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How Big is Amazon? Its Many Businesses In One chart

Article shared from NPR.

Written by Alina Selyukh for NPR.

Since its creation in 1994, Amazon has grown far beyond books. It has become almost synonymous with online shopping, while building a large physical footprint of warehouses and stores, a workforce of more than 600,000 people and a cloud business used extensively by the U.S. government, among others.

Amazon is not the dominant player in many of its sectors. But its range has helped it become the second-most-valuable U.S. company, behind only Apple. A rumour of Amazon’s interest in a new field can send that industry into a stock market whirlwind. Below is a snapshot of many of the dozens of companies or divisions that Amazon owns and operates, showing its reach is far and wide.

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List of Businesses Owned By Amazon

BOOKS

  • Amazon Publishing (publishes and translates books)
  • Audible (sells and produces audio books)
  • Goodreads (site for book recommendations)
  • Abebooks (sells books, arts and collectibles)
  • Kindle (e-reader device)

CLOUD

  • Amazon Web Services (sells data storage and computing power)
  • AWS GovCloud (part of AWS compliant with federal security requirements)
  • Amazon Sumerian (platform on AWS to create 3D, VR, AR apps)
  • Amazon Drive (online storage for files, photos, videos)
  • Safaba Translation Systems (machine-learning translation technology)
  • Mechanical Turk (marketplace to hire humans for tasks that computers haven’t learned yet)

DELIVERY PROCESS

  • Fulfillment by Amazon (sells package storage and delivery)
  • Amazon Flex (Uber-style contract delivery drivers)
  • Amazon Locker (self-service pickup locations)
  • Amazon Key (smart locks for deliveries inside homes)
  • Amazon Resturants (food delivery service)
  • Kiva Systems (AI-powered warehouse robots) 

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Amazon Prime Video (platform to stream TV shows and movies)
  • Amazon Studios (makes TV shows and movies such as Manchester by the Sea)
  • Amazon Music (platform to stream or buy music)
  • IMDb (information about films and TV shows)
  • Twitch (social platform to stream or watch live video)
  • Amazon Game Studios (develop video games)

PAYMENTS

  • Amazon Pay (lets shoppers pay through Amazon on other sites)
  • Amazon Prime Rewards Visa (a Chase credit card for Prime members)
  • com Store Card (a Synchrony Bank credit card for financing)

PHYSICAL STORES

  • Whole Foods Market + 365 brand (upscale grocery chain acquired in 2017)
  • Amazon Books (sell books and Amazon devices)
  • Amazon Go (cashierless “grab and go” stores)
  • Amazon 4 Star (sell top-rated products)
  • Amazon Pop-Up (sell Amazon devices in malls, Whole Foods, Kohl’s)

SMART HOME/ DEVICES

  • Amazon Alexa (AI-powered virtual assistant)
  • Amazon Echo (Alexa-enabled smart speaker)
  • Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick (stream Internet content to TV)
  • Ring (Wi-Fi-connected doorbells and security cameras)
  • The Fire Tablet (tablet computer)
  • Amazon Dash Button (Wi-Fi-connected button to reorder items)

SHOPPING

  • Amazon Prime, Prime Now (subscription service with fast delivery)
  • Zappos (sells shoes and clothes)
  • Amazon Prime Pantry (sells food and household basics to Prime members)
  • Amazon Fresh (delivers groceries to Prime members)
  • Amazon Home Services (home cleaning, handyman and other professionals)
  • Amazon Handmade (market for handcrafted products)
  • PillPack (online pharmacy that delivers medications)
  • Shopbop (sells clothes and accessories)
  • Souq (Arabic-language marketplace acquired in 2017)

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