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* Amazon Central / Re: Sears to sell Kenmore brand on Amazon
« Last post by uncleleroy on July 21, 2017, 02:45:52 PM »
So I guess I can't retail arbitrage Kenmore appliances? Darn  :laugh
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* Amazon Central / Sears to sell Kenmore brand on Amazon
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 21, 2017, 10:32:04 AM »
From the article: Sears to sell Kenmore brand on Amazon

If you can't beat them, join them.

Sears Holdings Corp. will start selling its Kenmore line of refrigerators and stoves on Amazon.com Inc.'s website, marking the first distribution of its kitchen appliances outside of its own stores.

Sears's shares jumped 12% to $9.75 premarket, offsetting a 6.6% slump so far this year.

The move could be a boon to sales as dwindling foot traffic in stores has led to years of sales declines. Sears has been facing increased competition in white goods to Best Buy, Home Depot and other retail chains.

The company also said the partnership will benefit its Sears Home Services as it will provide delivery, installation and extended product protection for all Kenmore goods sold through Amazon.



My note: The appliances will have Alexa installed. Thus broadening the base of Amazon.
Me = Looking in pantry. Darn, I'm out of <insert name>
Looks over shoulder to Kenmore appliance and says: Alexa, Order <insert name>
Me thinking = Geeez, this is alot like Skynet


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Long past time, Scoot.
<smile>
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Would now be a good time to liquidate my stock of MREs?
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That right there is the pisser with regards to Amazon. You come up with a good idea, and they try to horn in on it.  And, the more diversified the business, the harder it is to continue to do things well.  Typically one's core business will suffer.  Which, I'm seeing more and more complaints about poor packaging in regards to Amazon. Part of that, though, can be attributed to them simply selling more items.  Still, though, it's obvious they're not satisfied with making tons of money. They want to be the only corporation and in charge of it all.

It's gotten to where even *I* have started buying from other companies more often.  For example, I used to buy my toilet paper from Amazon. Their price on Scott 1000 is way cheaper than I can get locally. Their packages used to be such that the rolls individually wrapped inside the package (great for the RV).  Now, they have the same packages that the grocery has and they no longer put it in a box unless you opt for that version at an upcharge.  If you don't opt for that, they slap a label on it, UPS will tear the plastic, and your toilet paper will arrive already filthy.  Now I buy it from Boxed.  Boxed prices are slightly higher, but it comes in a box, is here in a day, and they have the individually wrapped rolls.
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From the article: Amazon is already selling some prepared ‘Amazon Meal Kits’

Based just on trademark filings and reported plans, Amazon’s potential entry into the prepared meal kit market has had a significant impact on freshly-IPO’d Blue Apron’s stock price. Now, however, we know that Amazon is actually already testing its own “Amazon Meal Kits,” thanks to a customer in Seattle who has already ordered and prepared one.

For select users able to participate in the trial, there are approximately 17 different meals on offer, and they range in price, starting at $14.99 and going up to $18.99. Chadd compared them favorably to other similar offerings from Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Sun Basket and Home Chef.

This is the clearest indication yet that Amazon intends to offer meal kits as a proper service. The ecommerce giant often spins up a business in a limited market first, as it has done with grocery pick up and delivery service and AmazonFresh prior to this, as well as its cashier-less retail shopping experience.



Footnote: Blue Aprons stock dropped on this announcement.
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When you get to looking at it, it's not that great of a promo.  Only two months of storage fees are reimbursed and maximum reimbursement is $50.  Still, that'll pay for a nice dinner for two.

I predict we will see a huge amount of generic item listings being created as seller brand.  The exact, same made in China items will grow from having 5 or 6 identical listings to having 10-20 identical listings.

As if the catalog isn't mucked up enough as it is...
I passed on this offer for the above reasons.
Great Minds Think Alike.
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Amazon is wanting to grow their catalog in certain categories, so they're running a promo.

Amazon has announced that they are reimbursing sellers for FBA storage fees for new ASINs now through Sept 30, 2017.  FBA storage fees will be incurred after Sept. 30th. 

ASINs must be new to Amazon.
Only the storage fee will be reimbursed.  Other FBA fees will still apply.
New listings created by bundling or multi-packs of existing ASINs do NOT qualify
Only items in New condition will qualify
Fee reimbursement is capped at $50

Applicable categories:
Kitchen
Patio
Lawn & Garden
Cell Phones & Accessories
Computers (Personal Computers)
Furniture and Décor
Pet Supplies
Sporting Goods
Home & Garden
Office Products
Sports Collectibles
Automotive
Arts
Crafts and Supplies
Major Appliances
Musical Instruments Equipment & Accessories
Tires
Industrial and Scientific
Camera and Photo
Entertainment Collectibles
Outdoors

See details at: https://services.amazon.com/fulfillment-by-amazon/asin/overview.html


When you get to looking at it, it's not that great of a promo.  Only two months of storage fees are reimbursed and maximum reimbursement is $50.  Still, that'll pay for a nice dinner for two.

I predict we will see a huge amount of generic item listings being created as seller brand.  The exact, same made in China items will grow from having 5 or 6 identical listings to having 10-20 identical listings.
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* Amazon Central / Re: 2017 Holiday Selling in Toys & Games on Amazon
« Last post by WayOutWest on July 17, 2017, 01:36:23 PM »
Looks like they're going to throw the doors wide open Jan 5 this time around :( 
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