Extending its reach farther into the mobile commerce space, online retailer Amazon.com Customers can sign up for mobile alerts on the Amazon Auctions home page. Launched as a business division of Amazon.com in October 1999, Amazon
Auctions, a wireless service that offers alerts and bidding capability in
Amazon Auctions for mobile phone users.
Auction space competitor eBay
Anywhere, a mobile strategy that aims to make eBay accessible from WAP mobile
phones and various PDAs. eBay teamed-up with 2Roam, which will format and
deliver eBay’s content for virtually any mobile device on any carrier
Most other auction sites already have or are soon going to offer similar
wireless services as the concept of m-commerce (mobile commerce) gets more of
a foothold in the market.
Amazon Anywhere will bring
customers with wireless Internet-capable phones the ability to search for new
auction items, enter and monitor bids and track sales directly from a
Amazon said consumers can create their own custom alerts to be sent to their
pagers notifying them of the status of their auctions.
“This way, instead of waiting by your computer for the outcome of your
auction, you can simply set an alert and get on with your day,” said Nayeem
Islam, general manager of Amazon Anywhere.
Customers need a handset that can receive alphanumeric messages to receive
Anywhere is available on Internet-ready phones and the Palm VII.
Customers can sign up for mobile alerts on the Amazon Auctions home page.
Launched as a business division of Amazon.com in October 1999, Amazon