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United States of America (US)

OpenCorporation rating: 20.98 on 100

Ranking 2020: 516 on 568 companies

Primary and secondary NACE classification:
• Retail sale of books in specialised stores (4761)
• Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores (4759)

Company description

The company, based in the United States, operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. It was established in 1994 and has its registered head office located in Seattle, Washington.The company operates retail Web sites, including and It opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. It seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. The company and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books; movies, music & games; digital downloads; electronics & computers; home & garden; toys, kids & baby; grocery; apparel, shoes & jewelry; health & beauty; sports & outdoors; and tools, auto & industrial. Amazon Web Services provides its developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the number one bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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Latest news about, inc.

28 April 2020 - 12:00

Amazon Workers Say Warehouse Health Precautions Are Insufficient

Over the weekend, workers at MSP1—an Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota—walked off the job just after midnight to protest the upcoming end of Amazon’s unlimited unpaid time off (UPT) policy and the firing of a worker who had stayed home with her children. The UPT benefit, which was implemented in early March in response to Covid-19, and which allows workers to stay home without pay if they feel sick, is set to expire at the end of April.

› source:  Jewish Currents
25 April 2020 - 12:00

Amazon loses appeal against worker safety ruling in France that prompted it to close

Amazon will keep its French distribution centers shut down through April 28 after losing its appeal against a court ruling that prompted it to suspend deliveries in France last week.

9 April 2020 - 12:00

Amazon, contemplating coronavirus tests for all employees, begins building its own testing lab

With an eye toward possibly testing all of its employees for coronavirus, Amazon said Thursday it is building a testing lab.

“A team of Amazonians with a variety of skills — from research scientists and program managers to procurement specialists and software engineers — have moved from their normal day jobs onto a dedicated team to work on this initiative,” the Seattle-based company said in a corporate blog post.

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