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Amazon Restores Service After Global Outage
July 12, 2021 at 9:02 pm

Amazon.com said yesterday its online stores had returned to normal service after a global outage disrupted shopping on its country sites. According to outage monitoring website Downdetector, services were disrupted for nearly two hours. At the peak of the disruption, more than 38,000 user reports indicated issues with Amazon's online stores. They occurred on Sunday…

Andy Jassy Officially Takes Over as Amazon CEO From Jeff Bezos
July 5, 2021 at 7:32 pm

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos on Monday handed over his CEO title to Andy Jassy, ending a more than two-decade run leading the company through its evolution from online bookseller to $1.75 trillion global retail, logistics and internet behemoth. Bezos has served as the CEO of Amazon since founding the company exactly 27 years ago on July 5, 1994 .…

Americans Spent Over $11B During Amazon Prime Day Event
June 23, 2021 at 5:50 pm

The second day of Amazon Prime Day saw a total U.S. online spend over $5.4 billion, according to Adobe Digital Economy Index data. This represents a 3.6 percent growth compared to e-commerce revenue on the second Amazon Prime Day last year. Across both days, the U.S. online spend across retailers exceeded $11B, representing 6.1 percent…

Amazon Prime Day Surpasses $5.6B in 24 Hours, Biggest Online Spending Day in 2021
June 22, 2021 at 6:44 pm

Data from Adobe shows sales during the first 24 hours of Amazon Prime Day 2021 surpassed $5.6 billion, representing 8.7 percent growth year-over-year, reports CNBC. Monday, the first day of the online event, marked the biggest day for online spending to date in 2021, according to an index tracked by Adobe Analytics, which looks at more…

Report: Amazon Prime Day to Hit $12B in Sales
June 21, 2021 at 9:28 pm

Amazon.com's seventh Prime Day, which is taking place June 21-22, could rise to a record $12 billion in gross merchandise sales, based on scenario analysis from Bloomberg Intelligence Senior E-Commerce Analyst Poonam Goyal. However, the increase is a deceleration in year-over-year growth, to 15 percent from 45 percent in 2020. Last year, "surging digital sales amid…

What to Expect During Amazon Prime Day 2021
June 10, 2021 at 6:27 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss Amazon.com's upcoming 2021 Prime Day event, happening on June 21 and 22. This worldwide e-commerce event impacts every retailer and brand as it draws shoppers to splurge with sales and special promotions. As e-commerce has seen an incredible rise during the COVID-19…

The Countdown to Amazon Prime Day is On
June 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is nearly upon us with recently announced dates of June 21 and 22 for the annual shopping holiday. Now in its seventh year, Amazon Prime Day revenue continues to grow aggressively year-over-year, up 43 percent in 2020. Prime Day can have a halo effect on a brand, increasing sales for specific…

Amazon Prime Day to Be Held June 21-22
May 27, 2021 at 1:27 pm

Amazon.com's Prime Day sale will be held June 21 and June 22, according to records reviewed by Bloomberg News and a person familiar with the matter, as the company tries to get its big summer sale back on schedule after postponing it last year due to the pandemic. Amazon notified employees about the dates and…

Amazon Launches Program to Reduce Worker Injuries
May 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

Amazon.com announced on Tuesday the launch of WorkingWell, a new comprehensive program providing employees with physical and mental activities, wellness exercises, and healthy eating support that are scientifically proven to help them recharge and re-energize, and ultimately reduce the risk of injury. According to a company press release, the program is part of Amazon's investment…

Amazon to Increase Wages for Over 500,000 Employees
April 29, 2021 at 4:26 pm

Amazon.com announced Wednesday that it will give more than 500,000 workers a raise. The retailer will hike pay by between 50 cents and $3 an hour for over half a million of its U.S. operations employees, Darcie Henry, vice president of global human resources for Amazon, said in a company blog post. Amazon will spend…