Amazon Business

  • Amazon Reputation is Highest Among All US Brands

    Read about how Amazon has created this reputation and some of the methods you can adopt in The Amazon Way:  14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company. The Amazon reputation appears to be at an all time high despite some visible public relations and media challenges.  The Reputation Institute ( benchmarks companies against a […]

  • Amazon Streaming Partner Program – A Cable Killer??

    The Amazon Streaming Partner Program was announced this week.  At face value, it seems like a great PRIME customer value to subscribe at discounted rates with partners such as Showtime and STARZ.  Taken a step further, it escalates the competition between Amazon Video and other streaming content businesses such as Netflix and Hulu.  But the […]

  • Amazon May Launch Apparel Brands, Already On Path to Be Largest Apparel Retailer

    On-AMZN:  We launched the Amazon apparel category in October, 2002.  This was the first launch of the “[email protected]” platform at Amazon and the category opened with purely third party sellers such as Gap, Nordstrom and Macy’s.  Since then, Amazon has added hundreds of thousands of sellers in the apparel category, and become a major retailer […]

  • Actually Interesting News — Amazon Expands Prime To Items Shipped Directly from Merchants

    On-AMZN:  No doubt Amazon gets it share of press.  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve commented as I haven’t seen anything really surprising or potentially competitively gamechanging for Amazon.  This story on WSJ by Greg Bensinger — “Amazon Expands Prime with Goods Shipped Directly From Merchants” is actually both.  Amazon Prime membership is estimated to […]

  • Amazon Restaurants Scaling Up Reports Reuters

    On-AMZN:  Although the Amazon restaurant and delivery business launched (at least in Seattle) in December, 2014, Reuters reports Amazon is adding employees to this business, an indication of agressive ramp of this business in combination with Amazon Now.  A customer, using Amazon Now, could order dinner, drinks (wine or beer) and a DVD (well, they would […]

  • Amazon AMZN 2014 Shareholder Letter – Three “Dreamy” Businesses, Getting Smarter on PR

    If you are looking for insights into Amazon, the annual Shareholder Letter is always insightful, with many nuggets of strategic and cultural richness.  The Amazon AMZN 2014 Shareholder letter is no exemption and really gives four insights: First – the Amazon Marketplace Business is the core growth platform for the Amazon Retail Business.  Over 42% […]

  • Amazon PrimeNow Launches Beer & Wine Delivery — Just in Time for Football Season!

    On-AMZN:  Amazon PrimeNow is a one hour home delivery service which until this announcement, was not launched in Seattle.  Not only is Amazon PrimeNow available in Seattle area, but it comes with a “killer feature” of having beer, wine and liquor available.  There is a $20 minimum order with 1 hour delivery costing $7.99, and […]

  • Amazon Prime Now Expands — “Blink” and Your Delivery Is Here. Now in London

    Amazon Prime Now offers FREE 2 hour delivery and 1 hour delivery for $7.99 on orders over $15.  Customers do need to join the annual Amazon Prime membership ($99).  Amazon Prime Now just announced launching in London, which is the first international city in the program.  The mobile application allows customers to track the courier also […]

  • Amazon’s Innovation Secret — The Future Press Release

    On-AMZN:  Business Insider wrote an article about how the Amazon AWS group uses the “Future Press Release” to articulate the definition and the path to launching a great service or feature.  The Future Presss Release is a great approach to define clear and lofty goals, requirements and objectives and build broad understanding from the start of […]

  • Amazon Secret Features — 12 You Have To Know

    On-AMZN:  Business Insider listed a few of great features at Amazon that most customers don’t know about.  Here are a few more Amazon Secret Features: – Many Amazon Prime videos (movies and shows) can be downloaded to your device and watched offline – Amazon Music let’s you download much of the music that is available […]