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Posts tagged with Amazon

Is Amazon Pantry still winning on price vs. other online grocers?

Just after Amazon Pantry’s launch at the end of 2015, research was conducted to see how Pantry stacked up on price against the major UK supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and Ocado) on its selection of approximately 4,000 grocery products.

We discovered that those competing grocers were priced between 16% and 29% higher on identical products.

And while Amazon does not typically disclose exact numbers for services like Pantry, Amazon UK boss Christopher North confirmed that it would be adding thousands more products to Pantry this year given its initial success.

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What is dropshipping and is it right for your business?

We live in a time when it’s easier than ever to set up a fully working shop, albeit a virtual ecommerce one. 

One of the things that makes it so easy is the fact that, unlike in the past, you don’t actually need to own or store any stock in order to start selling to customers. 

How is that possible? One of the most popular ways is through dropshipping. 

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Can companies protect their reputations from fake online reviews?

When it comes to managing their online reputations, businesses face numerous challenges.

Thanks to the popularity of online reviews and social platforms that can give average consumers a large voice, negative online buzz can cause real damage to a company and its brand.

And in the case of small businesses, negative online buzz can literally kill.

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Which retailer has the best Black Friday strategy?

2015 has seen retailers continue to evolve their Black Friday strategies, with many spreading sales across the period.

UK retailers, in particular, have learnt from last year's bumper day (a breakthrough for the holiday in the UK) and either dropped out from the race or tried to spread demand.

Let's have a look at the strategies being adopted by a number of major retailers.

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Why has Amazon opened a physical bookshop?

Amazon has just opened its first physical bookshop, aptly named Amazon Books.

Based at the Seattle University Village the shop will stock the most popular books from Amazon.com and prices will match those on the website. 

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Analysing Amazon’s palliative approach to fake reviews

A couple of weeks ago, Amazon sued over 1,000 people for posting fake reviews on its site. The defendants in question had offered their services on fiverr.com.

But is Amazon addressing the symptoms, not the cause?

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SEO & Black Friday: How are brands preparing their landing pages?

We've been looking at some analysis of search performance in the lead up to Black Friday.

Electrical retailer Currys has had its strategy licked for some time, whereas Amazon has the odd improvement it could make to its usually omnipresent site.

Both sites show a consistent (and year-round) landing page is important for brands capitalising on annual events.

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How repricing helps level the ecommerce playing field

If you're new to the ecommerce industry, I'll let you in on a “little” secret. There's an 800 pound gorilla in the room that is nearly impossible to take down.

Its name is Amazon, and it's the largest online retailer in the western hemisphere. 

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Four ways to encourage more positive online customer reviews

It's not surprising that what people are saying about your business online can dramatically affect its prospects.

But despite the importance of customer reviews, many businesses still struggle to get their customers to say nice things about them and their products or services.

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What three of the biggest retailers can teach us about ecommerce

Many retailers resort to sales and discounts to boost sales.

However, smarter retailers have demonstrated there's more to it than that. 

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Why Amazon can be an important channel for SMEs

The Amazon marketplace has become necessary for ecommerce success.

Fishing in open water can yield positive results, but they can often be few and far between. Ample swimming space and other fishermen can make it hard to attract fish to your line, leaving you with little success.

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Amazon Launchpad setup to help startups promote their products

The next hit product is always right around the corner, and if the world's largest online retailer has its way, you might just be introduced to it through Amazon.com.

With support from Silicon Valley powerhouses like venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and accelerator Y Combinator, Amazon this week unveiled Amazon Launchpad, "a new program that makes it easy for startups to launch, market, and distribute their products to hundreds of millions of Amazon customers across the globe."

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