Business II, Week 4 – My Favorite Product-Based Company

Write a 250-word essay on one of your favorite product-based companies.

There are two different types of businesses in the world. There are product-based businesses and service-based businesses. Product-based businesses sell mostly, or exclusively, items that the consumer can use to get something done. Service-based businesses provide a service for the consumer, so he does not have to do it himself. Many companies dabble in both, such as Apple. Apple makes phones and laptops, which are products. However, they also offer iCloud, which is their own cloud storage service. Another company that dabbles in both products and services is Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime is best known for their online store, where they sell over a million products a day! But, that is not all that Amazon sells. They also have a video streaming service and a cloud server. While both of those are super cool parts of what Amazon offers, they’re best known for their online shopping platform.

Amazon.com is an online store, where you can search up any product and you will get an obscene amount of different brands, styles and types of said product. Not only do they have hundreds of different options of the same product, but they also have so many different products. You name it, Amazon has it. Rarely do I go on Amazon and not find what I am looking for. Now, you may be thinking, “Well with so many options, how do I know which one is best for me?” Don’t stress, Amazon can help you there, too.

When you click on any product on Amazon, you can see reviews for it. How many people reviewed, how many stars they gave it, and what they thought about the product. Often times, these reviews will include pictures of the product in action. You can read through the reviews and decide whether this is what you want or not. Aside from the reviews, there is also a little Q&A section, where people who are thinking of buying the product ask questions about it, and people who have already bought the product answer those questions. This bit is just as helpful and insightful as the reviews, so I recommend you read both before buying any product.

Amazon also often offers cheaper prices than other stores, even though both are selling the same product. When I go out shopping with my mom, she often looks up the products in the store on Amazon to compare prices. In most cases, the same product is cheaper on Amazon.

Another cool aspect of Amazon, is the ability to track your package. At the checkout “counter”, Amazon tells you when your package should get to your house. Sometimes it will arrive on the same night, sometimes overnight, or sometimes even a few days, depending on the availability of the product. I can only assume other aspects, such as the weather and traffic affect the arrival. Once you have placed your order, you will get regular notifications informing you of how far away your package is. Amazon sends notifications with info like “your package is 10 stops away” or “your package has been delivered.” For maximum customer satisfaction, Amazon even sends a picture of where their deliveryman left the package, like your doorstep or mailbox. So, if you are not home and you suddenly get a picture of your package on your doorstep, it is guaranteed that you will be excited. I did not realize how nice package tracking is until recently when I ordered some fabrics online and the site told me it would take 7-10 business days. Had I ordered this package on Amazon, I would be getting regular notifications letting me know how far my package is from arriving on my doorstep. Sure, it is not a huge deal that I do not know how much longer I have to wait for my package, but it makes waiting for a delivery more exciting. At least for me, getting those notifications fills me with a feeling of excited anticipation, a feeling of “Ooh it’s almost here!” This is definitely part of why so many people are addicted to buying from Amazon. Let’s be honest here, waiting on a package from Amazon gives you more of a dopamine rush than you would like to admit.

In conclusion, Amazon is great at keeping customers satisfied, which in turn keeps people coming back for more. Amazon has scores of products and brands to suit every individual’s needs, as well as super helpful reviews, and Q&As by customers to ensure that the individual is getting exactly what he wants. Amazon does a great job of gamifying your purchase, such as tracking your purchase. They enlist the help of dopamine to keep you coming back to buy from them. The great thing about Amazon is that they deliver on their promises. If a package is due by 8PM on Thursday, you can bet it will be on your doorstep by 8PM on Thursday. Due to their reliability, reasonable prices, and gamification, customers are likely to check Amazon before buying from anywhere else.


One thought on “Business II, Week 4 – My Favorite Product-Based Company

  1. Amazon may be my most favorite business ever. They have taken the convenience of online shopping to a whole other level. Great introduction. You have moved away from “I am going to tell you about” and jumped right in. Such a key component to mature writing. I also love how your definitions for the reader are weaved through your writing. Excellent.

    There are two different types of businesses in the world. There are product-based businesses and service-based businesses. Product-based businesses sell mostly(,) or exclusively(,) items that the consumer can use to get something done. Service-based businesses provide (a) service for the consumer(,) so he does not have to do it himself. Many companies dabble in both, such as Apple. Apple makes phones and laptops, which are products(. However,) they also offer iCloud, which is their own cloud storage service. Another company that dabbles in both products and services is Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime is best known for their online store, where they sell over a million products a day! But(,) that is not all that Amazon sells. They also have a video streaming service and a cloud server. While both of those are super cool parts of what Amazon offers, I will not be talking about them since this is an essay on one of my favorite product-based companies. (instead of “I will not be talking about them…. just ending your sentence with “their are many positive components of online shopping with Amazon…or something similar).

    Amazon.com is an online store(,) where you can search up any product and you will get an obscene amount of different brands(,) styles and types of said product. Not only do they have hundreds of different options of the same product, but they also have so many different products. You name it, Amazon has it. Rarely do I go on Amazon and not find what I am looking for. Now, you may be thinking, “Well with so many options, how do I know which one is best for me?” Don’t stress, Amazon can help you there(,) too.

    When you click on any product on Amazon, you can see reviews for it. How many people reviewed, how many stars they gave it, and what they thought about the product. Often times(,) these reviews will include pictures of the product in action. You can read through the reviews and decide whether this is what you want or not. Aside from the reviews, there is also a little Q&A section, where people who are thinking of buying the product ask questions about it and people who have already bought the product answer those questions. This bit is just as helpful and insightful as the reviews, so I recommend you read both before buying any product.

    Amazon also often offers cheaper prices than other stores, even though both are selling the same product. When I go out shopping with my mom, she often looks up the products in the store on Amazon to compare prices. In most cases, the same product is cheaper on Amazon.

    Another cool aspect of Amazon(,) is the ability to track your package. At the checkout “counter”, Amazon tells you when your package should get to your house. Sometimes it will (arrive on) the same night, sometimes overnight, or sometimes even a few days, depending on the availability of the product(.) I can only assume other aspects(,) such as the weather and traffic (affect the arrival.) Once you have placed your order, you will get regular notifications informing you of how far away your package is. Amazon sends notifications with info like “your package is 10 stops away” or “your package has been delivered.” For maximum customer satisfaction, Amazon even sends a picture of where their deliveryman left the package, like your doorstep or mailbox. So(,) if you are not home and you suddenly get a picture of your package on your doorstep, (it is guaranteed) you will be excited. I did not realize how nice package tracking is until recently when I ordered some fabrics online and the site told me it would take 7-10 business days. Had I ordered this package on Amazon, I would be getting regular notifications letting me know how far my package is from arriving on my doorstep. Sure, it is not a huge deal that I do not know how much longer I have to wait for my package, but I think it makes waiting for a delivery more exciting. At least for me, getting those notifications fills me with a feeling of excited anticipation, a feeling of “Ooh it’s almost here!” This is definitely part of why so many people are addicted to buying from Amazon. Let’s be honest here, waiting on a package from Amazon gives you more of a dopamine rush than you would like to admit.(SO so true)

    In conclusion, Amazon is great at keeping customers satisfied, which in turn keeps people coming back for more. Amazon has scores of products and brands to suit every individual’s needs, as well as super helpful reviews, and Q&As by customers to ensure that the individual is getting exactly what he wants. Amazon does a great job of gamifying your purchase, such as tracking your purchase. They enlist the help of dopamine to keep you coming back to buy from them. The great thing about Amazon is that they deliver on their promises. If a package is due by 8PM on Thursday, you can bet it will be on your doorstep by 8PM on Thursday. Due to their reliability, reasonable prices, and gamification, customers are likely to check Amazon before buying from anywhere else. (Excellent conclusion. I like how you wrap up your paragraphs with varied sentences, not just repeating the words you have already stated above. Such an interesting read and so very true).

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