- Lena R. Liberman
- On January 26, 2018
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The Big Story This Week: The Amazon Go Store
Again, no shortage of Amazon-related news this week, but one story did dominate: the public opening of the new cashierless Amazon Go store. Below are links to articles aplenty on Amazon’s latest bricks-and-mortar endeavor, and they’re worth reading, but you’ll really want to check out the on-the-ground insider’s video tour shot by Jeff in Seattle.
More on Amazon Go
- Amazon Go Cashierless Convenience Store Opens to the Public in Seattle
- As Amazon Go Makes Its Public Debut, Job Postings Point to Future Expansion
- At Amazon’s New Checkout-Free Store, Shopping Feels Like Shoplifting
- Amazon Doesn’t Care If You Accidentally Shoplift from Its Cashier-Less Store
- 3 Ways That Amazon Go Sets the Stage for the ‘Store of the Future’
- Analysts Delve into Implications of Checkout-Free Amazon Go
The Other Big Story: Taxes and Your Data
Another big Amazon story broke this week, and this one will surely have implications that reach far beyond the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Amazon Gives in to Massachusetts Tax Officials and Agrees to Turn Over Third-Party Seller Data. This is a hot story and a messy affair. Our friend Jennifer Dunn at TaxJar breaks it down for you with her post Amazon to Release Seller Info to Massachusetts Department of Revenue. We’re not tax experts like Jen is, and we’re not in the advice business, but we do offer a free tool that can help you identify the states (um, like Massachusetts) in which Amazon is warehousing your inventory.
Assessments, Evaluations, and Financial Trends and Outlooks
- Holiday Predictions Recap: Did I Hit the Mark or Shoot My Eye Out?
- How Can Retailers and Brands Compete with Amazon Prime Same-Day?
- One More Sign Walmart Is Serious When It Comes To Fighting Amazon
- Why Amazon Isn’t Ready To Dominate Beauty (Yet)
- Amazon Stock May Be Headed to $1,800
Niche Focus: Fashion and Apparel
- Amazon Raises Seller Fees in Apparel and Accessories
- Amazon Quietly Made a Big Change for People Who Sell Clothes on Its Site—and It Could Signal the Future of Its Apparel Business
Advertising and Marketing
Missteps and Corrections
- Amazon Yanks “Slavery Gets S**t Done” Children’s T-Shirts from Site
- Amazon’s ‘Slavery’ Gaffe: Why It Happened and Why These Blunders Are Hard for It to Prevent