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Amazon has an important impact on the Economy, Culture and Environment of Washington state
By Megan Morrissey
Throughout the 1990s, the Internet and World Wide Web was huge! It swept across the world, and personal computers in most businesses and households got hooked up in some form or another to Internet providers and Web browser software. That is good news for Amazon.
The Early 1990s
In just four months of operation, Amazon.com became a very popular site on the Web, making high marks on several Internet rankings. It was ranked as the sixth best site on Point Communications top ten list, and was almost immediately placed on Yahoo's "what's cool list" and Netscape's "what's new list." The site opened with a searchable database of over one million titles.
How Amazon got its name
Amazon.com was very nearly called "Cadabra," as in "abracadabra."Bezos named the business after the river reportedly for two reasons. One, to suggest scale"Earth's biggest book store" and two, back then website listings were often alphabetical.
Searching titles
Bezos went to work on making the web site as customer friendly as possible and relating the site to all types of customers. For those people who knew what book they were looking for and just wanted quick performance and low cost, Amazon.com offered powerful search capabilities of its expanded 1.5 million-title database.
Jeff Bezos Founder of Amazon
The meaning behind the logo
The website opened up on the internet in 1995 as Amazon.com, named so after the awe-inspiring Amazon River. The Amazon logo began as a river design. After a few design changes, in 2000 the logo was re-imagined as the Turner Duckworth design we see today. The smile and arrow means "we're happy to deliver anything, anywhere A to Z."

One stop shop
Amazon.com was originally founded with the idea of being a one-stop shop for virtually any book that someone could easily search for, selling more than 1 million titles in all.
Searching titles
For customers who were just looking for something to read in a general area of interest, Amazon.com offered topic areas to browse, as well as lists of bestsellers, award winners, and titles that were recently featured in the media. Finally, for people who could not decide, Amazon.com offered a recommendation center. If there is customer could find books based on his or her mood, reading habits, or preferences. The recommendation center also offered titles based on records of books the customer had purchased in the past, if they were return customers to the site.

First book sold
Amazon.com sold its first book from Jeff Bezos' Seattle area garage in July of 1995. The book was Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought.
First Month
During the first month of business, Bezos fulfilled and shipped orders to all 50 states, and to 48 countries. Books were the only product available at that time.
Customers could enter search information, prompting the system to shift through the company database and find the desired titles. The program then displayed information about the selection on a customer's computer screen, and gave the customer the option to order the books with a credit card and have the books shipped in a just a few days.
Brand Promise
Amazon.com is the simplest way to get what you want at a great price. The brand promice is the unspoken assurance we give our customers about what they can expect from us.
Amazon Mission
Amazons misson is to be earths most customer- centric company to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they want to buy online.

Customer Service
To help understand the customer service process, every Amazon.com employee spends two days every two years on the service desk handling calls -- even the CEO.
Amazon Sayings
Work hard. Have fun. Make history. they say to start at the customer and work backwards
Bringing dogs to work?
amazon allows employees to bring their dogs to work creating a happier work place.
Aamazon.com can come in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian, and Portuguese
Get Paid to leave
Amazon will pay $5,000 to employees who no longer wish to work at Amazon, and self select to terminate their employment with Amazon.
158 Sold items
According to The Huffington Post, Amazon.com sold 158 products each second on Nov. 29, 2010
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, was named the Time Person of the Year in the year 1999.
New Jobs
Amazon has built nine new building in seattle since 1994
creating alot of jobs for construction workers and arctitects.
New Buildings
Amazon 2014 percherced 5 acers of chermercial realistate in downtown Seattle creating tax revinue for the city.
How Amazon Benefits the Sates of Washington
Amazon employs approximately 110,000 people in the state of Washington, they are one of the top impolayers
Amazon now has an estimated 18,000 local workers in seattle, with the potential to add 22,000 more over the next five years.
More recently, Amazon has started manufacturing electronic products such as the Kindle and the Kindle Fire, which have been very successful.


Since 2011, Amazon has been agreed to be in a deal with DC Comics to sell select DC titles like Superman and Green Lantern exclusively by means of the Kindle Fire.
City Refurbishment
Amazon has refurbished seven old warehouses in south Lake Union area
of Seattle into new office buildings. Theses refurbished buildings created
increased tax revenue for the city of Seattle, and construction jobs.

New road construction
because so many people drive to there amazon office in Seattle
Mercer street had to be enlarged and redesigned to intimidate
the increased traffic of the amazon employees.
Police Work
because so many people work at amazons seattle offices exra police men were hired to direct traffic at the end of the work day to minnamize traffice jams in the city
Creating New restaurants
Because so many people work at the Amazon corporate offices, new restuarants were built to feed the people for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, creating successful new restuarant businesses.

Feeding Better people
Amazon Fresh is a grocery delivery service Amazon offers in the Seattle area. Amazon Fresh allows people who do not have a lot of time to go to the grocery store, or people who have trouble leaving their home, the ability to buy groceries without having to go to the grocery store.
Amazon provides seasonal workers (people who only work for a very short time, usually around Christmas or Summer) the opportunbity to buy health insurance through the company, at a lower price than most of these employees could purchase for themselves.

Taking Care of Seasonal Employees Health
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