Amazon news

11 September 2014
Amazon has announced that it will open a major new London office in Shoreditch in 2017 with capacity for up to 5,000 employees New headquarters Amazon has announced plans to open a new corporate office at Principal Place, Shoreditch in 2017. The new 15-storey building development will provide Amazon with total capacity for over 5,000 employees in the capital in 431,000 sq ft of office space. ...
08 September 2014
Amazon has partnered with the US Postal Service for AmazonFresh deliveries in the San Francisco area. Doorstep delivery for small orders Amazon and the US Postal Service (USPS) have launched a trial to deliver small orders, including meat, dairy, fresh produce and ambient groceries to AmazonFresh customers in San Francisco. The trial will use quiet periods between 3am and 7am to carry ...
04 September 2014
As Amazon launches its latest e-shop, we bring you other recent e-commerce developments in France from Leclerc and Système U. Amazon launches luxury beauty boutique Amazon has launched its Beauté Prestige boutique, an e-shop dedicated to five health & beauty categories: perfume, skincare, hair, make-up and beauty accessories. Designed with a luxury look and feel, the boutique offers more th...
04 September 2014
Amazon has announced that CFO Tom Szkutak will retire from the company in June 2015 to be replaced by Brian Olsavsky. Amazon veteran to take over Brian Olsavsky joined Amazon in 2002 and is currently Vice President of Finance for Amazon’s global consumer business. A long serving Amazon employee, the company said that Olsavsky will work alongside Szkutak over the next ten months to ensure a ...
21 August 2014
Amazon will set up shop and warehouse in China's Shanghai free trade zone, which enjoys more relaxed import and export regulations than the rest of China, to sell a wider range of imported products directly into the country. According to the agreement "to develop cross-border e-commerce in the Shanghai free trade zone", Amazon will give Chinese customers access to its products from its global s...
06 August 2014
Amazon has announced that same-day delivery is now available in 10 US cities, following an expansion of the service. Competing with physical retailers As investment in logistics starts to pay off, Amazon’s same-day delivery service brings real competition to bricks-and-mortar rivals. The service has now been rolled out for customers in Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia, ...
30 July 2014
Amazon has announced plans to open five new fulfilment centres in India to help it speed up product deliveries and benefit from rapid ecommerce growth. Doubling storage capacity Amazon is increasing its presence in India and is planning to nearly double its storage capacity to more than 46,000 sq.m. The new facilities will help the retailer to speed up product deliveries and reach out to more...
30 July 2014
Amazon is continuing to expand its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery proposition with the launch of the service in San Diego. West Coast expansion San Diego is the latest market to be added for Amazon Fresh, which already serves customers in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Amazon appears to be slowly rolling out the concept, with more postcodes in Northern and Southern California being ad...
25 July 2014
Amazon reported that sales for the second quarter ended 30 June increased 23% to $5.33 bn. Sales were up by 22% at constant exchange rates. The company recorded an operating loss of $15m and a net loss of $126m as it continued to invest in growth initiatives such as its Fire smartphone, which launched this week. Making the customer experience “better and better” Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos said...
21 July 2014
Amazon has applied for permission from the FAA to begin testing air delivery by drones and says it could also pilot the service in the UK over the next few years. At the same time the online retailer is accelerating its product expansion strategy. Future of delivery? Amazon has written a letter to the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) requesting permission to test its Amazon Prime Ai...