Online Shopping; a look inside Amazon, earth biggest online shopping mall
Amazon.com remains earth’s biggest order fulfillment online shopping mall. You probably didn’t know this online shopping behemoth was started in a garage by Jeff Bezos who currently ranks amongst the fifty richest persons in the world.
You probably have a limited idea of how huge Amazon is; all that would change after you see the images we present to you courtesy imgur. As you go through the list, you will begin to appreciate why it is said, a picture speaks more than a thousand words. Perhaps a better understanding of Amazon will help inspire us all to attempt something (better). Lol!
Amazon at a glance … amazing online shopping facts
- Earths biggest online order and fulfillment shopping mall
- Over a hundred warehouses spread across the globe
- Two million plus third-party vendors currently use Amazon to sell their products.
Amazon order fulfillment centers are touted to be among the largest warehouses in the world!
How big is the biggest Amazon warehouse?
Really huge. According to the website mentalfloss, one warehouse in Baltimore covers one million square feet, or roughly 23 acres. Another warehouse located in Dunfermline, the UK’s largest, is 14 football pitches packed together and measures a quarter of a mile from end to end states businessinder.
Amazon at a glance … (cont.)
- The company employs over 50 thousand workers. This number, however, seasonally grows during shopping seasons when the need to hire temporary workers arises.
- Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company. It’s corporate headquarters is located in Seattle, United States.
Sometime in 2012 as published by the nytimes the company spent over $52 million to retrofit warehouses spread around the country with air-conditioning systems. The heat often generated in its massive warehouses had generated negative publicity about its working conditions and health of its operational staff. The company felt this move would help polish its corporate image as it continues to dominate the online shopping and order fulfillment arena.
- 15 million plus items are shipped from Phoenix Amazon.com center
Learn more about the proprietary Amazon Prime Program and its benefits
- Amazon Prime Program began in 2005. It was introduced to offer free two day shipping incentive to shoppers. Interestingly, Prime is now more than just free shipping. Amazon enumerates the benefits of its Prime program including FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for $99 a year or $10.99 a month..
- Amazon Prime Program members currently exceed 40 million persons. According to research by Consumer Intelligence Partners each prime member spends an average of $1,500 a year while its Non Prime members spend an average of $625 per year, the website found out.
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