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SoftServe Extends Amazon Web Services Offerings to Customers

Relationship expansion helps media enterprise customers transition legacy systems and workflows to the cloud SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, announces an expanded relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) extending SoftServe's offerings for media and entertainment enterprises. SoftServe will utilize AWS Media Services offerings to further enable and assist enterprise media and entertainment companies by transforming operations to connect with new audiences, design cutting-edge business…

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 20% to $63.4 Billion

Amazon.com Inc. announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Operating cash flow increased 65% to $36.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $21.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Free cash flow increased to $25.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $10.4 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Free cash flow less principal repayments of finance leases and financing obligations increased to $16.1 billion for the…

Prodigo Solutions Teams up with Amazon Business for Ecommerce Integration

Healthcare Provider, Manufacturer, and Distributor Customers Can Reduce Costs and Improve Transaction Workflows for Purchases Made Through Amazon Business Prodigo Solutions teamed up with Amazon Business to automate B2B eCommerce transactions with trading partners through EDI and other electronic protocols. Through ProdigoXChange, a healthcare specific full-service exchange solution, Providers will be able to integrate XML, cXML and EDI with Amazon Business. This will help customers reduce costs, enforce transaction…

Equinix to Offer Enhanced Cloud Connectivity with Amazon Web Services

Faster Connection Capacities Help Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Transformations Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, announced it is strengthening its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer enhanced cloud connectivity that helps enterprises accelerate their journey to AWS via a private cloud network onramp. Building upon its existing collaboration to offer private and secure connectivity with AWS Direct Connect, Equinix is participating in the launch of the new AWS Direct…

Adobe XD Makes Machine-to-Machine Interaction a Reality; Announces Voice Integration with Amazon Alexa

Enterprise Experience builder, Adobe XD has officially announced testing Voice experience with Amazon Alexa. Adobe XD users can use these new Voice-enabled tools to export and preview voice prototypes on any Alexa-enabled device. These can be used with the Echo Dot or Echo Show to further build on XD’s existing voice prototyping capabilities introduced at MAX 2018. Earlier this month, Adobe XD recently announced support for commenting on shared prototypes from mobile devices: The convergence of Customer…

DirectMail.io’s Voice Device Integration Sets the Pace for Marketing Innovation by Being the First to Combine Google Home and Amazon…

Currently, only 9% of marketers are able to engage with customers across multiple channels on a consistent basis. DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform is positioned to quickly increase this statistic Companies struggle to engage with their customers consistently and in meaningful ways across a variety of marketing channels. That's about to change with DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform. "Our agency is always looking for a competitive edge.  Directmail.io allows us to provide a real Omnichannel…

Amazon Prime Day – Retailers, Are You Prepared?

One of the biggest online retail events of the year is fast approaching. Amazon Prime Day 2019 will be the fifth instance of the annual event, taking place on July 15th and 16th. Amazon introduced Prime Day back in 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its founding. It was the event of a one-off sale offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. Prime Day 2018 may have only lasted a day (and a half), but it was Amazon’s biggest shopping event in its history—sales surpassed Cyber Monday, Black…

Retailers Can Dominate Amazon Prime Day With Lightning-Quick and Live-Time Campaign Results

Amazon Prime Day is nearly here, and with it, one of the biggest e-commerce days of the year for thousands of retailers. As online shops become flooded with clicks and virtual carts become filled, the frenetic pace means that digital advertisers can hardly afford to wait hours, let alone days, to see how their campaigns are performing. By the time they have enough usable customer data from their websites and online stores, Amazon Prime Day might already be in the rear-view mirror. But what if advertisers could see the…

Saviynt Announces Support for Amazon EventBridge

New capability will allow Saviynt customers to maintain continuous compliance via automation, enhanced security and reliability Saviynt, a trusted and award-winning provider of a leading intelligent, identity governance and management platform, announced support for the newly launched Amazon EventBridge, from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon EventBridge is a serverless event bus service that connects applications using events. Events include security configuration changes, changes in application data, privilege access…

Zendesk Expands Amazon Web Services Support to Make Customer Data More Actionable

Zendesk, Inc. announced the Zendesk Events Connector for the newly launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) service Amazon EventBridge. The Zendesk Events Connector allows companies to quickly and easily connect customer experience data to the AWS services that developers already use to improve their understanding of the customer journey. Modern customers expect their interactions with companies to be easy, personalized and responsive – all of which relies on accessing and understanding customer data. Built on the cloud, the…

E-Commerce Trends: Playing the Amazon Prime Day Long-Game

Having an undeniable impact on e-commerce over the last decade, Amazon has not only changed how people shop but when they shop, shaking up Americans' holiday-shopping calendar with Black Friday-style sales in July known as Amazon Prime Day. With over $4 billion spent and 100 million purchases (CNBC) made during last year's 36-hour event, Prime Day is slowly closing in on Black Friday (with $6.2 billion in sales) as the apex of the US shopping calendar. Furthermore, many other major retailers are taking part by offering…

Putting Paid Social to Work for Amazon Prime Day and Beyond

There’s no question about it. Amazon Prime Day has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, with no signs of slowing down. On this day in 2018, the e-commerce giant sold $4.19 Billion worth of goods, up from $2.41 billion in 2017. If this trend continues - and experts at Digital Trends believe it will - 2019 Amazon Prime Day sales will be even bigger. Amazon Prime Day is entirely focused on selling exclusive deals on Amazon during what used to be a one-day event. But every year, the day has grown longer,…

Pacvue Releases Industry-First Excel Integration for Amazon Advertisers

Patent-Pending Pacvue Xl Combines Powerful Ecommerce Advertising Platform With the Data and Analytics Capabilities of Excel Pacvue announced the launch of Pacvue XL, the Excel version of Pacvue's leading eCommerce SaaS platform for agencies, brands and sellers advertising in today’s online marketplaces. The patent-pending Excel integration is an industry-first technology enabling advertisers to leverage the powerful analytics capabilities of Excel paired with the key functionality of the Pacvue platform. Pacvue…

Perfecting Your Amazon Prime Day Strategy from Start to Finish

One of the most anticipated retail events of the year is almost here: Amazon Prime Day. On July 15 and 16, millions of consumers will browse the site, scouring for the best deals. But they’re not the only ones who mark the days in their calendar each year. Brands and retailers increasingly compete for the attention of the record-breaking number of consumers that shop during Prime Day. If you’re a seller, the deal event presents opportunities to increase brand awareness and drive sales, and you can’t afford to have your…

TripIt Launches New Amazon Alexa Skill

Now You Can Instantly Ask Tripit Questions Like When You Should Leave for the Airport or What Time You Land TripIt from Concur, the world's highest-rated travel-organizing app, today released a new TripIt skill for Amazon Alexa. TripIt users can now ask Alexa to instantly get details about an upcoming flight. "Now when you're home and preparing for your trip, you don't have to pick up your phone or laptop to get the flight information you need," said Jen Moyse, director of product at TripIt from Concur. "We want to…

Say It Now and Booxscale win Amazon’s European Alexa Cup

Voice App Identifies Market Gap; Winning Concept Lets Users Ask Alexa to Recommend and Book Local Services Based on Customer Reviews The Alexa Skill allows users to search for and book recommended local services using only their voice has won the Amazon Alexa Cup European round.  The proposed Alexa Skill, the result of a collaboration between voice technology specialist, Say It Now and the ‘marketplace of marketplaces’, Booxscale, beat leading digital marketing agencies in the UK and Europe for its top place in the European…

Amazon Introduces Counter in the U.S. – Where Customers Can Pick Up Their Package and Shop Too

Available today at more than a hundred Rite Aid stores in the U.S., and growing to over 1,500 by year’s end, Counter enables quick and easy pickup of packages Amazon announced the U.S. launch of Counter, a new network of staffed pickup points that gives customers the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at a partner location. Starting today, customers will have access to more than a hundred Counter locations across the U.S., with thousands of additional locations coming soon. Delivery to a Counter location is…

New Study From Wunderman Thompson Commerce Reveals Amazon Lacks Loyalty Among Gen Z

Over a Third of Consumer Spending Goes to Amazon, but Young Shoppers Are Not Sold on the Benefits of the Retail Giant A new study released by Wunderman Thompson Commerce found Amazon’s race to dominate eCommerce could be facing challenges, as younger consumers report less satisfaction with the retail giant than older generations. The company’s latest Future Shopper report takes an in-depth  look at the current commerce landscape through the lens of the modern shopping journey and found that while Amazon attracts more…

Better Deals, Amazon Fake Reviews Usher Consumers to Prime Day Competitors

44% of Shoppers Indicate That Amazon’s Recent Issues With Fake Product Reviews Will Impact Their Participation in Prime Day Shopping Bazaarvoice, Inc., the provider of user-generated content (UGC) solutions, announced the results of its newest study, exploring the shopping habits of 1,000 US consumers who are planning to shop “Black Friday in July” deals this year. Initially sparked by Amazon five years ago, “Black Friday in July” refers to the wave of sales that now crop up around Prime Day both from the retail giant…

Amazon Advertising Data Science Pioneer Teikametrics Introduces On-Demand eCommerce Analyst Services

Robust data team provides strategy, support and flexibility Teikametrics, the leading Retail Optimization Platform (ROP) helping brands and sellers optimize revenue and profitability from Amazon Advertising, announced its dramatically expanded Analyst Services capability. Quietly launched in 2018, the Teikametrics eCommerce Analyst Team currently uses leading edge data science and machine learning technology to manage more than $50 million in annual advertising investment and more than $1 billion in annual gross merchandise…