A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Amazon

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A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Amazon

July 5, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington, Amazon.com was born in a garage providing books online, only to turn into an e-commerce giant that is now the largest internet company when it comes to revenue.

With an initial investment of $10,000 and doors used as desks, Amazon was on its way to surpassing Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States.

Today Amazon is considered one of the Big Four technology companies alongside Google, Apple, and Facebook.

The company today deals in a wide variety of products and services including subscription-based services.

Categories the company deals include:

  • Electronics
  • Software
  • Video games
  • Apparel
  • Furniture
  • Food
  • Toys
  • Jewelry
  • Etc.

The company also has its own products, services, and technologies it has acquired or created such as:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Amazon Music
  • Audible
  • Amazon Publishing
  • cloud computing
  • digital streaming
  • artificial intelligence
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Kindle e-readers
  • Fire tablets
  • Fire TV
  • Echo devices
  • Ring
  • Twitch.tv
  • More in the resources below

For an in-depth look at Amazom.com such as revenue, facts, history, and more see the resources included in this post that offer the complete story of Amazon.com

Sections Included Included In This Post:

  • The History of Amazon
  • The Amazon Mission Statement
  • Company Goals
  • Strategies Used By Amazon
  • Facts About Amazon
  • The Impact Amazon has on The Retail Industry
  • Amazon Founders
  • Amazon Reports And Financial Statements
  • Amazon Employee Relations
  • Amazon Divisions And Subsidiaries
  • Amazon Ownership & Investors
  • The Main Competitors of Amazon
  • Target Market & Marketing Strategies
  • Products & Services Offered By Amazon
  • The Reputation of Amazon
  • Amazon Complaints
  • Amazon Failures
  • Inside The Success of Amazon
  • Books Related to Amazon
  • The Latest About Amazon
  • Tweets Related To Amazon
  • Videos Related To Amazon

The History of Amazon

A company’s history is interesting. You can learn when the company was established, its original operations and how it’s changed since the startup phase as well as the challenges the company may have faced.

Amazon.com | History & Facts | Britannica.com

Amazon opens for business – HISTORY

Amazon’s extraordinary 25-year evolution

The Amazon Mission Statement

A mission statement helps a company stay on track and focus on its goals, culture and ensures everyone is on the same page.

A mission statement is for company employees as well as the public. It’s usually a broad description of the company’s focus and activities.

A company’s mission statement is the company’s public face, and it is commonly used in marketing materials.

Below are the resources I have included related the mission statement for Amazon

Amazon’s Mission Statement

Amazon.com Inc.’s Mission Statement & Vision Statement (An Analysis) – Panmore Institute

Company Goals

In this section, you can view the goals set by the company. Goals are important to help management stay on track and work to achieve the set goals.
Below you’ll see the resources I have found related to the organization’s goals.

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos says company goals not changed – Amazon & the online retail blog

Jeff Bezos: Amazon’s goal is to make it ‘irresponsible’ to not be a Prime member – GeekWire

Strategies Used By Amazon

In this section, can gain an idea of the strategist used by the company. The strategy a company uses can the difference between success and failure, a mediocre business or a huge success story.

Below you’ll see the resources included related to business strategies used by Amazon

Amazon Business Strategy: Insights of its operation and investment plan to become a Trillion dollar corporation – GreyB

Analysis of Amazon’s Corporate Strategy

2019 Amazon Business Strategy: Objectives & Retail Marketing Takeaways

Amazon Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage: cost leadership & customer centricity – Research-Methodology

With These 7 Strategies, Amazon Will Dominate Any Market | Inc.com

Amazon’s Business Strategy & Leadership In Online Retailing

Facts About Amazon

You’ll find facts about the company that may or may not be known to the general public. Have a look at the resources below included in this post related to Amazon facts

9 facts about Amazon and its brand history – Business Insider

10 Mind Blowing Facts About Amazon.com – Business Insider

43 Absolutely Amazing Facts About Amazon

50 Amazing Facts About Amazon to Inspire Your Company – Biznology

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Amazon (AMZN)

The Impact Amazon has on The Retail Industry

This section focuses on the impact Amazon has made on the Retail industry, whether it is positive or negative. It’s interesting to see how a company can make a change in the entire industry.

See the resources I have selected that are related to how Amazon has affected the Retail industry.

The Changing Retail Industry and the Impact of Amazon | ACG Philadelphia

The Amazon Effect: Amazon Go Stores and The Future of Retail

Council Post: What The Amazon Effect Means For Retailers

The Amazon Effect on the U.S. Economy

Amazon’s Impact on The Retail Industry With Cashier-Less Stores

The Amazon Effect: How Retailers Are Adapting Their Businesses to Better Compete With the Industry Leader, Free Total Retail Research Report

The Amazon Effect on Physical Retailers: How Not to End Up Like Sears

Amazon Founders

In the executive section, you’ll find information related to the management of Amazon. Management decisions play an important role in a company’s success. It’s not luck that makes a company successful, but planning, strategy, and leadership.

Have a look at the following resources included in this post related to Amazon founders.

Jeff Bezos – Wikipedia

Jeff Bezos – Amazon, Wealth & Family – Biography

How Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went from the son of a teen mom to the world’s richest person

Jeff Bezos | Biography & Facts | Britannica.com

Amazon Reports And Financial Statements

In this section, you can find out information such as the company’s profits, losses, net worth, liabilities, shares, owner’s equity, etc. that is available to the general public.
Have a look at the resources included below.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Income Statement – NASDAQ.com

Amazon Financial Statements 2005-2019 | AMZN | MacroTrends

AMZN Financial Statements – Amazon.com Inc. – Wall Street Journal

Amazon Employee Relations

In this section, you can find resources related to the number of employees Amazon employs as well as other useful employee information such as job satisfaction and labor relations, etc.

What can Amazon teach us about workplace relations

Jeff Bezos and Amazon Employees Join Debate Over Its Culture – The New York Times

Exploited Amazon workers need a union. When will they get one? | Michael Sainato | Opinion | The Guardian

Amazon employee reaction to HR programs Connections, Forte

Amazon employees describe working for Jeff Bezos’ company during peak – Business Insider

Amazon Divisions And Subsidiaries

The division of a company is a part of a business entity. In other words, even if a division operates under a different name it’s still part of the entity.

A subsidiary is an entirely different company, it is separate and usually owned by a larger company.

Have a look at the resources for Amazon subsidiaries and Divisions.

Amazon’s Top Companies and Brands

All the companies in Jeff Bezos’s empire, in one (large) chart – MarketWatch

The Complete Guide To Everything Owned By Amazon – Nasdaq.com

Amazon Ownership & Investors

In this section, you’ll find resources related to the ownership, investors, and shares related to Amazon. Below you’ll find the resources I have included for this post.

The Top 4 Amazon Shareholders

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Ownership Summary – NASDAQ.com

AMZN – Amazon.com Inc Shareholders – CNNMoney.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Major Holders

The Main Competitors of Amazon

This section focuses on direct and indirect competition for Amazon. Below you can browse through the resources related to the main competition for Amazon.

Who are Amazon’s (AMZN) main competitors?

These Stocks Are Amazon’s Biggest Competitors — The Motley Fool

Amazon Competitors – Top 17 Amazon Competitors analysed

Target Market & Marketing Strategies

This section focuses on the target market and the marketing strategies used. Just as above targeting is an important process and without it your focus will be too broad and you won’t be able to zero in on the right marketing techniques.

The marketing strategy used can make or break a business. The right strategy can make a company millions while a poor marketing strategy can end up in disaster.

Marketing strategy of Amazon – Amazon marketing strategy

Amazon Marketing Strategy 2018 – The Ultimate Overview | Sellics

Amazon’s marketing strategy: 5 ways to win on social – Talkwalker

Amazon Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning: Widest Range of Target Customer Segment – Research-Methodology

Products & Services Offered By Amazon

This section offer resources related to core products and services offered by Amazon. Many large corporations have a large variety of products and services. Some companies are so large and complex that they deal in a variety of industries that operate on a global level, which is known as conglomerates.

Have a look at the resources below for products and services offered by Amazon.

List of Amazon products and services – Wikipedia

Over 71 Amazon Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know

Amazon products and services you never knew existed – Business Insider

How Many Products Does Amazon Sell Worldwide – October 2017

The Reputation of Amazon

In the resources below, you’ll find information on the reputation of Amazon. You’ll get insights as to how the company is viewed by the general public.

Amazon reputation falls in annual ranking – Business Insider

Amazon holds top spot in brand reputation survey for third straight year; Apple, Google see big drops – GeekWire

Amazon Complaints

In this section, you can go through the resources to view the complaints, whether the complaints lead to a lawsuit or a viral rant, have a look at the complaints people have against Amazon.

Amazon.com | Complaints | Better Business Bureau® Profile

Top 5,570 Reviews about Amazon.com

Amazon.com Customer Service, Complaints and Reviews

Amazon Suspension: Types of Complaints – Amazon Sellers Lawyer || Rosenbaum Famularo, PC

Amazon Failures

Companies go through many phases, some are successful and some are miserable failures. Even though a company has failures, it’s a learning experience for management as well as other people.

Below are the resources I have included for this post related to Amazon failures.

Amazon products and services that failed or were discontinued – Business Insider

Here Are 10 of Amazon’s (AMZN) Biggest Failures – TheStreet

7 Worst Products Amazon Ever Had (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos warns Amazon will have ‘multibillion-dollar failures’

Jeff Bezos has said that Amazon has had failures worth billions of dollars — here are some of the biggest ones (AMZN) – Times Union

Inside The Success of Amazon

It’s interesting to study the successes. Sometimes a small idea can lead to great success. At times sticking to core values and applying them to your strategy pays off and at other times being bold and taking chances to turn into huge success stories.

Having a long-term vision and planning while making adjustments along the way can are a driving force to creating a successful business.

Have a look at the resources I have included in this post related to the success of Amazon.

7 Reasons Why Amazon Is So Successful | Snap Agency

These Tools Are Why Amazon Is Successful

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: Why success depends on not always being efficient

Books Related to Amazon

Some companies are so successful or a miserable failure and have many lessons to learn from that people have written books related to the rise and fall of companies.

Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Amazon

Books From Amazon Related To Amazon

Google Book Search Related To Amazon

The Latest About Amazon

In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest information related to Amazon including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.

I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, that can offer up-to-the-minute information about Amazon.

Google Searches

Latest Searches Related To Amazon

Latest Scholar Searches Related To Amazon

Latest Image Searches Related to Amazon


Latest News Related To Amazon


Tweets Related To Amazon


Videos Related To Amazon