Amazon Shipping Costs by Quarter

The below graph represents Amazon's gross shipping costs by quarter, starting from fiscal Q1 2003 to the recently completed quarter. In Q4 2019, the Seattle-based retail giant has shelled out a whopping $12,884 million on shipping products to its customers' doors. That represented a notable increase of 42.5% YoY in the company's global shipping costs.

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The above graph represents Amazon shipping costs by quarter, starting from fiscal Q1 2003 to the recently completed quarter. The Seattle-based retail giant has shelled out a whopping $12,884 million on shipping during Q4 2019, representing 42.5% YoY increase from the same period last year.

RegionWorldwide
SourceAmazon Quarterly ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID654
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

Overall, Amazon costs of shipping in 2019, which include sortation and delivery centers and transportation costs, reached an all-time high of $37.9 billion.

As the graph shows, Amazon’s global shipping costs are ballooning in every fourth quarter of the year (also known as a holiday quarter), as compared to rest three quarters.

Q4 2011 was the first time when Amazon’s gross shipping costs surpassed $1 billion ($1,465 million to be specific) mark, with 46.8% YoY growth.

In Q4 2016, the e-commerce giant spent a whopping $5,634 million on shipping products to its customers’ doors.

About Amazon.com, Inc.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


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