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Online Retail Giant Amazon Announces Record Sales For Holiday Season in 2018

Customers have shopped at many Amazon stores such as Amazon Books, the brand new Amazon 4-star locations, Amazon Go, and Whole Foods Market

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US-based online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday announced a record-breaking holiday season as tens of millions of people have signed up for its Prime membership either by making paid service or on a trial basis.

“Prime membership continued to grow this holiday season… to benefit from FREE Same-Day, One-Day or Two-Day shipping, in addition to FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now, and exclusive shopping and entertainment benefits,” Amazon said.

“In the US alone, more than 1 billion items were shipped for free this holiday with Prime,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Xinhua news agency reported.

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The logo of Amazon, online retailer is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. VOA

Amazon said its customers worldwide have shopped at record levels from a wide selection of products across every department, and they purchased millions more Amazon Devices this holiday season than last year, with the best-sellers for this holiday including all-new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, and Amazon Echo smart speaker.

In April this year, Amazon disclosed that its Prime members had reached a record milestone of 100 million customers.

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Apart from online sales, Amazon also reported brisk and strong sales at its physical stores across the country.

Customers have shopped at many Amazon stores such as Amazon Books, the brand new Amazon 4-star locations, Amazon Go, and Whole Foods Market. (IANS)

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Amazon Looks Forward To Expand its Prescription Drug Delivery Business

The retail giant had purchased online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, a year after reports came out that it was looking to enter the healthcare industry

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Amazon reportedly filed its applications on January 9, in what could've been one of the earliest steps it took to start a pharmacy business and medicine delivery in countries other than the US. VOA

Amazon is looking to expanding its prescription drug delivery business likely to be called Amazon Pharmacy, to countries like the UK, Canada and Australia.

The e-commerce titan has applied for a trademark on the name “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the UK and Australia, according to CNBC.

Amazon reportedly filed its applications on January 9, in what could’ve been one of the earliest steps it took to start medicine delivery in countries other than the US, Engadget reported on Wednesday.

The retail giant had purchased online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, a year after reports came out that it was looking to enter the healthcare industry.

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Amazon is looking to expanding its prescription drug delivery business likely to be called Amazon Pharmacy, to countries like the UK, Canada and Australia. Pixabay

PillPack is a medicine delivery service catering to customers who need to take multiple daily medications.

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A few months after the acquisition was announced, the tech giant changed PillPack’s branding to “PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy”, the Engadget report added. (IANS)