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10 Less Known Facts About Amazon E-commerce Giant

Amazon.com was founded by Jeff Bezos in July 1995 in a garage after leaving his job who is now the world’s richest person. There are some less known facts about the ecommerce giant that most people don’t know. We the FactWish Team explored and investigated those facts to make it available to you at a single place. Let’s move on!

1. Jeff Bezos was initially interested to name his company as Cadabra (as in ‘Abracadabra,’) but rejected the idea soon after someone misheard it as ‘cadaver’.

Cadabra was actually chosen for Amazon

2. Bezos chose ‘Amazon’ because during 1995, websites were ranked alphabetically by search engines.

Amazon was chosen since sites were alphabetically ranked at that time

3. In earlier days, whenever a book was sold by Amazon, a bell ringed in the company to celebrate.

Bell ringed at Amazon for selling item

4. In every second, Amazon ships 35 items worldwide.

Amazon ships 35 items every second

5. To better understand the customer service, there is a culture in Amazon in which every person including the CEO has to spend 2 days every two years working at the customer service desk.

Amazon culture for Customer desk

6. Amazon.com’s site went down in 2013 for 49 minutes due to unknown causing a loss of $5.7 million to the company.

Amazon site went down in 2013

7. The fastest order delivered to a customer by Amazon was 4 pack of Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino in Miami. The delivery of order was made within 10 minutes of order purchase.

Fastest delivery of Amazon was 10 minutes

8. “The Washington Post” a popular newspaper was purchased by Bezos in 2013 for $250 million.

Amazon bought The Washington Post

9. In US, 1 in every 10 people has Amazon prime membership (10.7% of the population, to be exact).

1 in 10 Americans have prime membership of Amazon

10. PowerPoint presentations are banned by Amazon. Instead, all the meeting are held with a 30 minutes in hand session for reading the topic to emphasize critical thinking of employees.

Presentation through PPT is not allowed in Amazon

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