How Big is Amazon, Really?

| MCM Staff

From the number of markets they serve to the number of items, number and size of fulfillment warehouses, etc. — most everything about is big, even behemoth. This infographic sums up just how big Amazon is.

Amazon Patents Futuristic Fulfillment Process

| Erin Lynch

In an effort to draw an even larger gap between itself and its competitors, Amazon has been awarded a patent that could potentially ship products to consumers before they even place an order. Welcome to Amazon’s new, futuristic fulfillment.

Amazon Fulfillment Sees Record Setting Year

| Daniela Forte

It was a record setting year for the sellers on Amazon who use the Fulfillment by Amazon service. According to a release from the marketplace, the number of sellers using the fulfillment service grew more than 65% in 2013 compared to 2012. Also, Fulfillment by Amazon shipped more units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2013 than the total number of FBA units combined in all of 2009 and 2010.

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What Went Wrong and Who’s to Blame for Missed Christmas Shipments

| Tim Parry

UPS and FedEx both announced this week that delays in their delivery services would result in Christmas presents not being under their customer’s tree. In this video, Joe Bobko, managing director of The Bobko Group, talks with Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry about these issues that affect the shippers, the merchants and the consumers.

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Amazon Praises Prime Growth, Acknowledges Delivery Delays

| Tim Parry

Amazon put out a press release on Dec. 26 to announce a record-setting holiday season for Amazon Prime, the annual membership program offering unlimited free two-day shipping on millions of items. The problem is, Amazon’s announcement came two days after UPS announcements delays in deliveries that meant shipments scheduled to be under Christmas trees would not arrive on time.