March 14, 2018
Greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12 to 26 billion a year to the UK economy says new report
Research by Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College, commissioned by Amazon, shows that greater use of digital tools and services could deliver 4 to 8.8 per cent of additional Gross Value Added per year for the rural economy. Annual business turnover in rural areas could grow by at least £15 billion, with rural microbusiness and small-sized business seeing the greatest returns. The report outlines five themes for the private and public sectors to help support this opportunity, including Rural Digital Enterprise Hubs, training and skills development and future support programmes targeting digital growth for rural businesses.
March 02, 2018
Amazon Design Awards: Milan’s IED – European Institute of Design announces a contest for students to redesign Amazon delivery stations in Italy
Amazon and Italian universities - a match made for success, which this year, has spawned a new initiative: the first-ever edition of the Amazon Design Awards. Open to Master’s candidates in Interior Design for 2017/2018, the contest was launched yesterday with 23 students who came to review the Amazon delivery stations in Rogoredo. This new partnership with IED is yet another way Amazon is involved in student life– coming on top successful initiatives such as the Innovation Awards and projects assisting those affected by the earthquake in central Italy.
February 15, 2018
Amazon to Create 2,000 New Full-Time Jobs This Year Across France
Today, Amazon announced that it plans to create an additional 2,000 full-time jobs in France by the end of the current year. These new job opportunities are for people with all types of qualification - from engineers and business school graduates to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training. Amazon plans to grow its France-based workforce from over 5,500 today to over 7,500 by the end of 2018. Amazon also empowers over 100,000 businesses and content creators through Amazon Marketplace, AWS and KDP to help them succeed.
February 8, 2018
Digital Role Models Wanted: “Female Entrepreneurs of the Future” Starts Today
The German Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Global Digital Women, and Amazon have launched the second round of the supporting program “Entrepreneurs of the Future – locally and around the world” – this time exclusively for female entrepreneurs. On the agenda is expanding brick-and-mortar stores with online shops, tapping into online marketplaces, leveraging exports via the internet and building brands.
January 30, 2018
Amazon Has Created More Than 4500 Permanent Jobs and Continues to Hire in the Czech Republic
Amazon today announced plans to create more than 500 permanent jobs this year, taking the company’s total Czech workforce to more than 5 000. These new job opportunities are for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels—from HR and IT professionals, to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training. The successful candidates will join Amazon’s state-of-the-art operations in Dobrovíz or Corporate office teams in Prague-Dejvice.
January 29, 2018
Amazon to Create 400 New Permanent Jobs with the Opening of a new Fulfilment Centre in Rugby
Amazon today announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Rugby and begin recruitment for 400 new permanent jobs. Rugby will be the fourth fulfilment centre in the Midlands and will further add to the 2,500 permanent jobs which Amazon has already created in the region Amazon is increasing the size of its UK fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demands and expand product selection. Rugby adds to Amazon’s £6.4 billion investment in the UK since 2010.
January 9, 2018
Amazon Announces Its Fourth Fulfillment Center in Italy, Opening Near Turin in Fall 2018
The new technologically advanced facility will be opened in Torrazza Piemonte, 25 kilometers northeast of Turin. Amazon is investing €150 million in the new building, creating 1,200 permanent jobs within three years of launch. The new 60.000 square meters facility, together with the recently opened building in Vercelli, will strengthen Amazon’s delivery network in the northwestern part of Italy and support Italian SMEs selling on Amazon.
January 9, 2018
Amazon to Create 400 New Jobs Within Three Years at Its New Building in Casirate
Amazon’s new building in Casirate (Bergamo) will help meet growing customer demand and support more third-party sellers leveraging Fulfilment by Amazon. The site will create 400 permanent jobs within three years of launch.The new 34,000 sqm building will be operational in fall 2018.
December 8, 2017
Amazon Music Unlimited Expands to 28 More Countries Around the World.
Today, Millions of More Customers Across the Globe Can Access Amazon’s On-Demand Streaming Service and Enjoy a Catalog of More Than 40 Million Songs, Thousands of Playlists and Personalized Stations with Groundbreaking Voice Controls for Music Powered by Alexa on Echo Devices.
November 8, 2017
Amazon Prime launches in the Netherlands and Luxembourg offering members unlimited, free one-day delivery and access to unlimited streaming of Prime Video
Unlimited one-day delivery and two-day delivery on millions of products, across over 30 categories, including Electronics, PC, Books, Fashion, Home & Kitchen, Tools and many more
November 2, 2017
Amazon welcomes first employees to new Amazon Development Centre site in Cambridge
New building will be home to over 400 highly-skilled employees working on innovations that benefit Amazon customers around the world
October 23, 2017
Amazon and Max Planck Society plan to enter into strategic collaboration on research in artificial intelligence
•Amazon plans to create over 100 high-skilled jobs in machine learning at a new Amazon Research Center adjacent to Tuebingen’s Max Planck Society campus within the next five years with renowned Max Planck scientists Bernhard Schölkopf and Michael J. Black to support the Center
•Max Planck Society will receive Amazon Research Awards worth 420,000 Euro per year
•Amazon plans to invest 1.25 million Euro to new research groups in the new tech initiative Cyber Valley
September 20, 2017
Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with a delivery station in Alcobendas, Madrid
This new site will help Amazon strengthen delivery services for customers and sellers. Amazon will create around 80 jobs at this location in the coming year as it keeps innovating in logistics.
September 5, 2017
Amazon to open a new Research and Development Center in Barcelona focused on Machine Learning
Amazon expects to create 100 new highly qualified job positions in this new research centre The recruitment process is already underway and interested candidates can apply.
August 23, 2017
The Most Well-Read Cities in Italy
For the fifth year in a row, Milan takes the lead, proving itself as the city purchasing most books and eBooks on Amazon.com. Triveneto still leads: this year Trieste gets the second place, Padua the third and Trento the fifth. Bologna moves up in the rankings and Turin cracks the top 10. Bolzano prefers romance novels, Florence gets the second place for travel books.
August 22, 2017
Amazon to create 500 new jobs within three years at its new building in Getafe
Amazon today announced plans to open an additional building in Getafe. This site, which is located in an existing building of over 55.000 square meters (approximately 7 football fields) will, over the next three years, create 500 new roles. The site will open in the fall 2017 and support the growing number of independent small and medium businesses selling on Amazon and using Fulfilment by Amazon.
August 7, 2017
Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on Amazon Sold More than 2 Billion Items Worldwide in Record-Breaking Start to 2017
Amazon today announced that small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon sold more than 2 billion items in a record-breaking first half of 2017. With more than 300 million active customers, Amazon offers small businesses the opportunity to reach shoppers in more than 180 countries around the world. Small businesses are also able to use Amazon’s world-class fulfillment and customer service expertise through Fulfillment by Amazon.
July 25, 2017
Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with its first delivery station in Getafe, Madrid
Amazon today announced the opening of its first delivery station in Getafe (Madrid), which will add capacity and flexibility to its operations in Spain to provide faster deliveries to its customers, as well as better serve the companies selling at Amazon and benefiting from its fulfilment network.
July 25, 2017
Amazon Announces Plans to Double Research and Development Roles in London as it Opens New UK Head Office
Company increases investment in British innovation, announcing it will now take all 15 storeys and 600,000 sq. ft. of new head office, providing more floors for its London Development Centre to grow from 450 to 900 high tech roles.
July 12, 2017
Prime Members enjoyed Biggest Global shopping event in Amazon History this Prime Day
The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60 percent over last year – sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher.
July 6, 2017
European Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on Amazon Prepare for Record-Breaking Sales on Prime Day
Small businesses and entrepreneurs join in on Prime Day next Tuesday 11 July to reach new customers, launch new products and increase sales
June 27, 2017
Amazon.es and Amazon.it launch a store for Pets
The new Pet products store opens today in Italy and Spain featuring all the products needed for the daily care of pets. Amazon offers a vast selection of products for dogs, cats, birds, fish & aquatic pets, horses, reptiles & amphibians, small animals, farm animals and more.
June 22, 2017
Introducing Prime Reading - The Newest Benefit for Prime Members in Germany and Austria
Amazon today introduced Prime Reading, a new reading benefit for Prime members in Germany and Austria. Prime members can now enjoy unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and more – at no additional cost.
May 23, 2017
Amazon Channels launches in UK, Germany and Austria
Amazon Channels allows Amazon Prime members to add channel subscriptions for a low monthly subscription fee, available individually without need to sign up for a bundle or enter a lengthy contract.
May 18, 2017
Amazon Opens Prime Air Development Center in France
Amazon today announced a major investment to boost its research and development in France with the opening of a new Prime Air Development Center in Clichy.
April 27, 2017
Amazon holds Free Library Events in Twelve Countries for World Book Day
Events around the world garnered more than 17,200 book donations and brought more than 7,400 participants together to share a love of reading, globally.
April 19, 2017
Over 5,000 European Artisans now on Handmade at Amazon
Since the launch of Handmade at Amazon, Artisans from all over the world have added hundreds of thousands of handcrafted products which are now available across Amazon’s five European websites.
April 6, 2017
New European Fulfilment Centre opening in Martorelles (Barcelona) Fall 2017
Amazon has today announced that a new European fulfilment centre in Martorelles (Barcelona) will open in fall 2017, creating 650 new jobs within three years of launch.
April 4, 2017
Amazon Web Services to open Data Centers in Sweden in 2018
AWS today announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in Sweden in 2018. The new AWS EU (Stockholm) Region will comprise of three Availability Zones at launch. Currently, AWS provides 42 Availability Zones across 16 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another five Availability Zones, across two AWS Regions in France and China, expected to come online this year.
April 4, 2017
Amazon Business Launches in UK
Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon Business (www.amazon.co.uk/business), a new service to meet the procurement needs of businesses of every size - from small businesses to large multi-national organisations, as well as institutional buyers like universities, hospitals and non-profits.
March 22, 2017
German Original Series sets record
The world loves 'You Are Wanted'. The first German Amazon Original celebrated the most successful opening weekend of a series in the history of Amazon Prime Video in Germany and Austria. The show also had a successful global debut. In its first weekend, it has been among the top 5 most watched shows on Amazon Prime Video across 70 countries including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France and Spain. And the future looks bright: Amazon already commissioned a second season.
March 17, 2017
Amazon premieres first original series in German: 'You Are Wanted'
'You Are Wanted' is set to be the biggest German TV series launch of all time. Beginning today, March 17, Amazon Prime Video customers worldwide can watch the first-ever German Amazon Original. The six part thriller, starring and produced by Matthias Schweighöfer, will launch in over 200 countries and territories simultaneously in versions dubbed in English, Spanish, French and Italian and subtitled in even more languages.
March 7, 2017
Amazon opens the doors to Munich offices
Amazon is opening the doors to their corporate HQ - Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH - in Munich. Visitors interested in seeing the offices, will receive an insight into Amazon's diverse activities during the two-hour events at the Schwabing location. They will see the campus and have the opportunity to ask questions. The offer is not only directed at customers but also to potential job applicants and those who reach millions of customers through Amazon – including sellers, creatives and software developers.
March 6, 2017
Multilingual Service Center in Barcelona
The new Service Center in the Catalan capital will create 500 new jobs in the next three years and is scheduled to start its operations this summer. Amazon will create a seller-focused team to provide world-class assistance to the thousands of businesses in Southern Europe that are currently selling their products through Amazon Marketplace. In 2017, the e-commerce company plans to recruit an initial team of more than 100 professionals.
March 6, 2017
Amazon to Open Logistics Operations in Slovakia
Amazon plans to create over 1000 jobs over the next three years at its new logistics center near Sered as Slovakia becomes the latest European country to host Amazon logistics operations. This new investment follows successful Amazon operations in Bratislava, where Amazon has a growing Corporate Office with over 850 full-time employees.
Feb 20, 2017
Amazon plans to grow its European-based workforce from over 50,000 today to over 65,000 by the end of the year
In addition to direct full-time employment, Amazon businesses such as Marketplace, Amazon Web Services and Kindle Direct Publishing continue to create thousands of jobs for people across Europe who want to start and run their own business
Jan 5, 2017
Sellers on Amazon are Thriving: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Delivered More than 2 Billion Items for Sellers Worldwide in 2016
Amazon today announced that the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service delivered more than 2 billion items for Sellers worldwide in 2016 in what was a record-breaking year for businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace. Continue reading
December 15, 2016
Amazon announces a further Fulfillment Centre in Piedmont region to cover the North West area of Italy
Amazon announces €65 million investment for the new Fulfillment Centre that will open in 2017 and create up to 600 permanent jobs over the next three years. Amazon has invested more than €450 million and has created more than 2,000 jobs in Italy since opening in 2010.
December 14, 2016
Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World
Customers worldwide can sign-up for a Prime Video membership and enjoy popular new shows like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and award-winning Amazon Original Series including Golden Globe-winner Mozart in the Jungle, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA-winner Transparent, Emmy-winner The Man in the High Castle, and multi Emmy Award-winner Tumble Leaf, along with popular Hollywood movies and TV shows. Continue reading
December 13, 2016
Amazon Web Services Now Available to Customers from Data Centers in the UK
With over one hundred thousand active customers in the UK using AWS, those welcoming the new AWS Region include, Aviva, BP, Cancer Research UK, Channel 4, Civitas Learning, Currencycloud, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Echo.co.uk, Financial Times, Funding Circle, Genomics England, ITV, Just Eat, Missguided, Monzo, National Trust, News UK, OakNorth, Sage, Starling Bank, Trainline, Transport for London (TfL), Travis Perkins, UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and many more. Continue reading
December 13, 2016
More than 1,000 permanent jobs - new Fulfillment Center in Winsen, Germany
Amazon today announced that a new fulfilment center in Winsen, Lower Saxony, will open in late 2017, creating more than 1,000 new permanent jobs in the region in the first year. It will be 64,000 square meters large. With the investment of 90 million Euro in Winsen in the first year alone, and triggering additional 110 million Euro investment from its business partners, Amazon is further increasing the size of its German fulfilment center network to meet increasing customer demand, expand its product selection and support a growing number of independent small businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace using Fulfilment by Amazon warehousing and delivery.
December 6, 2016
Introducing Amazon Business: Everything You Love About Amazon For Work
Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon Business (www.amazon.de/business) a new service on Amazon.de that serves the needs of businesses of every size. Institutional buyers benefit from new business-tailored features such as free premium shipping options, pay by invoice, VAT exclusive price display and invoicing for millions of products, multi-user business accounts and the opportunity to reflect internal approval workflows. All of this is added to the selection, convenience and value customers love from Amazon.
November 29, 2016
Export Sales by German-based Businesses on Amazon Marketplace Set to Surpass €2 Billion in 2016
Amazon today announced that German-based businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace are expected to achieve export sales of more than €2 billion in 2016, up more than 30% year-on-year.
November 16, 2016
Amazon.it and Amazon.es launch Amazon Protect' for electronic products
Amazon customers in Italy and Spain can now include product protection with Amazon Protect simply by adding it to their shopping basket with one click when shopping for products including digital cameras, tablets, laptops, PC Desktops, TV and office products.
November 14, 2016
Now Streaming in the UK, Germany and Austria: Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon today introduced Amazon Music Unlimited in the UK, Germany and Austria - an on-demand music service that redefines music streaming by putting a catalogue of over 40 million songs and hundreds of hand-curated playlists and personalised stations not just at the tips of your fingers, but also on the tip of your tongue. Amazon Music Unlimited makes discovering new music or listening to favourites easier and more fun than ever with the recently redesigned Amazon Music app as well as with innovative new Alexa voice controls.
Munich, November 9, 2016
Amazon.de website now available in Turkish - Includes free shipping offer to Turkey
Turkish speaking Amazon customers can now enjoy a new convenience in their shopping experience on Amazon, switching their preferred language to Turkish on Amazon.de. Amazon.de has also launched free delivery on orders above 49 Euros for customers in Turkey, making Amazon.de an even better place for Turkish customers to shop.
Luxembourg, November 3, 2016
Amazon to create more than 1,000 New Permanent Jobs - a new Fulfillment Center in Frankenthal, Germany in late 2017
Amazon today announced that a new fulfillment center in Frankenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz, will open in late 2017, creating more than 1,000 new permanent jobs in the region in the first year. The fulfillment center will cover approximately 50,000 square meters. 1,200 parking spaces for employees will be created in an extra parking lot. With the investment of 80 million euros in Frankenthal, Amazon is increasing the size of its German fulfillment center network to meet increasing customer demand, expand its product selection and support a growing number of independent small businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace using Fulfillment by Amazon warehousing and delivery.
Warsaw, October 27, 2016
Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center in Kolbaskowo, Creating Over 1,000 Full-Time Jobs
Amazon today confirmed its plans for a 67,000-square-meter fulfillment center in Kolbaskowo. Amazon will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs at the site within three years of opening. Growing customer demand across European markets encouraged company’s decision to further invest in Poland. Panattoni Europe has been selected as the investment’s developer.
Paris, October 26, 2016
Paris extends Prime Now one-hour delivery service to select stores
From today, in Paris and 21 towns in the neighboring area, Prime Now customers will also be able to shop online and order fully-organic grocery products from Bio c’ Bon, and wines and spirits from the LAVINIA selection and can receive these products in a one or two-hour-delivery window at the most convenient place for them. The luxury French grocery brand Fauchon will also join Prime Now in November.
Greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12 to 26 billion a year to the UK economy says new report(14/03/2018)
Amazon Design Awards: Milan’s IED – European Institute of Design announces a contest for students to redesign Amazon delivery stations in Italy(02/03/2018)
Amazon to Create 2,000 New Full-Time Jobs This Year Across France(15/02/2018)
Digital Role Models Wanted: “Female Entrepreneurs of the Future” Starts Today (08/02/2018)
Amazon Has Created More Than 4500 Permanent Jobs and Continues to Hire in the Czech Republic(30/01/2018)
Amazon to Create 400 New Permanent Jobs with the Opening of a new Fulfilment Centre in Rugby(29/01/2018)
Amazon Announces Its Fourth Fulfillment Center in Italy, Opening Near Turin in Fall 2018(09/01/2018)
Amazon to Create 400 New Jobs Within Three Years at Its New Building in Casirate(09/01/2018)
Amazon Music Unlimited Expands to 28 More Countries Around the World(08/12/2017)
Amazon Prime launches in the Netherlands and Luxembourg offerting members unlimited, free one-day delivery and access to unlimited streaming of Prime Video(08/11/2017)
Amazon welcomes first employees to new Amazon Development Centre site in Cambridge(02/11/2017)
Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with a delivery station in Alcobendas, Madrid (20/09/2017)
Amazon to open a new Research and Development Centre in Barcelona focused on Machine Learning(06/09/2017)
Amazon to create 500 new jobs within three years at its new building in Getafe(22/8/2017)
Small Businesss and Entrepreneurs on Amazon sold more than 2 billion items worldwide in Record-Breaking Start to 2017(7/8/2017)
Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with its first delivery station in Getafe, Madrid(25/7/2017)
Amazon Announces Plans to Double Research and Development Roles in London as it Opens New UK Head Office(25/7/2017)
Prime Members enjoyed Biggest Global shopping event in Amazon History this Prime Day(12/7/2017)
Amazon.es and Amazon.it launch a store for Pets(27/6/2017)
Introducing Prime Reading - The Newest Benefit for Prime Members in Germany and Austria(22/6/2017)
Amazon Channels launches in UK, Germany and Austria(23/5/2017)
Amazon Opens Prime Air Development Center in France(18/5/2017)
Amazon holds Free Library Events in Twelve Countries for World Book Day(27/4/2017)
Over 5,000 European Artisans now on Handmade at Amazon(19/4/2017)
New European Fulfilment Centre opening in Martorelles (Barcelona) Fall 2017(6/4/2017)
Amazon Business Launches in UK (4/4/2017)
German Original Series sets record (22/3/2017)
Amazon premieres first original series in German: 'You Are Wanted' (17/3/2017)
Amazon opens the doors to Munich offices (6/3/2017)
New Multilingual Service Center in Barcelona (6/3/2017)
Amazon to Open Logistics Operations in Slovakia (6/3/2017)
Amazon plans to grow its European-based workforce from over 50,000 today to over 65,000 by the end of the year (20/2/2017)
Sellers on Amazon are Thriving: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Delivered More than 2 Billion Items for Sellers Worldwide in 2016 (05/1/2017)
Amazon announces a further Fulfillment Centre in Piedmont region to cover the North West area of Italy (15/12/2016)
Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World (14/12/2016)
Amazon Web Services Now Available to Customers from Data Centers in the UK (13/12/2016)
More than 1,000 permanent jobs - new Fulfillment Center in Winsen, Germany (13/12/2016)
Introducing Amazon Business: Everything You Love About Amazon For Work (06/12/2016)
Export Sales by German-based Businesses on Amazon Marketplace Set to Surpass €2 Billion in 2016 (29/11/2016)
Amazon.it and Amazon.es launch Amazon Protect' for electronic products (16/11/2016)
Now Streaming in the UK, Germany and Austria: Amazon Music Unlimited (14/11/2016)
Amazon.de website now available in Turkish (09/11/2016)
More than 1,000 Permanent Jobs at new Fulfillment Center in Frankenthal, Germany (03/11/2016)
New Fulfillment Center in Kolbaskowo, over 1,000 Full-Time Jobs (27/10/2016)
Paris extends Prime Now one-hour delivery service to select stores (26/10/2016)