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The year was 1999, and our founder Nick Swinmurn was walking around a mall in San Francisco, looking for a pair of shoes. One store had the right style, but not the right color. Another store had the right color, but not the right size. Nick spent the next hour in the mall, walking from store to store, and finally went home empty-handed and frustrated.
At home, Nick tried looking for his shoes online and was again unsuccessful. Although there were a lot of "mom and pop" stores selling shoes online, what was interesting to Nick was that there was no major online retailer that specialized in shoes. So, since it was 1999 and anything seemed possible at the time, Nick decided to quit his day job and start an online shoe retailer... and Zappos.com was born!
The original idea was to create a web site that offered the absolute best selection in shoes in terms of brands, styles, colors, sizes, and widths. Over the past 9 years, the Zappos.com brand and our aspirations have evolved, and in addition to offering the best selection, we now want to be the company that provides the absolute best service online -- not just in shoes, but in any category.
So here is our vision:
* One day, 30% of all retail transactions in the US will be online.
* People will buy from the company with the best service and the best selection.
* Zappos.com will be that company.
We believe that the speed at which a customer receives an online purchase plays a very important role in how that customer thinks about shopping online again in the future, so at Zappos.com, we have put a lot of focus on making sure the items get delivered to our customers as quickly as possible. In order to do that, we warehouse everything that we sell, and unlike most other online retailers, we don't make an item available for sale unless it is physically present in our warehouse.
Our goal is to position Zappos as the online service leader. If we can get customers to associate the Zappos.com brand with the absolute best service, then we can expand into other product categories beyond shoes. And, we're doing just that.
Internally, we have a saying: We are a service company that happens to sell ________.
* and handbags
* and clothing
* and eyewear
* and watches
* and accessories
* (and eventually anything and everything)
What is Etsy?
Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.
Where is Etsy?
The Etsy community spans the globe with buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries. Etsy sellers number in the hundreds of thousands.If each of these sellers stood outside at night with a really bright flashlight pointed towards the sky, it might look something like the image to the right.
Who is Etsy?
Etsy was founded by Rob Kalin, Chris Maguire, Haim Schoppik and Jared Tarbell in June, 2005. We are a community and a company. Click the image to the right for a view of the community, and see below for who works at Etsy Inc.
Myxer is the leader in ad-supported mobile entertainment
With millions of mobile users and tens of million mobile downloads a month, Myxer is the largest and fastest-growing place for mobile content today.
Myxer was created to make the mobile content experience simple, fun, and free – for consumers, content owners and advertisers.
* Consumers are tapping into Myxer’s unparalleled collection of hundreds of thousands of personalized ringtones, wallpapers, mobile videos, and games
* Content owners and partners are taking what they have on the Web, and using the Myxer platform, making it mobile for their audiences and for millions of others as part of the Myxer catalog.
* Advertisers are working with Myxer to deliver unified ad campaigns on the Web, on the WAP site, and even more innovatively, incorporating their brand into the actual ringtone/other mobile content.
By working with content owners, partners, advertisers, and carriers, Myxer is ushering in a new era in mobile that is sustainable and profitable for the entire ecosystem.
We're Best Buy, a global family of brands, an industry leader with more than 40 years of history...but that's not REALLY what we're about. We're about people. People just like you. And, yeah, we know every company says they're about people, but we really mean it. Really!
We make technology deliver on its promises.
It might surprise some of you that so far we haven't mentioned consumer electronics (although, we just did) because Best Buy is associated so strongly with technology. And don't get us wrong; we love the stuff. It's just that we think technology should serve people, and not the other way around. You might say that we love technology, but we're not in love with technology. Technology makes a lot of promises, and we're here to make it live it up to those promises. For people.
"The secret of successful retailing is to give your customers what they want. And really, if you think about it from your point of view as a customer, you want everything: a wide assortment of good-quality merchandise; the lowest possible prices; guaranteed satisfaction with what you buy; friendly, knowledgeable service; convenient hours; free parking; a pleasant shopping experience."
- Sam Walton (1918-1992)
Walmart.com is a lot like your neighborhood Wal-Mart store. We feature a great selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly service and, of course, Every Day Low Prices. We also have another goal: to bring you the best shopping experience on the Internet.
Founded in January 2000, Walmart.com is a subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Our headquarters is on the San Francisco Peninsula near Silicon Valley, where we have access to the world's deepest pool of Internet executive and technical talent.
But we think of ourselves, first and foremost, as a retailer. So our ties to Bentonville, Ark. — where Sam Walton opened the first store that bore the Walton name and where Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is still based — give us our foundation. Read the Wal-Mart story.
We Foster the Ideals of Our Parent Company
From modest beginnings in northwestern Arkansas, Wal-Mart has grown to become a worldwide household name.
At the heart of Wal-Mart's growth is the unique culture that "Mr. Sam" built. His business philosophy was based on the simple idea of making the customer No. 1. He believed that by serving the customer's needs first, his business would also serve its associates, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders. A goal at Walmart.com is to bring Mr. Sam's culture and philosophy to the Internet.
With Bentonville's support, Walmart.com taps into many things that have made Wal-Mart a universally known brand — like excellent supplier relationships, highly efficient systems, an unswerving commitment to Sam Walton's "Always Low Prices" philosophy and unrivaled retailers who strive to make the customer No. 1.
Another Walmart.com goal — providing easy access to more Wal-Mart — is evident in the more than 1,000,000 products available online and in the innovative businesses that Walmart.com continues to develop, such as Music Downloads and 1-Hour Photos, which gives customers the convenience of ordering products online and picking them up at a local Wal-Mart.
In short, Walmart.com is passionate about combining the best of two great worlds — technology and world-class retailing — to give customers a wide assortment of their favorite products, Every Day Low Prices, guaranteed satisfaction, friendly service, convenient hours (24 hours, 7 days a week) and a great online shopping experience.
Amazon.comは、米国ワシントン州シアトル市を本拠地とするフォーチュン500の一企業であり、eコマースにおける世界的なリーディングカンパニーです。Amazon.comのCEOであるジェフ・ベゾス（Jeff Bezos）が1995年に設立して以来、Amazon.comは商品の品揃え、インターナショナル・サイト、そして世界中に位置する物流センターおよびカスタマーサービスセンターにおいて著しい拡大を行ってきました。現在では、本、エレクトロニクス製品からテニスラケット、宝飾品まで様々な商品を豊富に取り揃えています。またAmazon.comはイギリス、ドイツ、フランス、日本、カナダ、中国（Joyo.com）でウェブサイトを運営し、世界各地 25カ所を超える物流センターを設置しています。その広さは合計1,200万平方フィート（111万㎡）以上にも及びます。
an American-based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is America's largest online retailer, with nearly three times the Internet sales revenue of the runner up, Staples, Inc.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994 and launched it online in 1995. It started as an on-line bookstore but soon diversified to product lines of VHS, DVD, music CDs and MP3s, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, etc. Amazon has established separate websites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, and China. It also provides international shipping to certain countries for some of its products.
On January 15, 2009, a survey published by Verdict Research found that Amazon was the UK's favorite music and video retailer, and came third in overall retail rankings.