Firing on All Cylinders, Amazon Raises Prime Price by $20

| Mike O'Brien

In the midst of reporting a blowout first quarter, Amazon announced the first price hike for Prime’s annual membership since 2014, citing rising fulfillment costs and service value. Observers believe it won’t lead to any kind of dent in Prime’s 100 million members.

Amazon Prime Surpasses 100 Million Members Worldwide

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon has passed the 100-million-mark in terms of Prime membership 13 years after the program’s launch, a figure that has been guessed at but never publicly disclosed, CEO Jeff Bezos said in the company’s annual shareholder letter.

Amazon Wins Big Again on Prime Day

| Mike O'Brien

Faux holiday Prime Day 2017 was another huge win for Amazon as its biggest sales day ever, especially of its own devices, while it saw the biggest one-day gain in Prime membership, already at an estimated 85 million U.S. members.

Amazon Prime Day Top Selling Items Globally

| Daniela Forte

Amazon touted a successful Prime Day this week and some of the top selling items both in the U.S. and abroad were safe to say, interesting and odd at the same time. Take a look at the list and see what customers were purchasing in their country.

Retailers Didn’t Let Amazon Have All of the Fun on Prime Day

| Daniela Forte

Several retailers wouldn’t let Amazon have all the fun on Prime Day. Whether they were offering free shipping or major discounts on several products, these retailers aimed to steal Amazon’s thunder. Here is a list of what other major retailers did on Prime Day and days after.

Amazon the Disruptor Buys Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

Dropping a bombshell into the marketplace, Amazon announced its plans to acquire Whole Foods in a cash deal worth $13.7 billion, its biggest deal to date, blowing out Amazon’s bricks-and-mortar agenda and sending shockwaves across both the retail and grocery sectors. See what industry observers had to say about the impact of this major deal.