How Does Inc. Makes Money?

Update: November 13, 2018, Amazon announced that New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will be the locations of its second headquarters. The online giant began with a list of 238 possible locations a year ago, saying it would add up to 50,000 workers at its next headquarters — and surprised with the decision of splitting HQ2 into two locations. Amazon also said that it will open a new operations center in Nashville, adding more than 5,000 jobs there.

Infographic by: Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist│Updated on Feb. 11, 2018│(Lead photo: courtesy of Getty Images/Ringer illustration)

There has never been a company quite like Amazon. Amazon, officially founded in 1994, launched their website a year after. The company that once started as an online bookstore has reinvented itself time and again. After an immediate success, it expanded to include music and video store. It now sells almost everything including books, music, movies, and housewares. It is changing the way we read, shop, and compute.

In 2017 alone, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock gained 58% (CBS/AP, 2017). At the rate it is growing and expanding, Amazon could be a trillion-dollar company in just a few years from now.


Source: Bloomberg

Note: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post for $250 million in 2013 (Irwin & Mui, 2013).

Amazon makes a lot of money, but what are the exact sources of revenue? How does it all break down?

Today’s infographic comes to us from Sellbrite, and it dives into the company’s success, and how Amazon makes money (Desjardins, 2017):

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