Seriously: What is Amazon? A retail company? A media company? A logistics machine? The mystery of its strategy is deepened by two factors. First is the company’s communications department, which famously excels at not communicating. Three requests to speak with Amazon officials for this article were delayed and, inevitably, declined. This moves discussions of the company’s intentions into the realm of mind reading, often attempted by the research departments of investment banks, where even bullish analysts aren’t really sure what Bezos is up to. “It’s very difficult to define what Amazon is,” says R. J. Hottovy, an analyst with Morningstar, who nonetheless champions the company’s future. — Derek Thompson, The Atlantic.
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9 thoughts on “The Amazon Mystery: What America’s Strangest Tech Company Is Really Up To”
I’ve been on prime for awhile now and I love it! I’ve saved money on shipping and I get some movies free.
I remember hearing about a promotion for shared prime accounts. Maybe look into that to see if there’s a better option. Also, have Leigh look into Amazon Mom.
it depends on which warehouse it ships out of. I often get things the very next day as well.
Depending upon the time of day I order Becky, it’s two business days later that it shows, though not always on a Saturday if I order on Thursday. Sometimes, it’s next day though. I don’t know how, but Amazon can really move stuff.
I’ve considered prime now that I heard, It just doesn’t seem worth it and I ordered two books on the 16th and they’re not here yet, they shipped yesterday. Now…with prime would they ship them faster???
The problem with prime, if it is a problem, is that, for me, I tend to order things somewhat impulsively, which is just what it is meant to facilitate, or so I read somewhere.
Hmm… Yes, I can see how the price hike makes Prime more tempting.
I am a huge fan of Prime. We use the instant streaming a lot (no cable). I also love the 2 day shipping for winter, and groceries.
I’m one of their prime shipping suckers. Pay the fee for the whole year and then it’s second day on everything. Whether it pencils out, I’ve never bothered to check.