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  • 1. Amazon Inside Amazon Inside By: Wilhelmina GieseBy: Wilhelmina Giese
  • 2. Background on Amazon• Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, WA is the global leader in e-commerce• Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995• Since then, Amazon has expanded significantly in their product offerings, international sites and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers• Today Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry• They operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the UK• Technology innovation drives the growth of Amazon, offering customers more types of products, more conveniently and at even lower prices• Offer personalized shopping experience for each customer, book discovery through “Search Inside the Book,” convenient checkout using “1 Click Shopping”• In 2000, Amazon began to offer its best of the breed e-commerce platform to other retailers and to individual sellers• Now, today big name retailers work with Amazon Services to power their e-commerica offerings; branded merchants also leverage Amazon as an incremental sales channel for their new merchandise, you can find products from top retailers across Amazon’s retail site• The evolution of Amazon from web site to e=commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company’s DNA
  • 3. Inside Amazon• Amazon currently employs more than 51,300 people around the world• Employees work in corporate offices, fulfillment centers, customer service centers and software development centers across North America, Europe and Asia• Over 152 million active Amazon customer accounts• Over 2.0 million active seller accounts• Hundreds of thousands of external developers• Employees in Amazon offices contribute in a variety of functions and jobs, including…
  • 4. Software Development• Amazon engineers tackle some of the most complex challenges in large scale computing• Software development engineers, technical program managers, test engineers, and user interface experts work in small teams company wide to contribute to the e-commerce platform
  • 5. Retail Product Management & Merchandising• Amazon’s team of product managers, designers, buyers and merchandisers builds and launches new product categories and stores around the world as it offers customers greater selection, lower prices, more in stock merchandise and best in class shopping experience
  • 6. Information Technology• Amazon’s Information Technology team oversees the company’s technology environment. This team works together to make sure distribution systems run smoothly and can handle a massive number of transactions
  • 7. Operations and Customer Service• In 2010 alone, Amazons fulfillment centers shipped to more than 178 countries worldwide.• Operation teams oversee and operate all the aspects of supply chain management, fulfillment, transportation and customer service• This team is focused on meeting individual customer promises everyday, around the globe
  • 8. Finance and Administration• Financial professionals at Amazon operate as business partners within functional teams throughout the company• They have leadership roles in teams such as; retail, operations, business development and software development in addition to more traidional roles in accounting, treasury and investor relations• Help teams evaluate business investments, uderstand historical performance and development forward looking plans
  • 9. Human Resources• Comprises of HR business partners, recruiters and specialists in areas like learning and development, HRIS and compensation and benefits• The teams engage with our business leaders to deliver our goal of finding, developing and retaining the best and brightest people in the market• Develop long term career paths inline with Amazon’s unique culture
  • 10. Legal• Advises business leaders on complex legal issues in a dynamic high growth environment• Resolve all litigation• I’m sure you’re tired of hearing me talk so here’s a video to show just how large one Amazon distribution center is…• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AVpuCMIk2A• Some cool pictures to look at…• http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/what-it-looks-like-inside-amazoncom

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