Amazon Register To Shut Down

As previously reported, Amazon is shutting down Amazon Local, its daily deals service, which the company launched in 2011 at the height of the daily deals boom. That service will completely shut down on December 18 at which point it…

Amazon Local Is Shutting Down In December

Amazon launched Amazon Local in 2011 as the daily deals boom was in full swing. It initially featured deals from LivingSocial, which Amazon had invested in. Even LivingSocial itself has recently moved away from the space, and Amazon is following…

Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service

Back in June, while I was on vacation, there were reports about Amazon readying the launch of a food takeout service. This followed earlier reports that the company was working on a new local services offering, and was said to…

Amazon Launches Local Register, A Card Reader & App For Local Businesses

Last month, we heard that Amazon was readying its own card reader, which would compete with Square. Now, the company has officially unveiled it, and it’s called Amazon Local Register. Like Square, It enables local businesses to accept credit and…

Amazon Local Expanded Into More Markets

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Local in in new markets, including New York City today. NYC is obviously a major market for the online retail giant’s daily deals offering. The service originally launched in Boise in early June. Two…

Amazon Local Heads to Groupon’s Home Turf

Two months ago, Amazon launched its Daily Deals offering Amazon Local in Boise, Idaho. Since then, it has expanded to include a handful of regions in California, Florida and Washington. The offering is attracting some attention in the press now…

Amazon Local Launches for Daily Deals

Clearly the daily deals space is on fire. That was true even before Groupon filed for its IPO today. Now the web’s largest retailer has something called Amazon Local, which is featuring deals from LivingSocial, the Groupon competitor that Amazon…