Amazon is the most obscure large company in the tech industry. It isn’t just secretive, the way Apple is, but in a deeper sense, Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce and cloud-storage giant is opaque. Amazon rarely explains either its near-term tactical aims or its long-term strategic vision. It values surprise.
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But carriers at the U.S. Postal Service pay a price for such convenience: they’re getting bitten by dogs.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, vying to better challenge Amazon.com Inc , will pay about $3 billion for internet retailer Jet.com and its innovative pricing software in the largest-ever deal for an e-commerce startup.
The first time we heard about Prime Air it was emblazoned on drones Jeff Bezos showed off for 60 Minutes in 2013. Now Amazon is revealing the logo on a flying machine that operates on a much larger scale.
The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has been very cautious about drone testing in the US so far, but that’s about to change.
The US Postal Service helps small online sellers stay competitive with retail giants when it comes to shipping. But when delivery by drone becomes a reality, small sellers may find themselves at a significant disadvantage.
The online giant’s latest plan for transporting packages using drones has raised alarm among security specialists.
Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens.
On Monday, Amazon announced it had come to an agreement with the British government that eased laws enough to allow Amazon to test its drone-delivery system.
The special delivery window is in contrast to the usual Flex driver hours, which end at 12:30AM typically. Some speculate that Amazon is going to launch a new Kindle tablet, while others are hoping for a special midnight game release — which isn’t unprecedented as far as special midnight Amazon deliveries go.
The U.S. Postal Service plans to continue delivering groceries to homes in the Sacramento area and expand its experimental business model to more markets.
It may come as a surprise to learn that postal services from around the world are openly wondering if Amazon is friend or foe.
SAN FRANCISCO — A newly-granted patent gives a peek into Amazon’s vision of how drones with its Prime Air service could deliver packages across large areas. Its design sounds a lot like the 19th century Pony Express — except, of course, its airborne.
Last year, Amazon told Congress that Chinese sellers can ship low-weight orders to American buyers at significantly cheaper rates than are available to domestic sellers
For the next five days, Walmart will offer free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase price, and is rolling out discounts on a host of products across its online store.
The U.S. Postal Service wants to expand and extend its test of same-day grocery deliveries but isn’t ready yet to take the venture nationwide.