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, along with digital products and subscription services. In 2016, Amazon's largest revenue segment were retail product sales with 91.43 billion U.S. dollars in global net sales. Retail third-party seller services were ranked second with 22.99 billion U.S. dollars in sales. When purchasing from Amazon however, customers need to be aware of shipping costs and estimated delivery times. Between 2006 and 2016, Amazon’s shipping revenue and outbound shipping costs have increased. In 2016, the company’s worldwide outbound shipping costs amounted to a staggering 9 billion U.S. dollars, up from 924 million U.S. dollars in 2009.