Amazon has recently decided to remove the book written by Ryan T. Anderson, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” from its website. As of this writing, the book is no longer available for sale on Amazon. The reason for the book being removed is an inflammatory case against transgender people.
Amazon has acquired one of the most popular independent film producers in the entertainment industry, producing and distributing movies. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that he saw the acquisition as an opportunity for the company to cash in on the independent film revolution.
Black employees at Amazon say that they are the targets of racial slurs and disrespect. Amazon is one of the most admired brands in the world, so the world thinks that all their employees would be excited about going there to work. But apparently not, because many of them say that they are afraid to go because of the hostile climate at work.
Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery trucks. It has been using them for quite a while now, according to CNN. Many more small and large businesses are implementing similar technology on their trucks now. These include post offices, pizza shops, retailers, and even convenience store franchises.
Amazon continues to try all possible means to stop its Alabama workers from unionizing. It is alleged that the company has violated its social distancing policy by forcing the workers to attend an anti-union meeting. Reports also indicate that the workers have received threatening text messages stating that joining the union could lead to closure of the warehouse.
Alabama’s Amazon warehouse workers have gotten a boost in their bid to unionize. Stacey Abrams, a Georgia democrat has encouraged the workers to vote to join the union. On a video posted on Saturday, the leader called on the workers to form a union so that they make their jobs more ‘secure, safer and stronger.’
This week the weather created a lot of challenges in the US and Canada. In the US southern states, there was historic snow fall, power outages, water boiling orders and conservation. In Texas, the Griddy wholesale electricity company sent out notices to their customers suggesting they find another provider due to the skyrocketing prices.
There are many places online where you can find fake reviews for products. The most popular of these places are Amazon and eBay. This is because these two places were established online and have hundreds if not thousands of customers. Packages are priced starting from $862 for 50 reviews and going up to $11,000 for 1,000.
Amazon has launched seller registration in Marathi, India. It is an experimental program that will allow merchants and resellers access to Amazon’s global marketplace. Amazon services in the Marathi language are available now only to registered members of the Amazon India Solutions.
At present, there is a demand to purchase online and pay later. The platforms like Klarna Quadpay and AfterPay becoming increasingly popular. They allow the consumers to purchase items from a large number of the online stores using interest free payments split in 4. The payments are billed every 2 weeks.
Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama have continued with their unionization push as pressure continues to mount. It is alleged that workers are short break and failure to return to work on time would mean a cut on the pay or dismissal from work. Workers have decried poor working conditions in the company’s facilities.
Amazon seems like the best choice when ordering groceries online. The grocery delivery is from Whole Foods Market. The delivery of the groceries is usually by Amazon Flex drivers. The convenience factor, compounded with the free delivery over $35 with Amazon Prime membership, makes it an attractive choice.
Amazon will buy energy produced by wind farms in the Netherlands. The investments made by Amazon are part of its long-term strategy on building its cloud platform and other technologies. Amazon will need all the help it can get to keep its brand name among the most recognizable in the world.
European warehouse demand surges are taking place because of the rising popularity of e-commerce giants. Europe is no longer a continent just about supplies, but it is now a major consumer market with a population of over 447.7 million people. The European Union’s single market comprises 67 countries and a quarter of the world’s total population.
The global e-commerce giant Amazon’s revenue in Australia has surpassed the A$1 billion mark. In 2020, the epidemic has driven a surge in online shopping. The financial report released on Friday night showed that Amazon Australia’s retail division’s net sales for the calendar year of 2020 were A$1.12 billion, a 99.4% jump from the previous year.
The Coronavirus pandemic is one of the main factors driving the customers to shop online. The convenience, lockdowns, and safety measures make online platforms a necessity for items including pet products. Last month I placed an order for the Okokat cat litter. However, when I opened the box, a saw dust cloud covered the whole area and it made me cough.
The recent controversy concerning Amazon’s UK business tax rate has been quite a big buzz in the corporate world. Amazon has been one of the most successful and popular online retail sites. Amazon has many branches in different countries around the world, and they have been doing quite well financially.
The Global E-Commerce Giant, Amazon Inc has revealed that it has ordered hundreds of trucks that run on compressed natural gas as it tests ways to remove the largest polluting vehicles in its US fleet. Amazon has since began acquiring fleets of electric vehicles to reduce pollution by generally cutting on their carbon emissions.
Amazon became simply to large to efficiently control the sales process on the micro level. Amazon offers free delivery to Prime Members and encourages reviews once the items have been received. The consumer can leave a review by going to the original list of the orders and choose the option of the review.
Amazon has decided to install artificial intelligence cameras inside its delivery cars in order to monitor the activities of its drivers and see if they fully adhere to road safety regulations. The cameras are designed to watch the road and the driver, noting concerns as well as good practices, according to a tutorial video.
Andy Jassy, Amazon’s incoming CEO, reaffirmed his commitment to making video games while acknowledging the severe challenges that the team has faced, as per an email to the staff reviewed by Bloomberg. Mr. Jassy said that he fully supports Mike Frazzini, head of Amazon Game Studios, and who was the subject of a Bloomberg profile last week.
Amazon has been ordered to pay $61.7 million, or slightly more than €50 million, to settle a new case with the US Federal Trade Commission. For more than two and a half years, Amazon withheld part of the tips intended for independent deliverers working under a program called “Amazon Flex.”
Amazon announced on Tuesday that Andy Jassy will be the new CEO of the company after the surprise announcement that Jeff Bezos, the second-richest man on the planet, is leaving the post. Mr. Bezos himself has since confirmed the news in a letter to his workers. He leaves office after 27 years with the company he founded.
Amazon and SpaceX have found themselves in a space battle, with both companies accusing one another of trying to sabotage their satellite Internet plans. The controversy ensued after Elon Musk’s SpaceX proposed lowering the orbit altitude of some of its Starlink satellites, as a mode of increasing connection speeds.
Amazon allows the customer to have an option of purchasing the prime membership on the monthly or the annual bases to get the Amazon prime perks. The costs for an adult is close tot the $14 dollars per month. The perks include unlimited prime 2 day shipping on the large selection of the items including products from Whole Foods.
Amazon is attempting to force its workers planning to unionize to vote in person other than through the mail. This follows a ruling by a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that permit 5,800 employees at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, to begin casting ballots by mail to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
Online retail giant, Amazon, is currently embroiled in a court battle with Future Group. The American e-commerce giant has filed a court injunction preventing Future Group from selling its assets to Reliance Industries. Amazon alleges that the Indian conglomerate broke an agreement by attempting to sell its assets to Reliance.
India is planning to revise its foreign investment rules for e-commerce, a move that could see major players in the industry like Amazon re-structure their ties with major sellers. The new rules and regulations by the Indian government are aimed at restricting how e-traders conduct their e-commerce in the country, a major step in protecting the local traders.
The e-commerce platforms continue to grow. In 2020, online shopping accounted for 13.8% of total retail sales. This year, the online portion of the retail market jumped to 18.4%. Colliers forecasts the number will fall to 16.3% in 2021, and steadily increase, hitting 18.3% again in 2023 and 19.9% by 2025.
In the fall of last year, Amazon launched online pharmaceutical services, Amazon Pharmacy. According to the Amazon Pharmacy website, the services are available for customers over the age of 18. The customer has to create a separate account for Amazon Pharmacy. It should be noted that Prime savings can be applied at Amazon Pharmacy as well.
The Coronavirus pandemic changed shopping habits and the social interactions. Canada implemented the new lockdowns amid the second wave of the Coronavirus. Therefore, given the rigid temperatures and lack of social interaction, online shopping became more attractive than ever.
The demand for one-stop online shopping continues to increase. Furthermore, the Coronavirus pandemic has shifted the shopping habits of consumers. For convenience purposes, I have ordered multiple items from Amazon. The items I ordered were canned cat food, deodorant, pet shampoo, conditioning spray, and chocolate candy.
Amazon, the Seattle based company congratulated Biden and Kamala Harris and assured that “Amazon is ready to help in their efforts to address climate change, control the spread of Covid-19, restart our economy and promote common sense immigration reforms that honor America’s diversity.
According to the the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the third quarter of 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $209.5 billion, a decrease of 1.0 percent (±0.7%) from the second quarter of 2020.
Amazon is one of the largest online marketplaces. The diversity of selection and one-stop shopping became the convenient way to order items. Amazon charges monthly membership fees, which vary from $9 dollars and up. There are discounts for students and seniors.
The Coronavirus pandemic’s second wave continues to cause havoc around the globe. The quarantine and restrictions continue to be in place for a majority of the world. Hence, online sales have been increasing, due to safety reasons and convenience. Amazon is one of the major players on the online marketplace.
Walmart has made an agreement with Western Union, allowing the payment service provider to have its services available at its stores. The move is expected to help the hypermarket giant cater to a more robust category of customers, especially those without access to conventional payment methods.
Amazon Spain is going to pass the 3% tax that will be levied on income from digital services of large technology companies on to the companies that sell through its platform. The e-commerce company has communicated to external sellers by email that as of April 1st, it will increase the commission charged to them for intermediation by 3%.
The European Union is expected to submit drafts of the “Digital Markets Acts” and “Digital Services Act” on Tuesday to restrict the power of technology giants. EU sources told Reuters and Agence France-Presse that the draft law sets out a list of codes of conduct and penalties for tech giants.
According to French officials, company executives, and consultants, a number of US technology companies, such as Facebook and Amazon, have recently received information from French tax authorities requesting them to pay millions of euros in digital taxes for 2020. This reportedly angered the US government.
A new report by the European Union’s external audit agency stated that Brussels failed to restrain the suppression of competitors by large technology companies (such as Google and Facebook) due to its slow actions and lack of legal power. Ten years ago, Brussels launched the first antitrust investigation into Google’s online shopping comparison service.
Affected by expectations of better earnings data from companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Facebook, technology stocks generally rose. Apple and Netflix earnings rose 3.7%, Facebook rose nearly 5%, Google rose 3.05%. On Thursday, a number of Wall Street star technology companies intensively released the latest quarterly earnings data.