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Judge Orders Amazon to Stop Retaliating Against Union Organizers
November 22, 2022 at 6:12 pm

A federal judge has ordered Amazon.com to stop retaliating against employees engaged in workplace activism, issuing a mixed ruling that also hands a loss to the federal labor agency that sued the company earlier this year. The ruling came in a court case brought by the National Labor Relations Board, which sued Amazon in March seeking the…

Reports: Amazon to Lay Off 10,000 Employees Beginning This Week
November 14, 2022 at 3:04 pm

Amazon.com is planning to lay off approximately 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, according to a report from The New York Times, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Separately, The Wall Street Journal also cited a source saying the company plans to lay off thousands of employees. The job cuts will focus on…

Prime Shoppers Buying Gifts at Lower Rates During Amazon Early Access Sale, Data Shows
October 12, 2022 at 2:54 pm

Thirty hours into Amazon.com's Prime Early Access Sale — the first time the e-commerce giant is introducing a second Prime-like deal in the same year — data shows Prime members are taking advantage of the early holiday sale by buying gifts. However, the Early Access Sale's numbers are lower than Amazon's July Prime Day event, according to…

Amazon to Invest $150M in VC Funds Backing Underrepresented Founders
October 5, 2022 at 12:23 pm

Amazon.com announced Wednesday it would spend $150 million in venture capital funds on firms that are backing companies founded by underrepresented founders. The online retail giant dubbed the initiative "Amazon Catalytic Capital" and expects to support more than 10 funds and over 200 companies through the next year, it said in a press release. The company…

Amazon Launches Prime Early Access Sale
September 26, 2022 at 6:42 pm

Amazon.com is hosting another Prime Day-like deal event next month, marking the first time it will hold two such events in the same year. Dubbed the Prime Early Access Sale by Amazon, the two-day global shopping event is exclusive to Prime members. It begins Oct. 11 at 12 a.m. PDT and runs through Oct. 12…

Amazon Announces Same-Day Delivery From Select Retail Brands
August 1, 2022 at 5:27 pm

Amazon.com announced on Monday that Prime members in some U.S. metro areas can now get same-day delivery from select retail stores. At launch, members in Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Las Vegas; Miami; Phoenix; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. can shop from PacSun, GNC, SuperDry, and Diesel on the Amazon app and Amazon.com and receive their items the…

How Amazon is Empowering SMBs During Prime Day and Beyond
July 7, 2022 at 6:01 pm

Just in time for this year's Prime Day shopping event, Amazon.com launched its new Small Business badge to highlight small and artisan brands on its Marketplace, as well as its “Support Small Businesses to Win Big” sweepstakes. The e-commerce giant is also offering curated collections for consumers to shop from Black-owned, women-owned, and Veteran-owned businesses. In this…

If Amazon Did This, it Could Be Huge!
May 26, 2022 at 3:15 pm

Two-and-a-half years into my foray going from consultant to owning my own e-commerce business, I've realized a few things. No matter what we do, what other platforms we do business on with Premo Guard, Amazon.com is still the 800-pound gorilla in the room. And that frustrates the (insert expletive here) out of me. Now I'm…

Amazon Opens its First Physical High-Tech Apparel Store
May 25, 2022 at 2:41 pm

Amazon.com opened its first brick-and-mortal apparel store on Wednesday, leveraging technology to set itself apart as it tries to grow its physical presence. Called Amazon Style, the new store, located in California, features machine learning technology to help customers find clothes and personalize recommendations as well as interactive dressing rooms. The store stocks men's and…

Amazon Using Flex Drivers to Pick Up, Deliver Packages From Malls
May 23, 2022 at 7:34 pm

Amazon.com is testing a service that uses the company’s network of Flex drivers to pick up packages from mall-based retailers and deliver them to customers. The program, first reported on by Bloomberg, has been running since last year. Much like drivers for Instacart or DoorDash, Amazon’s Flex drivers use their own vehicles to deliver packages. They…