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Walmart sales increased 4% last quarter—but that wasn’t easy. Walmart has been spending heavily on its operations and website.

There is a ‘Cold War’ going on between Walmart and Amazon, and seeing Amazon stumble in NYC and Walmart increase sales helps keep the equilibrium.

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February 15, 2019

Bridge is based in the East Village—across the East River from Long Island City where Amazon planned to get $3 billion in government tax breaks to build a new office. It promised 25k “high paying” jobs. Notably, one in five store fronts in the East Village are empty. The reasons for this vacancy vary. I’m not sure if Amazon abandoning its new HQ was a win for America but a loss for the East Village or maybe a win for both. I wish to see my local community grow and America grow. I hope NYC ...
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February 13, 2019

Amazon changed retail a lot, but don't take your eye off Facebook. Facebook just planted a flag showing its retail aspirations by buying GrokStyle. Grok may be an ugly name but it's pretty cool tech: Grok's tech lets a person take a picture of a plate, for example, and find that plates that match that one online. That's pretty dangerous for brick-and-mortar retail stores. This promotes 'show rooming.'

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Tags: showrooming, grokstyle, facebook, amazon, retail competition
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February 7, 2019


Wanna see the future of retail? First, look back. Look back at the newspaper industry and its hard, swift fall over the last 15 years. Facebook (and other tech platforms) replaced newspapers across the country as the world’s information and advertising platforms. General lesson: platforms replace individual players. Next up: Amazon’s platform is going to substitute national brand (and retail) names with its private label business. Don’t like it? Amazon doesn’t care. It owns the worl...
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February 6, 2019

For Retailers:
Good news: the wedding registry season is here! Consider these facts:

1. This year 2.5 million weddings will occur in the U.S. That's 2.5 million potential gift registries for your store. :)

2. Amazon, Zola, and Crate & Barrel make millions from gift registry purchases. You will, too.

3. The average gift registry purchase is $142, and the average registry receives over $1,000 in gifts.

4. The online gift registry business is ...
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February 5, 2019

For Retailers:
Good news: the wedding registry season is here! Consider these facts:

1. This year 2.5 million weddings will occur in the U.S. That's 2.5 million potential gift registries for your store. :)

2. Amazon, Zola, and Crate & Barrel make millions from gift registry purchases. You will, too.

3. The average gift registry purchase is $142, and the average registry receives over $1,000 in gifts.

4. The online gift registry business is ...
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February 5, 2019

For Retailers:
Good news: the wedding registry season is here! Consider these facts:

1. This year 2.5 million weddings will occur in the U.S. That's 2.5 million potential gift registries for your store. :)

2. Amazon, Zola, and Crate & Barrel make millions from gift registry purchases. You will, too.

3. The average gift registry purchase is $142, and the average registry receives over $1,000 in gifts.

4. The online gift registry business is ...
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Tags: gift registry, preparation, $BRC-registry-tent-1, $BRC-registry-decal-1
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February 2, 2019

India has passed rules to encourage local businesses to grow and thwart Amazon’s bulldozing of smaller businesses. They call it the “national champion” program. I suggest that local states start a simlair program. Amazon, legally based in Delaware and overseas, isn’t a friend to your local town or state on account of its hurting indie businesses and skimping on taxes. Instead of cities competing for the Amazon HQ, they likely should’ve competed for solutions to stop big online entities fro...
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January 31, 2019

What does preservation have to do with Amazon? Well, one is sometimes a government/city promoted and regulated attempt to preserve culture, practices and memories. For example, landmark preservation may be bestowed on a building and limit exterior changes to a building—like a famous old bookstore. Amazon, on the other hand, is emblematic of the opposite: it’s not about maintaining cultural norms like community or cultural centers. It often undermines cultural and civic locations by using W...
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January 31, 2019

There is a 'Cold War' battle going on between Amazon and Walmart, if you haven't noticed. Both are building platforms that soak up every other business and its products into their respective ecosystems. Walmart is late to the game, but its been on a binge recently buying Art.com and now its partnered with a sport apparel company Fanatics.

As a reference, Facebook, Instagram, and Bridge are all platforms.

What platforms are you on? What is your strategy to chart thi...
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January 30, 2019

Amy Stavis in Tableware Today shares that 47% of New Jersey Millennials live with their parents, and nationally 74% aren’t married. This translates into a smaller gift registry market than 40 or 20 years ago.

With that said, Crate &Barrel, Target, and Zola are selling millions of registry gifts. Why shouldn’t your store? The gift registry market is easy pickings for stores that sell cups and plates. You already have the stock and offering the service costs almost nothing. And ...
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January 27, 2019

Amazon gives people products to review and doesn’t charge them for the gifts. This shows the power of reviews in driving purchases and in boosting a Google ranking. Amazon started its Vine review program more than 10 years ago—giving it a huge lead on competitors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/style/amazon-reviews-vine.html

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January 26, 2019

Amazon forced many GNC stores to close. What is GNC left with? Making exclusive brands for its competitor: Amazon, shares today’s WSJ. It essentially works for Amazon now.

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January 24, 2019

Amazon is launching its own delivery network, putting it in competition with FedEx and UPS.

Fast and free shipping are increasingly expected from shoppers—they’re part of the reasons why Amazon beats up on indie stores. Can you think of an indie store that owns its own delivery network? Besides a florist who may have a van, most likely not. This delivery service will further put indie stores at a disadvantage.

Whether you’re a store, sales rep, or indie brand, Amazo...
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January 21, 2019

What’s a very revealing thing about you? What you buy. Today’s Times shares that businesses are looking to Amazon over Facebook to target customers. Advertisers (aka sellers of goods) are targeting customers that bought X in order to get them to buy Y.

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Event Date: Thursday, January 17 - Friday, January 18
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In 2019, thousands of brides will register each day. This translates into millions of dollars in online sales. Don't let Target and Amazon get these orders. These brides should be registering at your store. Let us help you.

Join us to learn the 7 secrets to grow your registry business.

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Event date: Thursday, January 17 - Friday, January 18
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January 6, 2019

Today’s Times investigates commercial property valuations for the purpose of tax collection. The article suggests that brick-and-mortar retailers are gaming the system to unfairly reduce their property value and therefore pay local governments less in taxes. In Michigan, from 2013 to 2017, this may have cost local government $100 million.

While this a fair investigation to undertake, I ask the Times to investigate the harmful tax effects of millions of shoppers buying at Amazo...
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January 5, 2019


Amazon may start a bank—and become a competitor to JP Morgan. Imagine if Macy’s or Walmart owned a bank. When a customer makes a large purchase, would that make them more appealing than your business? Financing an engagement ring?

Amazon already offers third-party backed credit cards (Chase), cash cards, and a digital wallet, and it’s exploring adding financial integration with its Alexa platform.

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December 31, 2018

Amazon will boost its two-hour delivery service to customers by building more Whole Foods, reports today’s WSJ. Amazon also offers a 30 minute grocery pickup. The retail future is increasingly about showing real-time stock online and encouraging customers to order it for delivery or pick it up. When Amazon gives faster delivery to more customers, those are often the same customers as those of indie stores. With these moves, Amazon is just eating more business’ customers.

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December 30, 2018

Tracking Amazon's antics can be a sobering task--but the comedian Hasan Minhaj makes it entertaining. In this recent Netflix show, he shares his views about Amazon.

Watch Hasan Minhaj's Netflix review Amazon here



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