Amazon news

06 November 2019
Technological advances and changing shopper expectations are encouraging businesses need to adapt so they can take advantage of the growth opportunities these changes are encouraging. Technology helping meet shoppers’ fundamental needs… Amazon UK’s director of consumables, Patrick Pondaven, spoke at IGD Live of how technology plays in connecting sellers with shoppers’ fundamental need...
05 November 2019
The second-largest hard discount chain in the US, Save-A-Lot, is partnering with Amazon to offer customers a range of new services. Wider roll-out planned for 2020 Save-A-Lot is introducing the Amazon PayCode service into stores initially in the St. Louis area. This enables customers to pay in cash for their Amazon purchases. The retailer will also offer Amazon Hub Locker, a secure delivery...
30 October 2019
Amazon Business and Business Prime are now available in Canada, offering industry supplies to businesses, as well as institutions including schools, hospitals and governments. A go-to source for industry supplies Amazon Business provides industry supplies to businesses, as well as institutions including schools, hospitals and governments. Launched in 2015 in the US, the business service now...
29 October 2019
Amazon’s grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, is now a free benefit for Prime members in the US. Free and fast grocery delivery Prime members are now able to receive groceries using AmazonFresh as a free benefit, with options for fast one- and two- hour delivery windows. Previously, members would pay $14.99 a month for the service. Existing members will be able to benefit from the change ...
25 October 2019
Amazon has announced it has launched its Subscribe and Save programme in Australia, helping to drive shopper loyalty through discounts on repeat orders. Driving shopper loyalty Amazon’s Subscribe and Save service enables shoppers to sign up for scheduled repeat deliveries on products they routinely shop for, offering the benefit of a 10% discount and free delivery. The service has been roll...
25 October 2019
Amazon's net sales increased by 24% to $70bn. Net income decreased by 26% to $2.1bn, compared with the same period last year. The fall in net income reflects Amazon’s investment in providing quicker deliveries, to differentiate itself from the competition.   Continued focus on Alexa The focus on Alexa continues as more new features are released. This includes its new Show and Tell feature, ...
24 October 2019
Amazon has rolled out its click and collect service, Amazon Counter, to thousands more locations across the US. New partner locations Amazon Counter offers customers a network of stores where they can collect their online orders from designated pick up points at partner locations. The click and collect option is available to all Amazon customers at no extra cost, offering Same-Day, One-Day,...
16 October 2019
Amazon has removed restrictions that prevented Prime members from using one-day shipping on items less than $5, according to a report from Recode. One-day shipping on low-priced items Amazon Prime members are now able to purchase single items less than $5, and as little as $1, on Amazon and receive with free one-day shipping. Before this move, Prime members would need to add lower cost item...
09 October 2019
Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon.sg, offering shoppers a wider selection of products and more ways to shop in Singapore. More ways to shop The launch of Amazon.sg marks Amazon’s 16 th global market place. The retailer initially launched its Prime Now fast delivery service in Singapore two years ago through its Prime Now app, offering groceries and household essentials. With the la...
25 September 2019
Amazon has launched a new health care app, Amazon Care, providing users with access to health professionals through video, chat, mobile care and prescription deliveries. Amazon Care Amazon’s new health care app offers both virtual and in-person care to users. The service is initially available to Amazon employees and their families in the Seattle area. Amazon Care is available Monday to Fri...