Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. The company serves its primary customer sets, consisting of consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company also provides services, such as advertising services and co-branded credit card agreements. The company’s segments include North America, International, and Amazon Web Services. Consumers The company serves consumers through its retail Websites. The company designs its Websites to enable various products to be sold by the company and by third parties across various product categories. Customers access the company’s Websites directly and through its mobile Websites and apps. The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, and Echo. The company also offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program that includes unlimited free shipping on various items, access to unlimited instant streaming of various movies and TV episodes, and other benefits. The company fulfills customer orders in various ways, including through North America and International fulfillment and delivery networks that the company operates; co-sourced and outsourced arrangements in certain countries; and digital delivery. The company operates customer service centers worldwide, which are supplemented by co-sourced arrangements. Sellers The company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites and their own branded Websites and to fulfill orders through the company. Developers and Enterprises The company serves developers and enterprises of all sizes, including start-ups, government agencies, and academic institutions, through its Amazon Web Services segment, which offers a set of global compute, storage, database, and other service offerings. Content Creators The company serves authors and independent publishers with Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that lets independent authors and publishers choose a 70% royalty option and make their books available in the Kindle Store, along with the company’s own publishing arm, Amazon Publishing. The company also offers programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Seasonality The company’s business is affected by seasonality, which historically has resulted in higher sales volume during its fourth quarter, which ends December 31. History Amazon.com, Inc. was founded in 1994. The company was incorporated in 1994 in the state of Washington. The company was reincorporated in 1996 in the state of Delaware.
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