Physical Grocery in a Virtual World: How to Stay Com...

So much of our lives happen on the Internet. We work, communicate with friends, watch movies and TV, read books, listen to the radio, and even shop - and that increasingly includes online grocery shopping. While we don't think traditional physical grocery stores are in danger, companies that incorporate popular ecommerce techniques are quickly gaining [...]

So much of our lives happen on the Internet. We work, communicate with friends, watch movies and TV, read books, listen to the radio, and even shop – and that increasingly includes online grocery shopping. While we don’t think traditional physical grocery stores are in danger, companies that incorporate popular ecommerce techniques are quickly gaining ground with customers that demand online options. Food delivery is nothing new. In the past, we relied on delivery for basic necessities like milk and...
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Online Grocery’s History and Future

The Internet is constantly proving that anything is possible. When ecommerce was new, online grocery shopping may have seemed logistically impossible. Now online grocery is a convenience that continues to take center stage in making lives easier and healthier. We live in the age of instant gratification. When we want something, we expect it in [...]

The Internet is constantly proving that anything is possible. When ecommerce was new, online grocery shopping may have seemed logistically impossible. Now online grocery is a convenience that continues to take center stage in making lives easier and healthier. We live in the age of instant gratification. When we want something, we expect it in seconds. We even get annoyed when a website page takes a bit longer than normal to load. To us, it’s all about time, our precious,...
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The Expanding World of Amazon

Introduced in the United States in 2005, the Amazon Prime program extended unlimited free two-day shipping to customers who paid a yearly fee. Since that time, Amazon has expanded the program to include grocery delivery, video streaming, and other perks while simultaneously spreading Prime services to additional demographics and countries. Since 2005, Amazon Prime has [...]

Introduced in the United States in 2005, the Amazon Prime program extended unlimited free two-day shipping to customers who paid a yearly fee. Since that time, Amazon has expanded the program to include grocery delivery, video streaming, and other perks while simultaneously spreading Prime services to additional demographics and countries. Since 2005, Amazon Prime has become an increasingly common part of American life, especially among young and affluent shoppers. Prime membership is on the rise not only in Amazon’s home...
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What is Microwave-Assisted Thermal Sterilization?

Microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MAT) was developed initially as an alternative food preparation method for combat zones. Now, demand for this five-year-old technology has expanded beyond the battlefield. All humans must eat. In the 21st century, a huge amount of advanced technology exists with the sole purpose of feeding us. However, it’s unlikely that you will [...]

 

Microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MAT) was developed initially as an alternative food preparation method for combat zones. Now, demand for this five-year-old technology has expanded beyond the battlefield. All humans must eat. In the 21st century, a huge amount of advanced technology exists with the sole purpose of feeding us. However, it’s unlikely that you will find a refrigerator or oven in the middle of a warzone. Typically, sending food over long distances with minimal temperature control requires large amounts of...
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Oracle Takes on Amazon in Cloud Computing

American technology company Oracle has been in fierce competition with Amazon over dominance of the market for cloud-based products. They’re upping their game with regard to remote computing and storage technology, introducing advanced artificial intelligence and improved efficiency to their platform. It’s never easy for anyone to defeat the ecommerce giant in direct competition, but [...]

 

American technology company Oracle has been in fierce competition with Amazon over dominance of the market for cloud-based products. They’re upping their game with regard to remote computing and storage technology, introducing advanced artificial intelligence and improved efficiency to their platform. It’s never easy for anyone to defeat the ecommerce giant in direct competition, but with enigmatic CEO Larry Ellison at the helm, Oracle is poised to put up a serious fight. Cloud computing, at its most basic level, is...
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Amazon Turns to India for Ecommerce

As Indian consumers gain spending money and greater access to the online marketplace, Amazon increases focus on the burgeoning market in close competition with China's Alibaba. Domestic businesses strive to hold on to their markets before it’s too late. India is an economic powerhouse with the potential to become even more prominent on a global [...]

As Indian consumers gain spending money and greater access to the online marketplace, Amazon increases focus on the burgeoning market in close competition with China’s Alibaba. Domestic businesses strive to hold on to their markets before it’s too late. India is an economic powerhouse with the potential to become even more prominent on a global scale. It boasts a population of 1.3 billion, the second-largest in the world behind China. Of those 1.3 billion an estimated 420 million are Internet...
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What is Google Express?

In a recent post, we mentioned Google Express as an up-and-coming challenger to Amazon’s tight grasp on ecommerce in the U.S. Despite Google’s own ubiquitous brand, many consumers either haven’t heard of it or don’t know how it works. Google is a household name. It’s a noun, a verb, and likely your browser homepage. Publicity [...]

In a recent post, we mentioned Google Express as an up-and-coming challenger to Amazon’s tight grasp on ecommerce in the U.S. Despite Google’s own ubiquitous brand, many consumers either haven’t heard of it or don’t know how it works. Google is a household name. It’s a noun, a verb, and likely your browser homepage. Publicity is fantastic; getting your company name accepted into the Oxford Dictionary as a synonym for ‘search’ is an entrepreneur’s wildest dream. For years, Google has...
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Why is Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Important?

With Amazon wanting to get its claws into the physical retailing market, a lot of questions have stemmed from their recent acquisition of Whole Foods. Today, we’ll look at what’s happened since the acquisition, along with its current and potential effects on ecommerce and packaging. Earlier this year, natural food store Whole Foods was spiraling before they [...]

With Amazon wanting to get its claws into the physical retailing market, a lot of questions have stemmed from their recent acquisition of Whole Foods. Today, we’ll look at what’s happened since the acquisition, along with its current and potential effects on ecommerce and packaging. Earlier this year, natural food store Whole Foods was spiraling before they were bought out by retail giant Amazon. Although the supermarket chain appeals heavily to a consumer base that increasingly prefers organic produce, the price tags...
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Amazon Alternatives: A Look At The Competition

Amazon makes up a dominant portion of our online sales -- so much so that we often don’t even bother looking beyond it to try and find better deals or more convenient service. Many businesses find it easier to simply sell through Amazon Marketplace rather than trying to compete on their own. However, there are [...]

Amazon makes up a dominant portion of our online sales — so much so that we often don’t even bother looking beyond it to try and find better deals or more convenient service. Many businesses find it easier to simply sell through Amazon Marketplace rather than trying to compete on their own. However, there are still companies fighting for sunlight that offer either a superior alternative to Amazon, or simply an enhanced experience on the Amazon website itself. With Amazon delivering...
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A Clash of Titans: A Look At Walmart’s Strategy For ...

As Walmart attempts to stay relevant in a rapidly changing commercial climate, it’s been acquiring smaller businesses in an effort to diversify and add talent to their executive roster. With arch-rival Amazon looming and employing a similar strategy, Walmart has been buying out corporations at a rapid pace since the middle of last year. Walmart [...]

As Walmart attempts to stay relevant in a rapidly changing commercial climate, it’s been acquiring smaller businesses in an effort to diversify and add talent to their executive roster. With arch-rival Amazon looming and employing a similar strategy, Walmart has been buying out corporations at a rapid pace since the middle of last year. Walmart is 55 years old, and it’s going through a mid-life crisis. However, where most of us buy fancy cars or go skydiving, the massive corporation...
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What’s All the Buzz About?: Amazon Prime Day in the ...

On July 11, Amazon hosted its third annual Prime Day, a day of exclusive deals for subscribers to Amazon’s membership service, Amazon Prime. If you opened the Internet that day, odds are you knew about it. News outlets from Forbes to Buzzfeed posted “What to Buy on Prime Day” lists, while outlets like Reuters News [...]

On July 11, Amazon hosted its third annual Prime Day, a day of exclusive deals for subscribers to Amazon’s membership service, Amazon Prime. If you opened the Internet that day, odds are you knew about it. News outlets from Forbes to Buzzfeed posted “What to Buy on Prime Day” lists, while outlets like Reuters News Agency, a division of Thomson Reuters, stuck to harder news. Facebook friends shared their recent purchases and television stations shared their tips and tricks for...
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Cities Turn to Drones, Delivery Bikes to Make Last M...

Traditional delivery trucks are the backbone of the modern delivery business for good reason. They’re built to haul large amounts of cargo over long distances, and they do their job well. However, as urban centers become ever more congested, and online shopping becomes more popular, the drawbacks to these vehicles are becoming ever more obvious. [...]

Traditional delivery trucks are the backbone of the modern delivery business for good reason. They’re built to haul large amounts of cargo over long distances, and they do their job well. However, as urban centers become ever more congested, and online shopping becomes more popular, the drawbacks to these vehicles are becoming ever more obvious. Sending a large truck through densely packed streets with limited parking creates more greenhouse gases and slows delivery times. Add more orders every year, and...
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