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Amazon Inc. is an American international electronic commerce company which is located in Seattle, Washington and USA. It is the world's biggest online store. Amazon.com was at the start just an online bookstore, but soon sarted to sell DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3's, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, kids toys, and jewels. The company also produces consumer electronics-notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer-and is a big provider of cloud hosting services. Jeff Bezos incorporated the company (as Cadabra) in the period of July 1994 and the website went online as Amazon.com in the year 1995.
The name Amazon was renamed after the big Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world which in turn was named after the Amazons, which is a nation of female warriors in the Greek mythology. Amazon has websites for many different countries like in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico, with international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. In the year of 2011, Amazon has also succesfully launched its websites in Poland, The Netherlands, and Sweden, as well. An Austrian website now operates as part of the German website. The warehouses of Amazon are large and each has like 300 to 500 of employees. Employees are very responsible for 4 basic tasks: unpacking and inspecting incoming goods. Also to place goods in good storage and recording their location; picking goods from their computer recorded locations to make up an individual shipment; and shipping.