Amazon news

10 March 2014
Amazon has introduced a new mobile app for its Marketplace sellers, making it easier for them to list products on the site. Convenient selling The new Amazon Seller app allows Amazon's merchants to manage their accounts on-the-go for the first time. Users can search and scan item barcodes, review both seller fulfilled and FBA orders, manage inventory and quickly list new products. Addit...
24 February 2014
Amazon is to roll its LOVEFiLM on-demand subscription video services into Amazon Prime in the UK and Germany, bringing the service in line with its US operations. Combining Prime with LOVEFiLM Amazon is to introduce Amazon Prime Instant Video to the UK and Germany, rolling up its LOVEFiLM on-demand services into its existing free shipping offer. The price of Amazon Prime in both countries wil...
20 February 2014
Amazon is looking to roll out its Amazon Fresh online grocery service to Germany by September this year, according to national newspaper Bild. Learning from the US Bild cites insiders claiming that Amazon is set to launch Amazon Fresh in Germany by September. Amazon has reportedly already equipped four facilities in Germany, Austria and neighbouring countries with infrastructure and fleets ...
07 February 2014
Amazon has integrated Flow image recognition technology into its mobile app, making it even easier for shoppers to add everyday items to their Amazon shopping baskets. Removing barriers to make shopping easy Flow is a new technology from Amazon equipped to recognise everyday items listed on Amazon's site. Shoppers simply point their phone at the object to scan it and if recognised can add it to...
31 January 2014
Amazon announced that annual sales increased 22% to $74.45 billion in 2013, against $61.09 billion last year. Excluding currency impact, sales were up 24%. Operating income rose 10% to $745 million and net income was $274 million, compared to a net loss of $39 million in 2012. For the fourth quarter ended 30 December 2013 Amazon recorded a 20% rise in net sales to $25.59 billion, or a 24% incr...
20 January 2014
Amazon is to introduce Sunday deliveries to seven areas across the UK, following a successful pilot over the Christmas period. Increased convenience The service will be available in  London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Nottingham, Manchester and Leeds and will be provided by Amazon Logistics, which operates a number of delivery hubs. It follows a trial in the capital during December. A...
20 January 2014
Amazon has patented a method to begin shipping packages to customers before they know they want them, a concept it calls "anticipatory shipping". Anticipating demand Amazon's patent aims to use big data to anticipate items that customers may wish to buy and then shipping these closer to them, The Wall Street Journal  reports. This could involve packages waiting at shippers' hubs or on delivery...
05 December 2013
Online retail giant Amazon is testing a futuristic approach to delivering goods to customers in the form of unmanned drones. Pilot drones guided by GPS Technology, can deliver up to 2.3kg "Octocopters" can potentially deliver packages of up to 2.3 kg to customers within half hour of confirming an order with the online retailer. According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, these packages re...
31 October 2013
Amazon Canada has expanded its range of products to include more than 15,000 packaged grocery items. The online specialist has also added 200,000 auto parts to its offer in the country. Broad range of categories and brands offers The launch of this expanded grocery range builds on a number of new categories which Amazon has added in Canada this year including beauty, household products and t...
30 July 2013
Following on from the company’s second quarter results announcement, Amazon discussed its Amazon Fresh and its ‘Prime’ offers. Fresh: ‘It’s a good customer experience’ Discussing Amazon’s extension of its Fresh offer to Los Angeles, the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, Thomas J Szkutak, highlighted how it had been trialling the service in Seattle in order to make i...