Amazon is one of the leading internet retailers in the world. It has been named as one of the “Leading 50 Companies of the Best Places to Work and Live” by Business Week. The company was founded by Jeff Wilkins, who had worked with Bill Gates in their early days at Microsoft. In his capacity as a software engineer, he created the software that is now used by millions to power their e-commerce businesses.
Amazon operates two separate but interconnected systems, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Amazon Retail Services (awss). The Amazon Web Services is a platform developed and maintained by Amazon that offers various solutions such as software development, database integration, user web applications, platform programming, data integration, customized user interfaces, and front-end applications that can be accessed by end users via a browser. The Amazon Retail Services is a huge online retail store that enables customers to order and pay for products from the retailer’s site. Both services together offer a robust and scalable solution for e-business.
The key differentiators of Amazon are its very simple user interface and its flexibility to accept a variety of payment options including credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and many others. Its popularity is largely due to its one-page checkout system, which enable a customer to simply enter the amount of money they wish to spend, and pay using a credit card or debit card. This is in contrast to the payment options available at most brick and mortar stores, which require the customer to enter a variety of different payment types, including checks. Its no small wonder that more than eighty percent of shoppers report being more satisfied with the simplicity and ease of shopping on Amazon than going into a regular retail store.
Another unique feature of Amazon Web Services is the capability to provide tools and utilities for users to manage their data, such as creating an Amazon account and engaging in “guided buying”. The “guided buying” feature allows the user to enter in some basic information about a product such as the name of the product or the manufacturer and how much the product is worth. The product is then selected by the user, who then enters in all of the required information, including price and shipping details. Amazon has also developed tools that allow merchants to manage their own data, which is often not only much more detailed than what the user would be able to enter themselves, but also allows them to make changes to their data themselves without having to go through the trouble of actually going through Amazon Web Services.
With both of these capabilities in place, it is easy to see why e-business owners choose Amazon Web Services as their chosen supplier for fulfilling their needs for e-business. Amazon’s ability to build out applications and even more advanced features via the Amazon Web Services platform means that merchants can take advantage of all of the benefits that Amazon offers, while still keeping things simple and offering their customers just what they want. For example, Amazon offers a very feature rich tool called Amazon Marketplace E-Commerce. This offers merchants complete functionality for accepting credit cards, displaying products on websites, handling payments and fulfilling orders. It’s an ideal solution for anyone who wants to get into the world of e-commerce and take their business to the next level.
But Amazon offers more than just web services. They offer a full suite of resources designed to help business owners manage their website as well. These resources include marketing tools such as the Amazon Marketing Center and Amazon Sulpts, as well as tools for search engine optimization such as the Amazon Insights for SEO. If your business doesn’t have these features, then it’s definitely time for you to check out the many features that Amazon has to offer.
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