Could Amazon Doom FedEx?

Consequently, The Verge brands Amazon a “serious rival to FedEx and UPS.” Hence, Amazon could become America’s dominant delivery brand within three years. Thus, we could live in a country where Amazon is the average person’s first choice for delivery orders. In other words, FedEx’s worst nightmare could soon become a reality.

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Target and the Art of Retail Survival

I think The Drop is an attempt to snatch Target customers. In particular, Bezos is trying to get future soccer moms; while their shopping habits are still forming. Bezos’ plan is to create a generation of women who only shop on Amazon for everything. Tellingly, the best book about Amazon is The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone.

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Wayfair is Losing Money

Moreover, Wayfair is growing at a dramatic rate. Stockrow estimates Wayfair’s revenues grew by 35.17% in the quarter ending on 30 September 2019. However, that growth rate was down from 41.56% in the previous quarter.

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PayPal Grows and Grows and Grows

The number of PayPal accounts grew from 244 million in 2nd Quarter 2018 to 277 million in 1st Quarter 2019 to 286 million 2nd Quarter 2019, Statista estimates. Thus, PayPal gained nine million accounts in 1st Quarter 2019. Impressively, I estimate PayPal added 26 million accounts between 2nd Quarter 2018 and 2nd Quarter 2019. In addition, Statista estimates PayPal’s peer-to-peer (P2P) app Venmo had 40 million active accounts and a $24-billion net payment volume in 2nd Quarter 2019.

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The Incredibly Growing Amazon

Some Amazon customers can pay utility bills using Amazon Pay with the help of fintech firm Paymentus’s Instant Payment Network (IPN), MarketWatch reports. Amazon claims customers in 95% of US ZIP codes could pay utility bills with Amazon Pay by 2020.   Paymentus is a privately held fintech company that operates a bill pay service for PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL). The fintech market growing fast, Stockrow reports PayPal’s revenues grew by 18.87% in the quarter ending on 30 September 2019.

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