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  1. 1. By Ryan Pluck
  2. 2. Menu <ul><li>1. Overview of Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>2. History and Creator of Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>3. Purpose of Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>4. Content on Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>5. Uses for Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>6. Amazon as a Web 2.0 Site </li></ul><ul><li>7. Similar Sites </li></ul><ul><li>8. Information on Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>9. Positives and Negatives of Amazon </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview of Amazon <ul><ul><li>Amazon is the largest online retail store in the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is partnered with many different retailers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much of the site's popularity is because of how much the users can add to the site. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The History and Creator of Amazon <ul><ul><li>Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was originally operated entirely in a garage in Bellevue, Washington. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was given funding by two men named Nick Hanauer and Tom Alburg. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Within the first month Amazon was able to ship orders to all states as well as forty-eight different countries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The website originally only sold books but eventually sold more products as the site grew. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Purpose of Amazon <ul><ul><li>Amazon is meant to be an online retail store. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But Jeff Bezos says that it is made to be an &quot;online community&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much of the site relies on user input. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The site has many products in many different categories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users are able to put their own products on the site as well as give reviews on products. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Content on Amazon <ul><ul><li>Content on Amazon comes from the users as well as companies partnered with the site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products sold on the site are either from companies or from other users. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Uses for Amazon <ul><ul><li>Amazon can be used by schools, businesses, and consumers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools can buy books and other materials from the site to use for teaching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses can use the site to sell their products. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers can use the site to buy many different products, sometimes at a lower price than other retailers. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Amazon as a Web 2.0 Site <ul><ul><li>Amazon allows users to share their opinions on products as well as give products to sell themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much of the data on the site is supplied by publishers and users. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The site is built around user input. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Similar Sites <ul><ul><li>Amazon's closest competitor is Staples. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staples only makes about a third of the revenue Amazon does. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staples only sells office supplies compared to Amazon which sells practically anything. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Information on Amazon <ul><ul><li>Amazon is known as the largest online retail site in the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It's closest competitor does not make nearly as much money as Amazon does. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The site is well recieved, making the &quot;nice list&quot; of the naughty and nice list made by &quot;Consumer Report.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon is partnered with many companies including Stealth Hydroponics, Cricket, The Gap, Nordstrom, and Land's End. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Positives and Negatives of Amazon <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon sells many products. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products are usually sold at lower prices than other retailers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User reviews make making choices on what to buy easier. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The homepage is messy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The help section is placed at the bottom in small print. </li></ul></ul>