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Amazon Scraps Home Delivery Robot After it Failed to Meet Customers Needs

American multinational e-commerce company Amazon has halted the test of its automated delivery robot called “Amazon Scout” after it failed to meet customers’ needs.

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American multinational e-commerce company Amazon has halted the test of its automated delivery robot called “Amazon Scout” after it failed to meet customers’ needs.

The company which began the testing of its delivery robot in 2019, disclosed that due to the halt of its delivery robot, Amazon will offer new positions to 400 people who worked on the project.

Following the company’s plan to stop the test of its “Amazon Scout”, a spokesperson at the company said, “During our Scout limited field test, we worked to create a unique delivery experience, but learned through feedback that there were aspects of the program that weren’t meeting customers’ needs,” Alisa Carroll, an Amazon spokesperson, told members of the media.

“As a result, we are ending our field tests and reorienting the program. We are working with employees during this transition, matching them to open roles that best fit their experience and skills.”

However, the spokesperson further disclosed the e-commerce company isn’t totally abandoning the idea of an autonomous robot, rather it will continue to look into the technology, though the vast majority of workers will be reassigned to other programs.

Amazon Scout was officially unveiled in 2019, following the e-commerce giant’s acquisition of robotics firm Dispatch two years prior.

In August 2019, the robots started delivering packages to customers in Irvine California on a test basis, with human monitors. The package is put inside the robot and driven to the customer who opens it and collects the package.

At the time of launch, the company touted the program as a method for continuing deliveries amid COVID shutdowns, though the operation still required the presence of “Scout Ambassadors” humans tasked with making sure nothing went wrong.

Due to the recent global inflation ravaging economies, the scrapping of Amazon Scout is the latest in a series of cost-cutting maneuvers for Amazon, which has experienced slowing sales growth in 2022.

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Xiaomi Launches Black Friday Sale With Discounts and Extra Gifts on Smartphones

Xiaomi gives discount of N5,000 on every purchase of its smartphone

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Mobile phone maker, Xiaomi has lined up good discounts and extra gifts to thrill its customers during black Friday sales.

The company which is also into consumer electronics noted that it’s back Friday sale will run between November 18th to November 30th, 2022. 

Apart from a flat discount of N5,000 on every purchase of its smartphone, customers can also win amazing gift prizes which include refrigerators, Xiaomi luggage, Redmi Bud 3 earbuds. 

A star winner who will go home with an N3 million cash prize will also emerge through a raffle draw on January 10th, 2023. 

Investors King understands that Black Friday is an opportunity to buy the product you desire either smartphones, groceries, or any type of electronic at a very good price. It is celebrated virtually around the world. 

Black Friday which followed “thanksgiven day” in the United States is largely regarded as a day or season to say thank you for being with us this far. 

While amazing discounts are being offered on several products, a number of top brands especially electronic and smartphone-making companies do use black Friday to say thank you to their customers. 

Some of the platforms where you can get an amazing offer in Nigeria during this black Friday season include Jumia and Konga.

You can check the filing articles for amazing offers that both Jumia and Konga offer during this year’s black Friday. 

For Jumia click here and for Konga here you.

On Xiaomi’s black Friday for instance, when a customer buys Redmi Note 11 or Redmi Note 11S, he will get a discount of N5,000 and Xiaomi in-ear headphones. Similarly, Redmi Note 11 Pro or Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G comes with a 10000mAh power bank.

Interestingly, Xiaomi noted in a statement that the offer is open to all new and old customers while customers can enjoy the amazing offer by visiting any of Xiaomi’s retail stores nationwide or at Essence House, Computer Village Ikeja. 

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Konga Kickstarts Black Friday “Yakata” With 90% Discounts on Rice, Cooking Oil, and Mobile Phones

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E-Commerce giant, Konga has begun its discounted sale with up to 90 percent off on some house need products which include rice and cooking oil. The sale which is already witnessing a high volume of patronage is tagged “Friday Yakata”

Other products available for grabs at a very good price on the Konga platform include mobile phones of different brands, Laptops, TV sets, Refrigerators, Air conditioners, and Washing machines. 

At exactly 12 midnight every day till 12th of December, Konga will stage one of its much anticipated events, “Teasure Hunt”. Investors King learnt.

Treasure Hunt gives lucky buyers the opportunity to purchase products with up to 90 percent off them. 

Other lined-up events for Friday “Yakata” include Flash Sale and Cyber Monday. 

Additionally, Konga also partners with MedDirect to provide a 10 percent discount on all medicine which will be delivered free to anywhere in Nigeria.

Another way to benefit from the “Yakata” season is to use Konga Pay which comes with a 5 percent discount on any shopping basket above N100,000.

A statement released by the e-commerce platform noted that back Friday “Yakata” is regarded as the biggest sale of the year in the annual shopping calendar in Nigeria. 

According to the company’s head of marketing, Anthony Nwabuisi, Konga has seen improved patronage on its platform since the beginning of this year despite the prevailing economic challenges both in the domestic and international markets. 

‘‘It has been an impressive start to this year’s edition of Konga Yakata for us. Despite the undeniably harsh economic conditions, general buying sentiments are way above expectations,” he said. 

Also speaking on the importance of the Konga Friday Yakata, Nwabuisi stated that Konga has a 50 percent discount on virtually all meals ordered on the platform. 

He added that shoppers can also get the advantage of free delivery or buy-one-get-one-free in select restaurants. 

Conclusively, Konga’s platform can easily be used by downloading the application or navigating through the website at Konga.com. 

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How to Enjoy Discounted Price on Jumia Black Friday Sales

Jumia consumers receive significant discounts on a variety of products across various categories from top international and local brands.

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Jumia, an African e-commerce platform, has announced that on its Black Friday shopping event in 2022, consumers in Nigeria will receive significant discounts on a variety of products across various categories from top international and local brands.

Customers are urged to download the Jumia App to take advantage of the deals in order to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity during the Jumia Black Friday Sales. This indicates that downloading the app is the only prerequisite for taking advantage of the Jumia Black Friday Sales. 

Treasure Hunts, Brand Days, Daily Check-Ins, Flash Sales, and Jumia Games are among the anticipated campaign elements that will give customers the chance to win exciting prizes and further savings on a variety of goods.

The campaign, which will end on November 27, 2022, will feature JumiaPay incentives, offers exclusively for Jumia Prime members, and free shipping on a variety of products for customers in Lagos, Abuja, and Ibadan.

Massimiliano Spalazzi, Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, stated that the “Beat Sapa” campaign for 2022 is intended to support SMEs and brands in reaching millions of consumers while assisting consumers in navigating the current economic realities.

He said: “The Jumia Black Friday campaign is another opportunity for us to enrich the shopping experience of our consumers. With the current economic situation, it is important to ensure that consumers can still shop for their needs at the best prices. This 9th edition is set to provide this, and we are happy to have partnered with the biggest household brands and SMEs. We are encouraging our consumers to take advantage of this campaign and “Beat Sapa” with Jumia.

According to him, Adidas is the Platinum sponsor for this year’s Jumia Black Friday, and Nivea, Xiaomi, Oraimo, and Guinness are Gold sponsors.

Consumers can anticipate receiving flash sales on specific products, free shipping from brands, daily games, offers specifically for prime members, and discounts for JumiaPay, among other things. Consumers can also expect to pay significantly lower prices, according to what Investor Kings gathered. 

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