Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

We Must Raise the Bar in our Recruiting Message & Practices

Retailer

It’s no secret that the surge in E-commerce, namely Amazon, over the years has forced our channel to take notice and to pivot in order to keep pace with consumers’ ever-changing expectations. Our channel has responded pretty well to this challenge as more companies are trying to meet the consumer where they are as evidenced…

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Raising The Bar

recruiting message

Our channel needs to update its recruiting message and practices and concentrate on the real motivations and needs to attract future prospects. Amazon, gig economy competitors and other market forces have taken some wind out of direct selling’s sales. After years of significant growth, our industry’s U.S. revenue was down 1.6 percent in 2016 and…

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Sampling A Competitive Advantage

Sampling

While direct sellers have long known the value of try before you buy, technology is creating opportunities to maximize results. In January, news outlets reported that Amazon was quietly piloting a new ad strategy: free samples based on shoppers’ online activity. The pilot is separate from the Prime Sample Program, a paid subscription service available…

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2019 Prime Day Surpasses Black Friday, Cyber Monday Combined

2019 Prime Day

This week’s Prime Day was once again the largest shopping event in Amazon history with more than one million deals exclusively for Prime members. Over the past two days—July 15 and 16—Prime Day sales surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Prime members purchased more than 175 million items throughout the event. Global…

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India Bans E-commerce Giants from Selling Amway, Oriflame Products

e-commerce

The Delhi High Court has banned e-commerce giants including Amazon and Flipkart from selling Amway and Oriflame products on their platform without prior consent. Amway and Oriflame, along with multi-level marketing company Modicare, filed a complaint against e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, 1MG, and Snapdeal for selling products on their platforms at discounted prices,…

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Always Keeping A Startup Mentality

Global

Jeff Bezos has written a letter to his shareholders each year since the company’s inception. These letters outline Amazon’s long-term mission, culture and values. His 2017 letter, however, stood out more than the others for me. Bezos defined what he calls a Day 1 company vs a Day 2 company. Day 1 companies are: Agile…

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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

U.S. DSA

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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