Amazon announces all-new Fire HD 10 tablet only $149.99

Amazon announces all-new Fire HD 10 tablet only $149.99   Featuring a brilliant 10.1” 1080p Full HD display with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, and 32GB of internal storage with support for up to 256GB more via microSD—the all-new Fire HD 10 is designed from the ground up for entertainment Now […]

Amazon to open its fourth Ohio fulfillment center in Monroe; will create more than 1,000 full-time positions

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Sep. 18, 2017) announced plans to open its fourth Ohio fulfillment center in Monroe, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in North Randall, and it currently operates fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz. Additionally, there are more than 65,000 authors, sellers, […]

Amazon to open its third Oregon fulfillment center; will bring 1,000 quality jobs in Portland

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Sep. 18, 2017) announced plans to open its third Oregon fulfillment center in Portland, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in Troutdale and Salem, in addition to the existing sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. With the three upcoming […]

Amazon to open new fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, Michigan in 2018

New 1-million-square-foot site will be the third Amazon fulfillment center in Michigan SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Sep. 14, 2017) announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, Mich. When the site opens in 2018, Amazon will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with benefits. “Michigan has been a great place […]

Amazon and Microsoft collaborate to help Alexa and Cortana talk to each other

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced today (Aug. 30, 2017) that Alexa will be able to talk to Cortana, and Cortana will be able to talk to Alexa. You will be able to turn to your Echo device and say, “Alexa, open Cortana,” or turn to your Windows 10 device […]

Amazon announces all-new Alexa feature that lets you synchronize music on multiple Amazon Echo devices in your home

New multi-room music feature lets you group multiple Amazon Echo devices for synchronized music streaming in every room New Alexa developer tools extend multi-room audio to other connected speakers and audio systems SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 29, 2017) announced an all-new Alexa feature that lets you control and synchronize […]

Amazon announce Original Series Lore will premiere on Friday, October 13 on Prime Video

From Executive Producers Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Glen Morgan, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci, the anthology series is based on the award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast from Aaron Mahnke Series features Robert Patrick, Adam Goldberg, Kristin Bauer, Holland Roden, Colm Feore and Campbell Scott SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon announced today (Aug. 29, 2017) the Amazon Original Series Lore will premiere on Friday, October 13 on Prime […]

Amazon to open its second Oregon fulfillment center in Salem

New Amazon facility will employ more than 1,000 full-time associates SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Aug. 28, 2017) announced plans to open its second Oregon fulfillment center in Salem, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in Troutdale and it currently operates a sortation center in Hillsboro and […]

Amazon: second season of half hour series Fleabag to premiere in 2019 on Prime Video

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 25, 2017) announced it will offer a second season of the half hour series Fleabag with series creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (A Star Wars Story: Untitled Han Solo Film), returning as writer and star. Waller-Bridge can also be seen in the upcoming untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film and will serve […]

Amazon to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs for its new fulfillment center in North Randall, Ohio

New 855,000-square-foot facility will create more than 2,000 full-time jobs SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 25, 2017) announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in North Randall, Ohio, which will create more than 2,000 full-time associate roles with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological […]

Amazon launches TenMarks Writing — new online curriculum designed for teachers to help students become better writers

Provides students with a digital Writing Coach to guide them through the writing process with personalized feedback every step of the way Ignites students’ love of writing and creativity with Bursts – playful, short exercises like commenting on a picture or creating a story using a fun text message format Saves teachers’ time with lesson […]

Amazon introduces Instant Pickup for Prime and Prime Student members to order and pickup items in under two minutes

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 15, 2017) introduced Instant Pickup, a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of Amazon’s fully staffed pickup locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, Calif., Columbus, Ohio, and College Park, Md. Items available with Instant […]

Amazon Web Services selected as FICO cloud provider

Leading analytics provider takes cloud-first approach, migrates enterprise analytics platform to AWS as part of digital transformation journey SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 14, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that FICO (NYSE: FICO) has selected AWS as its cloud provider. FICO has migrated several core applications, including myFICO.com and […]

Hulu selects AWS as its cloud provider

Leading premium streaming service successfully launched “Hulu with Live TV” leveraging AWS SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 14, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Hulu has selected AWS as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Huluturned to AWS for a scalable, agile, […]

Amazon announces collaboration with Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment to develop television projects to debut exclusively on Prime Video

Collaboration with groundbreaking comic creator and multiplatform powerhouse sets focus on growing original genre content exclusively for Prime Video SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 11, 2017) announced it has closed an overall deal with prolific creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and a first-look deal with Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, co-founded by longtime collaborator David […]

Amazon: sales by small businesses now account for over half of the unit sales on Amazon sites around the world

More than half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small businesses and entrepreneurs Sales grew by more than 60 percent for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Prime Day 2017 SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Jul. 31, 2017) announced that small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon sold more than 2 billion items in a […]

Amazon announces animated kid series Lost in Oz to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK

Brand-New Series Expands on Multiple Emmy-Winning Special and Stars Voice Talent of Ashley Boettcher, Gina Gershon, Allison Mack, Jorge Diaz and Nika Futterman SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Jul. 6, 2017) announced that Lost in Oz, the highly-anticipated animated kid series for children ages 6-11, is scheduled to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK. The new […]

Amazon holds first-ever Boost with FBA summit for small business and entrepreneurs

Inaugural Boost Summit Brings Together More Than 1,000 Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses to Meet with Amazon Fulfillment by Amazon Empowers Small Businesses to Attract Prime Members and Grow their Business Half of Items Sold on Amazon are from Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (June 28, 2017) […]

Amazon introduces five new unlocked devices to its best-selling Prime Exclusive Phones lineup

Introducing the Nokia 6, initially available in the U.S. only on Amazon, featuring a vibrant 5.5” Full HD display, Dolby Atmos speakers, a fast 16MP rear-facing camera and 8MP front-facing camera, and Android 7.1 Nougat—only $179.99 for Prime members Alcatel adds three new devices to Prime Exclusive Phones: the Alcatel IDOL 5S with a 5.2” Full HD display, a 12MP […]

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS unveils never before seen movie clips and content exclusively on Amazon App

  VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is unveiling the first released clip from the movie, exclusively on the Amazon App Customers can use the camera search feature or select a VALERIAN Sticker from the brand new Amazon Stickers feature to unlock the content Customers who unlock exclusive content from today through July 23 will also be able […]

Amazon announces untitled Hannah Grant Tour de France series for Prime Video

The Amazon Original Series Follows the First Female Chef at the Famed Grand Tour Cycling Race SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Jun. 26, 2017) announced it has greenlit an untitled Hannah Grant Tour de France series for Prime Video. The Amazon Original Series is a documentary adventure series about the incredible […]

Amazon unveils its selections for Best Books of the Year So Far

Amazon Books Editorial team selects the best titles for every reader’s summer—from futuristic novels and small-town stories to page-turning memoirs SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Jun. 21, 2017) announced its selections for Best Books of the Year So Far, naming Arundhati Roy’s novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the […]

Amazon and Whole Foods Enter Into a Merger Agreement

Whole Foods Market ranked #28 and Amazon ranked #2 on Fortune’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today (Jun. 16, 2017) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole […]

Amazon-Whole Foods Deal to Heighten Industry Competition

Amazon-Whole Foods Deal to Heighten Industry Competition The acquisition will further immerse Amazon in the $611.9-billion Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry, where Whole Foods holds a 2.7% market share. Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Jun-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —This morning, Amazon announced plans to acquire Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal. The acquisition will […]

Amazon expands its career re-training program Career Choice to include robotics and photovoltaic certifications

Amazon’s career re-training program pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses in high-demand fields regardless of relevancy to Amazon Amazon continues to expand Career Choice with additional on-site classrooms at its fulfillment centers, more eligible fields of study and open-sourcing the program to other companies SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today (Jun. […]

Amazon to open new fulfillment center in North Haven, Connecticut

New 855,000-square-foot facility brings Connecticut presence to three facilities SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today (Jun. 8, 2017) announced plans for a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Haven, Conn. The new site will create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs with opportunities for employees to engage with advanced robotics. The […]

Amazon to open its first fulfillment center in Oregon; creating 1,500 full-time jobs in Troutdale

SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Jun. 7, 2017) announced plans to open its first Oregon fulfillment center in Troutdale which will create more than 1,500 full-time positions. The company currently operates a sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. Additionally, there are more than 40,000 […]

Amazon to open new fulfillment center in Florida

The robotics site will be the tenth Amazon facility in Florida SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Jun. 7, 2017) announced plans for a new fulfillment center in the Sunshine State to be located in Miami. The more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center will create over 1,000 full-time jobs with […]

Amazon Lending surpassed $3 billion in loans to small businesses since its launch in 2011

Amazon has lent more than $1 billion to small businesses in the last 12 months Amazon provides small businesses access to more than 300 million active customer accounts worldwide SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today announced Amazon Lending surpassed $3 billion in loans to small businesses to date since the program launched […]

Amazon announces discounted monthly price on Amazon Prime for customers in government assistance programs

Customers participating in a growing list of government assistance programs get Prime benefits for $5.99 per month Membership includes unlimited fast, free shipping on more than 50 million items with Amazon’s low prices, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, a rotating selection of […]