Amazon’s shipping ambitions wreak havoc on Q3 results

by Daphne Howland, Staff Writer, Retail Dive  /  Dive Brief  / Amazon reported third quarter net sales of $32.7 billion on Thursday, up 29% from $25.4 billion in the year-ago quarter, buoyed by the runaway success of its annual Prime Day shopping event as well as strong back-to-school shopping activity. Amazon posted third-quarter earnings per… Read More

The Looming Limits of On-Demand Delivery

By Daphne Howland, Contributing Editor, Retail Dive  /  Amazon and a slew of startups have taught consumers that they can get their online orders delivered in minutes. But are consumers willing to pay for what that really costs?  /   Last month, fresh-out-of-bankruptcy American Apparel announced that it’s partnering with on-demand delivery service Postmates for… Read More