Amazon news

19 November 2020
Amazon announced it has launched Amazon Pharmacy, a new store allowing customers to purchase prescription medications on Amazon’s website or app for delivery. Amazon Pharmacy Amazon Pharmacy allows customers to complete pharmacy transactions online, with the aim of offering a convenient solution. Prime members receive free two-day delivery from the pharmacy store. Amazon also said Prime mem...
17 November 2020
Tesco, Sainsbury's and Lidl are the latest to launch their Christmas adverts, taking light-hearted approaches to bringing seasonal cheer to shoppers. Tesco Tesco takes a fun approach with its Christmas advert this year. Acknowledging how we've all done something that earns us a place on the naughty list (even Santa), in a year like no other, everyone deserves a treat this festive season. A ...
10 November 2020
Amazon announced it has opened three new distribution centres in Brazil to decrease delivery times in different regions of the country. Largest logistical expansion in the country The three new distribution centres are located in Minas Gerais, Distrito Federal, and Rio Grande do Sul, and mark the largest logistical expansion for Amazon in the country so far. Amazon now operates eight distri...
30 October 2020
As Amazon announces its Q3 results, we round up news from the retailer. In its third quarter, Amazon's net sales increased by 37% to $96.1 billion, and operating income rose 96% to $6.2 billion.  Amazon also this week launched in Sweden, the Nordic region’s largest grocery market. Customers can shop from European and local Swedish business, across 30 categories.   North America leading t...
23 October 2020
Free one-hour pickup is now available at all Whole Foods Market locations across the US for Amazon Prime members. Available at all US locations The service is available from the Amazon app or Amazon.com. Categories include fresh produce, meat and seafood, seasonal products, everyday items, and locally sourced products. Free one-hour pickup is available on orders of $35 or more. Prime member...
12 October 2020
Amazon has launched its first custom electric delivery vehicle in the US in partnership with electric vehicle manufacturer, Rivian. Meanwhile, Asda has also launched a trial of a new form of electric assisted cargo bike. Amazon’s first custom electric delivery vehicle Amazon has launched the electric delivery vehicle as part of its Climate Pledge. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon...
28 September 2020
In response to more consumers staying at home, retailers in Japan are investing more in their online grocery offer. Convenience stores expanding into delivery In May 2020, Lawson expanded the scope of stores offering the Uber Eats food delivery service to include some stores in 10 prefectures across Japan. Lawson started offering the delivery service in August 2019, initially within Tokyo. ...
24 September 2020
Amazon has rolled out its Amazon Fresh service to new locations in the UK. The delivery service is launching in Leeds, Wakefield, and Bradford Amazon Prime members outside of London and the South of England, can now order from tens of thousands of products from Amazon Fresh. It offers free delivery for orders over £40 and same-day delivery for orders placed before 9pm. Products from Boot...
16 September 2020
Amazon has rolled out its Prime membership service in Turkey, as it looks to further develop its offer in the market. Increasing loyalty Amazon launched in Turkey in 2018, offering products across a range of categories including electronics, personal care, baby, home, computer and office, and books. Amazon has now launched its Prime membership service in the market, giving customers access ...
14 September 2020
Amazon has partnered with Australian department store chain Myer to introduce its Amazon Hub parcel collection service in Myer’s stores. Hub counters in 21 stores The Amazon Hub parcel pickup points will be rolled out to 21 of Myer’s stores. The service allows Amazon customers to select a Myer store location as their delivery location upon checkout for delivery to an Amazon Hub location. On...