Blog and News

The most recent blog posts from our BC experts.

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  June 4, 2015

In the face of mounting competition from other big box retailers, Amazon is going to provide free shipping on all small items – and no Prime subscription necessary. There will be a weight limit, however. All packages 8 ounces or less will ship for free, but will likely deliver within 3 (or 4)-8 business days, […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  June 4, 2015

First it was Angie’s List. Then it was Etsy. Now, it’s Pinterest. Amazon’s “Stream” is the latest project for the online shopping giant, reports TechCrunch. Stream is a service that allows users to see Amazon products in a grid system. The top of the page reads “beautiful things, updated daily.” On a page offering a grid […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 29, 2015

Pretty soon, you may have Amazon peanut butter, potatoes, cheese and coffee in your pantry. Amazon is expanding its own retail space by moving on creating a food staples and household goods line, reports CNBC. The “Elements” brand will likely include food staples such as milk, cereal, coffee, pasta and vitamins. Their home essentials section will […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 29, 2015

On the heels of Walmart launching a delivery service, Amazon has raised the bar again. Normally, Amazon Prime delivery service costs $99 per year and customers enjoy free two-day shipping on all items. But now that Walmart rolled out a beta delivery service for $50 per year that rivals Prime’s service, Amazon is delivering items […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 27, 2015

As CNet says – “Uh-oh, Etsy. Amazon may have a Handmade challenge for you.” CNet reports that Amazon has been putting out feelers to merchants on Etsy, gauging interest in their new project called “Handmade at Amazon.” The new (not yet confirmed) service would provide handmade goods through the Amazon portal. Etsy is an online […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 27, 2015

As if you needed more delivery options from Amazon, the online retail giant is providing a delivery service to customers through local shops in Manhattan, reports TechCrunch. Amazon Prime Now will host delivery options from “D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage, and Billy’s Bakery, with plans to add Eataly and Westside Market next.” This service rivals start-ups in the […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 27, 2015

Although the patent remains pending, the details are clear: Amazon is serious about drones. CNN reports that Amazon is aiming not only to deliver products via drone to your house, but to your person. The patent outlines a service called “Bring It To Me” in which the user provides location information and the drone can […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 27, 2015

Would you pay $50 for free shipping for one year? Walmart hopes so. The retail giant is rolling out a pilot program they hope will move customers over to their services, reports CNN Money. Walmart will provide a $50 per year service that allows online customers free shipping, rivaling Amazon’s Prime service. Prime costs $99 […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 6, 2015

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you already get access to 2-day free delivery, Prime Music, Prime Instant Video, the Kindle lending library, Prime Now delivery service and the pending Prime Air delivery service. But Prime is about to go sky high. According to TechCrunch, Amazon has struck a deal with airline JetBlue to allow […]

Posted By: Abbey Dufoe  |  May 6, 2015

A patent application acquired by Wired gives the public some insight into what Amazon hopes to achieve through it’s pending Prime Air service, a delivery method which will allow drones to deliver packages under five pounds to Amazon Prime customers in certain areas. Wired speculates that some of these scenarios may be a little out […]