EU Press Releases

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. Continue reading


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Past Posts
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)