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Amazon acquires apparel & footwear brand Zappos
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Nov '09
Amazon Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Zappos. Zappos, Inc. is a leader in online apparel and footwear sales that strives to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. The acquisition brings together two companies who share a passion for serving customers and whose customers benefit from cultures of innovation and long term thinking. Amazon.com previously announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Zappos on July 22, 2009.

The Zappos management team will remain intact, and Zappos will operate its successful brand and unique culture of service independently with headquarters in Las Vegas, NV. To read Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's letter to employees when the acquisition was announced on July 22.

Amazon Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon Inc. 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. Amazon 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.

Established in 1999, Zappos has quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com was recognized in 2009 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the "100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR", debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer to FORTUNE's 2009 list.

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