Julie Bort, provided by Published 5:07 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 In room called One Amazon at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Amazon is holding invitational meetings. The meetings are designed to convince companies who sell their products on Amazon to join a new coaching program called Amazon Growth. The program costs $2,500 - $5,000 a month, and promises to help sellers with things like creating a business plan, or figuring out advertising keywords. Some sellers have chatted on forums that they are baffled by the program and what they would actually receive for the money. Amazon is holding invitation-only meetings at CES in a room called One Amazon at the Venetian, reports CNBC's Eugene Kim. The topic: convincing people who sell their wares on Amazon's Marketplace to pay up to $5,000 a month to join a support program that would get them an Amazon account representative. Amazon Marketplace allows any small or mid-sized business to sell their wares through Amazon, … [Read more...] about Amazon is holding invitation-only meetings with small sellers to convince them to pay it another $5,000 a month
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | The Week in Tech: Amazon’s Burning Problems Supported by Bits ByDavid Streitfeld Jan. 4, 2019 Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Hi, I’m David Streitfeld, reporting from a very quiet week in Silicon Valley. The venture capitalists were at their vacation homes or exotic resorts, dreaming of riches to come. Entrepreneurs also must have taken time off, because I made it to San Jose in less than two hours, a personal record. There wasn’t even a new data privacy scandal to occupy the pundits. Amazon, however, never lets up. Chances are, something under your family … [Read more...] about The Week in Tech: Amazon’s Burning Problems
WASHINGTON — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now, more than two dozen have moved to take advantage of the ruling, many ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. "Will your shopping bill look any different? ... The answer right now is it depends," said Jason Brewer, a spokesman for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents more than 70 major retailers. Whether shoppers get charged sales tax on their online purchases comes down to where they live and where they're shopping. Before the Supreme Court's recent decision , the rule was that businesses selling online had to collect sales tax only in states where they had stores, warehouses or another physical presence. That meant that major retailers such as Apple, Best Buy, Macy's … [Read more...] about Taxes may be a bigger part of online shopping this season
Áine Cain, provided by Published 10:04 am CST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 iStock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider IKEA employees are reporting dissatisfaction with the furniture retailer over a policy it introduced across all of its US stores in 2017. Employees say that IKEA's O4G policy — which restructures store workers' roles — has caused turmoil and dissent within its stores. "Our objective was to empower our coworkers to meet our customers' expectations in today's multichannel environment, and strengthen our position in the fast changing US retail environment," an IKEA spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. Over the past year or so, an IKEA employee started to notice something wrong with the store's "wall of fame." The wall featured portraits of IKEA employees, all hung in rows based on how many years they'd worked at the company. The smiling photographs captured people who had been with the store for five years, 10 years, 15 years, … [Read more...] about IKEA was once touted as one of the best places to work. Now workers are fleeing over a policy they say has backfired spectacularly.
Taking their seats across from me in a conference room at their airy red-brick headquarters in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood on a brisk August morning, Adam Bowen and James Monsees, cofounders of the breakout e-cigarette company Juul, lay their smartphones and vapes on the table and begin recounting their Silicon Valley origin story. It begins more than a decade ago: before the lawsuits and the FDA investigations; before the accusations that their company had unleashed an epidemic of teenage vaping on the country; before regulators, legislators, teachers, parents, and even some devoted users began looking at Juul—with its pocket-friendly design and playfully flavored nicotine pods—as a high-tech, highly addictive second coming of Philip Morris. Bowen and Monsees were simply two graduate students—Bowen, clean-shaven and studious; Monsees, bearded and gregarious—who met in Stanford’s product design program in 2002 and bonded, during … [Read more...] about How Juul, founded on a life-saving mission, became the most embattled startup of 2018