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Amazon reportedly lays off 30 employees from its e-commerce division

In the latest report regarding the biggest e-commerce company in the world, it is revealed that “Amazon laid off 30 employees or fewer than 5% of staff”. It is also worth noting that most of these layoffs were from its Buy with Prime department. This means that the future of this division from Amazon does not look good. Basically, Buy with Prime was launched by Amazon in 2022 and we did report about it here.

At the time, we believed that this was a brilliant idea to let third-party merchants have the benefits of faster delivery and the Amazon guarantee with this programme at certain additional cost. It is worth noting that last year, Amazon added features such as “allowing customers to track orders through Amazon’s website and mobile app and live chat with customer service” to this programme. But it looks like the plans have not gone down as expected. Having said that, we do have a statement from an Amazon spokesperson down below.

Amazon spokesperson said regarding the news “We regularly review the structure of our teams and make adjustments based on the needs of the business and, following a recent review, we’ve made the difficult decision to eliminate a small number of roles on our Buy with Prime team,” and added that “Buy with Prime is a top priority for Amazon, with strong adoption from merchants and positive feedback from customers, and we will continue investing significant resources in Buy with Prime to build on that momentum. We’re grateful to these employees for their contributions, and we’re focused on supporting them in their next steps,”

However, the news of these latest layoffs are nothing new as recently, “Amazon laid off 500 Twitch workers and hundreds of employees at Prime Video and MGM Studios. The company had the most layoffs in its history over the past two years, cutting 27,000 roles or 8% of its corporate workforce”, as per a report from TechCrunch. Now, this is in line with their competition also laying off a lot of employees such as Google and others that are also firing a lot of employees which definitely indicates the current economic conditions.

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