Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, with 750,000 employees. It focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four tech companies, along with Google, Apple, and Microsoft. It has been referred to as "one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world."
Amazon is known for its disruption of well-established industries through technological innovation and mass scale. It is the world's largest online marketplace, AI assistant provider, and cloud computing platform as measured by revenue and market capitalization. Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. It is the second largest private employer in the United States and one of the world's most valuable companies.
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, Washington, in July 1994. The company initially started as an online marketplace for books but later expanded to sell electronics, software, video games, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States by market capitalization. In 2017, Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market for US$13.4 billion, which vastly increased Amazon's presence as a brick-and-mortar retailer. In 2018, Bezos announced that its two-day delivery service, Amazon Prime, had surpassed 100 million subscribers worldwide.
Amazon ONLINE SHOPPING
With Amazon, you can Online shopping from the earth's biggest selection of books, magazines, music, DVDs, videos, electronics, computers, software, apparel & accessories, shoes, jewelry, tools & hardware, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, beauty & personal care, broadband & dsl, gourmet food & just about anything else.
Popular shopping areas on the Amazon website include:
Home and Garden: Includes a wide selection of homeware products. Popular subcategories here include furniture, lighting, washing machines and much more!
Baby & Nursery: When shopping for baby, this great department is a must-stop for baby essentials, toys and gear at reasonable prices. You'll find a great selection of pushchairs, carseats, baby monitors, baby walkers and everything else you might need during those first few years with your little one.
Clothing: The options are great and the prices are better! The Amazon clothing range is a smart place to shop for clothing and accessories for the whole family. From the Amazon fancy dress lineup to essentials like socks and underwear, you'll find everything you need from brands like Cherokee, Trespass, Converse, Puma, Roxy and others.