Amazon began as an online bookstore. According to Josh Spiro of Inc., within its first two months of business, its sales were up $20,000 a week. By the year 2000, Amazon went beyond their normal sales and began to sell a wide variety of product, too many to list. This accomplishment leads to a new logo. The logo spells out "amazon.com" in lower case letters. Underneath the word, a yellow arrow is drawn from the first "A" to the "Z", which symbolizes that customers will find everything they are looking for. The logo can be view at the top of this page.
Since 2000, Amazon has provided other products and services for its customers besides its online store. Here are some examples:
Prime is an online membership for store customers. A yearly membership includes free two-day product shipping and exclusive deals and sales on select purchases.
An electronic handheld tablet mainly used for read ebooks, or electronic book files, but also features apps provided for movies, music, games, internet, and Mayday, which is the first handheld device tech support service via live video chat. These apps and others can be purchased either true Amazon.com or the Amazon Appstore. The Kindle application is available for purchase on the Apple Appstore and Google Play for non-Amazon devices.
Instant Video is a video on demand service similar to Netflix and Hulu, to allow customers to purchase and watch movies and television episodes digitally on internet connected devices, such as gaming consoles and smartphones.
In 2013, Amazon released to news of a new experimental service, Prime Air. This service will allow Amazon Prime subscribers to order small physical items online and then have them delivery by computerized drones. Although, several communities in the United States have complained, saying they do not want these drones flying around their neighborhoods, but little to no reason was given. Some even said they would gun down the devices if they see them. This service is currently still being tested.
Amazon.com, abbreviated AMZN on stock market, was put on the NASDAQ in April of 1997. So far, its highest value was met in December of 2013 at 398.79. Its lowest value since its start was in August of 2001, when it dropped to only 5.97 on the market.