Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company, is an online distribution center that offers one of the world s largest collections of books. Founded in 1995, it provides online shopping options for apparel, movies, games, computers, grocery items, toys, shoes, and health and beauty products. The Web site also sells shoes, jewelry items and sports products. Amazon.com s other Web sites include www.amazon.ca., www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de and www.amazon.co.jp. It offers online media, electronics and other general merchandise categories. The Web site also provides the Amazon Enterprise Solutions program. Amazon.com offers online and portal advertising services and conducts e-mail campaigns. It operates software, music, automotive and home improvement departments. The Web site serves clients throughout the world.