Amazon.com Launches Texting Campaign
Seattle Amazon.com customers can sign up for a daily text alerts which are sent directly to a mobile device.
Customer alerts inform shoppers of promotions and Amazon.com’s “deal-of-the day” offer. Shoppers can make a purchase via their personal device by typing the text command “buygb,” or following the link in the text message. Both direct shoppers to the Amazon mobile Web site, which can be viewed directly from their mobile phone.
Amazon said it is also rolling out several new features designed to make holiday shopping easier, such as holiday shopping guides, a celebrity chef blog and their Universal Wish List.
Sam’s Club gives special savings to military personnel
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Sam’s Club announced that it will waive its 10% non-member service fee for non-member purchases for military personnel who visit any of the 598 Sam’s Club locations hosting military open houses on Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.
To kick off the event, Sam’s Club is offering a holiday greeting card photo session Nov. 17 in Annapolis, Md., Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Colo., Fayetteville, N.C. and Jacksonville, N.C. as well as in Norfolk, Va., Pearl City, Hawaii, San Antonio, San Diego and Woodbridge, Va. Military personnel and their families can get their photo taken by a professional photographer with a Nikon® DSLR camera against a “magical green screen,” depicting several holiday and patriotic themed backdrops, provided by Nikon. Participating military personnel will also receive free 30 complimentary 4 inch by 8 inch greeting cards from Sam’s Club in these locations, a $10.50 value per order.