Sick of paying for Prime? These 5 Amazon alternatives provide free next-day shipping

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Forgo the $119 yearly Amazon Prime fee and bask in the glory of next-day delivery from several big-name retailers instead. Next-day delivery is great, to be sure, but have you ever experienced the thrill of next-day delivery without shelling out $119 per year for Amazon Prime or add-on fees from local delivery services? It’s exhilarating. Read Full Story

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: What you need to know

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But this year’s Prime Day involves some risk. Should you snap up a Prime Day deal, or hedge your bets to see if that item will be cheaper on Black Friday just six weeks later? After a months-long delay, Amazon Prime Day is officially coming soon to a screen near you. Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sales bonanza, which typically takes place during the summer. However, due to logistical concerns originating from the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon put the breaks on an as-scheduled Prime Day earlier this year. But as of today, Amazon has officially set the 2020 Prime Day date in stone. Read Full Story

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Report: COVID-19 delays Amazon Prime Day until September

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Prime Day is COVID-19’s latest victim. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is rescheduling its spendapalooza from the summer to September. Once upon a time, Black Friday was America’s big shopping day, but as online shopping outpaced brick-and-mortar stores and the allure of standing outside a big-box retailer in the freezing cold for hours faded, Amazon Prime Day took over. Read Full Story

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Does Walmart have an Amazon Prime Day-style event? Yes, and so do Target and Best Buy this year

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Three of America’s largest retailers—Walmart, Target, and Best Buy—have all announced competing sales this week in order to challenge Amazon’s dominance. One of the biggest online retail sales of the year kicks off tomorrow. Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 launches on Tuesday, October 13, and runs until Wednesday, October 14. Needless to say, Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale is a massive event for the company, with hundreds of thousands of items heavily discounted. Read Full Story

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6 Alternatives to Amazon For E-commerce

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With a net worth of $1.7 trillion , Amazon has dominated the e-commerce sector for years, leaving many of its competitors in the shade. But are there alternatives to Amazon? With an audience as vast as Amazon, small business start-ups and solo entrepreneurs flock to the site to sell the products, get established, and build their enterprises. Despite the audience Amazon offers, you may want to look for other online venues to list your items . There are many good reasons to broaden your e-commerce horizons. First, it makes little sense to put all your eggs in one basket. Second, selling on a wider range of marketplaces gets your products in front of a larger audience. And finally, looking at the other choices available could save you money on fees, or get you closer to your target buyers. Below are some viable alternatives to Amazon. We’ll look at their advantages, …

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