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Sarah Halzack and Shira Ovide

Amazon Prime Day Could Be More Prime

The e-commerce giant’s strengths have obscured weaknesses in major shopping categories, such as apparel and home furnishings.

Happy birthday, Amazon. Let’s reflect. 

Happy birthday, Amazon. Let’s reflect. 

Photographer: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images North America

Happy birthday to Inc. That is, after all, the occasion it’s marking with the Prime Day hoopla, right?

Once again, it appears to be getting a pretty nice gift: heaps of media coverage for a 36-hour sprint of deals and discounts. But birthdays can also be a time for reflection.