With nearly $750 million in venture funding this year, Jet is trying to disrupt Amazon, but appears to be running into an unstoppable force.
Amazon is a fascinating company to study from the point of understanding a business model, for it is continually evolving. Regardless of whichever business the firm has entered however, it’s customer value proposition has remained consistent to delivering price, convenience & variety. The question however is whether we believe it has delivered on this value proposition effectively. Financial performance has been consistently poor with Amazon reporting razor thin margins YOY. Is this however the right metric to evaluate the company's business model? Or are it's operations and strategy tied to something else entirely?
With the elimination of its membership fee, Jet.com sacrificed its major source of profits in exchange for gaining scale. But is this enough to achieve scale?
The digital retailer’s big bet on the cloud.
Amazon has been successful in developing a sophisticated, high-tech network of fulfillment centers, which they make accessible to third party sellers
How a new entrant in the e-commerce space has already “taken-off”
How Amazon.com has leveraged Toyota, robots, data and much more to consistently deliver the best online shopping experience for its consumers.
How Amazon abstracts the data center and makes billions of dollars in the process.