updated - October 21, 2019 Monday EDT
Amazon.com Inc. announced in an event in Chicago that it will start rolling out thousands of Amazon-branded tractor-trailers, according to a report from Wired. The new tractor-trailers are to help make deliveries more efficient.
Amazon.com, Inc. introduces Amazon Books, a brick and mortar bookstore, located at Seattle’s University Village in a note to its online customers. Amazon Books is the online retailer’s first real bookstore in its 20-years of selling books online and it first opened on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
Amazon.com Inc. has expanded its parental leave to new parents with new fathers now getting paid parental leave and new mothers will be getting an extended paid maternity leave, according to a report from Bloomberg. The online retailer is enhancing the benefits it offers as a way to attract and retain talent.
Amazon.com will be shutting down its Amazon Local website and Amazon Local app on December 18, 2015, according to Amazon Local’s help page. The online retailer will stop selling its daily deals on the said date.
Amazon.com. Inc. is facing a class-action lawsuit against the ex-delivery drivers of its Amazon Prime Now service, according to a press release issued by Leonard Carder LLP and published in PR Newswire. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon.com has wrongfully paid its delivery drivers as independent contractors even though they are treated as employees.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com Inc., is now the third-richest man in the U.S. with a net worth of $53.2 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bezos added $2.9 billion to his Fortune last Friday, October 23, 2015, when Amazon.com’s shares went up by more than $35.
Amazon.com, Inc. announced in a press release that it will be hiring 100,000 seasonal employees across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this coming holiday season. The large number of seasonal hires will help the company meet the increase in customer demand.
Amazon.com announced in a press release that it has launched Handmade at Amazon, a new store that features genuinely handmade items that are crafted and sold directly by artisans. The new store provides customers with a store to buy genuinely handcrafted items and for artisans to feature them.
Amazon.com, Inc. is planning to expand its office space and build a technology hub in Detroit, according to a report from The Detroit News. The online retail giant will also be hiring full-time, high-tech employees to fill the position that will be opened by the new office.
Walmart now closed a deal online where the PlayStation 4 gaming consoles for a very low price of $90 after discovering that customers are just taking advantage of Walmart’s price matching policy by presenting a fake Amazon listing for the under-priced console.
Amazon.com is getting ready to release its own smartphone in the second half of the year. The electronic commerce company looks to announce the phone by July and start shipping the devices by the end of September.