Amazon is an American enterprise with headquarters in Seattle (Washington, USA). It specializes in e-commerce. It is one of the pioneers of the internet sales.
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994. The first book was sold in July 1995. It was a copy of Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought. At the beginning of its existence, Amazon was an online bookstore. Soon its offer expanded and covered also DVDs, music, computer hardware, electronics, furniture, groceries, and much more. Amazon’s branches operate in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, japan, Italy, Spain and Brazil. Delivery of the ordered goods is at lest in theory possible all over the world. However, in practice there usually exist some limits with respect to particular products.
Amazon entails also such websites as Alexa, Joyo.com, SoundUnwound and IMDb.