About the Company
Amazon is committed to being the most customer-centric company in the world, where everyone can find what they want to buy online. By giving customers more than they want – low prices, a wide selection of products – Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a global e-commerce site.
Founded by Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com was launched in 1995 to be the place where book lovers could have a unique experience. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles at one time. In its first 30 days of business, Amazon received orders from 45 countries – all shipped from its factory in the Seattle area.
Amazon’s evolution from a simple website to an e-commerce partner to a true development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company’s DNA. The brightest and most experienced people come to Amazon to research, innovate and develop technologies that improve the experience of shoppers and sellers around the world.