Walmart : The World's Biggest Retailer

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In July 2015, Amazon.com surpassed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as the world 's biggest retailer. The company, incorporated on May 28, 1996, is an e-commerce company. The company began as an online bookstore but now offers a large range of products and services through its websites. Amazon’s products include merchandise and content that the company purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. The company through its Websites offers products under various categories, including instant videos, digital music, Appstore for Android, Amazon Cloud Drive, Kindle E-readers and books, FIRE tablets, FIRE TV, FIRE phone, books and audible, movies, music and games, and a wide variety of consumer goods. The company offers its own products as well as third-party products across various categories, through its retail websites and through its mobile websites and applications. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Echo and Fire phones. The company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products and fulfill orders through the company’s websites and the sellers’ own websites. It serves developers and enterprises of various sizes through Amazon Web Services (AWS), which offers a set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, applications and deployment services. Kindle Direct Publishing is an online platform that lets independent authors and publishers choose a 70% royalty option and make

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