Amazon Is Giving Its Customers A $8.62 Discount Today

If you’re planning on doing a bit of online shopping, you might want to do it today because Amazon has announced that for one day only, they’ll be giving all of its customers (regardless of Prime membership) a $8.62 discount on their order. This appears to be Amazon’s way of thanking its customers for helping them rank #1 in the annual Harris Corporate Reputation poll.

According to Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, “A huge thank you to customers – we’re energized by this recognition and will keep working and inventing on your behalf. And congratulations to all Amazonians – those accolades are a direct result of the whole team’s obsession over customers, pioneering spirit, commitment to operational excellence and willingness to lean into bold bets.”

However we should note that there is a slight catch with the discount and that is it is only applicable on orders of $50 or more. This means that you can’t order something that’s $9 and only expect to pay $0.38 for it. That being said, a discount is still a discount and given that this doesn’t really require the customer to do anything to redeem it, why not, right?

If you’re interested in redeeming this discount, be sure to type in the BIGTHANKS code at checkout in order to claim it, but remember it is only applicable to orders of $50 or more.

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Amazon Flow Integration: AR To Build Your Shopping List

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The Flow technology (above: shown on Android) is now integrated in Amazon for iOS

Amazon has recently updated its iOS mobile app to let users add products directly by taking pictures of them. In some ways, works like previous apps that would let buyers scan the bar codes to find what the lowest prices. Since this app uses a database of known product images, it tends to work best with packaged good, and not fruits and vegetables. Packaging boxes are easier to identify because a “fingerprint” can be reliably generated from the packaging artwork. (more…)

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    Amazon Saw 426 Items Being Sold Per Second During 2013 Holiday Season

    Amazon Saw 426 Items Being Sold Per Second During 2013 Holiday Season

    Amazon is the largest online retailer of its kind in the world, and the numbers it has released today are certainly in line with that. The company saw record breaking sales during the 2013 holiday shopping season, with over 36.8 million items being sold on Cyber Monday alone. That’s up from 26.5 million items on Cyber Monday 2012 and amounts to a staggering 426 items sold every single second. This holiday season, Amazon shipped to 185 countries and it shipped enough items with Prime to deliver at least one gift to every household in the country.

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