Infographics Ahoy!10:57 am - 12/14/2011
Frugal Dad has put together a couple of awesome infographics, one about Amazon and the other about Walmart:
I’ve actually been thinking a lot about Amazon this year. The story of its growth in the last 17 years can only be compared to the thunderous rise of Walmart. And in some ways, the curve is steeper: the million-title-bookseller turned world's-largest-retailer hit the $50 billion sales mark in half the time it took Walmart. As far as online sales go, Amazon has laid waste to a list of successively higher-caliber competitors. Playing full-court with Barnes & Noble to Walmart all the way to Apple, Amazon just keeps outgrowing its labels: bookseller, e-tailer and now tech company?
Check out the infographic that's helping everyone at Frugaldad understand the heights to which this furious ambition has led.
After reading your comments about the Amazon Infographic that we released two weeks ago (check it out here if you haven’t seen it), it got me thinking about just how big Walmart could be. So I started researching Walmart and found the information to be unbelievable...but, it makes sense since this Black Friday shoppers turned out to Walmart in record breaking droves. Within hours of Thanksgiving night opening, thousands uploaded videos online of the spectacular struggles over cheap TVs, waffle makers and baby clothes.
In the heat of the holiday shopping season, I'm taking a moment to consider where I spend my hard earned money. You might be familiar with the status: Walmart's the largest grocery store in the U.S., the largest retailer in the world, the leader in global corporate revenue and the largest employer in existence. Still, these facts don't do much to demonstrate the reach of this superpower.
Check out our graphic demonstrating the Weight of Walmart, and if you find the statistics as shocking as we do, please share it with everyone you know: