Amazon Expands Logistics Operations In Arkansas

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Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Little Rock in 2021, creating over 1,000 new full-time jobs. The City of Little Rock’s Board of Directors gave final approval for a sale of 80 acres at the Port of Little Rock to Amazon during its meeting on April 7, 2020. This after the Little Rock Port Authority Board […]

Amazon Shows Interest In Russian Ecommerce

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Reuters reports that Amazon held talks with conglomerate Sistema about the possible acquisition of Russian online commerce platform Ozon. The news service said Sistema’s majority owner Vladimir Evtushenkov revealed the interest by Amazon while speaking with reporters after Sistema’s annual general meeting. It is unclear if the talks are continuing. Still, Sistema appears interested in […]

Amazon To Buy Zoox For Over $1 Billion

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In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon was in talks to purchase autonomous-vehicle tech company Zoox. The Information is reporting that both sides have agreed to the deal, worth more than $1 Billion and it could be announced as early as Friday. This is not the only investment Amazon has made in autonomous-vehicle […]

Amazon Expands With Fourth Fulfillment Center In Australia – Eyeing Two More Locations?

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Amazon Australia announced it is expanding its Australian operations, with the opening of its first Queensland fulfillment center (FC) in Brisbane later this year. The new facility is located at Goodman’s Port Industry Park in Lytton, Brisbane and is scheduled to begin operations before Christmas. The new fulfillment center will be around the same size […]

Amazon Establishes Global Counterfeit Crimes Unit

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Amazon is launching a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit, dedicated to bringing counterfeiters attempting to list counterfeit products in its store to justice, the company said in a blog post. The global team will utilize former federal prosecutors, experienced investigators, and data analysts who will support the company’s efforts already underway to protect its store from […]

How Will Amazon Buyers’ Habits Change After The COVID-19 Crisis?

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At its peak, the pandemic was certainly the largest factor that guided both the global economy, as well as individual shopping habits of everyday people. Now that the pandemic is subsiding and hopefully soon to be in the rearview mirror, we can try and piece together the effects and lessons from this very turbulent chapter […]

Amazon, Valentino File Joint Lawsuit Against U.S.-Based Counterfeiter

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Amazon and Maison Valentino Italian luxury brand filed a joint lawsuit against Buffalo, New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group, LLC and New York resident Hao Pan for counterfeiting Valentino’s iconic Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoes, and offering the infringing products for sale on https://kaitlynpanshoes.com/ and Amazon.com, in violation of Amazon’s policies and Valentino’s intellectual property rights. Amazon shut down […]

Amazon To Begin Using Mastercard Tokens In 12 Countries

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Mastercard announced that Amazon customers in 12 countries across North America, Latin America, Middle East and Europe will have their stored card credentials tokenized. By replacing a consumer’s physical card number with a token, payment information is unique to each individual transaction and can be used only by the merchant that requested it. The rise […]

Amazon Antitrust Investigations Mount With Addition Of Two More State Probes

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Amazon’s scrutiny into its business practices regarding third-party marketplace sellers intensified over the last few days. Officials in California have been probing Amazon about how it uses data from third-party marketplace sellers, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal report. The reports claim California’s investigation focuses on Amazon’s use of internal sales data to make […]