How Amazon is passing on inflation costs

Posted on AllSides May 2nd, 2022
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The pandemic boom for Amazon is no more. The ecommerce giant reported its first quarterly loss since 2015 on Thursday, sending its share price plummeting.

The company recorded a net loss of $3.8 billion for the first three months of the year as rising prices drove up costs in its consumer marketplace business. During that period, inflationary pressures added approximately $2 billion in expenses to the firm compared to a year ago.

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