E-commerce startup Jet.com opens a rivalry with Amazon.com

E-commerce startup Jet.com officially opened for business Tuesday after leaving some trial users disappointed, showing that wooing customers from Amazon.com could be tougher than raising money.

The Hoboken, N.J., company drew $220 million in venture capital over the past year before it had a single customer, promising to create an online warehouse offering low prices to paying members.

The company has spent more than $40 million as part of its rollout to open warehouses in several states, including one in Edgerton in Johnson County.

A job fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 30801 W. 191st St., in Logistics Park Kansas City, an intermodal development of Northpoint Development and BNSF Railway. The fair was set up to hire warehouse workers on contract at $10.50 an hour, according to an announcement on Craigslist. Edgerton officials said the Jet warehouse is in the park’s…

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