You are the head of a marketing department. Amazon.com is a competitor of yours. You read a case study about Amazon.com (which can be found in the Appendix of your textbook) and determine that doing a SWOT analysis of Amazon may help you with your own strategies.
Perform a SWOT analysis by identifying the company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
After reviewing the SWOT analysis of Amazon, propose strategies to take advantage of their weaknesses to help increase your market share.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com April 1, 2020, 12:02 pm ad1c9bdddf
Amazon is a profitable organisation. In 2005 profits for the three months to June dipped 32% to $52m (£29.9m) from $76m in the same period in 2004. Sales jumped 26% to $1.75bn. Until recent years Amazon was experiencing large losses, due to its huge initial set up costs. The recent dip is due to promotions that have offered reduced delivery costs to consumers.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Information Technology (IT) support Amazon's business strategy. The company carefully records data on customer buyer behaviour. This enables them to offer to an individual specific items, or bundles of items, based upon preferences demonstrated through purchases or items visited.
Amazon is a huge global brand. It is recognisable for two main reasons. It was one of the original dotcoms, and over the last decade it has developed a customer base of around 30 million people. It was an early exploiter of online technologies for e-commerce, which made it one of the first online retailers. It has built on nits early successes with books, and now has product categories that include electronics, ...