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(, Seattle, WA, The largest online shopping site in the U.S. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, within four years, Amazon had more than four million customers. Today, more than 100 million visitors access the site each month.

From a Bookstore to Nearly Everything
Amazon started out as an online bookstore, constantly making news with its product volume. In the late 1990s, after adding CDs, videos, DVDs and games, Amazon offered more than four million titles. It continued to add new lines of business including toys, consumer electronics, software, power tools, home improvement products, online auctions and cloud computing services, the latter a significant profit center for the company (see Amazon Web Services). By opening up its e-commerce platform to non-Amazon vendors in 2000, nearly every legal product that can be shipped is available on Amazon's site. See one-click ordering.

Amazon Prime
In 2005, Amazon's Prime subscription offered free two-day shipping and lower one-day rates. Prime membership increasingly offers other benefits, including unlimited video and music streaming, photo storage and e-book lending. See AmazonFresh and Amazon Go.

Amazon's Own Products
In the late 2000s, the company began to offer Amazon-branded items, including e-book readers, tablet computers, smartphones and other devices (see Kindle, Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Amazon Echo and Amazon Dash).
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In 2015, the company opened its first Amazon Books store in Seattle, realizing there's still an audience for physical bookstores.
Smart Speakers The Amazon Echo is seen on display at the Amazon Books store in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in New York City -- Reuters/Shannon Stapleton The Amazon Echo has had a particularly good year, with the release of the Echo 2, which is smaller and has better audio output than the Echo and the Echo plus.
The online retailer now has more than a dozen Amazon Books stores, which also sell toys, electronics and small gifts.
It's available on Amazon Books, Barnes & Nobles, Apple iBookstore, Lulu Bookstore, and Kobo.
And if you go by Amazon Books, among the e-commerce company's first real efforts in brick-and-mortar, you get a sense of what the Seattle-based enterprise has planned for its other physical store experiences.
The Amazon Books outlet, located at Columbus Circle in Manhattan, joins outlets in Chicago; Portland, Ore.
com," said Jennifer Cast, vice president of Amazon Books, during a tour of the Manhattan store Tuesday.
My Father--The Forgotten Air Ace: The Story of the Most Decorated Commonwealth Air Ace of World War II is available through Amazon books (ISBN 978-1537525594).
Thus, when searching for something that might be buried deep within book content, in addition to web searches, Google Books, and any local searchable commercial ebook collections, also remember to try Amazon Books.
99) from leading bookstores or from Amazon books which also offers it in ebook form (PS3.
Called Amazon Books, it's reminiscent of a traditional bookstore--books are divided among such topics as cooking, biography and fiction--but has the advantage of stocking books it already knows are popular with customers, as the retailer can cull customer feedback and other information from Amazon.