What you need to know about Amazon’s new shopping platform
Amazon has launched its own ecommerce shopping platform, and now it’s launching a slew of products.
The retailer says it’s the first to allow customers to buy and sell goods online, and it’s also adding a variety of new items, including an “eBay-like” shopping experience for those who want to sell goods in the Amazon Echo device.
The new shopping experience, which Amazon says it plans to launch in “spring 2017,” is designed to give Amazon’s customers more control over their shopping experience and will let them shop for their favorite items on Amazon’s marketplace.
“We are thrilled to partner with Amazon to bring ecommerce to Amazon’s Echo and Alexa, and are excited to share the first step in our journey towards a new era of commerce,” said Steve Cohen, Amazon’s vice president of global product strategy.
“This is an exciting time for ecommerce as we begin to redefine what is possible, and we’re looking forward to sharing more about our new approach in the coming months.”
Amazon has also introduced a new product category called “Amazon Prime,” which will give shoppers the option to buy items directly from Amazon with the help of the Echo and Amazon Alexa devices.
Amazon Prime customers can also use the Echo to purchase products on its website.
Amazon says the new shopping features will help it better serve customers who want more control of their shopping experiences, as well as create more options for consumers.
“The ability to customize our shopping experience to meet the needs of our customers has always been a core part of our business model,” said Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
“With our new shopping solution, customers will be able to easily purchase more products from Amazon and we are excited about the possibilities this new offering opens up for Amazon Prime.”
Amazon’s online grocery store, AmazonFresh, also offers more control for customers.
AmazonFresh is available for both grocery stores and convenience stores.
The online grocery service lets shoppers save money and get the freshest groceries from Amazon, while Amazon also provides free shipping and a vast selection of products that customers can choose from.
Amazon said it also plans to offer a variety and more convenient items that can be bought directly from its store.
“In the coming weeks, we will unveil our next generation of groceries that are more relevant to our shoppers, and our new grocery experience will be available in the store, on the web, and through AmazonFresh,” said Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.
“Our customers love their groceries, so it is exciting to see them using our new AmazonFresh experience to purchase more, and AmazonFresh will help us deliver the best value for customers.”
Amazon said shoppers will be rewarded with discounts and offers on Amazon.com and other products, such as its Prime Music service.
Amazon is also adding new products, including a line of high-tech smart speakers.
It said it will add a variety to the smart speakers that will enable it to deliver music to a speaker in a single click, and will allow users to adjust the volume and control sound in real time with Alexa.
Amazon has previously partnered with Apple, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and other companies on its online store.