January 29, 1999 7:00 AM PST
Amazon.com plans major expansion
As reported, Amazon posted better-than-expected earnings this week. It also said it will raise $1.25 billion by selling notes to institutional investors.
"In 1999 we intend to build out a significant distribution infrastructure," said Bezos, whose comments appeared in a "10K" regulatory filing, as well as this week's earnings release. "We also intend to enhance the scope and quality of products that we provide to our customers."
He added: "In 1999, we expect to invest even more aggressively than we have in the past."
In its "10-K" filing, Amazon reiterated that it plans to open a new distribution center in Nevada in the first half of 1999. The facility is expected to reduce shipping time for books, videos, and CDs in Amazon's key Western markets by a full day.