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Alexa Becomes a Mirror, Amazon 3D prints, Germany Leads in Manufacturing and more. E-Commerce News.

2018-01-14T11:07:08+00:00 E-Comment With Cordelia, News and Updates, Scanner TV|0 Comments

Amazon filed 2 patents in January. Reading their patents can be a great way to see what direction they want to go in and what new tech they’ve developed. The first one is for a Blended Reality mirror. The mirror is partially-reflective and partially-transmissive. It uses a mix of displays, cameras, and projectors to create a blended image which looks like a reflection in the mirror. The mirror can change the visual appearance of [...]

2017 Holiday Internet Usage Spike, Amazon Stats, California Legalizes Pot and Amazon News

2018-01-08T12:29:35+00:00 E-Comment With Cordelia, Scanner TV|0 Comments

Top 3 News Stories This Week: There were huge internet traffic increases between 2017 and 2016 over the holiday shopping season as reported by Verizon. A week before Christmas traffic was up about 16% from 2016 but the surprise was that on New Year’s Day it was 32% higher. Thanksgiving weekend traffic was up 25% but on the Thanksgiving itself as well as on Black Friday there was an over 75% spike from last [...]

Returns, Last Hour Logistics, Blink Acquisition, Amazon Global Stores, Amazon News

2018-01-07T17:46:16+00:00 E-Comment With Cordelia, News and Updates, Scanner TV|Comments Off on Returns, Last Hour Logistics, Blink Acquisition, Amazon Global Stores, Amazon News

Today’s 3 Top Stories Are… The National Retail Federation estimates that up to 30% of items purchased online will be returned. Only half of all returns end up back on store shelves. Retailers often sell these items to liquidators and discounters for pennies on the dollar. Over 5 billion pounds end up in landfills. This has both a huge financial and environmental cost. There are a few startups that are working to stem the [...]

Amazon Global Stores, Nike, and Private Label Clothing online. Plus Amazon Seller Updates.

2018-01-07T17:45:14+00:00 E-Comment With Cordelia, News and Updates, Scanner TV|Comments Off on Amazon Global Stores, Nike, and Private Label Clothing online. Plus Amazon Seller Updates.

Our Top 3 E-Commerce Stories: Dubai based, Souq.com, which was acquired by Amazon in early 2017, has now created something called an Amazon Global Store. As far as we can tell, this is the first of its kind. Buyers in the Middle East will see products from Amazon.com listed in their native language with all duties, vat and shipping from the US included in their price. Products are from Amazon’s own catalog for [...]