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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use American English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} Amazon.com, Inc. ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}) is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, later diversifying to sell DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone—and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its in-house brand AmazonBasics.

Amazon has separate retail websites for United States, United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products.<ref name="Amazon.com-Jan-2013-10-K">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2011, it professed an intention to launch its websites in Poland<ref name="wp-polska">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and Sweden.<ref>"Amazon Spain launch may presage new overseas push", Reuters, September 14, 2011.</ref>

In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States by market capitalization.<ref name="NYtimes-bruising">http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/technology/inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-in-a-bruising-workplace.html?_r=0</ref>


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Intro  History  Board of directors  Merchant partnerships  Locations  Products and services  Amazon Studios  Subsidiaries  Website  Amazon sales rank  Amazon technology  Multi-level sales strategy  Revenue  Controversies  Lobbying  Notable businesses founded by former employees  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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