Does it mean Amazon has difficulty in making money? I used this link: http://thegrammarexchange.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/340600179/m/447102473

"On the other hand, Amazon is becoming a revenue machine with very little margin, while Facebook generates 5x more profit despite far smaller top line numbers."

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-the-top-5-tech-giants-make-their-billions-2017-5

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Margin is a technical term from accounting.

Gross margin is the difference between revenue and cost of goods sold divided by revenue, expressed as a percentage.

Basically, a lot of money flows through Amazon, from buyer to manufacturer, but Amazon gets to keep very little of it.


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