TAG: Amazon

EPA fines Amazon $1.2 million for FIFRA violations

February 28, 2018By

Amazon will pay a $1.2 million penalty to settle nearly 4,000 alleged violations of U.S. law related to illegal pesticide sales. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleges Amazon violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), selling and distributing imported pesticide and insecticide products that weren’t approved in the U.S. The online behemoth agreed to monitor and remove illegal... read more

Amazon Business

November 14, 2017By

Amazon Business is a marketplace that combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to the needs of businesses. Amazon Business provides easy access to hundreds of millions of products – everything from IT and lawn and garden equipment to education and food-service supplies. Amazon Business... read more

Amazon opportunity

August 12, 2015By

The Internet retailing giant now offers professionals services. 
Here’s how it could affect the landscape industry. Consumers want everything to be instant, hence the success of on-demand services like Uber and GrubHub. Now, using a car service or ordering food delivery is just a click away on a mobile device or computer. This trend of acquiring services quickly and hassle-free... read more

Video: How to sell on value

July 14, 2014By

The “old saw” of price, service and quality is what used to define value. It used to be said that customers could control two out of the three, and having the right combination of these would optimize value in their minds. But that’s no longer the case. Watch this video to find out why and to understand how to sell... read more

Marketing/Tech: The Amazon effect of segmenting consumers

June 30, 2014By

Amazon has built an empire by providing its consumers with a range of products, becoming a one-stop shop for most people’s entertainment needs. The amazing thing is it didn’t achieve this lofty status by advertising ad nauseam to the masses. Instead it focused on segmenting its consumers online and building a remarkably customized experience for each consumer. Like Amazon, you... read more

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Tips for raising prices

April 2, 2014By

Pricing is a perennial pain point for landscape business owners. Even if you’re comfortable with your current pricing levels, how do you feel when it comes time to raise prices? On edge, I’d bet. Who wouldn’t be? That’s why this article piqued my interest this week. “The Art of Raising Prices: Lessons from Amazon Prime” Harvard Business Review There’s an... read more