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Amazon- The Background to this Online Phenomenon

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Amazon are one of those household names now that almost need no introduction. They have continued their growth and service levels year on year to such an extent that they lead there field in online service, customer experience and delivery.

They have now become so vast that they are able to to help many other companies and people in other sectors, an example being hiring a large number of military veterans, assisting in the financing of affordable homes and supply of emergency goods into areas affected by natural disasters. However, the list of their diverse contribution is as vast as the company itself and can be seen on their sister site page :

Amazon was founded on the 5th of July 1994 by Jeff Bezos who set it up and ran it in a garage attached to his rented house in Bellevue, Washington.

His parents invested a great deal of money in the start-up all those years ago. On July 16, 1995, Amazon opened online as a bookselleing website predominantly, and became the larget online outlet in this sector in just over a year and topped 1 million customers in the year following.

In the first month of its launch, Amazon had already sold books to people in all 50 states and in 45 different countries. Book distributors required retailers to order 10 books at a time, and Amazon didn't need that much inventory yet (or have that much money). So, the team discovered a loophole: Although the distributors required that Amazon order 10 books, the company didn't need to receive that many. So, they would order one book they needed, and nine copies of an obscure lichen book, which was always out of stock.

Funny Little facts on Amazon

In those early days of Amazon mentioned above, the servers that the company used required so much power that Bezos and his wife couldn't run a hair dryer or a vacuum in the house without blowing a fuse.

Apparently the company was first named Cadabra but Bezos was talked out of it. Later to be nicknamed  "an everything store.” Jeff Bezos also liked the name "Relentless." If you visit today, it navigates to Amazon. He finally chose "Amazon" because he liked that the company would be named after the largest river in the world, hence the company's original logo. 

Amazon Prime UK…

Amazon UK launched in 1998, opening Fulfilment Centre in Marston Gate, UK. Today Amazon Prime ranks 4th in the World most richest companies.

Amazon’s commitment to sustainability -sees them working diligently with suppliers to reduce single plastic use in packaging and raising awareness and use of more sustainable materials.

Amazon Official Headquarters in the UK

Amazon Web Services

60 Holborn Viaduct



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