Amazon.com, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is America's leading online store committed to operational excellence, and customer satisfaction. In its effort to become the world's most customer-centric company where online shoppers can conveniently purchase practically anything at low prices Amazon.com continues to grow as a world-class e-commerce platform. The company was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1995 as an online book store. The enterprise turned out to be so successful that Amazon.com began offering more types of products along with personalized shopping experience. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are only some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Currently Amazon is considered to be the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States with product lines that include books, DVDs, music CDs and software, apparel, baby products, health and beauty products, gourmet food, groceries, industrial & scientific supplies, kitchen items, jewelry and watches, lawn and garden items, musical instruments, sporting goods, tools, automotive items and toys & games. The company also produces consumer electronics, such as Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone.
Since 2000 Amazon.com has been offering its innovative e-commerce platform to other retailers and to individual sellers so that they could increase their sales and reach new customers. Amazon has separate retail websites for United States, United Kingdom & Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to an array of other countries.
The company accepts the following credit and debit cards:Visa (including the Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card ), Amazon.com Store Card, MasterCard/EuroCard, Discover Network, American Express, Diner's Club (U.S. billing addresses only), JCB, NYCE, STAR, China UnionPay (credit card only) as well as Visa, MasterCard, or American Express pre-paid credit or gift cards.