Monthly Archives: October 2012

Update on retailers battle with Amazon

Amazon agrees to collect sales tax for Arizona Amazon has settled a dispute with Arizona and will begin collecting sales tax from Arizona purchasers in February 2013. According to the Associated Press, Amazon “now collects sales taxes on orders shipped … Continue reading

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Unauthorized Sellers Featured by Amazon

As Holiday season nears, battle with Amazon resellers looms. Recent figures show that 40% of Amazon.com unit sales come from third parties. That is, Amazon brokers the sales on its website, but the sales are actually made through a different … Continue reading

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Target joins Best Buy in fight against Amazon.com

Retailers to price match online pricing Target has announced a policy of price matching online retail prices during the holidays, joining Best Buy in an effort to win back sales from internet retailer Amazon.com. This is only the latest move … Continue reading

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Is it too late for JCPenney?

Will new JCP mini-stores and a $10 gift make a difference?   Despite a strong September for industry retail sales and somewhat optimistic forecasts, JCPenney's new strategy has failed to bring in consumers. Eschewing the successful promotional and heavy discount … Continue reading

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Social Media Epic Fail: Lessons from KitchenAid

Social Media gone awry: What KitchenAid did wrong and what they got right It’s been several days since KitchenAid’s disastrously offensive tweet during the Presidential debate, and the dust has now settled. Time to take a look at what went … Continue reading

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Camera Stores Close

Another Retail Format Becoming Extinct? Ritz Camera, the largest specialty camera shop in the U.S. is closing its doors. Along with its sister company Wolf Camera, the chain is shuttering all 137 locations, leaving the U.S. without a national brick … Continue reading

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