How Big Amazon Really Is


Okay, Amazon is big. We all know that. But it sometimes help to put into perspective how big Amazon really is.

So, I’m sorry, but here is the most businessinsider-ish Business Insider article on Amazon I have seen in quite a while: „7 insane facts that reveal how big Amazon has become“. Don‘t worry though, here are the highlights:

7.5% of Seattle’s working-age population are Amazon employees. […]

300,000 employees worldwide, and 40,000 in Seattle alone. […]

Amazon accounts for 43% of all online sales [in the US]. […]

1 out of every 4 US adults has Amazon Prime. […]

Amazon ships 1.6 million packages a day. […]

45,000 robots roam the floors of Amazon’s warehouses. […]

Amazon is more valuable than all major brick-and-mortar retailers combined. […]

Amazon’s $356 billion valuation is so big, it’s larger than Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s, JCPenney, and Sears combined.

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