Seven years ago, Amazon acquired Quidsi, what was then a five-year-old competitor that ran the sites Diapers.com and Soap.com. Since then, the company has been running independently and expanded its offerings. Now Amazon is shuttering Quidsi’s brands, saying that it’s been unable to make a profit since the acquisition. [More]
Anoop sent us a photo of his very first Soap.com order, labeling it “the most egregious overpacking [that he’s] seen.” We’ve seen worse, but it’s still pretty bad. [More]
Jim stopped by online personal-care superstore soap.com (now part of Amazon) and typed in the seemingly innocuous search term “Easter.” The site returned a page full of sex toys are are decidedly rabbit-themed, but not traditional Easter gifts. (This post contains small images that may not be safe for work, depending on where you work.)
Taking one step closer to becoming the Acme Corporation from the Road Runner cartoons, Amazon.com announced today that it plans to purchase the company that owns both diapers.com and soap.com for $500 million. Because, why not?