Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Mens Shopping With The Amazon Price Check App Just Got Interesting

December 9, 2011

The new Amazon Price Check app and promotion, which is starting  this  Saturday, will allow people to perform a price check on an item in a shop, by scanning in the bar code using the app on their iPhone or Android device.   The online retail giant will then offer a $5 discount to shoppers who carry   out this market research for it for free, on any item across the site,   including the same item they wanted to buy in the first place.

The American Retail Industry Leaders’ Association issued the following   statement about Amazon’s attempt to poach shoppers at the point of sale:   “Retailers compete on price 365 days a year, and at no time is that   competition hotter than during the make-or-break holiday shopping season.

One retailer stated this app is destroying our business this season.  We are a tiny shop and every time someone pulls out their phone we cringe.  We have taken to covering codes to prevent losing sales to Amazon. Shopping for men just got more interesting.


California Signs Bill To Tax The Internet, Amazon Stops Shipment of Jerry Brown Bobbleheads

June 30, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California’s tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say.

The bill, AB 28X, takes effect immediately. The state Board of Equalization says the tax will raise $200 million a year, but critics claim it will raise nothing because online retailers will end their affiliate programs rather than collect the tax.
Amazon has already emailed its termination of its affiliate advertising program with 25,000 websites.
Ca predicted increased tax revenue reduced by loss of jobs. Amazon stops Bobblehead Jerry Brown.