Amazon Recap: The February Issue
Slow news on Amazon but it’s been a crazy month for Mr Bezos!
Jeff Bezos, founder, president and CEO of Amazon, announced in an Instagram post that he would commit $10 billion towards fighting climate change.
Mr Bezos, who in the past has done a little philanthropy made that pledge after Amazon employees agitated on climate change by staging walkouts and speaking publicly about how the company could do better.
Here’s what he said on an Instagram post on Monday:
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others, both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change. This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world. We can save Earth. It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals.”
Kudos to Jeff Bezos, this is a good move for the company, especially after his workers urged him to do something about climate change. There’s nothing better than saving the planet.
Amazon has introduced a new program “Seller Fulfilled Prime”. This program allows qualified sellers to get the Prime badge on their products and delivery directly to Prime subscribers using their shipping operation.
This is a great program, especially for high-performing sellers with exceptional fulfilment capabilities in the United Kingdom.
Making Bold Moves
2020 seems to have started on a good note for Amazon. The company has recently launched Amazon Care, an app that connects employees with doctors and nurse practitioners via video or chat. The cool thing is that follow-ups will also be available in person when needed, either in doctor’s offices or through house calls.
Amazon Care is going to be a massive thing for Amazon employees, from receiving healthcare without making an appointment, at the convenience of their schedules, at their preferred location (home, office, or virtual). Amazon Care will eliminate travel and waiting time.
There is no stopping for the retail giant!
In other news:
Amazon is removing listings from its online marketplace that claim to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The retail giant has been working tirelessly this week notifying third-party sellers to take down listings claiming to be a treatment for the coronavirus.