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• Instead of 'flea treatments, try just 'fleas'.
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Even Costco and Sam's Club are in Amazon's sights. A hiccup in revenue over a long period given their size could send them into bankruptcy. This article discusses the growth of Amazon Prime memberships and a corresponding decrease in Costco and Sam's Club memberships. And Amazon Prime membership is not required to buy from Amazon, whereas Costco and Sam's Club are members-only.
The Post Office gets $18 billion dollars per year in taxpayer subsidies. Businesses pay billions in taxes every year so the Post Office can deliver Amazon packages on Sunday. Or, put differently, American businesses subsidize their biggest competitor. Amazon collects sales tax in only 28 states and pays under 3% corporate tax rate. France outlawed the whole free-shipping thing to keep their economy from being disrupted. In America, our government legislates the degeneration of it's own working class. Do Congress members own Amazon stock?
Need a fan to keep cool? Go right to the source. Try the Honeywell Store. Their entire selection of home fans is here, plus all things Honeywell.
What is it like to work at an Amazon Warehouse? It doesn't take much Googling about Amazon working conditions to find mostly negative articles by ex-workers and journalists. Here is a disturbing article who likened their supervisors to neo-Nazis. To give out free shipping, Sunday deliveries and support Blue Origin, their labor efficiency has to be gained by pushing their people each and every minute.
Ever wonder how Amazon got so big? Google is Amazon's #1 affiliate. For every Amazon search result that Google users click on, Amazon pays Google as part of the Amazon Affiliate program. Google and Amazon growth has been in lock step. Its a symbiotic relationship. Amazon is always in the top Google search results. Why not? Amazon pays. Others dont. Yeah, PageRank is all about popularity. But shareholders are all about money. And thus the algorithm is tuned.
How about sportsman decor? Yep, guy stuff as home decor. Visit Camo Trading for your man cave.
Is your plumber safe from Amazon's imminent reach? Local service businesses have not contributed to the Amazon mafia. Oops, here they come! Shopping at Amazon is making us a George Orwell "Big Brother" economy.
What is the impact of Amazon to economies and business sectors around the world? There isn't much (or who) Amazon has not touched. Here is an article that examines Amazon's largely negative impact across a few business sectors.
Thinking about selling on Amazon? There is alot of retail competition for any commodity product. Here is an objective article about a real Amazon seller's experience. Lots of lessons-learned.
What will an Amazon store be like? There wont be many positions to fill. Here are some details about a retail store patent Amazon has applied for.
Hope you're not an Amazon "Subscribe and Save" member. You're not saving. You're actually losing quite bit. You are subsidizing free shipping, delivery on Sundays and Blue Origin. Here are some numbers.
Looking for a desk lamp or an accent lamp? Try Lights OnLine. They have a huge selection and a price match guarantee. And a great website!
Want to open a retail store? Amazon wont be your friend. If Amazon does not sell your product today, wait a few days. You likely cannot buy the same product less than what Amazon gets it for. Don't forget, you may have to ship for free to compete. And if you have to charge sales tax, Amazon may not. Here is an article about how fun it is to compete with Amazon.
Sad news for our country, here is an excerpt from the following article in civiceconomics.com:
"In 2015, Amazon sold $55.6 billion worth of retail goods nationwide, all while avoiding $704 million in sales taxes. The cost of lost sales taxes falls equally on state and local governments.
These sales are the equivalent of 39,000 retail storefronts or 133 million square feet of commercial space, which might have paid $528 million in property taxes.
A total of more than $1.2 billion in revenue is lost to state and local governments.
Amazon also operated 75 million square feet of distribution space, employing roughly 111,000 workers.
Even counting all the jobs in Amazon distribution centers, Amazon sales produced a net loss of 222,000 retail jobs nationwide."
Amazon is a giant gorilla in the wholesale buying market. So big, they are a monopsony. We as Amazon shoppers are given one price because we think Amazon is the cheapest, after all, they buy the most. Its all a game. Here is an article on the disappearance of the "list" price display that sorta shows we're all suckers.
Belong to a Big Box member club like Costco or Sam's Club? These companies probably have a limited life span when Amazon Prime mania takes over. This video is from 2005 when Costco and Sam's were in their meteoric growth phase. Amazon has shopping carts too!
Are you getting the best deal on Amazon? Amazon moves prices around every minute of every day to capture more profit or more market share. Free shipping? Not really, its priced in somewhere. Check out this article about Amazon's pricing schemes.
Looking for new cutlery?
Try The Cooking Tools. More brands than Amazon and not just cutlery.
France has outlawed Amazon's free shipping so Amazon cannot disrupt their indigenous economy. Other countries in the E.U. may follow suit. So why is the U.S. government not on board? Free shipping is something you can do when you have distributed distribution centers. This really hurts businesses that have invested heavily in their website and domain name advertising.
Need beach decor items like wall art, mermaids, sea shells, coral or beach signs?
Try Beach 'N Creations. Great store (on-line and brick-and-mortar) and low prices. Lots of stuff not even found on Amazon.
We all love Amazon, Costco and Walmart. But lets give some love to our specialty stores. These stores employ
the experts, carry the stock and support their products. They are the fabric of our community and employ
most of America. Are we really going to buy everything from Jeff Bezos? He is now getting into groceries.
That means more big diesel trucks running all over the country to deliver some bread or bananas.
Check out this Wikipedia article for a perspective on the bad side of Amazon.