Amazon reportedly changed its search results to boost more profitable products

Amazon began making changes to its search results last year to prioritize profitability over relevance, according to The Wall Street Journal. Those changes were reportedly spurred on by demands from Amazon’s retail divisions and private label team, and they’re said to have the effect of often boosting Amazon’s own products in search listings. To avoid antitrust concerns at a time when Amazon’s role as both a product maker and a platform company are under scrutiny, Amazon doesn’t directly boost products based on how profitable they are, according to the report. Instead, the Journal says that Amazon…

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How to find new products on Amazon? Jeff Bezos has this plan for fresh listings

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon is reportedly testing a new feature for its popular e-commerce platform to help shoppers discover newly released products. In the latest attempt, Amazon will help customers to decide what to buy, CNBC reported, and the company is testing the feature in select markets for certain customers, a company spokesperson told the news channel. Amazon already has few live badges such as Top Brand, the orange-coloured Bestsellers flag, and Amazon’s Choice which take into account factors including customer reviews and pricing. Amazon has also been testing Top Brand badge for…

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Delhi HC restrains Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal from selling direct sellers’ products without consent

If you are an avid buyer of health and beauty products from the likes of Amazon and Flipkart, the Delhi High Court has some cautionary advice for you. While hearing a plea filed by Amway, Modicare and Oriflame alleging unauthorised sale of the products under their brands on the leading ecommerce platforms as well as chances of counterfeit goods, the court put the spotlight on several malpractices. Based on the report submitted by local commissioners, who inspected the warehouses of certain sellers on Amazon, Flipkart, Healthkart, Snapdeal and 1MG, the…

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FIR Against Amazon Over Products With Hindu God Images

New Delhi : The Noida Police on Friday registered a case against e-commerce giant Amazon for allegedly hurting “Hindu sentiments” after rugs and toilet seat covers with pictures of Hindu gods were available for sale on its US website. An online campaign to “boycott Amazon” was initiated by several social media users Thursday over the issue, with an Amazon spokesperson saying all sellers must follow the company’s selling guidelines and those who do not comply will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account. “The products in question…

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Amazon India, Flipkart Republic Day sales: Top offers, discounts on smartphones, other devices

Republic Day sales on Amazon India and Flipkart are now alive and will continue for up to five days. Both e-commerce platforms are offering discounts on products across different categories. Flipkart’s Republic Day sale will continue for three days till January 22. On Amazon India, buyers can shop for five days till January 25. Both Amazon India and Flipkart are offering products at competitive prices with discounts and other deals. We take a look at the top deals and offers for smartphones, laptops and more on Flipkart and Amazon India.…

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Mukesh Ambani outlines his plan to take on Amazon, Walmart in India

Reliance Industries Ltd. will roll out its online shopping platform to 1.2 million retailers and store-owners in India, starting on an ambitious plan to take on Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc.’s Flipkart on its home turf. Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, intends to take on the world’s largest retailers by combining his Jio telecom service, mobile devices and a vast physical retail network. A new offline-to-online platform will probably be launched in 12 to 18 months across the country, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to…

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