Amazon’s Book Depositary set to close

Amazon is closing down its UK-based online store Book Depositary.

The global online book retailer, which was acquired by Amazon in 2011, has offices in cities including Madrid, Cape Town and Chennai, as well as fulfilment centres in the UK and Australia.

Book Depositary said in a tweet: “We are sorry to let you know that Book Depository will be closing on 26 April 2023.”

The company added that users would still be able to place orders until midday BST on 26 April and that it would continue to deliver purchases and provide support for any order issues until 23 June 2023.

The news comes weeks after Amazon announced a further 9,000 job cuts across several regions of its business.

Chief executive Andrew Jassy said at the time the latest cuts, which came in addition to cuts made late last year, were in an effort to make the company’s operations “leaner”.

It was not immediately clear whether Book Depositary’s closure would lead to more job cuts across Amazon. National Technology News has approached Amazon for clarification.

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