Amazon Logo – Amazon.com, Inc. is an American of e-commerce based in Seattle , Washington State . Their motto is and you’re done . It was one of the first large companies to sell goods through Internet . Amazon also owns Alexa Internet , a9.com , Shopbop , Kongregate , Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Zappos.com and DPreview.com.
Amazon has established separate websites for Canada , the United Kingdom , Germany , Austria , France , China , Japan , Italy and Spain to offer the products of those countries. It is now fully diversified into different product lines, offering DVD , CD music, software , video games , electronics , clothing , furniture , food , books , etc.
Web pages Borders . com, Borders . co.uk, Waldenbooks . com, VirginMega . com, CDNOW . com and HMV . com redirected to amazon.com or sections. co.uk, depending on the country because they are allies. In addition amazon.com offers web services to handle online partners of the premises so that they only worry about the corporate side, this type of services already have some companies and companies like Target Corporation , Marks & Spencer , the NBA , Sears Canada , Timex and Bombay Company . It also supports, but does not control Shop @ AOL service AOL Sales OnLine.
Founded as Cadabra.com by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and launched on 16 July of 1995 , cadabra.com began as a bookstore online . He had more than 200,000 titles and these could be ordered by e-mail also. Was later re-named as “amazon”, by the South American river of the same name. Since then circulated alphabetical lists, Amazon appear at the top.
On May 15th of 1997 amazon.com went public, specifically the NASDAQ under the symbol AMZN at a price of 18 dollars a share. The first economic plan was unusual amazon: The company changed nothing in 4 or 5 years later, thinking in retrospect, the strategy worked well. Later, the company chose to grow, and did it well: In 2002 made a profit of 3,900 million dollars, 5,300 million in 2003 , 6,900 million in 2004 , 8,500 million in 2005 and 10,700 million in 2006 . In addition, the prestigious Time Magazine ranked Bezos as Person of the Year in 1999 , by owning Amazon, which had become very popular.
Amazon has absorbed many companies, like Google or Microsoft. Some of these acquisitions are: Audible (audiobook company), BookSurge (books dedicated to low demand), Mobipocket (which creates ebooks and ebook devices) or Fabric.com (a sewing business). It has also launched its own products like the Kindle , which used to read electronic books, that in 2009, has managed to gain momentum. In 2009, achieved a 24% rise in first-quarter profit from the same period of 2008 to U.S. $ 177 million.