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7 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Amazon

May 22, 2016 by Isabel Jones
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To most of us, Amazon.com is a savior of sorts. Just yesterday I found a pair of my dream sneakers for nearly $40 below the list price — plus free shipping, of course! Miracles happen when the Amazon logo is in sight. But what exactly is responsible for the magical success of Amazon? Many, many salacious secrets! Okay, not that salacious, but still pretty interesting. Read on to reveal the truth behind Amazon.com.

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Don't Mess With Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos!

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is basically the Anna Wintour of online shopping. He’s a brilliant business man and entrepreneur, but he tends to be a bit, um, *blunt* when speaking with his employees. Bezos is known to assault his employees with a number of verbal jabs, among them: “Why are you wasting my time?”

TL;DR: Don’t waste Jeff Bezos’ time!

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Cadabra.com?

Amazon.com was almost called Cadabra.com. The reason for the shift? CEO Jeff Bezos' lawyer misheard it as Cadaver.com. Smart business move, Amazon!

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Amazon.com Is A Website Of Many Names

Before Amazon and after Cadabra, the site was called Relentless.com. In fact, if you type relentless.com into your web browser, it redirects to Amazon! Try it!

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The Single Click Order Is All Thanks To Amazon

Yep, Amazon.com holds a patent on one-click ordering. They license this feature to friendly competitor Apple.

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The Customer Is KING

Amazon is super serious about customer service. To make sure every team member understands the ins and outs of the experience, every employee (including the CEO!) is required to spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk.

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Customer Feedback Is Highly Valued

CEO Bezos changed the amazon.com packaging after an elderly customer complained that it was difficult for her to open. Aww! Maybe Bezos isn't so scary after all...

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Amazon Employees Work Crazy Hard

Back when Amazon was transitioning into the commercial giant it is today, employees were required to work no less than 60 hours per week! That's some serious commitment!

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