Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Prime Effect: How Amazon’s 2-Day Shipping Is Disrupting Retail

The Wall Street Journal
Alongside life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you can now add another inalienable right: two-day shipping on practically everything.

Amazon.com Inc. has made its Prime program the gold standard for all other online retailers, according to surveys of consumers. The $119-a-year Prime program—which now includes more than 100 million members worldwide—has triggered an arms race among the largest retailers, and turned many smaller sellers into remoras who cling for life to the bigger fish. . . . more