2017-11-02T11:52:09+00:00 2017-11-02T11:52:09+00:00 US online sales to surpass in-store sales this holiday season: report Patricio Robles <p><strong>Every year, online retail smashes new records during the holiday shopping season and this year is expected to be no exception. In fact, 2017 could be the year in which a significant symbolic milestone is achieved.</strong></p> <p>According to global consultancy Deloitte, for the first time ever this holiday shopping season, American shoppers will buy more online than they purchase offline.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69537-us-online-sales-to-surpass-in-store-sales-this-holiday-season-report/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69540 2017-10-27T10:15:12+01:00 2017-10-27T10:15:12+01:00 Is Amazon Key the key to Amazon's ownership of the home? Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon is part of daily life for millions of consumers, especially the tens of millions of households who subscribe to Amazon Prime. But soon, Amazon might quite literally become the nerve center of many of their homes thanks to a new delivery service called <a href="https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&amp;node=17285120011">Amazon Key</a>.</strong></p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69540-is-amazon-key-the-key-to-amazon-s-ownership-of-the-home/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69517 2017-10-23T15:00:00+01:00 2017-10-23T15:00:00+01:00 Is Amazon's ad business the new slotting fee? Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon's influence continues to grow by the day, leaving even the most powerful brands in the world with little choice but to play its game.</strong></p> <p>Where will Amazon be in one year, five years, ten years?</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69517-is-amazon-s-ad-business-the-new-slotting-fee/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69473 2017-10-06T09:02:00+01:00 2017-10-06T09:02:00+01:00 What Paddy Power learned about voice interfaces by creating an Alexa skill David Moth <p><strong>Voice interfaces are steadily gaining popularity among consumers, so many brands have been quick to start trials with Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices.</strong></p> <p>At the <a href="https://goo.gl/dsqgYw">Festival of Marketing</a> this morning Paddy Power’s product innovation manager, Stephen McMeel, gave an insight into the betting firm’s own experiments with Alexa skills.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69473-what-paddy-power-learned-about-voice-interfaces-by-creating-an-alexa-skill/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69462 2017-09-29T15:40:00+01:00 2017-09-29T15:40:00+01:00 Ikea just purchased TaskRabbit: Here's why Patricio Robles <p><strong>Ikea, the world's largest furniture retailer, is no digital dummy.</strong></p> <p>The company, which has annual revenue of over $36bn, has proven to be a savvy digital player. It actively markets in numerous digital channels, where it has created some <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/63221-six-awesome-examples-of-facebook-campaigns-by-ikea">great</a> <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68629-ikea-renames-products-for-new-seo-focused-retail-therapy-campaign">campaigns</a>. </p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69462-ikea-just-purchased-taskrabbit-here-s-why/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69392 2017-09-04T15:00:00+01:00 2017-09-04T15:00:00+01:00 Amazon turns Twitch into an influencer sales platform Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon raised a few eyebrows when it announced it was purchasing the gaming-focused live streaming video service Twitch for nearly a billion dollars in 2014.</strong></p> <p>Why would an ecommerce giant want to own such a service and why would it, at the time, pay more cash for it than it had paid in any prior all-cash acquisition? </p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69392-amazon-turns-twitch-into-an-influencer-sales-platform/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69382 2017-08-29T11:09:16+01:00 2017-08-29T11:09:16+01:00 On day one, Amazon starts to transform Whole Foods Patricio Robles <p><strong><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69186-is-the-whole-foods-acquisition-the-beginning-of-amazon-s-endgame">Amazon's $13.7bn acquisition of Whole Foods</a>, which was announced in June, just closed and on the first day under Amazon ownership, the ecommerce giant began putting its imprint on the upscale grocer.</strong></p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69382-on-day-one-amazon-starts-to-transform-whole-foods/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69364 2017-08-23T15:33:00+01:00 2017-08-23T15:33:00+01:00 Walmart signs ecommerce deal with Google to fight Amazon Patricio Robles <p><strong>In an effort to fight off Amazon, Walmart is making a bold move.</strong></p> <p>Yesterday, the world's largest retailer announced that it is teaming up with the world's largest search engine.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69364-walmart-signs-ecommerce-deal-with-google-to-fight-amazon/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69295 2017-08-09T11:43:04+01:00 2017-08-09T11:43:04+01:00 As companies embrace Amazon advertising, some SMBs struggle Patricio Robles <p><strong>For years, while it attracted headlines for its retail and cloud businesses, Amazon has quietly been building an ad business that <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68628-amazon-could-become-an-ad-tech-force-in-2017">could make it a big force in digital advertising as early as this year</a>.</strong></p> <p>Behind Amazon's potential to become a digital ad giant is a powerful trend: more and more consumers are using Amazon as a product search engine.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69295-as-companies-embrace-amazon-advertising-some-smbs-struggle/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69255 2017-07-18T14:10:13+01:00 2017-07-18T14:10:13+01:00 Amazon Prime Day 2017: The mind-blowing stats and facts Patricio Robles <p><strong>Last week, Amazon held its annual Prime Day event.</strong></p> <p>The shopping holiday, which Amazon launched in 2015 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, is positioned as a sort of Black Friday in July and thanks to Amazon's online retail dominance, has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69255-amazon-prime-day-2017-the-mind-blowing-stats-and-facts/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69230 2017-07-06T14:15:06+01:00 2017-07-06T14:15:06+01:00 After years of resistance, Nike gives in to Amazon Patricio Robles <p><strong>In the latest sign of Amazon's growing dominance, Nike will begin selling its shoes and athletic apparel on the online retail behemoth's site. </strong></p> <p>Here's why and what happens next.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69230-after-years-of-resistance-nike-gives-in-to-amazon/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69213 2017-06-29T12:00:00+01:00 2017-06-29T12:00:00+01:00 How Europe's $2.7bn Google antitrust fine could impact the internet economy Patricio Robles <p><strong>On Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) announced that it is levying a $2.7bn fine on search giant Google for abusing its dominant search position to illegally favor its own vertical shopping search offering, Google Shopping.</strong></p> <p>In explaining the record fine for breaking EU antitrust rules, EC Commissioner Margrethe Vestager <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1784_en.htm">stated</a>:</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69213-how-europe-s-2-7bn-google-antitrust-fine-could-impact-the-internet-economy/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69199 2017-06-27T12:00:00+01:00 2017-06-27T12:00:00+01:00 A dive into the murky, but very important world of affiliate marketing Andy Favell <p><strong>In 2007 founder and then ASOS CEO Nick Robertson called the affiliate business to order, describing some of its members as “grubby”.</strong></p> <p>10 years on the affiliate business is bigger, more reputable and driving good ecommerce sales. But it is still a business that is cloaked in a shroud of secrecy and invisibility.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69199-a-dive-into-the-murky-but-very-important-world-of-affiliate-marketing/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69186 2017-06-20T11:24:36+01:00 2017-06-20T11:24:36+01:00 Is the Whole Foods acquisition the beginning of Amazon's endgame? Patricio Robles <p><strong>On Friday, Amazon sent shockwaves through the world of retail by announcing its intention to buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7bn.</strong></p> <p>The deal, which came as a surprise to the markets, knocked nearly $40bn off the market caps of other retails. Kroger, Costco, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart each saw their stocks drop by more than 4% following the announcement, and their declines accounted for over $23bn of the market cap losses.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69186-is-the-whole-foods-acquisition-the-beginning-of-amazon-s-endgame/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69141 2017-06-11T23:59:00+01:00 2017-06-11T23:59:00+01:00 Amazon scales up in Asia-Pacific: How can local retailers prevent showrooming? Jeff Rajeck <p><strong>The Amazon effect is now well-known in the West. Wherever the company opens up, consumers benefit with an improved online shopping experiencee, but established retailers see revenues evaporate.</strong></p> <p>Amazon is now eyeing several markets in Asia, can retailers in the region survive?  New research offers some tips - and some hope.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69141-amazon-scales-up-in-asia-pacific-how-can-local-retailers-prevent-showrooming/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69126 2017-06-06T15:45:00+01:00 2017-06-06T15:45:00+01:00 Why did Amazon's online video shopping channel fail? Patricio Robles <p><strong>Last March, Amazon launched <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67627-is-amazon-s-style-code-live-this-generation-s-answer-to-the-tv-shopping-channel/">Style Code Live</a>, a daily live online show that looked like an attempt to bring the home shopping channel into the 21st century.</strong></p> <p>But little more than a year later, Amazon apparently decided that Style Code Live was not going to be this generation's answer to TV shopping.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69126-why-did-amazon-s-online-video-shopping-channel-fail/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69134 2017-06-06T13:00:00+01:00 2017-06-06T13:00:00+01:00 Amazon Books: What retail can learn from Amazon's new bookstores Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon is largely credited with killing the physical bookstore. </strong></p> <p>Its biggest victim, Borders, once the second largest bookstore chain in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy and began closing all of its stores in 2011. Barnes &amp; Noble, the nation's largest bookstore chain, has been downsizing and is expected to continue to do so for the next decade.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69134-amazon-books-what-retail-can-learn-from-amazon-s-new-bookstores/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69075 2017-05-15T15:00:00+01:00 2017-05-15T15:00:00+01:00 Is it too early to predict that Amazon will win the voice-controlled speaker market? Patricio Robles <p><strong>Voice-controlled speakers are one of the primary interfaces through which consumers are interacting with voice-based intelligent personal assistants.</strong></p> <p>Therefore it's no surprise that two of tech's biggest names, Google and Amazon, are battling to control the market for these devices.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69075-is-it-too-early-to-predict-that-amazon-will-win-the-voice-controlled-speaker-market/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69080 2017-05-10T09:33:00+01:00 2017-05-10T09:33:00+01:00 FMCG brands, if you didn’t have an Amazon strategy before, you need one now Bola Awoniyi <p><strong>Amazon’s culture lends itself to innovation, but its rapid development and deployment of the Amazon Echo is in a league of its own.</strong></p> <p>Opening with the original Amazon Echo in June 2015, the Seattle-based company released the Echo Dot in September 2016, the Echo Look just two weeks ago, and this week the newest member of the family; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J24C0TI">the Echo Show</a>.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69080-fmcg-brands-if-you-didn-t-have-an-amazon-strategy-before-you-need-one-now/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69051 2017-05-03T14:17:53+01:00 2017-05-03T14:17:53+01:00 Will Amazon's Echo Look help grow the market for voice-based intelligent personal assistants? Patricio Robles <p><strong>Last week, Amazon unveiled the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0186JAEWK">Amazon Echo Look</a>, a new $200 device that allows owners to take full-length photos and videos. </strong></p> <p>Pitched by Amazon as a "hands-free camera and style assistant," the Echo Look can be used by owners to create fashion lookbooks and share photos and videos with friends.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69051-will-amazon-s-echo-look-help-grow-the-market-for-voice-based-intelligent-personal-assistants/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/69034 2017-04-26T12:24:21+01:00 2017-04-26T12:24:21+01:00 Amazon launches 'Subscribe with Amazon' to help companies sell subscriptions Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon's effort to take over the world continues unabated. </strong></p> <p>This week, the online retail giant announced a big push into a new market with the launch of Subscribe with Amazon, a new marketplace that will allow third parties to sell subscriptions through Amazon.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/69034-amazon-launches-subscribe-with-amazon-to-help-companies-sell-subscriptions/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68961 2017-04-06T14:07:52+01:00 2017-04-06T14:07:52+01:00 Amazon tries its hand at influencer affiliate marketing Patricio Robles <p><strong>Can influencers and affiliate marketing be a match made in heaven? Online retail's 800-pound gorilla is apparently interested in finding out.</strong></p> <p>Last week, it was revealed that Amazon has launched a beta of an invite-only Amazon Influencer Program "exclusively designed for social media influencers with large followings and a high frequency of posts with shoppable content." </p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68961-amazon-tries-its-hand-at-influencer-affiliate-marketing/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68792 2017-02-15T14:52:09+00:00 2017-02-15T14:52:09+00:00 Amazon Payments usage grows: should you adopt it? Patricio Robles <p><strong>Don't look now: while PayPal continues to be the dominant online payments service, Amazon's Pay with Amazon is growing rapidly.</strong></p> <p>In <a href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=2243559">a press release</a> last week, the ecommerce giant revealed that 33m of its customers have now used <a href="https://payments.amazon.com/">Amazon Payments</a> to make a purchase, and last year Pay with Amazon transaction volume doubled.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68792-amazon-payments-usage-grows-should-you-adopt-it/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68775 2017-02-07T14:47:00+00:00 2017-02-07T14:47:00+00:00 Retailers beware, Amazon could be about to shake up Google PLAs Patricio Robles <p><strong>After years of being absent from the market for Google Product Listing Ads (<a href="https://www.google.co.uk/ads/innovations/productlistingads.html">PLAs</a>), it appears that online retail's 800-pound gorilla is finally getting into the game.</strong></p> <p>This could have a big impact on other retailers using PLAs to market their wares to consumers.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68775-retailers-beware-amazon-could-be-about-to-shake-up-google-plas/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68685 2017-01-06T12:17:32+00:00 2017-01-06T12:17:32+00:00 All the digital news stories you missed this week Ben Davis <p><strong>This week's news is short but, like all those left-over Christmas Ferrero Rochers, incredibly sweet.</strong></p> <p>Redundancies feature heavily, as do airships and talking cars.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68685-all-the-digital-news-stories-you-missed-this-week-19/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68664 2016-12-23T11:57:29+00:00 2016-12-23T11:57:29+00:00 All the digital news stories you missed this week Ben Davis <p><strong>This week's digital news covers the serious, the sublime and the stupid.</strong></p> <p>Google is under attack yet again and Amazon keeps on keeping on.</p> <p>Enjoy..</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68664-all-the-digital-news-stories-you-missed-this-week-18/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68628 2016-12-14T14:11:58+00:00 2016-12-14T14:11:58+00:00 Amazon could become an ad tech force in 2017 Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon is not a newcomer to the online advertising market. Through its A9.com subsidiary, it has <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/459-amazon-trials-clickriver-ppc-ad-platform/">been involved in the online ad ecosystem for some time</a>. </strong></p> <p>But 2017 could see the online retail giant become a real force in the space with the introduction of a new platform called <a href="https://aps.amazon.com/aps/index.html">Amazon Publisher Services</a> (APS).</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68628-amazon-could-become-an-ad-tech-force-in-2017/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68561 2016-11-25T10:06:01+00:00 2016-11-25T10:06:01+00:00 All the digital news stories you missed this week Ben Davis <p><strong>Happy Black Friday to you all - undoubtedly the most sanctified and unanimously-loved day of them all.</strong></p> <p>It's not been the busiest week of digital news, but there's plenty a discerning reader like you needs to keep abreast of.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68561-all-the-digital-news-stories-you-missed-this-week-14/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68518 2016-11-11T14:54:58+00:00 2016-11-11T14:54:58+00:00 Following Donald Trump's election, the war against algorithms has begun Patricio Robles <p><strong>Algorithms run the internet.</strong></p> <p>On Google, an algorithm determines which sites appear in search results, and where. On Facebook, an algorithm determines which content makes it into each user's News Feed.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68518-following-donald-trump-s-election-the-war-against-algorithms-has-begun/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68493 2016-11-04T14:38:00+00:00 2016-11-04T14:38:00+00:00 All the digital news you missed this week Ben Davis <p><strong>If pasties and porn aren't enough to tempt you to read our roundup of this week's digital news, I don't know what is.</strong></p> <p>I am not offering you a rather crude bribe, I promise all will become clear if you keep reading.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68493-all-the-digital-news-you-missed-this-week/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68460 2016-11-03T14:17:00+00:00 2016-11-03T14:17:00+00:00 Are retailers compromising site performance in pursuit of ad dollars? Patricio Robles <p><strong>Retailers are increasingly looking to exploit opportunities to generate revenue through on-site advertising.</strong></p> <p>But as they do so, they run the risk of bloating their sites and harming user experience.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68460-are-retailers-compromising-site-performance-in-pursuit-of-ad-dollars/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68480 2016-11-03T11:18:12+00:00 2016-11-03T11:18:12+00:00 Amazon predicted to become the biggest fashion retailer in the US Nikki Gilliland <p><strong>Amazon might be your first port of call for a new book or a kitchen blender – but what about clothes?</strong></p> <p>According to analysis by Cowen &amp; Co, more people than ever are shopping for fashion on the site.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68480-amazon-predicted-to-become-the-biggest-fashion-retailer-in-the-us/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68345 2016-09-28T14:42:43+01:00 2016-09-28T14:42:43+01:00 Over half of consumers now turn to Amazon first for product search Patricio Robles <p><strong>Google might be the most popular search engine in the world, but when consumers are searching for products, they're increasingly turning to Amazon first.</strong></p> <p>In fact, <a href="http://bloomreach.com/amazon/">according to</a> a BloomReach study conducted by Survata, over half of consumers (55%) now go to Amazon first when they're looking for a product, up from 44% in 2015.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68345-over-half-of-consumers-now-turn-to-amazon-first-for-product-search/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68297 2016-09-16T09:53:00+01:00 2016-09-16T09:53:00+01:00 All the digital news stories you missed this week Ben Davis <p><strong>Wow, this week's digital news was right on trend.</strong></p> <p>Chat bots, AI, ad networks, intelligent personal assistants - one can't help but feel the winds of change beneath our wings.</p> <p>Reader, get stuck in!</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68297-all-the-digital-news-stories-you-missed-this-week-5/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68233 2016-08-26T10:57:13+01:00 2016-08-26T10:57:13+01:00 All the digital news stories you missed this week Ben Davis <p><strong>Mobile search, WhatsApp, same-day click-and-collect, digital currency and autonomous cars.</strong></p> <p>It's just another week jam-packed with digital news.</p> <p>Commence your catch-up...</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68233-all-the-digital-news-stories-you-missed-this-week-2/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68181 2016-08-12T12:02:53+01:00 2016-08-12T12:02:53+01:00 The week's news in digital (in five minutes) Ben Davis <p><strong>You may all be thinking about going on your hollibobs, but there's never a dull week in digital.</strong></p> <p>This week's news is a rattlebag of Facebook updates, ecommerce buyouts, ad spend revelations, and....cats.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68181-the-week-s-news-in-digital-in-five-minutes-5/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68169 2016-08-11T14:24:00+01:00 2016-08-11T14:24:00+01:00 US sales tax isn't a deterrent to online sales: Report Patricio Robles <p><strong>Years ago, many online retailers, <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/5771-amazon-battles-new-use-tax-assault">including Amazon</a>, found themselves battling states <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/5356-affiliate-taxes-don-t-work-states-continue-to-pursue-them">that sought to force them to collect sales tax</a> even if they didn't have a physical presence in those states.</strong></p> <p>The logic behind retailers' aversion to collecting sales tax wasn't hard to understand: if given a choice between two retailers, one charging sales tax and one not, many consumers would probably choose the former.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68169-us-sales-tax-isn-t-a-deterrent-to-online-sales-report/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68117 2016-07-29T15:40:31+01:00 2016-07-29T15:40:31+01:00 Wells Fargo turns to Amazon as a marketing channel Patricio Robles <p><strong>Amazon Prime is more than just a free shipping service.</strong></p> <p>The program, which was launched in 2005, now offers members access to everything from streaming video and music content to early access to special deals.</p> <p>It's also becoming a marketing and customer acquisition channel for other businesses.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68117-wells-fargo-turns-to-amazon-as-a-marketing-channel/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68058 2016-07-12T14:51:07+01:00 2016-07-12T14:51:07+01:00 Has Amazon Prime Day 2016 made up for 2015’s #PrimeDayFail? Nikki Gilliland <p><strong>Promoted as the ‘Black Friday’ of the summer, Amazon Prime Day was originally launched in celebration of </strong><strong>the retailer’s 20th birthday.</strong></p> <p>You might remember that last year <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/66710-why-did-people-attack-amazon-s-primeday/" target="_self">didn’t go <em>quite</em> as planned</a>.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68058-has-amazon-prime-day-2016-made-up-for-2015-s-primedayfail/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68037 2016-07-07T14:48:39+01:00 2016-07-07T14:48:39+01:00 Amazon might be ditching the discount, sort of Patricio Robles <p><strong>Historically, discounting has been a lifeblood for many retailers. And the bane of their existence at the same time.</strong></p> <p>Now, the 800-pound gorilla of online retail appears to be experimenting with ditching discounts. Sort of.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68037-amazon-might-be-ditching-the-discount-sort-of/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/68016 2016-07-06T13:42:49+01:00 2016-07-06T13:42:49+01:00 Is the subscription commerce boom over? Patricio Robles <p><strong>One of the hottest trends in online retail in the past several years has been <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/66321-the-subscription-ecommerce-opportunity">subscription commerce</a>.</strong></p> <p>Much of the boom has been fueled by <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3044527/most-creative-people/from-socks-to-sex-toys-inside-americas-subscription-box-obsession">the rise of subscription box services</a> that deliver products on a regular basis in a pretty little (or big) box.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/68016-is-the-subscription-commerce-boom-over/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67998 2016-06-24T15:28:00+01:00 2016-06-24T15:28:00+01:00 How VoD is becoming the video consumption method of choice across the world Luke Richards <p><strong>The <a title="Demographics and Technology Adoption Statistics Compendium" href="https://econsultancy.com/reports/demographics-technology-adoption"><em>Demographics and Technology Adoption</em></a> section of our Internet Statistics Compendium saw some fascinating video-related data hit its pages in this month’s update.</strong></p> <p>As usual, we have collected the best bits from our own in-house research, as well as trends we’ve published in collaboration with other research houses and the most insightful freely available digital stats from around the web.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67998-how-vod-is-becoming-the-video-consumption-method-of-choice-across-the-world/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67958 2016-06-22T09:56:00+01:00 2016-06-22T09:56:00+01:00 If video is the future of the internet, here's what brands need to know Patricio Robles <p><strong>Few underestimate the power of online video. Its importance has been apparent since at least 2006, when Google acquired YouTube in a deal worth north of $1.5bn.</strong> </p> <p>But a lot has changed since then. So much, in fact, that it's worth asking if video is effectively the future of the internet. The answer: perhaps.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67958-if-video-is-the-future-of-the-internet-here-s-what-brands-need-to-know/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67963 2016-06-17T11:30:01+01:00 2016-06-17T11:30:01+01:00 The week in digital (in five minutes) Ben Davis <p><strong>Here it is, your roundup of the week's digital news.</strong></p> <p>All you need in five minutes to impress your colleagues or potentially bore your non-digital friends.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67963-the-week-in-digital-in-five-minutes-3/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67847 2016-05-18T14:49:43+01:00 2016-05-18T14:49:43+01:00 Is omni-channel retail a delusion? Patricio Robles <p><strong>In 2012, Jerry Storch, then the CEO of Toys R Us, told attendees at the Shop.org conference <a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/10687-stores-will-never-die-with-omni-channel-retailing">that stores will never die thanks to omni-channel retail</a>.</strong></p> <p>Since that time, many traditional retailers have invested heavily in omni-channel initiatives that seem wise, at least on the surface.</p> <p>But are retailers' omni-channel hopes really delusions?</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67847-is-omni-channel-retail-a-delusion/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67819 2016-05-06T14:44:15+01:00 2016-05-06T14:44:15+01:00 10 fine digital marketing stats from this week Ben Davis <p><strong>This week's juicy digital marketing stats include the least engaging brands in the US, excitement about VR, Amazon profits, returns policies, and (altogether now) "much more".</strong></p> <p>As usual, it would be remiss of me not to plug Econsultancy's <a href="https://econsultancy.com/reports/internet-statistics-compendium/">Internet Statistics Compendium</a>, too.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67819-10-fine-digital-marketing-stats-from-this-week/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67769 2016-04-21T15:19:06+01:00 2016-04-21T15:19:06+01:00 The rise of Amazon's private labels shows the perils of not owning your data & customers Patricio Robles <p><strong>Some Amazon vendors are learning the hard way that selling their wares through the retail giant is a double-edged sword.</strong></p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67769-the-rise-of-amazon-s-private-labels-shows-the-perils-of-not-owning-your-data-customers/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67757 2016-04-19T15:25:12+01:00 2016-04-19T15:25:12+01:00 Unlock Amazon's Buy Box with the power of data Ari Shpanya <p dir="ltr"><strong>The journey to the Buy Box on the Amazon marketplace can feel like an excursion for hidden treasure in the Amazon jungle.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">It's like you're wandering around, holding a map with no clear trail and a compass that doesn't really work.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67757-unlock-amazon-s-buy-box-with-the-power-of-data/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p> tag:econsultancy.com,2008:BlogPost/67712 2016-04-13T11:35:52+01:00 2016-04-13T11:35:52+01:00 Seven helpful tips for livestreaming success Patricio Robles <p><strong>Brands like BMW, Southwest Airlines, Target and GE are <a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f525b21c-f21e-11e5-aff5-19b4e253664a.html">increasingly experimenting with livestreaming</a>, and some believe the medium will become an important part of the digital video marketing mix.</strong></p> <p>So what should brands looking to embrace livestreaming do to increase their chances of success?</p> <p>Here are seven tips.</p><p><a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/67712-seven-helpful-tips-for-livestreaming-success/?utm_medium=feeds&amp;utm_source=blog">Read more...</a></p>