Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Amazon Has a Massive New Division—and No One’s Paying Attention to It

Maybe it's because we are all so used to the Amazon 'monster' spreading its tentacles in so many different directions that this very profitable...

In a U.S. Manufacturing Hub, No Illusions About Tariffs and Jobs

In trade deals between countries, once they are signed there are two quick stages. The first is rationalization - who makes it faster, better, cheaper. The...

The Difference Between A $5 White Tee And A $125 White Tee

This is certainly a question that is hard for anyone not in our industry - ie, the average consumer - to answer accurately, but...

AAPN Weekly Roundup 8/24/18

Another busy late summer week is over here at AAPN. Much of our time has been spent finalizing event arrangements. The next AAPN Regional Conference...

How Costco Thrives in the Amazon Era

While other retailers are struggling to keep up with the ever-expanding Amazon, Costco is thriving. How are they managing it? This Fortune article does...

Where Even Walmart Won’t Go: How Dollar General Took Over Rural America

Dollar General now boasts more stores across the USA than McDonald’s has restaurants, and its profits have surged past some of the grand old...

20 Years of Wisdom From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Love him or hate him, there's some inspiring stuff here for sure. When it comes to shareholder letters, none are more popular than the annual...

Why Amazon and Rival Retailers Are Uniting to Defend the U.S. Postal Service

While most retailers may be warring with Amazon over many things, as this Forbes piece explains, it seems that there is at least one...

AAPN Weekly Roundup 8/3/18

Another busy week is over here at AAPN.. We were delighted to welcome more wonderful new members to the AAPN family earlier this week, as...

Bots, Click Farms and Fakers: The New Challenges to Amazon’s Credibility

After 'fake reviews' began to undermine the credibility of Amazon's seller ratings a few years ago, they took significant action to crack down. However,...