Amazon Will Now Deliver to Your Car

In a fascinating move, Volvo, General Motors and Amazon announced that customers can choose their car as their preferred delivery location for Prime orders. Beginning today, the offer is open to GM and Volvo owners (with a 2015 model or newer and OnStar and Volvo on Call accounts) in 37 cities in the US. “To find your car, Amazon’s couriers will have access to its …

Retail’s Brick-and-Mortar Reasoning in the Age of Amazon

At Shoptalk retail conference, brands found themselves doing more than outlining next moves. Much attention has been given to redefining purpose and even defending their right to continue, in essence proving that Amazon doesn’t have the might to close their doors. As Hilary Milnes outlines for digiday, the strategy here includes investing in private-label products and inventory exclusives while turning physical stores into fulfillment centers. …

Amazon.com Opens a Rainforest-Filled Office

Equal parts greenhouse and office space, Amazon.com’s $4 billion downtown Seattle Spheres structure features verdant walkways and non-traditional, chair-laden meeting spaces. There also happens to be about 40,000 plants of 400 species, creating a rainforest-like environment (72 degrees, humidity at 60%, and a breeze throughout). It’s aimed to provide inspiration to employees. Jeff Bezos actually just opened the doors on the facility, by way of …