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Kai Clarke

President
Kowa Optimed, Inc.

Yes. Giving their employees options demonstrates that Amazon cares about their employees, their futures, and how they perceive their time at Amazon and after. It is a great way to keep happy workers and an incentive for unhappy workers to leave.

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No. Internet sales will continue to increase because that is the nature and future of retailing. This is more akin to the reliability of cars when they were first mass produced. They broke down, but the automobile continued to sell and thrive. The same will continue with the Internet...better...

Yes. Yes. Yes. Retail has forgotten what great customer service means, and is "stuck" on good customer service. Moving from good to great customer service seems to be reflected in the shift from good to great retailers. Go into a Trader Joe's, Wild Oats, and Whole Foods, and compare...

It is getting more important for most retailers. Soon, this day will become a bigger shopping day as more retailers recognize and leverage today for promotions and focus on purchases that the average American will find interesting especially electronics....

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Out-of-stocks are the three most hated words in retail. This is a problem that every retailer has, whether they use an EDLP price model or not, and include the largest (Walmart) to the smallest of retailers. Having Walmart recognize this is not news, since Walmart has been fighting it...

Monthly reports did not create JCP's success. Having them or not is not the key to their success or failure.

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Target is clearly out of sync with its contractors and IT suppliers. This is their greatest issue and should be the first place they correct.

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Optical scanning, face authentication, combined with simple finger print IDs are robust, and currently in use (customs uses these throughout the USA). No passwords to forget, to mixed security, to copy or lose, no breach....

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No. There are no protections in place, no controls, and no real monetary exchange (i.e. currency placards to establish value). The lack of these controls and systems puts all users as well as Bitcoin in jeopardy, and any products exchanged for Bitcoin, at risk. What is the real advantage...

Same-day delivery is clearly the largest threat to traditional retailers. Amazon's extensive inventories combined with low prices have always been a concern, but now when you add this delivery option, it changes.

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