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Amazon.com is surely known for its Kindle, extremely quick deliveries, and offering for all intents and purposes anything on the web. The e-commerce giant’s income totaled around $61 billion in 2012 and it presently sits at No. 5 on ComScore’s rundown of top 2,000 sites on the web.

The company, which was founded in July 1994 by Jeff Bezos has become such a massive operation that its stockrooms have more square footage than 700 Madison Square Gardens’.

That’s insane! Check out the infographic (provided and created by Unboxingdeals) below for some more cool facts about the e-commerce giant. Here’s some of the interesting facts at a glance:

  1. Amazon started in the garage of Jeff Bezos’ home in Bellevue, Wash.
  2. Bezos initially needed to name the organization “Cadabra” as in “Abracadabra.”
  3. Amazon’s fulfillment center in Phoenix, Ariz., is comprised of 1.2 million square feet.
  4. To facilitate the weight on its stockroom laborers, Amazon now utilizes robots to help as a part of recovering things.
  5. In formative stages the Kindle was named “Fiona” after a character in The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson.
  6. Amazon once tried to sell a book about flies for $23,698,655.93.
  7. The organization lost $4.8 million in August 2013, when its site went down for 48 minutes.
  8. Amazon holds a patent on 1-Click purchasing, and licenses it to Apple.
  9. Amazon’s routine of enlisting such a variety of occasional/seasonal workers began after the crazy Christmas season of 1998.
  10. According to the new book by writer Jeff Stone, in Amazon’s initial days a chime would ring in the workplace each time somebody made a buy.
  11. When the site first went live it just sold books.

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