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10 True Interesting Facts About – Fact #4 Blows My Mind!

I have dug deep and found 10 mind blowing facts about Take a look!


# 1 early logo and homepage. founded in 1994, started as an online bookstore.

This is Amazon logo in 1995. first logo

And this is the early homepage in 1995. Looks old school 🙂

first homepage in 1995


#2 The meaning behind lately logo (2002 – present 2014)

This is the lately logo. Since 2002 until now: logo true facts meaning

What’s the meaning behind this logo:

We call it the smile and arrow. It means “We are happy to deliver anything, anywhere. says in their press release “a smile now begins under the “a” and ends with a dimple under the “z”, emphasising that offers anything, from A to Z, that customers may be looking to buy online.”


#3 First month of in Business

The first book sale in is “Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought“, by Douglas Hofstadter.


The first book sold on 

fluid concepts and creative analogies first amazon book

You can still buy the book at for $17.


#4 Mind blowing annual revenues. is #1 selling e-tailer in the world. Yes! is the world’s largest online retailer. web sales in 2010 are 5 times Walmart, Target, and websales combined.

Amazon’s $34 BILLION annual revenues in 2010 are larger than the GDPs of half the countries in the world.


In 2013, annual revenues are 74.45 BILLION. WOOOOWWW! it blow my mind!

annua revenue 2013


#5 would be 2x the size of Canada.

If were a country for its active users, it would be 2x the size of Canada.

Amazon serves 137 million customers a week. This means Amazon has over 19.5 million customers daily = The same amount of people as the population of Beijing, China.


This is Canada map. Imagine a map to 🙂

canada map


#6 warehouses hard working conditions = penalized for spending too long talking to co-workers! employees have to concentrate fully when they work. Talking too long with co-workers forbidden in warehouse area. Amazon warehouse employees are constantly monitored by GPS tracking systems. Employees receive warnings, even penalized for spending too long talking to co-workers.

amazon warehouse workers


#7 warehouses busiest days working conditions = penalized for going too long and too often on the toilet!

In Amazon warehouses handsets allocate time for each task, this can be as short as 33 seconds. warehouses employee monitored round-the-clock. They can get just 10 minutes for lunch. Toilet breaks are timed and employees can be penalized for going too long and too often on the toilet.

amazon employee workhard

Three strikes and you out!

Videos below proves fact #6 and #7


#8 The most expensive item listed on

In 2010 Amazon accidentally listed a CD-ROM for $2,904,980,000 (plus $3.99 shipping). Brian T Klug bought the item,  however the site canceled the order. Klug later received an email from Amazon saying “We are sorry, we’re unable to complete your order from this Amazon Merchant. We have canceled this transaction…”

brianklug amazon order


Klug then also received a phone call from Amazon customer service to make sure Klug had received the order cancellation notice.

brian klug amazon canceled order


#9 Down for 49 minutes = loss nearly $5.7 million in sales.

The homepage down for 49 minutes in 31 January 2013. During this time they missed out on nearly $5.7 million in sales.’s 2012 earnings report that the company makes about $61.09 Billion a year, or about $6,963,470 per hour.” For 49 minutes down, loss about nearly $5.7 million in sales. More precisely 5,686,834 million! down page notice.

amazon down 49 minutes true facts


#10 Working in warehouses is healthful!

Amazon warehouses have more square footage than 700 individual Madison Square Gardens combined. Warehouse employee regularly walk up to 11 or 27 miles a day.


Very large warehouse.

amazon warehouse

Walk around warehouse area to select items. One by one…

amazon employee walk 11miles


#11 CEO is one of the lowest paid CEOs among large tech companies (BONUS) pays Jeff Bezos $81,840 for his salary. He get no stock awards. He become one of the lowest paid CEOs among large tech company in the world. But… Amazon have to pay $1.68 million for his security costs.


Jeff Bezos, The King of

jeff bezos amazon salary facts


Hopefully this true facts beneficial for you 🙂


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Article written by Hendri Syahrial

Hendri Syahrial is a writer & webpreneur. Love to collect good links from anywhere on the internet. Find more about Hendri Syahrial on his Google+ page.

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