Source: The Counterfeit Report Amazon’s global empire is in a crisis. The invasive, manipulative superpower which controls over 50% of online sales is flooded with fakes, scams, phony reviews, and fraud. The e-commerce sales explosion made it easy for criminals to exploit consumers through online counterfeit sales, but Amazon’s reaction is too little, too late.
The vast Illinois factory floor that will produce electric delivery vans for Amazon.com Inc. is starting to fill up. Battery and chassis assembly here. Tire storage there. A titanic, three-story metal press. Sometime next year, the plant’s workers will complete the first van. A decade later, if all goes according to plan, van No. 100,000 will
The $800 billion grocery industry is keeping a sharp eye on a strip mall in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. There, sandwiched between a nail salon and a bank branch, Amazon.com Inc. is working on the first in a new chain of grocery stores set to open this year. The company has kept
Analyst insight: Retailers are moving away from traditional distribution models and over to more flexible, adaptable strategies that help them serve customers directly and within anticipated timeframes. In an era when next-day delivery is becoming a fundamental expectation, companies across industries are rethinking how they receive, fulfill and ship customer orders. Shipping has to be
Analyst insight: The world of fulfillment services has become mainstream in consumer culture thanks to e-commerce platforms like Amazon. Service companies must now perform two-day, next-day and same-day delivery at a low — or no — cost to customers. Customer demand for fast and cheap delivery is forcing the marketplace to step up performance. Delivery