18.07.15 Amazon Prime Day Drivers Duel

July 16, 2018
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Amazon Prime Day highlights a showdown in online shopping – Who will dominate delivery?

The race between the top retailers to get to your front door.

Who's In The Lead?

Summer Shopping Holiday

  • Amazon Prime Day: Starts 3pm Monday for 36 hrs.
  • Special deals to “Prime Members” who pay an annual fee ($119) for free 2-day shipping.A
  • More than half of America’s households are Amazon Prime members – proof that online convenience & free, fast shipping matters to consumers.

Who Can Compete With Amazon Delivery?

Walmart Raises Hand

  • Bought retailer Jet.com in 2016.
  • Walmart: 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of one of its stores.
  • 5,000+ stores = instant shipping centers IF they can master logistics. Recently launched same-day text-order trial ‘Jetblack.’

Amazon’s New Strategy

Turn small businesses into drivers

“Amazon will take an active role in helping interested entrepreneurs start, set up and manage their own delivery business. Successful owners can earn as much asA $300,000A in annual profit operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles.”

Amazon, Press Release

That's not all. Target bought a company called "Shipt" to try to up its delivery game. A noticeable trend across these major retailers? Competition for your grocery shopping. In the meantime, Amazon Prime Day actually lifts shopping for other sites. Read more: SmartHerNews.com

by Jenna Lee,