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Me-too is Not a Winning Retail Strategy

by Robert Hetu  |  November 4, 2014

Think of all the great retailers that pioneered new approaches to the market; Amazon, Circuit City, Kmart, Macy’s, Sears Roebuck, and Tesco, to name just a few. Regardless of their...

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Trick or Treat for Retailers this Holiday Season?

by Robert Hetu  |  October 31, 2014

I have been writing extensively on the issues around multichannel pricing for a few years now. As we head into this holiday season there is a clear expectation that price...

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A Profit Hiatus; Let’s Create Real Competition in Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  October 27, 2014

I’ve an idea for the financial markets; adopt a profit hiatus for the public retail business sector for an undetermined future time period.  Does this sound silly? Maybe, but that is exactly the environment that...

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Amazon Advances the 3D Printing Market — or Does It?

by Pete Basiliere  |  July 28, 2014

Not by much, that’s for sure, at least not now. But the potential is there. Amazon’s 3D Printed Products Store “enables customers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants,...

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AWS 2Q14 and why the sky is not falling

by Lydia Leong  |  July 28, 2014

Amazon posted weaker 2Q 2014 results for Amazon Web Services, leading some to speculate about competitive pressures despite continued enormous growth in usage. Investors are asking, probably reasonably, what's going...

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The Amazon Story: Don't Worry We'll Make It Up With Volume

by Robert Hetu  |  July 25, 2014

Update 1/29/15: WSJ reports Amazon.com Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit declined less than expected and sales surged 15%, though the e-commerce giant’s spending continued to weigh on its bottom line....

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Is Facebook Moving to be a Social Retailer?

by Robert Hetu  |  July 18, 2014

In 2012 I predicted that “By 2015, a new social shopping retailer will emerge, accounting for 2% of U.S. Tier 1 retail sales”. Candidly I must admit that at the time I...

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Reverse Showrooming is Just Retailing

by Robert Hetu  |  June 5, 2014

In a continuing trend of renaming things that already exist so they can be called new, there has been a lot of hype around something called “reverse showrooming”. This ground-breaking...

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Three Things You Need to Get the Most out of Digital Commerce

by Jennifer Polk  |  May 12, 2014

Last week, Amazon announced a new feature that links social marketing to digital commerce by allowing Twitter users to add an item to their Amazon.com shopping cart by replying to...

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