Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.

Founded by Jeff Bezos, the website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries - all shipped from his Seattle-area garage.

It is by design that technological innovation drives the growth of to offer customers more types of products, more conveniently, and at even lower prices. Among its many technological innovations for customers, offers a personalized shopping experience for each customer, book discovery through "Search Inside The Book", convenient checkout using "1-ClickŪ Shopping", and several community features like Listmania ( and Wish Lists ( that help customers discover new products and make informed buying decisions. operates retail websites and offers programs that enable third parties to sell products on our websites. Our retail websites include:,,,,,,,,,, and We also provide services for third-party retailers, marketing and promotional services, and web services for developers. In addition, we operate other websites, including and that enable search and navigation and, a comprehensive movie database.

Global Headquarters

  • South Lake Union
  • Seattle
  • Washington
  • United States

Office Details

  • United Kingdom


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