Mobile Commerce Daily's Chantal Tode wrote yesterday (July 1) about how Amazon and eBay are trying to physically connect with customers using pop-up stores and trucks (like the above Amazon "Treasure Truck").
Today, Amazon announced "Prime Now," one-hour delivery in London, U.K. exclusively for Amazon Prime members.
Springwise blogged (June 25) about a nifty Chrome plugin called Bookindy that overlays the browser when visitors browse Amazon.com, displaying the price of the book in question at a local boostore (see above screenshot).
Last month (May 18), the Sydney Morning Herald's David Ramli wrote about Optus' plans for a "hard nosed" review of its 160 retail stores in order to keep costs down.
E-commerce consultant and blogger George Ioannou blogged Tuesday (June 16) about the new Ted Baker virtual store (pictured above). The store works like Google Street View, using 360-degree panoramic photos to simulate a visit to the company's store in Shoreditch, England.
Last week (June 4), the New York Times' Natasha Singer previewed a new study conducted by the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, which looked at consumer attitudes toward the sharing of their private data in exchange for deals or discounts.
We came across a couple articles today that outline e-commerce best practices. The first article, written by NYU Stern marketing professor (and L2 Founder & CEO) Scott Galloway, looks at e-commerce through the lens of "Amazon strategy." The second article (by Benjamin Spiegel, CEO of MMI Agency, which specializes in digital advertising) took a more generic approach. But the two cover a lot of the same points.
About a month ago, Google announced "Project Fi," its new wireless service available only to Nexus 6 phone owners.
Two weeks ago, I wrote on our blog: "Think about how often you Google businesses on your phone to find their number (say, to order takeout)..."
Yesterday (May 13), The Information broke the story that Wal-Mart is launching a subscription fast-shipping service -- codenamed "Tahoe" -- to rival Amazon prime.
News broke yesterday (May 12) that Verizon is acquiring AOL for a sum of $4.4 billion and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong (pictured above) sent a memo to staff about the deal.
On Tuesday, we blogged about how Macy's and Nordstrom are using their physical store footprint to one-up Amazon in online order fulfillment.
Think about how often you Google businesses on your phone to find their number (say, to order takeout) or their address (to launch Google Maps and find directions to get there). More often than not, the first result you see on your phone is a paid AdWord for that business.