How prime members can save money with every Amazon order
HOUSTON – If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you know two-day shipping rarely means you’ll get your order in two days anymore. Sure, it’s just $1, but Kyle James of the Rather Be Shopping says you can accumulate those rewards rather quickly. Reload Amazon Gift Card to get $10When you reload $100 or more on to an Amazon gift card balance, you’ll get a free $10 bonus. It only works the first time you reload a gift card. If you know you’ll be spending $100 on Amazon anyway, this one is a no-brainer.
Surge in online holiday shopping will pack 2 years of growth into one season, Adobe says
Should those two things occur, Adobe expects consumers could spend an extra $11 billion online, pushing total holiday spending past $200 billion. That will account for 42% of all online sales during the holidays, and mark 55% year-over-year growth for mobile devices, Adobe said. Americans are expected to spend $10.3 billion online the day after Thanksgiving, Adobe said, up 39% year over year. Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day shopping event unofficially kicked off the season on Oct. 13. Adobe's survey found a record 33% of consumers plan to have their holiday shopping totally finished by the time Black Friday rolls around.cnbc.com
Amazon vs. Target: Traders weigh in on the stocks ahead of competing sales events
Amazon and Target are going head to head. Target announced Tuesday it will hold its two-day sale on Oct. 13 and 14, the same days Amazon will hold its annual Prime event. They have a problem satisfying demand because some of their shelves are getting stripped continuously because of so much customer demand. Target reported 195% digital sales growth in its second quarter ended July. Amazon anticipates 24% to 33% overall sales growth for its third quarter endng September.cnbc.com
Amazon adds warehouse network closer to cities to speed up same-day delivery
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has quietly opened a series of small warehouses closer to big U.S. cities in a move to shave hours off delivery times, the company told Reuters. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneOn Tuesday, the worlds largest online retailer is updating its same-day delivery program for shoppers in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Dallas and Orlando, it said. Amazon has long offered one or two-hour delivery via Prime Now, a service that includes fresh groceries and more than 20,000 items. The new format combines the storage, picking and packing functions of Amazons fulfillment centers with the sorting and delivery functions of other facilities into a single building. The new facilities are automated with the same drive units used in Amazons fulfillment centers.feeds.reuters.com
Amazon makes grocery delivery free for Prime members
AmazonAmazon is eliminating its fee for grocery delivery in the United States as competition heats up in the rapidly expanding food delivery business. Before today, Amazon charged Prime members a $14.99 monthly subscription fee for its Amazon Fresh online grocery delivery service. Two-hour Whole Foods deliveries were free for many Prime customers through Amazon's Prime Now delivery app. Starting Tuesday, grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh is free for Prime members who have previously used the grocery-delivery service. Amazon maintains several grocery shopping options, including Prime Now delivery, Whole Foods, and 20 Amazon Go stores.
Taylor Swift headlining Amazon Prime Day concert
Amazon Music has announced its first ever Prime Day Concert to be headlined by Taylor Swift. The event will stream live on Prime Video at 9 p.m. ET on July 10, exclusively for Prime members. "Hosted by award-winning actress Jane Lynch ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Glee"), the Prime Day Concert presented by Amazon Music will be available to Prime members to stream on-demand after the live show for a limited time on Prime Video, which will include select songs from each performance." Amazon Prime Day is a big deal for shoppers and this year they will have 48 hours to try and rack up the best deals from the online retailer.
Bargain battle: Walmart, Amazon play hardball with new sales
As Amazon marks its 20th anniversary by offering exclusive sales Wednesday to its Prime users, Walmart hopes to upstage the online retail giant with a sale of its own. But these bargains come with a thinly-veiled barb. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what's fueling these bargains.cbsnews.com