Amazon Local

  • Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local

    Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local

    Amazon is exiting the daily deals space. According to a message now being displayed on the Amazon Local homepage, the company’s deals platform is closing up shop on December 18, 2015. At that point, Amazon will stop selling deals via the website and in the Amazon Local mobile app. Customers who have already bought deals, however, will still be able to use them, the company notes. Read More

  • Amazon Expands Its Travel Footprint With New “Local Getaways” Site, Amazon Destinations

    Amazon Expands Its Travel Footprint With New “Local Getaways” Site, Amazon Destinations

    Amazon last night rolled out a new travel site it’s calling Amazon Destinations, which focuses on helping customers find “getaway destinations” within driving distance of their homes.¬†Currently, Amazon Destinations features hotel selections in three U.S. metro areas: L.A., New York and Seattle, the company says. This is not the first time that Amazon has dabbled in the… Read More

  • Does Groupon Hope To Challenge Amazon With ‘Groupon Goods’?

    Does Groupon Hope To Challenge Amazon With ‘Groupon Goods’?

    Last week, daily deals giant Groupon registered a bunch of domain names with ‘groupongoods’ in them (.com, .net, .us, .info, .biz and interestingly, .fr). Evidently, securing those domain names doesn’t necessarily mean the company is going to debut a service by the name ‘Groupon Goods’ soon or even in the distant future, but let’s hypothesize for a moment… Read More