The time series shows net revenue of Amazon.com from 2006 to 2014, by global region. In 2014, Amazon's total consolidated net revenue amounted to 88.99 billion U.S. dollars, 33.52 billion U.S. dollars of which were generated through international revenue channels.
Amazon’s sales – additional information
Amazon appeals because it sells a wide range of products. It’s departments include beauty, clothing, electronics, games and even wine. The global net revenue of Amazon.com, by department has been reported in the company’s annual reports between 2006 and 2014. In 2006, Amazon’s media department generated the largest share of revenue with 7.0.7 billion U.S. dollars, compared to the electronics department with 3.36 billion U.S. dollars in the same year. However in 2010, the electronics department with revenue of 18.36 billion U.S. dollars surpassed the media department with revenue of 14.89 U.S. dollars, for the first time, and has continued to raise more revenue than any other department as of 2014.
The fourth quarter for any retailer, online or otherwise, is usually the most profitable quarter due to Christmas sales. Between 2009 and 2014, Amazon’s fourth quarter net income, which includes their seasonal sales, has fluctuated. In the fourth quarter of 2010, Amazon experienced its highest net income, during the stated timeframe, which amounted to 416 million U.S. dollars worldwide. In 2012, fortunes changed however as the net income dropped to 97 million U.S. dollars, but would rise again to a healthier 239 million U.S. dollars, a year later.
When purchasing from Amazon however, customers need to be aware of shipping costs and estimated delivery times. Between 2006 and 2014, Amazon’s shipping revenue and outbound shipping costs have increased. In 2006, the company’s worldwide outbound shipping costs amounted to 884 million U.S. dollars. By 2014, this amount had increased to 8,709 million U.S. dollars.