Online retail Companies
eBay Inc. is an American Internet company that manages eBay.com, an on line auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services world wide. Established in 1995, eBay is one of the most notable success stories of the dot-com bubble; it is at present a multibillion dollar business with operations localized in well over thirty countries. eBay expanded from its original "set-time" auction format to also include "Buy It " standard shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU (via Half.com); on line classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); on line event ticket trading (via StubHub); on line money transfers (via PayPal) and other services.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is America's biggest online retailer, with close toly three times the Internet sales revenue of the runner up, Staples, Inc., as of January 2010.
Jeff Bezos locateded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994 and launched it online in 1995 as Cadabra.com. It began as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, food, furniture and toys. Amazon has created separate websites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, and China. It also provides worldwide shipping to certain countries for some of its products. A 2009 survey found that Amazon was the UK's favorite music and video retailer, and third overall retailer.