September 26, 2017
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Great customer service has long been a competitive advantage for any business. But for online merchants, that can take up valuable extra time, as customers wonder where their packages are. Amazon's massive online retail business has done many things, such as famously upended the book industry. It's also changed customer expectations--free shipping (or shipping by subscription), fast delivery, giving customers the ability to track with a click of a button. It puts the mom-and-pop online stores--and many other large operations--at a disadvantage. Aftership provides the Aftership API to help level the playing field.
Imagine checking out at the grocery store once, and breaking that single transaction into multiple payments at scheduled intervals. Visa sites research that indicates this functionality is attractive to consumers and Visa is developing an API that will allow merchants to offer this option.
Amazon has launched the Mobile Associates API. The API enables developers to monetize apps by offering physical and digital goods for sale through the Amazon marketplace and various Android stores. App owners can earn up to 6% in advertising fees for sales made through an owner's app. With the Mobile Associates API, Amazon aims to present a new way of monetizing apps by offering contextually relevant products for sale within any given app.