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Amazon Ends Use of Arbitration for Customer Disputes

“In a brief email to customers, Amazon said anyone using its products would now have to pursue disputes with the company in federal court, rather than go through the private and secretive arbitration process, which critics say puts consumers at a huge disadvantage . “This is a big deal,” said Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, a professor at […]
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Amazon Pay Later Hits 2 Million Sign-Ups Mark in India

“Amazon Pay Later has reached the milestone of two million customers who have signed up for the service in a little over a year since its launch, Amazon has announced. The credit service specifically for Amazon India customers was launched in April last year to let them make purchases of essential and high-value items by […]
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This Year’s Prime Day Broke Sales Records

“Amazon ( AMZN ) said that Prime Day, held this past Monday and Tuesday, was the biggest two-day sales period for third-party sellers in the company’s history. Amazon said sales from third-party merchants outpaced its own sales.Amazon also said Prime members purchased more than 250 million items worldwide on Prime Day. Robotic vacuums, coffee makers and Crest […]
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Amazon Launches Its First Cashierless Store in Britain

“Amazon launched its first checkout-free store in Britain Thursday. Called Amazon Fresh, the store is located in Ealing, London, and will let customers walk in, pick up what they want and walk out again without having to pay at a cash register.   The items appear on a virtual receipt linked to customers’ Amazon accounts […]
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Amazon Preparing to Launch a ‘Digital Currency’ Project in Mexico – CoinDesk

“Amazon’s grip on the internet economy appears to be coming for currency next, with the e-commerce giant preparing to launch a “digital currency” project in Mexico. The yet-to-be-announced project, which Amazon sketched out across a series of recent job posts , appears to be an effort to keep lucrative Prime customers eternally plugged into Amazon’s […]
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Amazon launches a program to pay consumers for their data on non-Amazon purchases

“Amazon has launched a new program that directly pays consumers for information about what they’re purchasing outside of Amazon.com and for responding to short surveys. The program, Amazon Shopper Panel , asks users to send in 10 receipts per month for any purchases made at non-Amazon retailers, including grocery stores, department stores, drug stores and […]