Amazon is once again expanding its mid-summer sales day for members of its $119-a-year Prime program. The fourth annual Prime Day, or in this case Prime Day-and-a-Half, will now extend for 36 hours, beginning at noon July 16. Only Prime members can participate, but people can sign up for membership anytime before or during the sale or opt for a 30-day free trial. The sales day began in 2015, starting as a typical 24-hour day, then expanding to 30 hours last year. Analysts estimated it brought in $1 billion for the Seattle e-commerce company in 2017. Perhaps more important than that, Amazon announced last July that the 2017 Prime Day was the single biggest day for Prime sign-ups up to that point. The program now has more than 100 million members, Amazon disclosed for the first time in April. Amazon’s Prime membership program offers two-day free shipping, access to some TV shows on its streaming service, discounts at Amazon-owned Whole Foods and a host of other perks. Its … [Read more...] about Amazon’s July 16 Prime Day will spill over into second day
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Wes Johnson [email protected] Published 5:38 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 "Ship Happens" — a clever boat name but it doesn't float to the top. The more stately "Grace" is the top boat name that captains put on their vessels' transoms, according to BoatUS — the Boat Owners Association of The United States. Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, BoatUS revealed its list of the top 10 boat names of 2018, based on the names ordered through its online boat graphics and lettering service. MORE: New-boat sales surge in Missouri, hit record peak As you splash about at Table Rock Lake, Stockton Lake or Lake of the Ozarks this weekend, see if you can spot any boat names that top the BoatUS list. BoatUS' top 10 boat names of 2018 1) Grace — This name reflects the elegant and tranquil qualities of the boat, oftentimes owned by someone seeking peace through boating; 2) Freedom — A patriot to its core, this boat symbolizes the meaning of freedom in all senses … [Read more...] about ‘Seas the Day,’ ‘Ship Happens’: Punny, but how do they rank among most popular boat names?
When Greg Greeley and his team flipped the switch on the first-ever Prime Day last year, starting in Japan, they quickly realized their idea to host a major sales event in July would pay off. "We knew immediately when we turned on Japan and saw the response from Japanese Prime members that we had hit upon something special," Greeley, the vice president of Amazon Prime worldwide, said in an interview Friday. Heading into the second annual Prime Day this Tuesday, the stakes are higher, as Amazon hopes to make this year's sale even bigger. Greeley spoke with CNET about what consumers can expect from the upcoming event, which is exclusive to its Prime members, and how Amazon made changes in response to consumer criticisms last year. He also offered some insights on what's to come from Prime. In its more than 10 years of operation, Prime, the $99-annual membership service, has turned into a vital part of Amazon's growth plans, ensuring that millions of customers keep coming back to the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What Amazon learned from last year’s Prime Day
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies and equipment, including a new docking mechanism needed by U.S. commercial crew ships, reached the International Space Station early Wednesday after a two-day orbital chase. Approaching from directly below, the Dragon spacecraft pulled up to within about 30 feet of the lab complex and then stood by while Expedition 48 commander Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins, operating the station's robot arm, locked onto a grapple fixture at 6:56 a.m. EDT (GMT-4). "We've captured us a Dragon," Williams radioed. "Congratulations to the entire team that put this thing together, launched it and successfully rendezvoused it to the International Space Station. We look forward to the work that it brings." "Bravo zulu. That's Navy speak for well done," replied astronaut Victor Glover from mission control. "From a grateful ground team, we'd like to thank you for your hard work today and for all of your effort leading up to the capture. ... … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo SpaceX cargo ship delivers supplies to space station
By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: March 6, 2018 at 12:42 pm | UPDATED: March 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm Target is increasing the minimum hourly pay to $12 starting this spring, the second increase in a matter of months, while accelerating its reinvention plan to make the discounter more competitive in the age of Amazon. The discounter’s moves, announced at its annual investor meeting in Minneapolis, where the company is based, come as its ambitious plan to make itself over is driving more people to its stores and its website. But the cost of such a massive overhaul, along with its pay increases, squeezed its fourth-quarter profits, and it took some shine off overall strong quarterly sales. The company also offered a muted profit outlook. In fact, shares were trading lower Tuesday on the news of muted profits before the announcement of the pay hike. And investors punished the stock further, sending shares down nearly 5 percent. Last fall, Target increased its hourly wage to $11 … [Read more...] about Target’s remake includes boosting minimum wage, more free shipping