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Amazon to pay billions to prevent Christmas shortages

The prices of old cardboard used to make new boxes rose from £10 a tonne in January last year to up to £118 a tonne last month. PHOTO: Financial Times/Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

By Holly Bancroft | 29 October 2021

YAHOO! FINANCE (INDEPENDENT) — Amazon will spend billions of dollars to try and manage labour shortages and supply chain issues in the run up to Christmas, it has been reported.

The company’s chief executive, Andy Jassy, said that the retail giant expected to “incur several billion dollars of additional costs” due to “labour supply shortages, increased wage costs, global supply chain issues, and increased freight and shipping costs”.

Mr Jassy added that the injection of funds would be “expensive for us in the short term, but it’s the right prioritisation for our customers and partners”.

He continued: “We’ve always said that when confronted with the choice between optimising for short-term profits versus what’s best for customers over the long term we will choose the latter – and you can see that during every phase of this pandemic.”

The comments come as Amazon revealed that its net income had dropped to £2.3bn in the third quarter of 2021. This is compared to £6.3bn in 2020. […]

1 Comment on Amazon to pay billions to prevent Christmas shortages

  1. Maybe Amazon should take their woes to their benefactors since all their issues were created by ((them)). I mean it is one big wealthy (((family))). Its ironic how the Christ haters get rich on the Christ believers especially on the biggest day of materialism…. I am guessing they created.

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