Amazon was established by Jeff Bezoson July 5, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A. The company in the first instance started as an online marketplace for books but farther expanded to sell
apparel, video games,
In year 2015, Amazon dominateWalmartas the most precious retailer in the (U.S.A.) United States of america bymarket cap.
In year 2017, Amazon accruedWhole Foods Marketfor $13.4 billion dollar, which extremely increased Amazon’sexistence as a brick-and-mortar retailer in U.S.A.In year 2018, Bezos declared that its two-day delivery service,Amazon Prime, had increased 100 million subscribers globally.
Amazon distributes downloads and streaming of
music, audiobook, and video,by itsAmazon Music, Amazon Prime Video, andAudible auxiliary. Amazon also has a publishing resource,Amazon Publishing, a film (movies) and television studio,Amazon Studios, and a Cloud Computing auxiliary,AmazonWeb Services.
During different controversies, the company has beenblamedfor technological monitoring deception, a high competitive and demanding work culture,tax avoidance,andanti-competitive practices.
In year 1994, Mr. Jeff Bezosincorporated Amazon. He choose the location Seattle, washington, U.S.A. because of technical talent as Microsoft is located there in Seattle, washington, U.S.A. In May year 1997, the company gone public.
The company started to selling music and videos in year 1998, at which time it began operations internationally by acquiring online sellers of books in Germany and (U.K.)United Kingdom. The following year, the company also sold video games, home-improvement items, games, toys, consumer electronics, and software in addition to other products.
In year 2002, the company started Amazon Web Services (AWS), That provided data on Web site popularity, Internet traffic data and other data statistics for
marketers. In year 2006, the company grew its (AWS)Amazon web services portfolio whenElastic Computing Cloud(EC2), that rents computer processing power as well asSimple Storage Service(S3).
that rents data storage by the Internet, were made available. That same year 2006, the company startedFulfillment by Amazonthat managed the inventory of individuals and small companies selling their products by the company`s internet site.
In year 2012, Amazon boughtKiva Systemsto automate its inventory-management business, purchasingWhole Foods Marketsupermarkets chain system after five years in year 2017.
AMAZON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Amazon.com’s product lines available at its website include various media (DVDs, books, CDs, music software andvideotapes ), baby products, apparel, consumer electronics,gourmet food,beauty products, groceries,health and personal-care items, industrial & scientific
supplies, jewelry, kitchen items, watches, musical instruments, tools, lawn and garden items,sporting goods, automotive items and games &toys . In August year 2019, Amazon applied to start a liquor retail store in San Francisco California, CA as a means to ship beer and alcohol inside the city.
Amazon has separate retail websites for some countries and alsoAmazonoffers international shipping of some of its products to few other countries.
AMAZON GROCERY STORE
Fresh Grocery Store –is a auxiliary of the American e commercecompany Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington U.S.A. It is a Amazon Grocery products delivery service now available in some U.S. states, Hamburg,London, Berlin (including Potsdam),Munich, and Tokyo.
AmazonFresh has rolled out its services step by step, targeting special parts of different metropolitan cities and partnering with local speciality stores for delivery of local products. (The website allows users to check availability by “PIN” ZIP code).
In March year 2017,Amazon declared AmazonFreshPickup, a drive-in-type grocery store for Amazon Prime users, launching in beta version on March 29. It’s a delivery service which lets consumers shop online. And reserve times to pick up the groceries and have them loaded into their cars at the store.
In the (U.K) United Kingdom, Amazon signed a deal with British SuperMarket chain Morrisons to provide supplies for storage and Fresh. In Germany the Amazon Fresh Product range is 85000 items. The ReweGrocery delivery accounts to 9000Grocery Products.
In July year 2017, it was reported that Amazon Fresh was sellingmeal kits. On November 2, 2017, Amazon announced it was discontinuing its Amazon Fresh Service to areas in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,CaliforniaDelaware, and Maryland .
AMAZON PRIME VIDEOS
AMAZON PRIME – is a paid membership subscription service operated byAmazon that gives users access to services that would else be not available, or charge extra, to the standard Amazon Prime customer. This with free two-day delivery, streaming videoand music, other benefits.
In April year 2018, Amazon informed that AmazonPrime had more than 100 million membership subscribers globally. Prime’s capability to drive consumer spend is mostly compared to Costco’s membership program.
In year 2005, Amazonannounced the creation of Amazon Prime Videos, a membership PrimeVideo service offering free two-day delivery within the contiguous United States (U.S.A.) on all eligible purchases for a flat annual fee of $79 (equivalent to $101 in year 2018), and discounted one-day shipping (delivery) rates.
Amazon launched the Prime Music program in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom (U.K) in year 2007; in France (as “Amazon Premium“) in year 2008, in Italy in year 2011, in Canada in year 2013,
in India in July year 2016and in Mexico in March year 2017. According to Amazon, there are nowAmazon Prime members (subscribers) in 17 countries in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
AMAZON WEB SERVICES – AWS
AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) –is a auxiliaryofAmazonthat provideson-demand Cloud ComputingservicesandAPIsto particulars, governments, and companies, on a metered pay-as-you-go base.
In aggregate, these Amazon cloud computingweb servicesprovide a set of elementary essence technical infrastructure anddistributed Cloud Computingbuilding blocks and tools. One of these services isAmazon Elastic Computing Cloud, that allows consumer to have at their disposal avirtualteam of Computers, available all the time, by the Internet.
AWS‘s version of dummy computers simulate mostly the property of a actual physical computer including, hardwarecentral processing units(CPUs) andgraphics processing units(GPUs) for processing, local/RAM memory,
hard-disk/SSD storage; a choice of operating systems; networking; and pre-loaded application software such as Web Servers,databases,customer relationship management(CRM), etc.
The AWS technology is implemented at server farms throughout the world, and maintained by the Amazon auxiliary.
Fee are depend on a combination of usage, the hardware/
software/OS/networking features chosen by the users, required availability,
security, redundancy, and Web Services options. users can pay for a single dummy AWS computer, a dedicated actual physical computer, or groups of either.
As part of the membership agreement, Amazon provides security for user`s system.AWSoperates from many worldwide geographical zone including 6 in North America (U.S.A.).
In year 2017, AWSconnected more than 90 (165 as of year 2019) Web Services expading a wide range inclusive Cloud Computing,
Storage, Database, application services,
developer tools,analytics, mobile,
networking, and equipments for the Internet of Things.
The most popular comprise AmazonElastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and AmazonSimple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Mostly Amazon Services are not unveiled directly to end users. But instead offer deficiency by APIs for developers to use in their applications.
AmazonWeb Services’ offerings are accessed over HTTP, using the REST architectonic style and SOAP protocol.
Amazon marketsAWSto users as a way of receiving large volume Computing efficiency more speedily and inexpensively than making an actual physical server farm. All AWS Services are billed based on usage. And each Web Service measures usage in variable ways.
As of year 2017, AWS owns a chief 34% of all Cloud (IaaS, PaaS) while the next three (3) competitors Google
,Microsoft, andIBM have 8%
, 11%, 6% respectively according to Synergy Group.
AMAZON ALEXA VOICE ASSISTANT
Alexa is competent of Voice Assistant,
making To-Do Lists
, Music Playback, Playing Audiobooks
, Streaming Podcasts
, Setting Alarms, and providing Weather Annoucements, Sports, Traffic, and other Real-Time Informations, such as News. Alexa can also control many Smart Gadgetsusing itself as a Smart Home automationsystem.
Users are able to enhance the Alexa`s efficiency by installing “Amazon AlexaSkills” (additional efficiency invented by third-party vendors, in another settings generally called Appssuch as audio features and weather programs).
Mostly devices withAlexa allow users to activate the device using a wake-word (such as Alexa); other devices (such as the Amazon Mobile App on Android or iOSand Amazon Dash Wand) require the user to press a button to activateAlexa’s listening mode.