Are you an Amazon Prime member? If you are get ready for the third annual Prime Day which will be on Tuesday July 11, 2017. There will be hundreds of thousands of deals exclusively available for Prime members around the world. This year, members can enjoy 30 hours of shopping starting from 6pm PT/9pm ET on Monday, July 10, 2017 with new deals as often as every 5 minutes.
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Amazon fashion division is testing a new service for Prime members to try on clothing orders at home before deciding to buy. Customers have seven days to return the items they don’t want. The service called Prime Wardrobe allows customers the option to pick from more than a million products across men’s, women’s, as well as baby’s clothing.
Customers have to at least order three items and can order up to 15 pieces in a box. Customers save 10 percent if they keep three or four items, and save 20 percent if they keep five or more items. Fortunately, Amazon is not charging Prime members any extra styling fee or shipping cost for return packages.
On Tuesday, Verizon announced they brought yahoo for $4.48 billion. The pervious CEO Marissa Mayers resigned after being hired five years ago. Mayers will step down with a $23 million package deal.
Yahoo is now combined with AOL. The name of the company is now called Oath. Luckily, the Yahoo and AOL brand will remain the same. The new combination will include, HuffPost , Yahoo Sports, AOL.com, Makers, Tumblr, Build Studios, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo mail, and more.
Tim Armstrong the former CEO of AOL is now CEO of Oath. Armstrong said, “We’re building the future of brands using powerful technology trusted content and differentiated data. We have dominating consumers brands in news, sports, finance, tech, and entertainment and lifestyle couples with our market leading advertising technology platform. Now the deal is closed, we are exited to set our focus on being the best company for consumer media, and the best partner to our advertising content and publisher partners.”
McDonald’s is trying a new approach when it comes to filling 250,000 positions this summer. McDonald’s is using Snapchat, where teens and college-age men and women use to chat and share pictures to find potential employees instead of using LinkedIn and other job websites.
The fast food restaurant is calling the hiring tool Snaplications. If someone is looking for a job at McDonald’s, all they have to do send a 10-second video ad about how great it is to work at McDonald’s, and a manager would contact them when something becomes available. If the applicant wants to know more about job openings there is a link to McDonald’s on Snapchat career page.
According to the company, McDonald’s used this same tactic earlier this year in Australia, and it worked. The company wants to hire younger workers because teenage employment has declined since the late 1970s, and Snapchat is the best way to connect to younger people.