So this has turned into two weeks of an Amazon beat for me, and it never ceases to surprise me.
First, the company had an impromptu hiring event in Tacoma.
Then we needed to tell people where to find work if Amazon didn’t hire them.
Then, Amazon decided to announce they are opening a new warehouse in Sumner.
All of this after I’d drafted a Sunday piece on how not everyone experiences Prime the same way, even in neighboring ZIP codes.
Then I got an alert this morning that Walmart is now testing a program where employees deliver customer packages after work, effectively blowing up the two-day model that was the baseline for “Prime” shipping. (We added a box at the end of my Sunday story on this).
And Amazon thought drones were a game changer. What’s next?