Brendan O'Connor · 08/15/15 03:30PM

“In contrast to companies where declarations about their philosophy amount to vague platitudes, Amazon has rules that are part of its daily language and rituals, used in hiring, cited at meetings and quoted in food-truck lines at lunchtime. Some Amazonians say they teach them to their children.”

Prime of Life: The Story of My 20s, as Told in Amazon Purchases

Lacey Donohue · 07/15/15 11:15AM

Amazon turns 20 today, which means it’s nearly the same age I was when I graduated college, moved across the country, and started living alone. The world has changed, and Amazon has its own transition period to undergo. But if it’s anything like me, it can manage these growing pains easily—with an overflowing digital shopping cart.

PSA: You Can Still Buy These Confederate Flags From Amazon and Walmart

Alex Pareene · 06/24/15 02:45PM

In the wake of the murders of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist with Confederate sympathies, multiple national retailers announced plans this week to stop selling Confederate flags and Confederate flag-branded apparel and paraphernalia. Walmart was the first to eliminate Confederate merchandise, with eBay, Amazon and even Etsy following suit. As of today, there’s scarcely a trace of the famous “rebel flag” on or But bargain-hunting chattel slavery enthusiasts need not abandon their laptops for flea markets just yet: You can still buy Confederate flags at both of those sites—just not the one most people think of as “the Confederate Flag.”

Hamilton Nolan · 05/28/15 11:20AM

With Amazon now offering free same-day delivery to Amazon Prime members, it’s not hard to imagine a day when online retailers open “stores” where members can browse, purchase and walk out with items in only seconds. The internet is truly amazing.

Christmas at Amazon: One Man's Story

Hamilton Nolan · 12/30/14 11:15AM

What is it like to work at an Amazon warehouse during the annual holiday rush? One Amazon warehouse employee kindly narrated the "nonstop chaos" for us over the past month.