- Lena R. Liberman
- On September 29, 2017
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Even when it harms small businesses just like their own (and they realize their participation in doing that very harm), “Here’s Why Small-Business Owners Who Use Amazon Prime Can’t Stop.” Our own Jeff Cohen described his own Amazon Prime dependence/addiction earlier this summer in his post “Amazon Has Ruined Online Shopping—and Reasonable Expectations.” We feel you, bro.
Business Insider did not mince words when it titled this article. Behold “This Map of Amazon’s Warehouse Locations Shows How It’s Taking Over America.” On the bright side, the graphic is helpful for those FBA sellers trying to better understand nexus and tax amnesty issues with application to their own inventories.
It can be a little awkward when one state is both bidding for Amazon’s new headquarters location and also suing Amazon, but that’s exactly what’s happening as “Massachusetts Simultaneously Takes Amazon To Court And Looks To Land HQ2.” And as no surprise, that lawsuit is about the ever-messy FBA tax issues.
The Echosphere is expanding in both hardware and software as Amazon and Alexa become ubiquitous:
- “Amazon Is Unveiling New Gadgets Ahead of Holiday Rush”
- “No Echo, No Problem: Alexa Arrives Inside the Amazon Music App”
- “Amazon Is Beating Google in the Race to the Home Computer (Amazon Wants Alexa Everywhere)”
Irony is often cruel. This week’s example: Amazon Is Opening More Bookstores.
Finally, one for the “It’s funny (and sad) because it’s true” file; it’s a cartoon about Amazon buyers and sellers: “The Scam Artist Is Always Right” via Slate. Fair warning: cartoon contains a twice-used expletive so this one might not be for you if you’re sensitive about such matters.
May your autumn be as full of sales as my yard is of fallen leaves,