Amazon is one of the largest, if not the largest, companies the world has ever seen. Jeff Bezos started the company in 1994 as an online bookstore, but over the past 25 years, the once small online retailer of books has grown into a multi-billion empire built on the support of its loyal customers.
But how loyal are those customers? They wouldn't give up some of life's pleasures for the sake of a good deal and free two-day shipping, would they? Well, look no further than a group of Millennials who recently participated in a survey asking them how much they would give up for Amazon.
Max Borges Agency recently conducted a survey of more than 1,100 Millennials who made consumer tech purchases on Amazon within the last year, and among the results was the fact that nearly half of the participants said they would rather give up sex for a year than live without Amazon.
According to the survey, 44 percent of the participants (aged 18 to 34 years old) would choose Amazon over sex. That number sort of makes sense when you learn that 61 percent of the participants said they shop on Amazon while awake in the middle of the night. If they're not "getting busy" in the sheets, at least they're getting busy with those Amazon deals.
But the strange shopping behaviors don't stop with voluntary celibacy. No, that's only the beginning.
In addition to showing that nearly half of the Millennials surveyed would give up sex, 77 percent of those participants said they would give up drinking for a year if they were faced with the decision to choose between booze and Amazon. So, what are Millennials doing if they're not having sex or drinking? Buying stuff on Amazon.
While there are options like shopping while at work (57 percent), while on the toilet (47 percent), or on vacation (38 percent), the Millennials interviewed sure do like buying random stuff on Amazon in some pretty wild situations. Nearly a quarter of the participants admitted to shopping on Amazon while grocery shopping (24 percent), which barely beat out browsing Amazon while sitting in traffic (23 percent).
Probably the worst fact from the survey is that 15 percent of the participants admitted to shopping on Amazon while exercising. I just can't even begin to wrap my brain around that one.
Don't be that person who's stuck on their phone while hogging the treadmill at the gym. Just don't.
You could say that it is crazy what Millennials will do in the name of convenience (and good deals and free two-day shipping), but at least they are committed to something, even it is a tech giant that is slowly taking control of everything.
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