In the first quarter of 2021, Amazon.com saw an increase in global net revenue across all segments, the leading category being online stores with net revenue of roughly 52.9 billion U.S. dollars. This marks an increase of almost 15 billion U.S. dollars from the same quarter of the previous year. In terms of profitability, the online stores segment was followed by retail third-party seller services, with net revenues of 23.8 billion U.S. dollars.
Amazon.com, world’s leading online retailing company based in the United States, enjoyed unprecedented growth in net revenues in 2020. This growth was again repeated in the annual net sales across different global markets, with the United States being the most prominent one. As more and more people ended up shopping online during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, especially in the first half of 2020, Amazon.com saw a surge in visitors as well. All in all, 2020 was a financially positive year for the company as its net income nearly doubled in that year.
Not just retail
In addition to offering a plethora of goods such as books, clothing, electronics, household items, and many more, Amazon.com also provides subscription services to its customers which gives access to additional perks like free shipping, discounts, and Amazon Prime Video . The latter, the company’s video-on-demand service, has increasing popularity among internet users.
Global net revenue of Amazon.com as of 1st quarter 2021, by product group
(in million U.S. dollars)
Online stores: Includes product sales and digital media content where we record revenue gross. We leverage our retail infrastructure to offer a wide selection of
consumable and durable goods that includes media products available in both a physical and digital format, such as books, music, videos, games, and
software. These product sales include digital products sold on a transactional basis. Digital product subscriptions that provide unlimited viewing or
usage rights are included in Subscription services.
Physical stores: Includes product sales where our customers physically select items in a store.
Retail third-party seller services: Includes commissions, related fulfillment and shipping fees, and other third-party seller services.
Subscription services: Includes annual and monthly fees associated with Amazon Prime membership, as well as audiobook, e-book, digital video, digital music, and other non-AWS subscription services.
Other: Includes sales not otherwise included above, such as certain advertising services and our co-branded credit card agreements.
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