This has been done on suspicion of pressuring retailers to offer products at lower prices than on rival sites. Amazon Japan’s website booked net sales of $8.3 bn last year, equivalent to 7.7% of Amazon.com’s worldwide net sales. By comparison, main rival Rakuten Inc recorded e-commerce revenue in Japan of $2.9 bn in the same period.

Snapdeal says that the hubs will provide one-touch facility to sellers as all processes from receipt of stocks, quality inspection, preparation for dispatch and return handling will be done for designated orders under one roof. The investment in infrastructure will add 1 million sq ft space for the company. Snapdeal’s logistics hubs are a owned by Vulcan Express, a wholly owned subsidiary.

These will be opened in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur to expand its presence in India and prepare for the upcoming festival season. The FCs will allow Amazon.in to offer its Fulfilment by Amazon service to small business in these states. With this, Amazon.in will have 27 fulfillment centres operational across 10 states in India with a total storage capacity of over 7.5 mn cubic feet.

After its own Fire phone flopped, Amazon is selling special editions of other manufacturers’ phones at a $50 discount. They’ll come with ads on the lock screen and lots of Amazon apps on the home screen. You can hide those apps, but won’t be able to uninstall them. Amazon.com Inc. is touting the discount as a benefit of its $100-a-year Prime loyalty program.

It is a two-day shipping programme for shoppers in the US, as the world’s largest retailer looks to take on Amazon.com Inc’s Prime subscription service. Wal-Mart said that existing ShippingPass subscribers will get one month free. While Amazon Prime also offers two-day delivery on certain items, subscription to the service costs $99 a year. Wal-Mart’s two-day service costs $49 a year.

Most teachers end up spending up to 12 hours a week searching and curating resources and lesson plans ahead of their classes, while giving high priority to resources shared or suggested by their direct peer members. The service is currently in a limited beta-test stage, and teachers from any country or location can login freely on the website by registering themselves through a form.

This is in response to Amazon Web Services announcement on Tuesday that it has set up data centres in India to serve the local market. AWS,  Amazon’s cloud offerings,  is also having its annual summit to woo customers, analysts and media in Bengaluru on Thursday and has flown in its big guns including Andy Jassy, the chief of this division.