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Amazon’s profile Amazon.com is an American unquestionable leader in e-commerce. It is the world's largest company focused on distance selling. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. Initially, its business profile was limited to selling books over the Internet. In the subsequent years Amazom.com has been expanding its product range and currently everything can be purchased there. It is a global platform available not only to retail clients but also to enterprises as part of partnership cooperation. With the development of the network, Amazon has launched cloud services called Amazon Web Services (AWS), which are becoming an increasingly important item in the company's balance sheet. Amazon - the history of an online giant Amazon.com Inc. is a U.S. company belonging to the so called big five tech giants, alongside Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Amazon was founded in July 1994 by Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, Washington, the United States. At present, the company’s head office is located in Seattle and Bezos has been the CEO continuously ever since the company came into existence. During the first period of its activity, the company sold books and ran an online bookstore. This is were Amazon was looking for a profit to be generated over the years. A year before the stock market debut in 1996, Amazon increased its revenues from 511 thousand dollars to 15.75 million dollars, i.e. by about 2,982 per cent, although the company had fewer than 300 employees at that time. However, the company managed to expand its operations quite quickly, by adding electronics, furniture, computer games and toys to its product offer. Amazon started to take the form of an online store in the first phase of popularisation of the Internet in the United States and worldwide, becoming one of the first major companies in the emerging e-commerce industry. Amazon shares on the stock exchange Amazon shares debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange in the United States on 15 May 1997. Initially, the price of Amazon shares was to be 12-14 dollars, then it increased to 14-16 dollars, and later on investment bankers set the price at 18 dollars. The public offering earned Amazon 54 million dollars, which resulted in a market value of 438 million dollars. On the first day of quotation, Amazon shares rose by as much as 60 per cent. Has investment in Amazon paid off? If you had invested 10 thousand dollars in Amazon shares on the debut day, they would be worth more than 10 million dollars in 2020. This is because the company has been growing exponentially since the start of its business as an online bookstore, to a strong company that sells everything, from books to foodstuffs, from cloud services to movies. Amazon brands and subsidiaries Amazon.com includes, but is not limited to: Amazon Prime, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Amazon Fresh, Kindle, Echo or Twitch. Thanks to the rapid growth and successful investments, Amazon became the second company in the world to achieve market capitalisation of 1 billion dollars. This happened on 4 September 2018, just a short time after Apple Inc., which reached that threshold at the beginning of August. In 2020, the company's capitalisation increased even more and the price of its shares broke further records. Investing in Amazon shares has become popular due to the pandemic, which increased the online sales figures. Amazon's share price performance broke further records and the value of one share exceeded 3000 dollars. It is worth adding here that the company has conducted three stock splits in the past. The company's shares were split twice in the two-for-one ratio in 1998 and 1999 and in the three-to-one ration in 1999. Amazon worldwide Amazon.com Inc. is currently a global company, which is also the largest the second largest private employer in the United States and one of the most valuable companies in the world. Amazon employs approximately 800 thousand people in the USA and more than 1.2 million people globally. The company has branches in many countries, including Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland, China and Japan. Amazon's revenues from its operations are counted in hundreds of billions of dollars, which in 2019 earned the company a net profit exceeding 11 billion dollars. Investing in Amazon As Amazon is listed on the stock exchange, one can invest in it and buy its shares. Investors may buy Amazon shares on the xStation platform. How to buy Amazon shares? Investing in Amazon shares is possible thanks to the xStation platform and the XTB Brokerage House offer. The listing of Amazon shares and the option to buy Amazon shares are available from the platform level under the stock exchange symbol AMZN.US.

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Amazon’s profile

Amazon.com is an American unquestionable leader in e-commerce. It is the world's largest company focused on distance selling. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. Initially, its business profile was limited to selling books over the Internet. In the subsequent years Amazom.com has been expanding its product range and currently everything can be purchased there. It is a global platform available not only to retail clients but also to enterprises as part of partnership cooperation. With the development of the network, Amazon has launched cloud services called Amazon Web Services (AWS), which are becoming an increasingly important item in the company's balance sheet.

 

Amazon - the history of an online giant

Amazon.com Inc. is a U.S. company belonging to the so called big five tech giants, alongside Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Amazon was founded in July 1994 by Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, Washington, the United States. At present, the company’s head office is located in Seattle and Bezos has been the CEO continuously ever since the company came into existence. During the first period of its activity, the company sold books and ran an online bookstore. This is were Amazon was looking for a profit to be generated over the years.

 

A year before the stock market debut in 1996, Amazon increased its revenues from 511 thousand dollars to 15.75 million dollars, i.e. by about 2,982 per cent, although the company had fewer than 300 employees at that time. However, the company managed to expand its operations quite quickly, by adding electronics, furniture, computer games and toys to its product offer. Amazon started to take the form of an online store in the first phase of popularisation of the Internet in the United States and worldwide, becoming one of the first major companies in the emerging e-commerce industry. 

 

Amazon shares on the stock exchange

Amazon shares debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange in the United States on 15 May 1997. Initially, the price of Amazon shares was to be 12-14 dollars, then it increased to 14-16 dollars, and later on investment bankers set the price at 18 dollars. The public offering earned Amazon 54 million dollars, which resulted in a market value of 438 million dollars. On the first day of quotation, Amazon shares rose by as much as 60 per cent.

 

Has investment in Amazon paid off? If you had invested 10 thousand dollars in Amazon shares on the debut day, they would be worth more than 10 million dollars in 2020. This is because the company has been growing exponentially since the start of its business as an online bookstore, to a strong company that sells everything, from books to foodstuffs, from cloud services to movies.

 

Amazon brands and subsidiaries

Amazon.com includes, but is not limited to: Amazon Prime, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Amazon Fresh, Kindle, Echo or Twitch. Thanks to the rapid growth and successful investments, Amazon became the second company in the world to achieve market capitalisation of 1 billion dollars. This happened on 4 September 2018, just a short time after Apple Inc., which reached that threshold at the beginning of August. In 2020, the company's capitalisation increased even more and the price of its shares broke further records. Investing in Amazon shares has become popular due to the pandemic, which increased the online sales figures. Amazon's share price performance broke further records and the value of one share exceeded 3000 dollars. It is worth adding here that the company has conducted three stock splits in the past. The company's shares were split twice in the two-for-one ratio in 1998 and 1999 and in the three-to-one ration in 1999.

 

Amazon worldwide

Amazon.com Inc. is currently a global company, which is also the largest the second largest private employer in the United States and one of the most valuable companies in the world. Amazon employs approximately 800 thousand people in the USA and more than 1.2 million people globally. The company has branches in many countries, including Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland, China and Japan. Amazon's revenues from its operations are counted in hundreds of billions of dollars, which in 2019 earned the company a net profit exceeding 11 billion dollars.

 

Investing in Amazon

As Amazon is listed on the stock exchange, one can invest in it and buy its shares. Investors may buy Amazon shares on the xStation platform.

 

How to buy Amazon shares?

Investing in Amazon shares is possible thanks to the xStation platform and the XTB Brokerage House offer. The listing of Amazon shares and the option to buy Amazon shares are available from the platform level under the stock exchange symbol AMZN.US.

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