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Amazon is Working on Hand-Scanning Payment System. Amazon is reportedly in the process of developing a system that scans users’ hands to receive payment instead of a physical credit card, cash or phone system. The point of sale terminals would be placed in physical retail stores and would allow customers to forgo carrying physical forms of payment. Instead of a universal approach, Amazon’s system would allow users to scan their hands on a store-by-store basis.…

Tough 2020 awaits Amazon, Flipkart as Reliance firms up plans Tough 2020 awaits Amazon, Flipkart as Reliance firms up plans. A report by Forrester Research also predicted e-retailer sales to hit nearly $4.8 billion during the overall festive season. With more and more Indians taking the online route to fulfill their shopping needs, e-tailers like Amazon and Flipkart are witnessing high demands, including from far-flung and remote areas, but overall slowdown and negative sentiments -…

’Tis the season for shopping — and capturing the spend of consumers with a newfound enthusiasm for commerce of all kinds. The competition for the consumer’s whole paycheck is, of course, a year-round pursuit for both Amazon and Walmart, but for the next six or so weeks the normally spirited competition will turn into a fast-paced race on steroids as the two attempt to elbow past each other — and almost everyone else in the…

A few days back I received a surprise in the mail courtesy of Amazon: a 2019 gift catalog titled “Holiday Together.” I recognized the Amazon smile logo at the bottom of the cover, which piqued my curiosity. I opened the catalog and turned the pages. My curiosity became stronger because the catalog listed no prices alongside the products. Here’s a page featuring “the Amazon coat.” Amazon demonstrated its social media savvy by including the hashtag…