Wal-Mart Tries to Catch Up With Amazon Prime but Lacks the Speed, Streaming Video

Wal-Mart Stores' planned competitor to the Amazon Prime service will have a price advantage, but catching up with its e-commerce rival won't be easy.Wal-Mart announced plans yesterday to give online customers unlimited free shipping for $50 a year, half the cost of Prime. What it lacks is Amazon's speed of delivery, along with the bevy of other perks that come with a Prime account."Prime is about so much more than shipping," Matt Nemer, an analyst at Wells Fargo & Co., said in a report on Thursday. It offers digital music, ebooks, TV shows, photo storage and other benefits, helping keep customers loyal. And Wal-Mart is late to the party, he said. "Frankly, we're surprised it took Wal-Mart this long to launch any sort of loyalty program." Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2015-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Prime Video Has the Deepest TV Streaming Library—But Not the Highest Quality One

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Amazon Prime now offers 20 percent off all new video game releases, with a catch

Amazon’s been steadily expanding the list of benefits you receive with a $99 Prime membership—two-day shipping, a library of music and movies to stream, the ability to “borrow” Kindle books—and today it added video games to the list. Sort of. Prime members now get 20 percent off video game... Continue reading at PC World

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Nielsen Can Now Measure (Some) Amazon Prime Video Ratings

Two years after Nielsen rolled out its SVOD Content Ratings to measure viewership for Netflix programs, the company is expanding the service to also cover Amazon Prime Video. The SVOD Content Ratings tool will now measure audiences for Amazon Prime Video content through connected televisions and... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Amazon Literary Prize Finalists To Be Considered for Prime Video

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Amazon plans Prime Video shows with ‘Walking Dead’ creator

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'Bookaboo' moves to Amazon Prime Video

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Amazon, Wal-Mart face off in online discounting

A 32-inch LED television for $75. Harry Potter books for up to half off their list price. An Apple iPad mini for $265. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Inside Amazon's Music Streaming Service For Prime Members

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Amazon Prime flaunts a monthly price tag, now offers streaming and two day shipping for $7.99 per month

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You don't need Kindle Unlimited to get free ebooks on Amazon — all you need is a Prime subscription. Here are the best Amazon Prime books on Prime Reading. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Amazon Prime subscribers now have free ebooks, magazines and more with Prime Reading

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Amazon launches Amazon Video Direct

Amazon has launched a new self-service video uploading platform called Amazon Video Direct. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for only $80 for Prime Day

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USA Today is repackaging video to create streaming series

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Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindles are on sale for Prime members

Amazon's next big hardware event is just days away, and it appears the tech giant is using that as an opportunity to provide hefty discounts for Fire tablet and Kindle models for Prime subscribers. Most notably, Prime members get $40 off the Kindle P... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon Prime lands rights to develop Jack Reacher series

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Best Kindle Is Only $60

We're big fans of Amazon's Kindles, and all three are on sale for Prime Day: Standard, Paperwhite, and Oasis. They're as cheap as we've seen them. Continue reading at Wired

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