20 years of Amazon (infographic)

We maintain this blog by recommending products on the web. If you buy an item by following the links in this post, we may get a small share of the revenue.

20 years of Amazon - infographic thumb

Founded on July 5, 1994, by Jeff Bezos, Amazon has become the world’s largest and most innovative online retailer.

The 20th anniversary of the company comes with news of a 2014 Q2 net loss of $126 million. Obviously, like in the history of every company in the world, there are ups and downs.

One thing is clear, however. The company is on a constant way up, as this infographic prepared by DPFOC Online proves.

The chart puts together useful info from different fields, that let better realize how powerful the company is today. It’s good to track major Amazon acquisitions, the data behind Kindle business, as well as study strategies Jeff Bezos used to build and grow Amazon.

The first name of the company was Cadabra, but Jeff Bezos changed it to Amazon for three reasons:

  • “cadabra” sounded too much like “cadaver”,
  • starting the name with letter “a” would give the company the advantage of being at the top of every alphabetical list,
  • Amazon river is one of the biggest in the world, and this is what the founder wanted to do with his store.

Amazon.com went online in 1995. The first book sold by the store was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas Hofstadter. It was ordered on April 3 by John Wainwright, one of beta testers of the site.

There are surely many users who shop Amazon for long years. The site evolved over time, being a good reflection of changing internet standards. You can check out how Amazon website was looking at the time of launching the first-generation Kindle.

Click or tap on the image below to see it in full resolution.

#Infographic - 20 years of #Amazon by the numbers

Looking for more infographics? Check out recent ones added to Ebook Friendly:

Want even more? Check out all articles in this topic: Infographics.

Tips and tricks

The 2017 Apple iPad 9.7-inch

iPad 9.7 (2017) – tech specs, comparisons, reviews, and more

Tech specs, reviews, comparisons, and pictures of the mid-range iPad 9.7 released in 2017. We’ll still have to wait for the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5.

Library Extension for Chrome lets find library books as you browse for them on Amazon

Chrome extension finds matching library books while you browse Amazon, Goodreads

Library Extension for Chrome lets you instantly see print or digital book availability from your local library. So, you’ve found an interesting…

Gift ideas

Best Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9 cases sleeves - 2017 models

15 unique cases and sleeves for the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9

A selection of the most functional covers and sleeves designed for Apple iPad Pro tablets released in 2017: Pro 10.5 and Pro 12.9. Leather sleeves, keyboard cases, stand covers, and more. Amazon, Etsy, Otterbox.

Best book gifts from Amazon Handmade

12 best book gift ideas from Amazon Handmade

Amazon Handmade is an Etsy-like store with unique handcrafted goods. In this list you’ll see the best gifts for book lovers.

Best 50

50 best Nook cases and accessories you can get

50 best Nook cases and accessories to buy in 2017

Updated list of fashionable, well-designed Nook case covers and accessories. Nook GlowLight & GlowLight Plus, Nook Tab A 7.0, Nook Tab S2 8.0, and Nook Tab E 9.6.

50 most awesome posters that encourage to read

50 awesome posters that encourage to read

A list of most awesome read posters from Etsy, Zazzle, Redbubble, Society6 and AllPosters. For all needs and tastes.

Let's connect

Share a comment

If you want to discuss the topic or ask a question, please share this post on social media. Make sure to mention us!

You can also contact us directly. Find more details here.

Get free updates via email

Powered by MailChimp
You'll receive email digests on Fridays at 2pm GMT / 10am EST.