Link courtesy of David T.
I'm behind the curve here (and I expect I'll stay that way):
According to recent research, customers searching for products online turn to Amazon for their first search 49 percent of the time. Search engines including Google come in second, with only 36 percent.
Also Amazon-related: "Breaking Down How Amazon Makes Money".
It's just changing. See especially the first two bar graphs.
I have trouble believing it works in all, or even most, situations. But if worked for Steve, great.
Would barcodes on produce be the answer?
The International House of Pancakes--called affectionately IHOP by almost all of its customers--will supposedly change its name next week.
The first 20% or so of this piece relates an interesting discovery that Amazon made early on and how they reacted to it.
People don't just hate paying for shipping, they hate it to literally an irrational degree.
I'd have substituted "weird and/or funny," for "best" but O.K.
I didn't understand all the fuss over Amazon's $20/year price hike for its valuable Prime service. Didn't Nancy Pelosi inform us $1000/year was "crumbs"? What does that make $20/year?
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