Business Insider Reporter
Starting at midnight PT on July 12 , Amazon Prime members will be able to shop across nearly all product categories and take advantage of new deals.
'What Amazon knows a lot about is going to retail, and we continued to hear that that's a big problem for startups,' Launchpad's senior marketing manager said.
Amazon recently leased 20 cargo aircraft and bought thousands of its own trailer trucks, while calling itself a 'transportation service provider' for the first time in its annual filings.
The company, which is ramping up its own fashion team, already owns seven.
'What we found in order to properly serve our customers at peak, we've needed to add more of our own logistics to supplement our existing partners,' says Amazon's CFO.
Employees relied on phones and note pads to reach one another, and paychecks had to be cut manually using an old machine.