Spencer Soper and Matt Day

Business, Logistics

Amazon’s Spending on One-Day Delivery Dents Profit, Trims Forecast

Amazon Bess Adler/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com’s results were marred by a surge in costs tied to its one-day delivery push, worrying investors who had grown accustomed to almost two straight years of fattening profits.

July 26, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Will Spend $800 Million to Move to One-Day Delivery

Amazon boxes Shipping boxes sit stacked at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com will spend $800 million in the current quarter to increase delivery speed for Prime members to one day from two, the company announced April 25.

April 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon to Test Delivery Robots on Seattle-Area Sidewalks

Delivery Robots Amazon Scout (Amazon.com)

Amazon.com will use robots to deliver packages in the suburbs north of Seattle, its latest experiment to automate the last mile of delivery that is a labor-intensive and costly component of buying products online.

January 23, 2019