Amazon’s new sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams to premiere exclusively on Prime Video on January 12

All ten episodes—featuring an all-star cast including Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monáe, Richard Madden, Liam Cunningham, Vera Farmiga, Juno Temple, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong, Annalise Basso, Mireille Enos, Rachelle Lefevre and Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, David Kanter and Bryan Cranston—will be available globally in select territories on Prime Video SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 20, 2017) […]

Debenhams launches new mobile site for UK customers

Debenhams launches new mobile site for UK customers   Debenhams is strengthening its multi-channel offering with the launch of a new mobile site for UK customers that brings together the best features of mobile apps with the broad reach of mobile web The Progressive Web App (PWA), which uses Google-backed technology, creates a smooth and streamlined […]

StubHub to continue to serve as the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of MLB.com and Major League Clubs

StubHub to continue to serve as the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of MLB.com and Major League Clubs   The agreement extends StubHub’s partnership as the official fan to fan ticket marketplace of MLB.com and MLB clubs. San Jose, CA, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, and Major League […]

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is now available on Prime Video

The film is also available to buy or rent through Amazon Video and for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray Mariah Carey’s song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was the most streamed holiday song on Amazon Music last year SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 16, 2017) announced a deal with NBC […]

Amazon: critically acclaimed thriller Absentia to debut exclusively on Prime Video in 2018

Series will debut exclusively to Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany and select territories globally in 2018 SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 15, 2017) announced it has added critically acclaimed thriller Absentiato its lineup of original dramatic series—all episodes will debut exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S., as well as in select […]

Bol.com trials “return retrieval” service in Amsterdam

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bol.com has introduced innovations in product returns that will offer customers more services and greater convenience in online shopping. In partnership with Dutch mail delivery company PostNL, bol.com is allowing customers in the Netherlands to return products using a digital barcode rather than having to print a […]

Sears starts Black Friday deals online

Sears, Kmart also lower free shipping minimum for online orders to $25 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help shoppers get a jump on holiday shopping, Sears announced it is now offering Black Friday pricing online at Sears.com. Sears and Kmart also lowered the minimum purchase threshold for free shipping on qualifying online orders to $25 (was $49), […]

India Should Reduce GST on Point Of Sale Devices to Encourage Digitalization: Millennium

Bhaskar Venkatraman

Chennai, India, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Ever since the Indian government introduced the ‘historic’ Goods and Services Tax regime from July 2017, there have been frequent announcements for revision of rates for several items by the GST council owing to pressure from public, traders and political spectrum. However, there are certain items which are […]

Amazon offers a sneak peek of its plans for Black Friday deals

Black Friday will feature more than 30 Deals of the Day and thousands of Lightning Deals across 30 categories Save up to 35% on Melissa & Doug toys and furniture; Premium brand 40-inch smart TV only $279.99; Echo Dot only $29.99 – the lowest price ever! Shop deals from small businesses and entrepreneurs, including startups in the Amazon […]

Amazon acquires global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment

Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 13, 2017) announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. […]

Morrisons launches “voice skill” using Amazon’s Alexa

Bradford, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers can now order from Morrisons.com without lifting a finger using Amazon’s Alexa. Morrisons online shoppers will now be order their weekly shop from Morrisons.com using only their voice. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to add milk, bread or any other item to their Morrisons.com […]

Raley’s launches same-day delivery service in Sacramento

Raley’s extends eCart personalized shopping service to include delivery in Northern California Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to serve the needs of it’s communities, Raley’s is launching the second phase of delivery service through its (eCart) e-commerce platform. The delivery service, which originally launched in August 2017, in Alameda, […]

eBay launches early access to Black Friday deals

eBay launches early access to Black Friday deals   San Jose, CA, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Study finds shoppers would rather get a root canal than stand in line on Black Friday; eBay gives the gift of early Black Friday deals on hot items beginning today (Nov 13, 2017). Black Friday is almost upon […]

Lord & Taylor to launch flagship store on Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark. and NEW YORK, NY, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart.com and Lord & Taylor announced today (Nov. 13, 2017) that Lord & Taylor will launch a flagship store on Walmart.com. Expected to launch in spring 2018, Walmart.com will introduce a specialized online experience offering premium fashion brands directly from the Lord & Taylor flagship. “Our goal […]

Amazon to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point

Amazon currently employs more than 5,000 people in Maryland; new facility will employ more than 1,500 associates Between 2014 and 2016, Amazon investment added an additional $100 million to state economy SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced plans to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point, which will create more than […]

Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan

Developers can now create Alexa experiences for customers in Japan—Alexa Skills Kit also now available in Japan, and Alexa Voice Service coming later this month SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced that Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan. Additionally, developers can now use the Alexa Skills […]

Amazon unveils the Top 100 books of 2017

Amazon book editors reveal the 100 best books of the year, selecting titles in over twenty categories SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 8, 2017), Amazon.com announced its selections for the Best Books of 2017, naming David Grann’s nonfiction Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI the Best Book of […]

ASOS launches Gift Assistant that will help customers shop for Christmas gifts

London, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS is a global fashion destination for 20-somethings. Selling over 85,000 branded and own-label products through localised mobile and web experiences. ASOS launches a new virtual assistant via the Facebook page that will make suggestions for customers shopping Christmas gifts. The ASOS Gift Assistant is available to customers during […]

Zalando continues its global expansion with the opening of new tech hub in Lisbon in early 2018

Zalando has just announced the opening of its third technology hub outside of Germany, in Lisbon The hub will open at the beginning of 2018 with plans to create 50 jobs in the first year of operations The local team will focus on the digital experience of the Zalando Fashion Store Expansion of the tech […]

Meijer expands home delivery service to include season’s hottest gifts and toys and thousands of other items

Meijer expands home delivery service to include season’s hottest gifts and toys and thousands of other items   Retailer’s home delivery service expands to include toys, wrapping paper, Christmas decorations and thousands of other items GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is gearing up for the holidays by adding thousands of general merchandise […]

ASOS launches “Try Before You Buy” service to UK app customers

New service brings the fitting room into your home London, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS, one of the world’s leading destinations for fashion loving 20-somethings, today ( November 2, 2017) introduces the ability for UK app customers to try any of its 85,000 products at home and only pay for what they want to […]

Amazon kicks off the holiday shopping season with the opening of its Black Friday Deals Store

Customers will find better deals than ever before on the hottest gifts in toys, electronics, home goods and more, the best in holiday entertaining essentials including kitchen items and decor, and even wardrobe must haves All Amazon customers can choose from more than one hundred million items that are eligible for free shipping this holiday Starting on November […]

H&M’s image recognition tool now available in 13 markets

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M Image Search adds to a seamless shopping experience. Already available in 13 markets – and more to come – H&M’s image recognition tool helps fashion fans move directly from inspiration to purchase in the H&M app. Powered by the self-learning algorithms of image recognition technology, Image Search is a […]

Amazon Web Services announces the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud GPU instances

Next generation GPU instances, optimized for machine learning and high performance computing, are the most powerful in the cloud SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct. 26, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced P3 instances, the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) GPU instances designed for compute-intensive applications that […]

Amazon Cloud Cam: Amazon introduces an intelligent indoor security camera

Cloud Cam features crisp and clear visuals in 1080p Full HD resolution, night vision, two-way audio, 24/7 livestream, and advanced computer vision algorithms that detect motion and are always getting smarter Alexa lets you easily view Cloud Cam’s livestream on your Echo Show, Echo Spot, Amazon Fire TV, or Fire tablet—just ask Cloud Cam works with […]

Amazon introduces new service that improves the convenience of receiving deliveries for Prime members

Available initially in 37 cities across the United States, Amazon’s innovative new service enables in-home delivery at no extra cost Amazon Key also allows customers to grant secure home access for guests and, coming soon, tens of thousands of service providers, such as Merry Maids, Rover and professional services from Amazon Home Services Amazon Key includes […]

Amazon Web Services announces general availability for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility

Amazon Aurora, the fastest growing service in AWS history, is now fully compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL, delivering the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost Over a thousand customers, including Verizon, Capital One, FINRA, Fannie Mae, C3 IOT, Urban Airship, FantasyDraft, BMC, Blackboard, and Nielsen, participated in the preview, battle-testing PostgreSQL compatibility for Amazon […]

Business Prime Shipping: Amazon Business launches a paid annual membership program in the United States and Germany

Amazon Business customers can now sign up for Business Prime Shipping to enjoy unlimited fast, free shipping on tens of millions of items for all users on their business account SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon Business today announced the launch of Business Prime Shipping, a paid annual membership program for registered multi-user business […]

Amazon opens new facility and unveils newly renovated site to mark its 10th year anniversary in Arizona

Between 2011 and 2016, Amazon’s investments contributed more than $900 million into the state’s economy, indirectly creating 18,000 additional jobs on top of the 6,000 the company employs directly Amazon will create more than 1,000 jobs at a new facility and renovated existing site SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—This fall, Amazon will celebrate its ten year […]

Amazon announces new Kindle app designed for book lovers

All-new Kindle app turns your phone or tablet into a book—read anytime, anywhere An app built for book lovers—with everything you need all in one place, seamlessly move between the pages of your book, your library, your personal bookstore, and more Be part of a community of readers—with Goodreads built into Kindle for iOS you […]