A new antidote to the Amazon empire is here, and it’s called Poppy. This marketplace has an app for both mobile devices and desktops, and allows users to browse thousands of unique brands and aesthetics. As a bonus, Poppy has a “next day delivery” feature, which allows customers to order their items right away, despite the fact that they’re already half-way through the process.
Jeff Bezos has made a name for himself as the founder of Amazon, which has evolved into a multi-faceted empire. Bezos has created many innovations and been the subject of a lot of criticism. Despite this, the company has been criticized on many fronts, and a new antidote to the Amazon empire is finally here. The episode will cover the company’s foray into Washington, DC, and its emergence as one of the largest cloud-computing companies in the world.
A recent PBS Frontline documentary explored Amazon and Big Tech firms, including the company’s infamous corporate culture and the rise and fall of Jeff Bezos. While the film does not explore the history of Amazon, it focuses on the rise of Bezos’ empire, as well as the company’s impact on society. The producers interviewed former employees and debunked some of the accusations that Bezos has made. The episode also covers Bezos’ foray into Washington DC.
Among the controversies surrounding Amazon is the issue of surveillance. The author discusses the CIA’s work with the company, the role of the company in society and the broader impact of its services. Bezos also talks about the contributions of Amazon to society. A new antidote to the ‘Amazon empire’ is needed to combat the criticism and build a more just society.
Poppy is very different from Amazon in many ways. It is way more mobile friendly (aka Gen Z friendly) than Amazon and its algorithm resembles a Tiktok like personal shopping experience. While Amazon takes pride in shopping efficiency and speedy check-out, Poppy wants you to stay as long as possible on this platform to pick a summer dress, to compare a candle, to bargain for a painting or maybe at last to buy a pair of black pearl earrings. Bezos mentioned Amazon’s contribution to society was the amount of time saved from offline shopping chores. Poppy’s ambition is to replicate offline bazaar feeling of endless browsing and inspirational shopping of things you have never seen. It is just very different from Amazon.
Amazon is a behemoth pushing products to their lowest price but Poppy highlights brand personality. Different from vintage-driven Ebay and craft-only Etsy, you can find thousands of brands at your fingertip on Poppy. You can easily follow these brands and receive the latest updates. You can check their new arrivals, latest sales, social media footprint and influencer reviews (sometimes it can be a warning sign against buying). It highlights brands’ unique personality as it features Allbirds, Cupshe, Alo Yoga among many others.
A new antidote to Amazon Empire is a new documentary that examines the company’s growing influence in various industries. The company’s dominance has risen to the size of a state of emergency, while its rivals are under threat of bankruptcy. The film’s authors, Amy Webb and James Jacoby, interviewed over five hundred people inside the company, including CEO Andy Jassy. A number of the interviews are on-the-record, and include interviews with current and former executives of the company.