Amazon Goes Shopping, Picks Up a $807M Bargain Called Zappos

12 thoughts on “Amazon Goes Shopping, Picks Up a $807M Bargain Called Zappos”

  1. Having an Amazon box show up at my door evokes similar feelings as when an Zappos box shows up. I’ve returned items to both retailers and had very positive experiences. It certainly feels like a natural fit.

    I hope Zappos keeps their distinctive white boxes and all the other quirks that make them such a lovable company!

  2. Interesting also because Amazon tried to compete with Zappos with its Endless.com offering. At the end of the day Amazon was probably worried about how Zappos was moving away from shoes into other offerings…kind of like how Amazon moved from books to everything from a to z.

  3. Not a huge bargain considering that Zappos’ cost structure prevents it from ever being profitable. And the revenue figure is grossly over-stated (by as much as 2x) since it includes returned items.

  4. Not a huge bargain considering that Zappos’ cost structure prevents it from ever being profitable. And the revenue figure is grossly overstated (by as much as 2x) since it includes returned items.

  5. i think Jeff overpaid on this one, and who knows if the “culture fit” will work out long-term? BUT, i must say i wish every CEO ran their company with the core values Jeff Bezos has laid out. & he hires well too.

  6. Wow. This is the first I’ve heard of this–everything I’ve read, including an article in Inc, made me think Zappos would stay independent for a while. That’s quite a payday though. Impressive.

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