Amazon news

12 February 2020
Amazon has announced plans to open a 645,000 square-foot distribution centre in the city of Bondurant, Iowa. The site is set to launch in late 2020, creating 1,000 new full-time jobs.  Employees will work alongside Amazon robotics, picking, packing and shipping small items, such as books, electronics and toys.  Employees will be offered $15 minimum wage plus benefits such as medical, vision an...
21 January 2020
Amazon is due to roll out 10,000 electric delivery vehicles in India by 2025, in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Over 20 cities The fully electric vehicles (EVs), which are a combination of three-wheeled rickshaws and four-wheeled vehicles, will be operating this year in over 20 cities, including Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Coimbatore. The EV...
02 January 2020
Amazon is set to increase the fees it charges merchants in the US from February 2020. Logistical investment In February this year, Amazon has announced it will raise the fees it charges its sellers. The online retailer said that in 2019, it invested more than $15bn in infrastructure, people, and programmes, including its Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service. 150 new tools and services were al...
20 December 2019
Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Darlington, County Durham.  The 1.5m square-foot site will be the retailer’s first fulfilment centre in the North East and will create more than 1,000 new permanent jobs. Advanced Amazon Robotics technology The Darlington site will use advanced Amazon Robotics technology, with robots sliding under a tower of shelves where product...
17 December 2019
Amazon has announced the expansion of its Amazon Fresh one and two-hour delivery services to additional US cities across three states. Virginia, North Carolina and Florida The service has been introduced to Virginia Beach, Virginia; Charlotte, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida. Back in November, the service was also launched in Columbus, Ohio. To support its ambition, Amazon has opened a...
26 November 2019
Amazon has announced the launch of its new self-ordering shelf, called ‘Dash Smart Shelf’. How does it operate? The shelf, which is connected to Wi-Fi, uses a built-in scale to work out when products are running low on stock. If the on-hand stock has fallen below a certain weight, it automatically places an order to re-stock the shelf, or instead sends a notification to an individual within...
25 November 2019
Amazon has announced plans to expand, with the opening of a fulfilment centre in Auburndale, Polk County. 500 new full-time jobs created The one million-square-foot facility will be used to pick, pack and ship large items, such as patio furniture, sports and recreation equipment, pet food and larger household goods. The fulfilment centre will create 500 new, full-time jobs, adding to the...
18 November 2019
AmazonFresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, is reducing its delivery charges for its Prime subscribers in Germany. Monthly subscription fee reduced from 9.99€ to 7.99€ In addition to the delivery fee, which is reduced to 3.99€ from a previous 5.99€ for orders worth less than 40€, the monthly membership fee for AmazonFresh has been reduced from 9.99€ to 7.99€. The reduction doesn’t apply...
11 November 2019
Amazon.com Inc announced its plan to build its first fulfilment centre in Quebec, which is expected to open by the end of next year and to employ more than 300 full-time workers. Montreal’s Lachine borough The new fulfilment centre, Amazon’s 12 th in Canada, will be located in Montreal’s Lachine borough. Its employees are expected to pick, pack and ship products ranging from toys to small ...
08 November 2019
Amazon is due to invest $40 million in a new robotics innovation hub in Westborough, Massachusetts. To open in 2021 Along with an existing Amazon Robotics facility in North Reading, Massachusetts, the new hub is expected to become “the company’s epicenter of robotics innovation”, according to Amazon. The facility in Westborough will include labs, manufacturing space in addition to office...