Amazon and the US government team up to thwart online counterfeits

By Amazon, counterfeit, e-commerce, engadget, gear, government, Intellectual Property, intellectual property rights, Internet, ipr center, shopping

Amazon is following through on its reported plans to work with officials in its fight against counterfeits. The internet shopping giant has teamed up with the US government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Cente…

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Walmart will test self-driving delivery services with electric cars

By autonomous, cars, cruise, Delivery, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, general motors, gm, retail, self-driving, self-driving car, shopping, Transportation, walmart

Walmart isn’t about to let rivals like Amazon delve further into self-driving deliveries without offering a response. As CNBC reports, the retailer has teamed up with GM’s Cruise for a self-driving delivery pilot due to start early 2021 in Sco…

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Google expands its free Shopping listings to merchants worldwide

By Business, commerce, e-commerce, Ecommerce, engadget, FREE, gear, googleshopping, listings, local services, merchants, News, online shoppers, online shopping, product, retailers, shoppers, shopping

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the retail industry hard, many sellers have placed more focus on e-commerce. Google has helped out merchants in the US by allowing them to list their products on the Shopping tab for free since April. Retaile…

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Amazon foils plot using phones in trees to get more deliveries

By Amazon, amazon flex, chicago, deliveries, Delivery, e-commerce, engadget, gear, gig economy, Internet, News, phone trees, scam, shopping

Amazon appears to have stopped a strange plot that used phones in trees to game delivery route assignments. Contract drivers talking to Bloomberg said that they’re now getting more routes even when they’re miles away from the Whole Foods locat…

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Amazon may turn dying JC Penney and Sears stores into warehouses

By Amazon, e-commerce, engadget, fulfillment center, gear, Internet, jc penney, malls, News, retail, sears, shopping, shopping mall, simon property group

The department stores that anchor shopping malls have struggled to survive in the face of online shopping, but those spaces might find a new lease on life through their greatest foe. Wall Street Journal sources claim Amazon is in talks with ma…

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Jeff Bezos is willing to testify about Amazon’s use of seller data

By Amazon, antitrust, competition, congress, e-commerce, engadget, gear, house judiciary committee, house of representatives, Internet, investigation, Jeff Bezos, News, online shopping, politics, Regulation, shopping

Jeff Bezos is willing to testify before Congress about Amazon’s competitive practices. According to a letter obtained by The New York Times and several other publications, a lawyer for Amazon told the House Judiciary Committee Bezos will be available…

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Amazon is using thermal cameras to screen warehouse workers for COVID-19

By Amazon, coronavirus, covid-19, e-commerce, engadget, gear, health, Internet, medicine, News, shipping, shopping, thermal camera, warehouse, whole foods, whole foods market, Workers

Amazon is exploring different technological approaches to screening warehouse workers for COVID-19. The internet retailer has confirmed to Reuters that it’s using thermal cameras at some warehouses to check for fevers that may be indicative of…

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Amazon plans virtual grocery waiting lists to cope with surging demand

By Amazon, coronavirus, covid-19, Delivery, engadget, food, food and drink, gear, groceries, News, shopping, whole foods, whole foods market

Amazon and Whole Foods have been straining to keep up with grocery demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s leading to new measures to reduce some of the frustration for shoppers. Amazon is introducing virtual waiting lines that will gi…

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Amazon offers warehouse workers higher pay to handle Prime Now groceries

By Amazon, coronavirus, covid-19, e-commerce, engadget, food, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, groceries, Internet, Prime Now, services, shipping, shopping, whole foods

Amazon’s focus on essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic has led it to offer special incentives to workers. Reuters has learned that Amazon is offering warehouse workers a $2 raise to $19 per hour if they’re willing to pick and pack Whole Foods gro…

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Best Buy, GameStop limit stores to curbside pickup

By Best Buy, Business, coronavirus, covid-19, curbside pickup, Delivery, engadget, games, gamestop, gaming, gear, health, medicine, retail, shopping, video games

Two of the better-known tech retailers in the US have temporarily dropped in-store shopping in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 22nd, Best Buy and GameStop have limited shoppers to delivery and curbside pickup. At Best Buy, you’ll get “e…

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Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ tech is coming to airport stores in March

By Amazon, Business, cashier, cashierless store, checkout, engadget, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, go, just walk out, retail, shopping

That didn’t take long. One of the first stores in the US to feature Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout-free technology will open on March 16th, one week after the company announced it was licensing the platform to retailers. You’ll find the store, a CIB…

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Amazon’s checkout-free tech is heading to other retailers

By Amazon, Business, cashier, checkout, customers, engadget, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, go, just walk out, license, retail, shopping, technology, tomorrow

Checkout-free, cashless supermarkets — a novelty shopping experience or the future of bricks and mortar retail? According to Amazon — which turned the concept into a 10,400-square-foot reality — it’s the latter. After announcing its plans to licen…

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