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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated, Inc. (stock symbol: AMZN) completed its initial public offering in May 15, 1997, when it raised gross proceeds of $54 million through the sale of 3,000,000 shares of common stock at $18.00 per share, which gave the company a valuation of approximately $440 million. The shares have since been split four times: 2 for 1 on June 2, 1998; 3 for 1 on January 5, 1999; 2 for 1 on September 2, 1999; and 20 for 1 on June 6, 2022.. The split-adjusted price of the IPO shares is $0.075.

Since its inception, Amazon has become the world’s preeminent and innovative e-commerce retailer. Starting out as an online seller of books, Amazon Marketplace has expanded its product offerings and now accounts for 5% of all retail spending in the United States. According to Slice Intelligence, it captured 43% of all dollars spent online in 2016. It sells private-label goods, merchandise purchased for resale from a wide variety of vendors, as well as merchandise sold on behalf of third-party sellers. Amazon’s e-book reader, the Kindle, dominates the e-reader market. It sells the books of third-party publishers, as well as books acquired and published under the Amazon imprint. Kindle Direct Publishing is an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store.

Amazon has invested heavily in its logistics and distribution network. It owns a fleet of airplanes and has set the standard for utilizing robotics in its warehouses. It is a pioneer in the development of drones that it plans to use for direct deliveries to its customers.

Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service ($99 per year) that gives Amazon customers access to free two-day shipping, as well as access to unlimited streaming of Amazon’s libraries of movies, television episodes and music; and other services.

It has also become the leader in the cloud computing marketplace through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division. According to the Synergy Research Group, AWS has a 45% share of the public cloud infrastructure market – more than Microsoft, Google and IBM combined.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that connects to a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa.” The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control smart devices, using itself as a home automation hub. Perhaps most importantly, it can be used to order products from Amazon.

Amazon recently made an offer to acquire Whole Foods, an event that may totally disrupt the grocery business.

This board has been created for the purpose of discussing’s stock price, financial prospects and actual results, the merits of its business model, the experience and Internet retail websites in general. It is neither a Bulls nor a Bears board and all opinions are welcome.

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164650A fair point, I was just comparing Amazon to traditional parcel carriers that wiZen Dollar Round-last Wednesday
164649A rural post office was told to prioritize Amazon packages. Chaos ensued. washinRon-last Wednesday
164648Second-hand shopping a $1-billion-plus business for Amazon in Europe By James Glenn Petersen1last Wednesday
164647Does Amazon provide shipping for sellers? <div jsname="Q8Kwad" clasJohn Carragher-last Wednesday
164646Impressive, but a somewhat odd comparison since Amazon only handles Amazon produZen Dollar Round-last Wednesday
164645This was updated, Updated Nov. 27, 2023 10:36 am ET Listen to article (6 minuSr K-November 27
164644Amazon Clinches Deal With Spanish Union Over Cyber Monday Walkout By Mauro OrrSr K-November 27
164643The Biggest Delivery Business in the U.S. Is No Longer UPS or FedEx Amazon is eGlenn Petersen2November 27
164642Exclusive: Amazon to win unconditional EU nod for iRobot deal -sources By Foo Glenn Petersen1November 24
164641Comments from SI's car business expert: Car Nut Corner: All About Cars Messakidl-November 17
164640WSJ version: Hyundai to Be First Automaker to Sell New Cars on Amazon CompanieSr K-November 16
164639Amazon will allow auto dealers to sell cars on its site, starting with Hyundai Glenn Petersen-November 16
164638Look, Up in the Sky! It’s a Can of Soup! Amazon’s much-hyped drone project is dGlenn Petersen-November 5
164637 From S3 to R2: An economic opportunity Cloudflare's R2 is an undiscoveredFJB-November 2
164636Amazon made $1 billion through secret price raising algorithm -US FTC reuters.cJulius Wong-November 2
164635Your smart speaker data is used in ways you might not expect [graphic] Credit:Julius Wong1October 28
164634Amazon Beefs Up Bottom Line as AI Battle Shapes Up Record earnings should help Glenn Petersen-October 28
164633Amazon reports better-than-expected results, as revenue jumps 13% PUBLISHED THUGlenn Petersen1October 26
164632Amazon’s AI-Powered Van Inspections Give It a Powerful New Data Feed [graphic] Julius Wong2October 24
164631[tweet]Glenn Petersen-October 22
164630Amazon Introducing Warehouse Overhaul With Robotics to Speed Deliveries CompanyGlenn Petersen-October 18
164629Amazon Theme Song Message 34440645Don Green-October 7
164628Between a Rock and Lina Khan’s FTC As retail stores face smash-and-grab invasioSr K2September 29
164627Amazon Web Services Now Offers Generative AI Tools For Businesses, Catches Up WiJulius Wong-September 29
164626Lina Khan Has a Weak Case Against Amazon The FTC Chair defines monopoly down toSr K1September 28
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