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Amazon trims goods line to cut costs

First the staff, now the stuff

After Amazon announced last week plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce, the online retailer has said it will now start trimming back on unprofitable items.

An internal email has been sent around the company allegedly informing staff of the intended cutbacks. Amazon has confirmed the email's validity, but a spokesperson was unwilling to divulge the actual contents.

The move means that Amazon’s reputation for finding anything their customers want to buy may soon come to an end.

An Amazon spokeswoman said some goods will be cut and others “will be packaged and sold in large bundles”.

A tight lip is being held over Amazon’s future plans. Amazon has said they will launch ‘digital delivery’ and ‘a very promising Amazon.com Honor system’.

But Amazon was unwilling to comment and instead urged customers to keep their eyes peeled for announcements. The dotcom that almost single-handedly started the craze definitely hasn’t given up yet.


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