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Some customers who ordered a PlayStation 5 for UK release day claim Amazon shipped them random items instead, including a foot massager and pet food

Some Amazon UK customers said they had their PlayStation 5 preorders marked as delivered on Thursday, the console’s UK launch day – despite their consoles never arriving. Others said they instead received random products they had never ordered, including a coffee machine, a foot massager, and cat food. An Amazon […]
Some customers who ordered a PlayStation 5 for UK release day claim Amazon shipped them random items instead, including a foot massager and pet food
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10-year-old killed in crash with Amazon delivery van in Bay Area

A 10-year-old boy died on Tuesday afternoon in a bicycle accident with an Amazon delivery van, the company confirmed on Wednesday. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones following this terrible accident,” Amazon spokesperson Lisa Levandowski said in a statement. The boy reportedly crashed into […]
10-year-old killed in crash with Amazon delivery van in Bay Area
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Amazon delivery drivers share what its like to be on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, including not having time to wash their hands and uncleaned vans

Amazon delivery drivers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis as COVID-19 continues to spread across the US. Drivers told Business Insider they regularly deliver upwards of 250 packages a day. As the CDC recommends staying home to distance from others, drivers continue to deliver essentials to people isolating […]
Amazon delivery drivers share what its like to be on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, including not having time to wash their hands and uncleaned vans
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Amazon is no longer cutting into drivers’ tips to pay their base wages

Amazon is no longer using customer tips to cover the base pay for Flex drivers, The Los Angeles Times first reported. Amazon has since confirmed the change to Business Insider. The move comes after the newspaper reported in February that Amazon was taking tips and putting them toward driver base […]
Amazon is no longer cutting into drivers’ tips to pay their base wages
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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centres and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the automation options out there. Research shows that 60% of warehouse managers and executives don’t have plans to incorporate drones or self-driving cars in their warehouses. Truckers believe that […]
Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree