Feeds

Amazon jumps on time-limited sales

Next big thing, or late to the 'alternative' online retail party?

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Amazon is getting into time-limited sales of men's, women's and kids' clothes with the launch of a stand-alone website called MyHabit.com.

The site is US-only for now and requires users to sign up before using it – or to sign in using their Amazon IDs.

It promises to offer discounted big name brands. So far it has i.am.clothing (from Black Eyed Peas fella Will.i.am), Doo.ri and Badgley Mischka.

The deals will be available to members for 72 hours. MyHabit has promised grander brands than similar sites such as Groupon.

MyHabit's chief executive Maria Renz told the FT that the launch had been a response to Amazon customers' interest in private sales.

Renz declined to give financial targets for the site but said it would be different from other sites because of the confidence in delivery that Amazon provides. The bookseller is providing logistics, and free delivery, to MyHabit.

Amazon has bought a number of weirdo retailers including whacky one-a-day gadget site Woot last year.

Alternative retail sites are not to be sneezed at: Asos.com sold more than £223m of clothes last year and made a profit of £20.3m – up 44 per cent on 2009.

The site is here if you wish to sign up.

Amazon's release on the clothes site is here. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.