Amazon's mission statement says "Our vision is to be earth's most customer-centric company, to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online." Founded by Jeff Bezos of Albuquerque, N.M., Amazon originally sold books and then expanded its business.
Since its founding in 1994, Amazon has increased its product lines to include a wide range of goods and services. The website has also acted as a central platform for people and companies to buy and sell used and new items. For example, computer companies can sell their refurbished and new electronic items through Amazon. Other products sold through Amazon include home and garden supplies, kid and baby toys and supplies, groceries, sports equipment, and industrial supplies, such as car and boat parts. People can also sell larger items, such as pools, houses, and animals and livestock.
Amazon is an international company with over 2 million third-party sellers. Amazon is considered one of the most successful businesses in the world, and it is listed as a Fortune 500 company. As a result of its success, Amazon hires talent from all over the world that continues to improve the site and its services.