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Amazon and eBay: net gains and losses

Amazon and eBay have reported contrasting sets of results, with Amazon enjoying a 14.5% sales uplift in the three months to June 30, 2009 while eBay's marketplace sector reported a 14.0% decline for the same period. With eBay set to continue shifting its offer away from auctions towards fixed price items, it has to strike a balance between its new strategy and keeping its core smaller businesses.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2009
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Amazon groceries grab headlines, but shoppers won't be swayed

Amazon is reportedly planning to expand its online grocery service to Los Angeles this month, but will it be a success? The current state of the market dictates no, with limited demand for online grocery and high set-up costs a significant barrier to entry.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2013
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Amazon.com: growth at a cost

Amazon.com has reported fourth quarter sales of $3.99 billion, up significantly on the $2.98 billion it achieved a year previously. Although revenue growth continues to be fast despite Amazon's large size and relative maturity, profits are a different story. Fourth quarter earnings remain low, falling by half to $98 million, and margins are likely to stay low for the foreseeable future.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2007
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Amazon.com: out of the jungle at last

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2001
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Amazon.com: trickling to profitability through the eTail jungle

Published By Datamonitor
10 Oct 2000
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Amazon/Wal-Mart: no deal, but interest remains on one side

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2001
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Amazon: a better chance with Best Buy

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2001
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Amazon: biting off more than it can chew?

Amazon has announced its entry into the UK food & grocery market, extending its comprehensive non-food proposition to include over 22,000 food & grocery lines. While the pureplay has made it clear that its offer is at the earliest of evolutionary stages, Verdict believes that it is highly unlikely to have a significant impact on the UK food & grocery market in its current incarnation.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2010
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Amazon: finding the way

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2001
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Amazon: investing in the future

Online retailer Amazon has reported a net income of $22 million against $52 million in the same quarter last year. But, despite this blip in profits the retailer has increased sales, diversified its product offer to capture a wider audience, and has invested heavily in technology to maintain an advantage through innovation.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2006

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