Monday, July 11, 2005

Mr Amazon has a 10 year anniversary, and I decided to stop for a while and count my purchases from Amazon. Ever since I came to the US I've had 47 orders from Amazon in the last 2 years (that's twice a month on average). Right now they have 50 million active customers and $6 billion per year in sales, which means that the average customer spends $120 a year on Amazon products. eBay transactions add up to $40 billion or so, but that is merely redistributing of items and not selling, which makes Amazon the most successful e-store ever.