• Amazon launched a private-label version of Allbirds sneakers at half the price. Amazon, like many retailers over the past century, has become notorious for creating less expensive versions of popular consumer items. Amazon’s shoes are identical to the core Allbirds style but don’t feature the same sustainability qualities.
  • Amazon Alexa will allow users to make campaign contributions for their favorite 2020 presidential candidate. By saying “Alexa, I want to make a campaign contribution,” users can support their favorite candidate and donations will be processed by Amazon Pay.
  • Amazon PayCode is now available in the U.S. The service allows customers to pay with cash through 15,000 Western Union locations nationwide. At checkout, customers can select “Amazon Paycode” and bring the cash payment to a participating Western Union within 24 hours.