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Amazon to Hold a Second Prime Day in Q4

For the first time ever, Amazon is planning two prime days in one year. Dubbed the Prime Early Access Sale, the event will last two full days in October 2022 and will run a selection of early deals for Prime members. Amazon has increasingly looked beyond

Amazon Makes a Move Into Healthcare

In the wake of several billion dollar investments, Amazon purchasing a healthcare provider may seem passé. The recent acquisition of One Medical, to the tune of roughly $3.9 billion, however, marks Amazon’s biggest foray into the byzantine world of healthcare. Compared to their massive acquisition of

Amazon vs. Walmart DSP

As Walmart scales upward in an attempt to challenge Amazon's eCommerce supremacy, they’ve released a powerful DSP (Demand-Side Platform) service. Using the data already available from their extensive customer base, Walmart is well positioned for incredible growth potential in the coming years (Walmart’s Ad business

The Rise of Digital Marketplaces

With Prime Day right around the corner (July 12-13), Amazon still dominates the eCommerce world thanks to its incredible reach and deep pockets. However, just as Netflix seemed to rule streaming until there were 40 other providers, a whole spectrum of digital marketplaces cropped up

Fast Facts: Amazon vs. the D2C Model

With the Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) model on the rapid rise for many companies such as Warby Parker, Allbirds, FIGS and plenty of other smaller brands, you might be wondering if it’s the right direction for your business. While many of our brand partners choose an omni-channel

Fast Facts: Amazon & the Movie Industry

Tinsel-town has turned its attention to streaming — Warner Brothers and Discovery have completed a $43B merger and Amazon has snatched up MGM Studios for $8.5B. So, what's the deal? Has streaming completely changed the movie industry forever? Yes, and… The competition is stiffer than

Fast Facts: The Amazon Pet Business

Happy International Pet Month from our furry friends to yours! This year, pet owners aren’t the only ones celebrating… Amazon is showing its animal-love by kicking off May with Pet Day (which was yesterday ICYMI) — the company’s inaugural 24-hour sales event that offers deals and

The Ukrainian flag waves patriotically; read on about how Amazon is responding to Russia's invasion

Amazon’s Response to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On March 8th, Amazon announced that it would be suspending the majority of its services in both Belarus and the Russian Federation, joining a long list of companies that have taken dramatic measures in light of the egregious invasion of Ukraine. This suspension entails: Denial of retail

for almost a decade amazon has been expanding into the brick-and-mortar grocery business

Fast Facts: The Amazon Grocery Business

Remember 2017? Those simpler, pre-pandemic days with that huge solar eclipse, the (first) $999 iPhone, and when Amazon spent 13.4 Billion dollars to buy Whole Foods… Well, we remember. And with news recently breaking that the grocery arm of the Amazon empire is struggling to gain

Fast Facts: Amazon’s Global Marketplaces

Amazon is one of the largest multinational corporations in the world. Moreover, this last decade has been one of unprecedented success for a company that started as a digital book store. It came as a surprise, then, when it was revealed that Amazon’s app’s global ranking

Amazon’s Response to the Supply Chain Crisis

Undoubtedly, the deluge of headlines about the Supply Chain Crisis has become so all-encompassing that it’s easy for new reports to become lost among the noise. However, for business professionals in the Amazon sphere, Macarta has compiled a complete guide outlining Amazon’s broad form response

Prime Day 2021: Amazon Performance Analysis

According to NBC, “Prime Day sales have historically surpassed those on Black Friday and Cyber Monday”, making Prime Day the largest shopping event of the year. With Prime Day 2021 come and gone, we’re taking a look at the numbers. Overall, our brand partners performed well

Goodbye Bezos, Hello Jassy

Yesterday,  head honcho Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO and handed over the reins to Andy Jassy, the now former CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s the first time ever that Amazon has had a CEO other than Bezos, and the world is watching