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Amazon was founded in 1993 by Jeff Bezos and is the most substantial online retailer in the United States. With headquarters in Seattle, Washington, Amazon.com provides its customers with online access to both retail products and a significant inventory of used products. Originally developed as a major book seller, Amazon has grown exponentially and now is a major source of electronics (television and video, home audio and theater, camera and photo, cell phones and services, video games, Mp3 and media players, car electronics, home appliances’ and musical instruments), household goods (Kitchen and dining, furniture and décor, bedding and bath, home appliances, vacuums and storage, home improvement, patio, lawn and garden, pet supplies, and sewing, craft and hobby), grocery (natural and organic, gourmet food, health and personal care, and beauty), toys and games (for baby, kids, video games, software) apparel (clothing, shoes, jewelry, and watches) Sports and outdoor (exercise and fitness, outdoor recreation, action sports, team sports, cycling, golf, fan gear) and tools (power and hand tools, home improvement, outdoor power equipment, automotive, motorcycle and ATV, industrial and scientific).
New to many, but growing in popularity is the Amazon Kindle. The Amazon Kindle was developed in 2007 and is one of the major income streams of the company. It offers the ability to import quite literally thousands of books and has the ability to connect over Wi-Fi connection to access the Amazon store for new purchases. The six-inch wireless reading device is no thicker than most magazines at just over 1/3 of an inch. Its weight, at 10.2 ounces makes toting the Kindle a far better choice than lugging around a traditional book. It’s even lighter than a paperback. You don’t even need a computer to download books at the astounding rate of 60 seconds per book! It boasts a paper like display with many shades of gray for the traditionalist in all of us that has a hard time letting go of the look and feel of a traditional book. With its capacity to hold over 1,500 books in its library, Kindle allows the consumer to never be without a good read. The service also provides free book samples, so that the consumer might read the first few chapters before committing to the purchase. Most books on the New York Times Best Seller List as well as new releases are sold for $9.99 unless otherwise advertised.
Additionally, Amazon has an extensive selection of Mp3s, most available for under a dollar that rivals iTunes in terms of spread. The Mp3s that are available from Amazon.com are DRM-free; they can be immediately played on any Mp3 player without the digital rights restrictions.
Amazon was named for the South American river and it’s apparently infinite amount of far reaching branches, echoing the idea that Amazon.com would reach out beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. What started out as a simple idea, “How can I harness the power of the newly born but wildly growing Internet to sell a product?” turned into a billion dollar question. Bezos chose books as his product as there was no mail order catalogue for a universal source of publications. Bezos put two and two together and came up with the idea for an online warehouse of books that could be easily accessed by the consumer via the growing power of the World Wide Web. He learned all he could about the book business in general, and leaning on his already substantial working knowledge of computer science, coding, and language in combination with his expertise in the stock market and its fluctuation activities, Bezos set up shop in his two bedroom Seattle house. Bezos has always relied on his friends and family to help with the workload. The beginning was no exception. He asked 300 of his nearest and dearest to help test the prototype system. It was an almost instant success. Within 30 days of being open for online business, without advertising and relying solely on word of mouth press, Amazon had conducted business in all fifty states and in forty-five countries world wide.
In addition to being one of the kings of the online warehouses, complete with a vast array of Amazon coupons, Amazon also features many programs for business. There are ways to buy and sell personal products with Amazon, there are ways to produce professional quality publications on the consumers’ own timetable and with minimal upfront commitment on the part of the consumer. A consumer interested in having Amazon’s help in managing their websites is in luck! Amazon features just such a thing. There are also links to educate the consumer in ways to advertise with Amazon.
There are two separate programs designed to help users sell their "stuff" online. The Sell on Amazon program allows sellers to reach millions of potential buyers at once, without suffering the penalty of a per-product fee. For the beginner, Amazon features a more basic program. For those sellers with just a few things to unload Amazon provides the Sell Your Stuff here program. The benefit of this program is that there is no cost to the seller until the products are actually sold.
For the aspiring writer, Amazon has two self-publication programs. CreateSpace and BookSurge both highlight tools to be used by the consumer in the aide of manufacturing their publications. Products are manufactured as they are ordered, so that they always remain "in stock" and eliminating the need for an investment upfront by the author.
Amazon Web Services is an invaluable tool for the consumer looking for big help in the management of their websites. Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon SQS are services that allow for the cutting of fixed costs and the building and maintenance of the consumer’s web-based infrastructure. Amazon helps keep costs down, while maximizing and developing web applications for the consumer. There is even a Webstore by Amazon feature which allows the consumer to tap into the power of the Amazon technology in order to back their own branded online store. Credit card processing as well as Fraud Protection are also included.
Using Amazon Promotion Codes: Amazon offers discounts and special offers through both text links and banners as well as coupons and promotion codes. If you see an offer on promotioncode.org associated with a text link--the offer will say "Click to Redeem", simply click the link and make your purchase through the window that opens on the Amazon web site. The discount or offer will appear upon checkout if your purchase qualifies. If the offer is associated with a coupon or promotion code, simply click on the code and shop through the page that opens on the Amazon website. Enter the code at checkout to see the updated discount price or free shipping offer if your purchase qualifies.
Codes that appear on promotioncode.org as Staff Picks (those stamped with a Staff Pick yellow badge, as opposed to blue Community-Submitted badge) have been provided to us directly by Amazon. Other codes may be submitted by our community of users as with any electronic bulletin board. Because of the volume of these user-submitted codes, they are not tested, nor guaranteed to be valid by promotioncode.org. These codes appear with a blue "Community-Submitted" tag. Be sure to read any comments associated with such codes before trying to use them. You may also encounter offers that are labeled "Expired". These are codes or other offers for Amazon which have previously expired, or which our community of users has voted down over time although they might still be valid.