Friday, February 3, 2017

Amazon sales hit $136B in 2016

Image result for collected $136 billion in sales in 2016, a 27 percent bump that has led it to eclipse, for the first time, crosstown rival Costco Wholesale.

But the withering effects of a strong dollar on the value of overseas business and a slowdown in the growth of shipping revenue took some wind out of the e-commerce giant’s sails during the key holiday season, disappointing Wall Street’s lofty hopes and causing shares to slide by more than 4 percent to $805.10 in after-hours trading.. . . more

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