Amazon’s revenue falls as sooner delivery prices soar

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Amazon’s push for sooner supply is hurting its income.

The net retailer mentioned third-quarter revenue fell 26% from a 12 months in the past, lacking Wall Road expectations. Its inventory sunk 6.5% in after-hours buying and selling.

Amazon is transferring to chop its supply time in half, to at some point as a substitute of two, for Prime members who pay $119 a 12 months. The corporate mentioned that it is costing the corporate about $1.5 billion to make the change, practically double what it anticipated.

“It is a massive funding, and it is the suitable long-term resolution for purchasers,” mentioned Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in an announcement.

The Seattle-based firm reported web revenue of $2.1 billion, or $4.23 per share, within the quarter ending Sept. 30. That is 36 cents under what analysts anticipated, in response to FactSet.

Its income, nonetheless, beat expectations, rising 24% to $70 billion.


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