Sunday, January 29, 2012

A summary of Amazon’s business strategy and revenue model.

Amazon represents success in the online world and there has been a lot of discussion about the "how". We came across this very comprehensive review which is worth sharing. 

A good summary of the latest business model initiatives is available in this Amazon annual report summary for 2011. For Q4, 2010:
  • North America segment sales, representing the Company’s U.S. and Canadian sites, were $7.21 billion, up 45% from fourth quarter 2009.
  • International segment sales, representing the Company’s U.K., German, Japanese, French, Chinese and new Italian sites, were $5.74 billion, up 26% from fourth quarter 2009. Excluding the unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, sales grew 29%.

Read the review of Amazon's biz strategy and revenue model here.

1 comment:

irs tax attorney said...

Amazon is one of the most successful e-commerce sites in history. With the proposed e-commerce tax, I am intrigued on how Amazon will fare.