Amazon India on Thursday said it has signed a pact with Punjab Small Industries & Export Corporation (PSIEC) to conduct workshops to enable MSME exporters to reach out to millions of customers of the e-commerce giant under the Amazon Global Selling programme. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-owned PSIEC will help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of the state get benefits through e-commerce, Amazon India said in a statement. The agreement was signed in Mohali on the inaugural day of the two-day Progressive Punjab Investors Summit, which commenced on Thursday. The event is witnessing participation from MSMEs, apart from leading industrialists, new-age entrepreneurs, foreign missions and other dignitaries. As part of the MoU, Amazon will conduct trainings and on-boarding workshops at key MSME clusters in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala and Bathinda in order to help MSME exporters get onboard Amazon's 12 international marketplaces. By bolstering … [Read more...] about Progressive Punjab Investors Summit: Amazon India signs pact with PSIEC to help drive exports
the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The action would be taken by the US Trade Representative’s Office through its annual “notorious markets” list, the report said, adding that no decisions had been made and that similar proposals last year were eventually discarded. Amazon said it “strictly prohibits” counterfeit products on its platforms and invests heavily to protect customers from such items. “Combatting counterfeit requires collaboration across the industry – from retailers, brands, law enforcement and government – and we continue to be actively engaged with these stakeholders as we hold bad actors accountable and drive counterfeit to zero in our store,” the company said in a statement. The US Trade Representative’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Over the years, the list has included China’s largest e-commerce platform, Taobao.com, which is owned … [Read more...] about US considers putting Amazon overseas websites on counterfeit blacklist – report
A SCAM targeting shoppers and football fans who sign up to Amazon Prime is costing victims thousands of pounds, with losses set to pile up in the New Year. Fraudsters are plaguing families with automated calls claiming to be from Amazon, asking if they wish to “cancel” a Prime subscription charge. They then ask for remote access to victims’ computers to “cancel” the fake fee. Once connected, they ask victims to log into their bank accounts, then dupe them into transferring cash. The ruse has scammed 200 people out of £400,000 to date. And there are fears many more shoppers will fall victim after signing up for Prime to get faster deliveries over the Black Friday weekend. Almost nine in ten Brits shop on Amazon, while Prime has more than 15million members in this country.As well as faster deliveries, members get access to Prime Video for their £79 annual fee. Footie fans at risk Thousands of footie fans will have signed up for free trials this … [Read more...] about Conmen targeting Amazon Prime shoppers cost victims thousands of pounds – here’s how to avoid being scammed
Amazon’s Fire tablets are seductive. Most of us already use Amazon, and the Fire tablets are some of the only high-profile, affordable tablets around. Their prices seem too good to be true—and in some ways, they are—but Fire tablets are also completely functional, capable devices. To help you decide if a Fire tablet is right for you, we reviewed every model. These are our unfiltered recommendations. Updated in July 2019 with the latest Fire tablets. Be sure to check out our guides to the Best Tablets and Best Alexa Speakers. When you buy something using the links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Here's how it works. You can also support our reporting and reviewing by purchasing a 1-year print + digital WIRED subscription for $5 (Discount). The Best Fire Tablet Fire HD 10 The Fire HD 10 is the speediest and most well-rounded Amazon tablet. It has a larger screen with more pixels (1080p) than its siblings, making it a better slate for … [Read more...] about Which Amazon Fire Tablet Is Best for You?
Amazon's family of Echos keeps growing. From the first can-shaped Echo to the big-screen Echo Show and even the cute Echo Dot, you can get Alexa into your home any number of ways. These devices can answer your questions, help you order essentials for your home, play all sorts of audio content, and even function as the control hub for your burgeoning smart home. Here are our favorite Echo and Alexa-compatible speakers for every home and budget. Updated July 2019: We've refreshed this list for Prime Day, with the latest Echo devices. Prices may be lower during the sale. Be sure to check out our picks for Best Smart Speakers, Best Bluetooth Speakers, and Best Google Speakers as well. When you buy something using the links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Here's how it works. You can also support our reporting and reviewing by purchasing a 1-year print + digital WIRED subscription for $5 (Discount). The Best Overall Echo Amazon Echo Plus ($150) The 2018 … [Read more...] about Which Amazon Echo or Alexa Speaker Is Best?
This story is part of a collection of pieces on how we spend money today. With a few keystrokes you can find almost anything on Amazon ... and buy it with as little as a single click. It’s a wonderbox of capitalism. Twenty minutes ago I typed in “yak” for no good reason and Amazon’s algorithms suggested “yak cheese himalayan dog chews.” So I hit Enter and up popped a page filled with 60 different dog chews that I have since learned are an all-natural, satisfying, long-lasting treat for pups. Amazon had six more pages, or 420 more Himalayan dog chews, to sift through, from hundreds of companies I’ve never heard of, sold by hundreds of different sellers. I don’t need a bag of dog bones made of yak cheese right now, but if I did, I would feel overwhelmed. Which brands are high quality? Which listings are legitimate? What’s a good price to pay? These days, almost anyone can sell items on Amazon in five easy steps. The site hosts … [Read more...] about Pro Tips for Shopping Safe on Amazon