Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

New Amazon Initiative Helps Employees Start Their Own Businesses

Delivery Service Partner

Amazon recently announced the expansion of its Delivery Service Partner program in the US with a new incentive for current Amazon employees to start a small business owning and operating a package delivery company. The new incentive will fund the startup costs, up to $10,000, as well as the equivalent of three months of the…

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Retail Giant Walmart Announces Next-Day Delivery

Walmart

Walmart, the biggest retailer in the world, will now offer shoppers the option to have their online orders delivered the next day. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Amazon announced plans to spend $800 million for one-day delivery for all Amazon Prime members. Walmart said it is rolling out next-day delivery in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern…

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Annual Meeting and the Way Forward

DSA 2019 Annual Meeting

It feels like opening day! Or a Broadway premiere. Or the first day of a new job. The excitement is there, palpable. It’s the future— the potential, excitement, fear, danger, and thrill of something new and unknown. That is what I am hearing from direct selling executives across the country as we take the next…

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Amazon’s 1-Day Shipping Standard Raises Bar on Shoppers’ Expectations

Amazon 1-Day Shipping

Amazon’s recent announcement of one-day shipping for its Prime members will put new pressure on retailers and direct sellers to meet shoppers’ delivery expectations. The e-commerce company announced last Thursday that it will be making one-day shipping the standard for all Amazon Prime members, expecting to spend $800 million during the second quarter of this year to…

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New Survey Finds Amazon Top Destination for Purchasing Beauty Products

Amazon

Take note, direct sellers. A new survey reveals that Amazon is winning over beauty consumers in search of glamour, gorgeousness and great skin. According to the findings of the Stella Rising Glimmer Report – Searching for Beauty, seven out of ten beauty shoppers (71%) say that Amazon is their top destination to purchase beauty products. Other…

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Is Your Field Using a Home Business Virtual Assistant?

Virtual Assistant

Alexa can update Ambit Energy consultants on their current customer count and more about their business. Voice-activated virtual assistants aren’t just for playing your favorite music or reminding you to pick up bananas at the grocery store. They also can help home business owners run their business. Amazon’s Echo devices are still king of the…

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Biz Opp Presentation Trends

Presentation Trends

What’s Working, What Isn’t and How Digital Is Changing The Game. BEFORE SMARTPHONES were in every pocket and tablets became as common as the personal computer, sharing the direct selling opportunity meant hosting an in-person event. Potential customers had to be local or willing to travel, and the main attraction was either a talking head…

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The Conversation Advantage

Conversation

E-commerce giants and the gig economy are fierce opponents, but direct selling’s unique marketing strategy could be its best chance to weather the competition. Meaningful human interaction can seem like a dying art in this digital age. Front porches have been replaced by neighborhood Facebook groups, teachers assign homework by email, and political candidates rely…

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6 Retail Tech Trends That Go Beyond Competing Against Amazon

According to a recent article by Forbes, technology to compete against a disruptive Amazon will continue to be central to the retail play of 2019. However, it isn’t the only thing driving what will makes retailers’ tech shopping list. While you can expect to see more holographic 3D images at malls and stores to wow you, the following…

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Welcome To 2019!

DSN Logo Advancement

Just as the arrival of a new year allows us start a new chapter and usher in new ideas, we too at Direct Selling News are excited to present to you a few new items for show and tell. As you can see we have added a new coat of paint to our look and…

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