Amazon.com, Inc. opened it's book and music store on the World Wide Web in July of 1995. It is now one of the leading online retailers as well as the most widely used and cited commerce sites on the Web. Amazon.com also offers DVDs, computer games, audiobooks, sheet music, and company merchandise. In addition, it offers a broad selection, high-quality content, a high level of customer service, competitive pricing, personalized services, and innovative use of technology. Headquarters are located in Seattle, Washington serving customers in all 50 states in the U.S., as well as more than 160 countries. Amazon.com, Inc., is a publicy traded company. Their Nasdaq symbol is AMZN.

"Businesses can do things on the Web that simply cannot be done any other way," says Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com's founder and CEO. "We are changing the way people buy books and music."

SEARCH

You can search from a 3-million-title catalog-- BOOKS: by author, subject, title, keyword, publisher, publication date, or children's age range; CDs: by music artist, CD title, song titl, or label.

BROWSE FOR BOOKS

BESTSELLERS: hottest-selling hardcovers and paperbacks.

FEATURED IN THE MEDIA: to find a book you heard about on the radio.

AWARD WINNERS: books that have been honored.

GIFT CENTER: great gift ideas or send someone a gift certificate.

AMAZON.COM KIDS SECTION: find perfect books for young readers.

RECOMMENDATION CENTER: get personalized suggestions based on your interests.

BROWSE FOR MUSIC

Browse for music in 14 main styles ranging from alternative to zydeco. Chart Toppers shows national, international, and Amazon.com charts. Save 30% from Amazon.com's Top 100! Check out celebrity picks and find out what your favorite artists listen to.

AUTOMATIC E-MAILS

Sign up for personal notification services: monthly e-mail reviewing books the editors enjoy, up-to-the minute music news and release dates, exclusive interviews, compelling profiles, and timely reviews of your favorite music.

Enter your favorite authors and subjects, and every time a newly released book that matches your preferences comes out, you will receive an e-mail.

PRICING

Consistently low prices on the entire catalog of books, CDs, audiobooks, DVDs, and much more.

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SHIPPING

Shipping of most popular books and CDs within two-to-three days, with a thrity-day return policy. Prompt response to customer-service e-mail inquiries. Offer gift-wrapping with gift message and/or gift certificates are available.

SECURITY

Shopping at Amazon.com is safe and guaranteed. Credit card transactions and personal information are encrypted using the Netscape secure server. At personal preference, one could call in the credit card number after placing the order online.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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