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The rise and fall of 15-minute delivery startups.

“Fueled by record levels of venture capital funding, they quickly blanketed New York City with their delivery bikes. The bet was that, in densely populated metropolitan areas, ultra-fast delivery would be more financially feasible to pull off. But just as […]

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Apple Card holders are an expensive group to service.

“Reported by Bloomberg, the new performance details from Goldman’s Platform Solutions division paint a grim picture. In just the first nine months of 2022, the businesses including Apple Card saw a pretax loss of over $1.2 billion.” ~ learn more

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In praise of Amazon’s hand scanners.

They have these at my local Whole Foods and I’ve always been a bit turned off by them. But maybe that’s a knee-jerk reaction? “Holding my hand a few inches over an Amazon One scanner next to the cash register […]

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Google Shopping’s Holiday 100.

Showcasing the top 100 products on the search engine. “Go for the gold, silver, and bronze when you work out. Health tracker jewelry is trending with a 200% search interest increase in 2022.” | learn more

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When brands got horny.

“For a time, acting sassy or edgy was enough for brands seeking to break through the social-media noise. These days, however, the golden ticket is acting horny.” | learn more

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Do you remember the Radio Flyer tricycle.

A short and interesting story from Robert Pasin, the brand’s Chief Wagon Officer: “30 years ago when Radio Flyer was in serious trouble and we dove headfirst into reinvention mode, we had to understand what we could become best at.” | learn […]

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Amazon’s restocking issue.

Amazon places limits on how much inventory a 3rd party seller can store in its warehouses. Around holiday time, they tend to cut these limits, which creates a lot of extra stress (and stockouts) for those independent sellers. Why do […]