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Amazon orders 20,000 vans for entrepreneur programme
Amazon has purchased 20,000 Sprinter model vans from Mercedes-Benz for its new Amazon Delivery Service Partner programme, which recruits third-party entrepreneurs for last mile parcel deliveries. This is more than four times...
Amazon one-day delivery ad banned for misleading customers
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned an Amazon ad that promises one-day delivery for Prime members, on the basis that customers were misled. 280 people complained to the ASA after not receiving their goods within...
Amazon strikes £600m public sector procurement deal with Yorkshire
Amazon has struck its first major British public sector contract in a £600 million procurement deal with Yorkshire. The e-commerce company signed a five-year deal with Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), which is ...
Amazon patents floating warehouses for drones
Amazon has been granted a patent for floating fulfilment centres, as a drone-friendly alternative to terrestrial warehouses. “The AFC (airborne fulfillment center) may be an airship that remains at a high altitude (e.g...
Amazon launches car boot package delivery for Prime subscribers
Amazon has launched a limited package delivery service for Amazon Prime subscribers that allows parcels to be left in the backs of customers’ vehicles. After trials last year, Amazon is rolling out the service in 37 US...
Amazon to launch its own delivery service
Well, we knew it was coming. Amazon looks to be launching its own delivery service. Initially the service, dubbed "Shipping with Amazon", will become available for Amazon’s third-party merchants, before exp...