Friday, July 21, 2017

Amazon is killing it....Watch out Whatsapp, Home Depot, Lowes

There is not a single day when Amazon is not in the news. This week Sears has announced a deal with Amazon to sell its Kenmore appliances that will be integrated with Alexa platform.
This is a win-win situation for both the companies as Amazon will be able to gather more customer information through Alexa and Sears will be able to sell its appliances to gain some revenues by utilizing Amazon's platform. Sears has already closed 236 stores this year and hoping to keep its cost down by selling on Amazon.

Watch out WhatsApp, Viber, Snapchat, Line. Amazon is now foraying into messaging app called Anytime. A snapshot of what customers want out of the messaging app based on a survey is shown below:

Amazon messaging service survey
It has already rolled out Chime, a video conferencing service competing with Webex and Skype for business. There are rumors of Amazon acquiring Slack.


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