2015-07-15

Amazon Prime Day, New Shopping Holiday, Wednesday, July 15th (videos)



Amazon Drums Up Its Own New Holiday Called 'Prime Day' - Wednesday, July 15th - Rick Watson, CEO of Merchantry, talks with Bloomberg's Betty Liu about “Prime Day,” where Amazon urges customers to buy on the site for a created shopping holiday and how the company is taking on e-commerce competitors Walmart, Target, Jet, eBay and Costco. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets,” July 14, 2015. (source: Bloomberg.com via YouTube)

Money Quote: In retail you only have 2 things: brand and time -- Merchantry CEO Rick Watson



Amazon Prime Day - "On July 15th, it’s Amazon Prime Day, a one-day only event with more deals than Black Friday, exclusive for Amazon Prime members. Not a Prime member? Sign up today at Amazon.com/primeday" (source: Amazon via YouTube)

CNN.com: Amazon, Walmart reveal crazy deals ahead of big sales day: "The 24-hour sale-a-thon is set to begin at 12:01am PT on Wednesday. Amazon's special savings day on Wednesday is to commemorate the company's 20th anniversary and is being promoted as having "more deals than Black Friday." After Amazon announced its plans last week, Walmart jumped in with a sales day of its own on the same day that will be filled with what it calls "atomic specials" and thousands of deals. Some of the Amazon discounts revealed Tuesday include a 40-inch TV for $115, savings of up to 70 percent on top kitchen brands, an Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet for $60 off (regularly retails for $139), over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras ... Walmart's specials included an Apple iPad Mini 2 for $265 (for a savings of $174), a Black and Decker Drill and 133 piece Home Project Kit for $50 (usually retails for $80), and a Toshiba 15.6" Satellite laptop for $377 (customers save $253) ..."

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About Merchantry: Product Information Management for Retailers: "Merchantry provides a SaaS product information management (PIM) solution for multi-vendor e-commerce retailers whose growth is dependent on onboarding more vendors quickly and efficiently. Unlike other PIM solutions, Merchantry is built for retail and has a simple 4-step product information import wizard that even low-tech vendors love to work with. Many of the world’s most successful businesses have relied on our cloud-based technology platform for eCommerce success. Merchantry is venture-backed and headquartered in New York City." (source: merchantry.com)


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