John Boumphrey, Amazon UK country manager, said: “We’re continuing to invest in talent right across the UK, from apprentices in Swansea to data scientists in Edinburgh.”
Amazon reported its “biggest ever” Prime Day discounting event on 12-13 July. Prime members worldwide purchased more than 100,000 items per minute.
It added that sales growth for Amazon’s selling partners, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses, outpaced the platform’s retail business. Customers spent more than $3bn (£2.5bn) on more than 100 million small business items included in the Support Small Businesses to Win Big sweepstakes promotion.