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Why choose SovTech for your bespoke app development?

SovTech is an award-winning software and mobile app development company. With over a decade of engineering experience, along with over 200 tech professionals, we are experts in building custom mobile applications for any business, in any industry.

Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

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What is Amazon?, Inc. is an e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence-focused American multinational technology firm. It has been called one of the world’s most important economic and cultural forces, as well as one of the most valuable brands.

The History of Amazon

On July 5, 1994, Jeff Bezos launched Amazon from his garage in Bellevue, Washington. Originally a book-selling website, it has since expanded into a wide range of other categories, earning it the moniker, The Everything Store.



Free two-day shipping

Paying for shipping is a thing of the past, as is waiting a week for a product. Free two-day shipping on more than 20 million Amazon items is perhaps one of Amazon Prime’s most popular perks, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. This might be a significant holiday stumbling block, especially for last-minute consumers. There are certainly exceptions to the two-day delivery rule. Larger products, such as a treadmill, may take longer to transport, but they are still free. If you make a lot of modest purchases under $49, which is the magic number that gets non-Prime members free shipping, Amazon Prime might be worth the money. The cost of a non-Prime Amazon shipment is determined by both the package and the item. Here’s an example, which will vary depending on your order. Two-day shipping costs $14.97 for a non-Prime member on the site purchasing a book and DVD for just under $20; two-day shipping is free for Amazon Prime members. If you have a long list of holiday gifts to buy, becoming an Amazon Prime member with free and fast shipping can come in helpful. Even if you bought products in a real store and wanted to mail them, depending on the size, weight, and number of your cargo, you might potentially pay more than the $99 Prime cost with UPS.


Real-time tracking of driver

Let’s imagine you neglected to buy a gift for someone on your Christmas shopping list and need to mail it soon away. For individuals who live in one of the 27 metro regions where the program is available, Amazon Prime also offers same-day free delivery. To qualify, Amazon Prime members must place an order totaling more than $35. You can still get same-day delivery if your order is less than $35, but you’ll have to spend $5.99 each order. While scrolling through the items, look for the Prime Free Same-Day badge to see what qualifies. If you order before the cutoff time, which is usually midday, your order will arrive by 9 p.m. Non-Prime members can get same-day shipping for $8.99 per order + 99 cents per item. Amazon Now may also be useful for some people. This business delivers thousands of things in one to two hours, but it’s only offered in a few cities.


Streaming video

You’ll need something to do when everyone in your house is off for the holidays. You will enjoy free access to thousands of streaming television series and movies if you are an Amazon Prime member. Prime movies and TV shows can be found in the Prime Video category on or on the Amazon Video apps main screen. New titles are uploaded on a regular basis. HBO TV shows, for example, are now available to Prime customers. Popular shows like The Wire and The Sopranos are now available to Prime members. Amazon Prime also produces its own content, such as Transparent, a Golden Globe-winning comedy. It's worth noting that titles are occasionally removed as well. According to Consumer Reports in 2015, Amazon Prime has more than 17,000 movies and TV shows, compared to only 10,000 streaming items on Netflix. Netflix, on the other hand, had more high-definition titles than Amazon Prime, according to the site. Netflix’s normal subscription costs $9.99 per month, or slightly under $120 per year, compared to Amazon Primes $99 per year.

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Cost of building an app like Amazon

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

While off-the-shelf software might be cheaper to set up, custom app development can be uniquely tailored to meet your specific business needs. Bespoke software is high-quality, built by a team of expert professionals, offering you better and more features than the limited features that are available with generic software.

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