You possibly can now not purchase both print or Kindle Newsstand journal and newspaper subscriptions from Amazon, as the corporate seems to implement yet one more cost-cutting measure. The e-commerce big introduced that it was halting Newsstand subscriptions on March ninth (through The Verge) and that the change was going to take impact that very day. When you’ve got an annual subscription, it is not going to be renewed, as effectively.
You possibly can proceed managing your subscriptions — akin to altering your supply handle — via Amazon till June fifth at 11:59PM PST. However after that, you’d should get in contact with the writer for any inquiry. Lastly, Amazon will solely be sending you the newest points on your magazines and newspapers till September 4th. The excellent news is that you will nonetheless be capable to entry all of the digital points which have already been delivered, and Amazon will ship you a pro-rated refund for any undelivered subject.
In a press release, Amazon spokesperson Julia Lee advised The Verge that the corporate seems to be at every of its companies to see what it ought to change as a part of its annual working planning overview course of. Lee defined: “Following an evaluation of our journal and newspaper subscriptions and single-issue gross sales, we now have made the tough choice to discontinue these providers. We do not take these selections frivolously and are winding down these choices in a phased method over a number of months. We’ll proceed to help clients, sellers and publishers throughout that point.”
Primarily based on Lee’s assertion, the corporate wasn’t making a living from subscriptions, and so they possible turned a casualty that could possibly be attributed to its cost-cutting efforts. Again in January, Amazon expanded its deliberate job cuts to cowl 18,000 roles within the firm after hiring 1000’s of recent folks to maintain up with the heightened demand through the earlier years’ COVID lockdowns. Amazon additionally paused development on its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia and shut down a number of cashierless Go shops over the previous few months.
If you wish to preserve receiving the latest problems with your magazines and newspapers, you will have to have a look at different subscription choices from their publishers. A few of them, nonetheless, will nonetheless be accessible as a part of Amazon’s Kindle Limitless service.